Conntecting the Dots

Posts Tagged: thought life

Two Little Voices in My Head

  Little voices in my head vie for my attention. They start the moment I wake.   “Get up. Go to the gym. You’ll feel so good afterwards.” “The gym can wait. You need more sleep. Snuggle in.”   The voice that tells me to go the gym wins, but the argument continues while I’m… [ read more ]

A Practical Guide to Wise Speech

Have you ever opened your mouth and said something before engaging your brain? If so, how did that work for you?   I’ve been known to do this on occasion, and it didn’t go well. As a result, I’ve begun using this acronym as a resource to help me determine whether or not I really… [ read more ]

The Most Important Thoughts We Think

  Don’t copy the behaviors and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will know what God wants you to do, and you will know how good and pleasing and perfect his will really is. ( NLT)   I’m a huge… [ read more ]

Nighttime Thoughts

    I lie awake thinking of you, meditating on you through the night. I think of how much you have helped me; I sing for joy in the shadow of your protecting wings. (Psalm 63:6,7 NLT)   I wake up several times every night. I usually fall back to sleep fairly quickly, but occasionally… [ read more ]

What Does Our Face Say?

Those who look to him for help will be radiant with joy; no shadow of shame will darken their faces. ( NLT)   I was deep in thought while walking in a local park when a stranger approached from the front.  “Smile! Life’s not half as bad as you think it is,” he said. I… [ read more ]

The Key to Personal Transformation

  Don’t copy the behaviors of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will know what God wants you to do, and you will know how good and pleasing and perfect his will really is. (NLT)   On my fiftieth birthday, the Lord… [ read more ]

Tearing Strongholds Down

What’s a stronghold? Simply put, it’s anything that has a strong hold on us. It’s usually rooted in faulty thinking patterns and lies we believe.   Fear is a stronghold with which many people struggle, myself included. When my kids were preschoolers, an unknown intruder broke into our home and stole my jewelry and camera…. [ read more ]

When Comfortable Routines Fall Apart

  “I listen carefully to what God the LORD is saying for he speaks peace to his faithful people.” -Psalm 85:8 NLT   I value routine. Our recent move has shown me how much I rely on it—and how much I miss it when it’s gone.   For instance, for the past two years I’ve… [ read more ]

Make Up Your Mind

I love, love, love how God’s Word shows me something new every time I read it. So here’s the latest new nugget. It’s from —”But Daniel made up his mind not to defile himself by eating the food and wine given to them by the king. He asked the chief official for permission to eat… [ read more ]

Why Our Thoughts Matter

I’m hunkered down at home working on a Bible study that’s due March 1. It identifies the lies we believe about topics to which we can all relate, and then it delves into the truth about these things. The topics include obedience, forgiveness, prayer, who God is, what He thinks about us, and more.  … [ read more ]