With full calendars and long to-do lists, it’s easy to become distracted from the true reason for celebration during the Christmas season. What tends to divide and distract you during the Christmas season? How can we cultivate a focused heart in this frenzied season?…continue reading
When we are in need, we can feel…
These feelings can cause us to…
- pull back
A Sound Mind?!? Yes, please! Many days I feel just the opposite; “going out of my mind” or “losing my mind” might be a more accurate description. Menopausal, middle-age is beginning to take its toll on my mind. This morning I squirted shampoo into my body puff…but it worked; my skin had this great Moroccan Oil glow. Yesterday I was heading back to work after lunch and a new billboard for the Whole Foods Market (coming to our area soon) caught my eye. Next thing I know, I’ve passed the church and I’m heading down the road toward Whole Foods. I’m constantly searching for my glasses only to find them on top of my head. I walk into a room and can’t remember what I’m doing. You get the idea. My mind is overtaxed, swirling and often I feel like I’m in a foggy haze. And I know you don’t have to be menopausal or middle-aged to know what I’m talking about. I know those of you with babies and young children at home can relate…and those with pre-teen and teens at home can relate. The point…it’s not confined to a particular season of life. So who’s with me? Who’s ready for a sound mind?!
Last week in the Take Heart post, we looked at finding freedom when we are fearful of the future, the uncertain or the unknown. Today, I want to continue that discussion as we look at three habits we can cultivate in our lives to help us change our mindset and attitude, to develop a sound mind, and to walk confidently and courageously in Christ.…continue reading