MAD COW MAN

There is a story in Daniel 4 of a king who went crazy and thought he was a cow.  It is a tragic story of what can happen to a person who gets too proud and self-reliant.  We can learn about the importance of staying humble from King Nebuchadnezzar.   Babylon was an ancient kingdom … Read more

LIFTING MENTAL WEIGHTS

When we talk about developing the mind of Christ, some might hear the teaching and think that it’s just a matter of self-discipline and rejecting negative, faith-defeating ideas.   If I came a fitness gym and told people to do five more push-ups, run faster on the treadmill or add some more weight to their … Read more

A BETTER WAY TO THINK

  The New Testament pastor Timothy had a wise, older mentor named Paul. Part of the apprenticeship of ministry included helping Timothy develop a stronger mindset. From the mind come the issues of life. Timothy had a reputation for being timid and he had a stomach problem. Sometimes the weaknesses of our life set the … Read more

A GOOD IMAGINATION

  Sometimes people that have grown up in a suppressed environment are taught that it’s a waste of time to dream or imagine yourself in a better situation. Imagination for some Christian people is suspect. They think that all imagination is inherently vain and leads people astray. They are worried about misappropriating faith and engaging … Read more

IMAGINED VANITY

  Imagination is quite possibly a uniquely human ability. In essence, it allows us to explore ideas of things that are not in our present environment, or perhaps not even real. For example, one can imagine the cup of coffee seen the day before, or one can imagine an alien spaceship arriving in the earth’s … Read more

THE MINDSET OF A LOYAL MAN

  Sometimes temptation comes because you are looking for it and sometimes it shows up unexpectedly and surprises you. If meditation is what you put into your mind and play on repeat, premeditation is the forethought that goes into how you hope to respond if the opportunity arises.   I think most of us have … Read more

PAYING ATTENTION

  Someone is sitting there quietly with head back and a slight, upward gaze. They are not doing or saying anything substantial, so you ask what inquiring minds want to know. “What are you thinking about?”   Unless you are in a coma with an absence of brain activity, there is a strong likelihood you … Read more

THE BRAIN WITH LASER FOCUS

  In geometry, it is impossible to draw more than one straight line between two points. Though other lines may start at the same point, only one will reach the second point. All others end up somewhere else. Likewise, a person who tries to focus on several goals at once has no clear orientation, and … Read more

THE THOUGHT LIFE OF JESUS

  Have you ever wondered about the thought life of Jesus? Did he think about many of the same things that we do? What was it like to have a mind shaped by his deep connection to Father and Spirit? How was his mental and emotional health in high stress situations? How can we learn … Read more

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