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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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7 Truths of Emotional Healing I Experienced From My Kidney Transplant

7 Truths of Emotional Healing I Experienced From My Kidney Transplant

In January, 2014, I received a kidney transplant at Massachusetts General Hospital. This was an amazing experience for me. I showed up around 6:00 AM on the transplant wing of Blake 6. The attentiveness and care of the staff was amazing. Here are some universal truths about healing that teach us a lot about how to deal with emotional hurt . . .