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Learning How to Think about Your Thinking

Learning How to Think about Your Thinking

Awareness of Our Awareness Our thinking is perhaps the most involuntary, most instinctual function of being human.  We think without thinking! This is because there are different centers of the brain. And if you do not learn to tell them where to get off, they will take over. The biggest problem we have in conducting ourselves is lacking “awareness of our awareness.” Why is this? We typically work from the wrong region of the brain. That Sneaky Little Lizard Brain…

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3 Reasons You Should Not Follow Your Heart

3 Reasons You Should Not Follow Your Heart

One thing I have found about decision-making is this: If you “follow your heart” that is precisely what you do—You follow rather than lead! That will devolve into your default pattern of life—following. Leadership takes, principle, courage, and thinking. By following our feelings we typically give up our free decision making power by letting the instinctive quest for comfort dominate us.

Understanding Your Fears, Your Gifts, & God’s Unfailing Love For You

Understanding Your Fears, Your Gifts, & God’s Unfailing Love For You

Many of us are robbed of our potential by fear. For many the greatest fear we face is the fear of failure. Subsequently this is often linked to, or even fortified by our own failures. When we fail, it always seems there is someone right there to accuse us and remind us of our failure. In fact the Hebrew name for the devil in the Bible “Satan” actually means “accuser!” Recently my wife and I watched the movie Ragamuffin, the…

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What Does Discipleship Have to Do with Emotional Health?

What Does Discipleship Have to Do with Emotional Health?

What does discipleship have to do with mental and emotional health? For some that might be a novel question. Emotions have everything to do with discipleship. The morally wrong things (sin) we do to ourselves and each other lead to the deep emotional wounds most of us carry. Discipleship is learning to tame the emotions through the truth of the Gospel. There is growing clinical and professional literature today on what is called “emotional intelligence” or emotional functioning. As businesses…

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