Experience has a way of teaching us some of life’s most valuable lessons, while pain and heartache add the exclamation point for emphasis. The year I received that first cancer diagnosis held some highlights for me as well as several low points. In this post, I’m reflecting on ten hard-fought lessons I learned after being diagnosed with cancer.
God made our minds powerful. How do you set your mind completely on the power of belief? Jami Amerine shares the role that belief played as she trained herself to have a grace filled mind.
Have you ever said, “Something’s missing . . . and I’m not sure what? I’m searching for Jesus and desperate to find Him somehow amid all the noise. I feel so alone. Who can I talk to?” All of us need someone to come alongside us to support us as well as have the hard conversations, rather than sugarcoating reality. That’s the role of a mentor. When you begin your mentoring relationship, that helps you become the godly individual you were created to be, you will never be alone again.
As a neuropsychologist, one of the greatest challenges I’ve encountered has been teaching the importance of our mindset, and what we spend time focusing on. When we focus on feelings of anxiety or depression, those feelings grow. Focusing on God helps our day seem better, brighter and more encouraged. Read more for the science behind how what you focus on grows and how you can actually put that into practice.
Trials. Stresses. Difficult Times. Where do we turn when life is hard? Jesus told us we would face trials and He offered encouragement so we could maintain our peace. Yet, knowing we will face trials and knowing what to do about them are two very different things. These 6 tips when life is hard help us know what to do in difficult times.
God commands us to come with Him with thanksgiving in every situation we find ourselves in. If there is one thing I’ve learned about God, it’s that He doesn’t command us to do anything that isn’t His best for us. And if cultivating a grateful lifestyle is for our good, just perhaps this will foster our ability to perceive each day as good, even when there are bad moments within each day.