Wednesday, June 17, 2020
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Friday, April 3, 2020
| 1:12 MIN READ | Many times in the trials of life, we want to control things. The way the current pandemic is impacting the world right now is revealing what we can and cannot control. Of course, control is not a bad thing. God has given us the ability to make our own choices, […]
Friday, March 27, 2020
| 1:03 MIN READ | What are some of the benefits of stress? Yes, it’s true, not all stress is bad. Some stress in life is good for us. It makes us sharper, more focused and energized. It helps us learn, grow and change. It develops strength of character and stronger spiritual, mental and emotional […]
Thursday, January 23, 2020
| 2:00 MIN READ | “What if …?” These two words kickstart a common problem called anxiety. For some, the struggle is quite intense. The mind continually scans life’s horizons for threatening, foreboding possibilities looming in our future. Once the threat is perceived, rumination begins. Our mind fixates on the negative and convinces us that […]
Friday, May 24, 2019
Your life is run by your habits. Your spiritual habits determine the direction of your life. Your mental habits affect your choices and emotions. And your physical habits impact all of the above.
Thursday, May 23, 2019
We’re all creatures of habit. We have regular routines and rituals. Some are good, and others, not so good. To improve your life, you must upgrade your habits. One habit that needs attention for most of us involves our thinking habits.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Habits are part of life. They are things you regularly do, often without thinking. They are a part of your life rituals. Some habits are good, and some are bad. Some good habits are better than others. And there is one habit that is the best.
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
There are some things we need to forget, and other things we need to remember. Our problem is, we tend to forget the things we need to remember and remember the things we need to forget! Remembering the right things is especially important when going through tough times. Here are a few things to keep in mind when life is hard:
Monday, May 20, 2019
How stressed are you? Lots of things cause us stress. Stress is both a psychological and physiological response to adverse events or events negatively perceived. It could be a health issue, relationship problems or some other situation that feels challenging or threatening. When stressed out, we’re emotionally and spiritually vulnerable. If we’re not careful, we make bad decisions that create turmoil and trouble for us.
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
| 1:51 MIN READ | Your body is an amazing creation. God designed it to work in wonderful ways. But it only works well, when we do our part in taking care of it. One of the key parts of your body’s functioning involves chemicals like serotonin and adrenaline. Serotonin helps regulate your moods, impacts […]
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
| 1:27 min read | Have you been under pressure recently? Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines “pressure” as “the burden of physical or mental distress; the constraint of circumstance; the application of force to something; the stress of urgency of matters needing attention.” We really don’t need a formal definition to understand pressure. We know when it’s […]
Monday, September 3, 2018
| 1:12 min read | Have you experienced pressure recently? Pressure makes life harder. It depresses your thoughts, attitudes, and perspective. In the Old Testament book of Exodus, we find God’s people facing a time of great pressure. For 430 years they were subjected to slavery under the hand of the Egyptians. The Bible tells […]
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
1:29 min read | Have you ever lost your cool? All of us have moments when we wish we were more composed. “Composure” refers to “calmness or repose especially of mind.” (Merriam-Webster) Composed people don’t “lose it” in a moment of stress or tension. They keep their “cool.” Keeping composure is not only a nice […]
Thursday, April 26, 2018
How peaceful are you? Peace is an inner quality that affects outward behavior. People who are at peace have a calm about them. They are not shaken, not stirred, not distressed by stressful situations. They may be in a storm, but the storm isn’t in them. This quality of peacefulness is something we would all […]
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
How well do you handle stress? It’s not the stress that goes on around you that will destroy you, it’s the stress that gets in you that will destroy you! Think about fish living in the ocean. They swim in salt water their entire lives, but the salt never gets into them. When a piece […]
Monday, April 23, 2018
What does it take to stress you out? One of the most important qualities we can develop in life is tolerance for challenges, problems, and difficulties. Some folks become super stressed by the smallest things in life. A few little inconveniences or disruptions turn into hyper-drama and emotional upset, all because they have a very […]