Jesus asked super-insightful questions and one of my favorites is, “Why are you crying?” Here’s the context. It was the third day after Jesus’ crucifixion. According to , a violent earthquake took place that morning because an angel came from heaven to roll away the stone that covered the entrance to Jesus’ tomb. When Mary… [ read more ]
Posts Tagged: our thoughts
Several years ago, I discovered the cure for anxious thoughts after a wrong assumption created tension in a relationship I considered precious. The other person’s unkind accusations broke my heart. I longed for everything to return to normal, but I couldn’t fix it. The situation consumed my thoughts. It was forefront in my mind no… [ read more ]
On what thoughts do you dwell when you’re in bed and either falling asleep or unable to sleep? Some folks might say they plan the next day’s to-do list. Others might contemplate tough stuff they’re experiencing—a difficult relationship, the pain of betrayal, troublesome money matters, or a recent loss. Some might ponder… [ read more ]
In the last blog, I wrote about negative voices and how we must choose whether to listen to them or ignore them. Isaiah 36 tells of an official Hebrew trio driven to despair through an enemy’s threats. When they relayed his words to King Hezekiah, he, too responded with despair. But then he took… [ read more ]
I’ll always remember the voice on the phone that day: “Why do you bother doing what you do? If I were you, I wouldn’t even have tried.” The woman was referring to my writing and speaking ministry. Her words so shocked me that I didn’t know how to respond. The conversation ended moments later and… [ read more ]
So I’m in Hamilton, Ontario this morning and staying with a new friend—Maureen—a woman I met yesterday. She has a backyard sanctuary where squirrels and chipmunks come to feast on the seeds she supplies. This is where I sit, sipping coffee at a glass patio table, reading the Word, and enjoying the breeze. Bliss…. [ read more ]
More than three decades ago I realized the importance of dwelling on positive thoughts specifically when I wake and when I fall asleep. The lesson came after my fiancé broke our engagement. In the first days and weeks following the breakup, I’d fall asleep focused on my pain and feelings of rejection. I’d wake… [ read more ]
What do you reflect on during the night? Here are 7 truths to replace negative nighttime thoughts.
On what thoughts do you linger at night? Discover what the psalmist did and follow his example.
Three decades ago, I realized the importance of dwelling on positive thoughts specifically when I wake and when I fall asleep. The lesson came after my fiancé broke our engagement. In the first days and weeks following the breakup, I’d fall asleep focused on my pain and feelings of rejection. I’d wake dreading the day,… [ read more ]