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How Fixing Our Thoughts is Like Fixing Our Hair

How Fixing Our Thoughts is Like Fixing Our Hair

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7, NLT But how, Paul? How does this work in real life? Give us some steps to walk this out, please. Let’s pretend that Paul is thinking,…

Did You Notice?

Did You Notice?

Have you heard the saying, “If that woulda been a snake, it woulda bit me”? That sums up how most of us travel through life and miss opportunities to offer help and encouragement to those hurting around us. Ellen Chauvin offered me an opportunity to share a few words with her readers about giving the gift of notice. I love Ellen, and her community is a joy to visit. It is an honor to have…

Anxiety of Living Distracted

Anxiety of Living Distracted

The story of Jesus’ friends, Mary and Martha (Luke 10:38-42), offers us an on-time word today. We often think of the slow pace of years gone by, but y’all this story fits our lives like a glove. Jesus’ friend struggled with anxiety too. But Martha was distracted with much serving. (vs 40) Do we fuss over the details too much? Do we live a distracted life?  How would you rewrite that verse to fit your…