Be Transformed by the Renewing of Your Mind Be Transformed by the Renewing of Your Mind Faith & Mental Health Article #2 – Real Change is Possible A new word is being thrown around like we are all supposed to know what it means – mindfulness. What exactly does it mean? According to Merriam-Websters Dictionary – mind·ful·ness | \ ˈmīn(d)-fəl-nəs \ Definition of mindfulness 1: the quality
Be Transformed by the Renewing of Your Mind Topics of mental health, including depression, anxiety, psychosis, grief, PTSD, and suicide are everywhere in the news today. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, the total age-adjusted suicide rate in the United States increased 35.2% from 1999 to 2018. According to the CDC, there were reports
Many of you do not know who this man is - George Mueller. But please read the following excerpt from my book - Your Life Matters. I hope it inspires you, as it did me. George Mueller In college, I studied about George Mueller. He became one of my heroes. If you haven't heard of him, Mueller
Jesus tells us to love our neighbors, as ourselves. Great! But how do we do that, when we do not first love ourselves? And for that matter… how do we love ourselves? Is it about a pampered day at a spa? No - unless of course you plan to love those around you that way, and
Death and life are in the power of the tongue. Proverbs 18:21
When we think about ourselves, who do we say we are? What are our thoughts about self? I know that when I say those words, my initial thoughts are - I don’t think about me. But is that true?
It is easy to run ourselves down, but why? When we look at a concept called Social Comparison Theory, it tells us that we are often comparing ourselves with others. In the age of social media and digital air-brushing, the impact is often fairly negative.
But the truth is that this isn’t new. The battle to keep up with our neighbors or peers is an age old conundrum . The problem with it is that you can never win. The comparison cycle goes on and on and if we continue down that path long enough, we can destroy ourselves - mentally, emotionally and financially.
What if we stepped off the comparison treadmill and looked at things from a different paradigm?
When Leonardo DaVinci looked at a block of granite, he saw an image that was present beneath the surface before he hit it with the first strike of the chisel. The Creator can always see the end from the beginning because He has a plan.
The same is true for you. Your Creator, God Almighty, can see who you are and what you are meant to be, even if no one else can. He call us “chosen”, “a child of the king”, “saved”, “forgiven” and a “masterpiece”.
Let’s redirect our minds and hearts to hear what our Creator is saying…
We can do this by seeking Him in His word. Devotionals are good sources for this. I use a free one called - Our Daily Bread. I read it almost every morning as part of my daily routine. It fills me with His word and some stories that help me to apply it to my life.
Also, you might consider my new book - Your Life Matters. I talk about this subject at length and I think you may find some encouragement there as well. It’s available here on this website or you can go to Amazon and look up the title plus my name -
God Bless You!
Here is the 3rd Installment from the book - Your Life Matters! The Invisible Pain of Depression/Mental Health Depression and mental health issues are rampant in our world today. I see it in my work as a counselor and in my capacity as founder of a veteran's homeless shelter. I live it every day. As a pastor, I
New Book Coming Soon! Here is part of the first chapter of Your Life Matters. Let me know what you think. What Can One Person Really Do? My granny raised my sister and me after our parents divorced. Looking back, I am truly amazed at what she did for us. Granny took us everywhere, never complaining or griping about
Ever experience the 800lb Gorilla? You know… when it feels like it is sitting on your chest and it won’t move. So you stay in bed until there is just know way you can stay another moment. Or he could be on your shoulders, making you feel like the weight of the world is coming