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Weight Loss Mindset: 5 Limiting Mindsets that Make Weight Loss Difficult

Weight Loss Mindset: 5 Limiting Mindsets that Make Weight Loss Difficult

Have you ever gone on a weight loss journey? I’ve been there. Even recently. And I’ve helped patients over the past 30 years who wanted to become healthier. Professionally, as a neuropsychologist, I’m an expert at listening to people. I’ve learned how weight loss mindsets affect people and how those mindsets make weight loss difficult. The good thing is, we can overcome!

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You CAN Have Joy!

You CAN Have Joy!

No matter what you are going through, you CAN have joy. God wants you to have His joy – it’s something that He promised you. And, not just a little bit, not just the crumbs or the leftovers from other people’s joy, but the kind of joy that overflows.

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Storms of Life: We Are Meant To Go Through, Not Camp Out There

Storms of Life: We Are Meant To Go Through, Not Camp Out There

When was the last time you faced one of life’s storms? Maybe you’re in the midst of one now. I have to admit, at times it feels like one tsunami after another has hit our family over the last few years. As I’ve spent some time pondering some of the recent storms of life, I’ve learned a few lessons, including the fact that we are meant to go through the storms of life—not camp out there.

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The Fight For Joy

The Fight For Joy

I remember a time in my life when I believed I might be “joy immune.” Depression had stolen my joy. I learned through that experience that we sometimes have to fight for joy (and, some days, our fight is harder.) On the days when I have to fight for joy, these are promises that I stand on.

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4 Reasons Why Sleep Is Important

4 Reasons Why Sleep Is Important

Ever since we were young children we’ve heard mothers tout the importance of sleep (even God places a high priority on rest) – but the explanation of sleep’s importance has generally been lacking. Our sleep schedule represents one of the most overlooked and undervalued contributors to our health. In today’s post, I share reasons why sleep is important.

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Hope in the Ruins: Held by Living Hope

Hope in the Ruins: Held by Living Hope

Have you ever experienced hopelessness? Lori Boruff felt hopeless as a mother who was powerless to change a dire situation she was facing. She was overwhelmed by uncertainty and not wanting to see another day. But, just as God so often does, He helped her find hope in the ruins. She shares today about the power of hope.

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7 Bible Verses for Difficult Times

7 Bible Verses for Difficult Times

Have you ever experienced those times where life just comes crashing in like a tidal wave? Times when worries mount about finances, jobs, homes, health and even our children. When hard times come, let God’s truth be your strength. Lean on these truths from 7 Bible verses for difficult times when facing trials that leave you desperate for God to intervene in life.

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Finding Your Identity in Christ: 20 Truths from God’s Word

Finding Your Identity in Christ: 20 Truths from God’s Word

The enemy delights in telling us who and what we aren’t, but our loving Father delights in telling us all about finding our identity in Christ. It’s only in embracing the truths from God’s Word that we can become all He destined us to be. As Christ followers, we have the Holy Spirit residing within us to remind us of all truth. But the Holy Spirit can only remind us of the truth we have already taken the time to learn. There is no greater endeavor than committing His truth to memory.

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Joy is a Gift From God

Joy is a Gift From God

Joy is a gift from God, but we have a part to play. Once the enemy has stolen our joy, how do we recover? It seems like it would be difficult, but it’s really not that hard. God has given us the tools we need and our victory is assured.

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Dr. Michelle Bengtson

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