Words shape our perspective: Thoughts on a(nother) rainy Saturday.

This week, I was reminded by God (and my discipleship group… and a secular book that I’m reading… and the conviction of the Holy Spirit…) that words are powerful.  Words shape our perspective.  Today, it’s rainy here in Florence. It’s been rainy for months, frankly. Every hint of rainfall leads to a flood warning from the … Continue reading Words shape our perspective: Thoughts on a(nother) rainy Saturday.

What would your child’s youth pastor say they are most concerned about for your child?

Earlier this year, we posted a blog asking: Do you know what your child is doing on their phone? Many parents want to avoid the sad reality on how smartphones and social media are impacting our kids. It is a scary question to ask, but who promised that raising a child would be easy? (They … Continue reading What would your child’s youth pastor say they are most concerned about for your child?

Practical strategies to “take every thought captive to Christ”

Our thoughts are incredibly powerful. They direct how we feel. They lead what we say. They influence what we do.  Unfortunately, our thoughts are not always true.  As we learn to recognize, evaluate, and change our thought life, this has a big influence on problems like anxiety, fear, suicidality, anger, or depression. And it helps … Continue reading Practical strategies to “take every thought captive to Christ”