Do You Know a Procrastinator?

Have you ever met someone who puts off starting or finishing something they dread?  The task may not be difficult or complicated, but it’s dreadful. For instance, I’m  skilled at putting paperwork into piles and hiding them in a drawer or cabinet. I know I could sort through every page and quickly file it away, […]

Two Seconds That Will Change Your Mind

Two Seconds That Will Change Your Mind

The moment you’re conscious of an unwanted thought you’ve got two seconds to kick it and replace it with another one. If you do this, your brain will treat the initial thought as vapor and it won’t form a neural pathway. Paul wrote, “No  temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And […]

Are You a Lie Detector?

Are You a Lie Detector?

Every thought is linked to an emotion. Every emotion to a thought. That’s why you’ll suffer if you believe and repeat lies about yourself. Lies like: “I’m no good.” “I’m a failure.” “I’m too weak to overcome.” “Nobody loves me.” “I can’t forgive him.” “I can’t forgive her.” “I can’t forgive myself.” If you’ve been […]

Finding the Root of a Stronghold

Finding the Root of a Stronghold

If you’ve got a character battle you keep losing over something like anger, lust, bitterness, jealousy, or depression, maybe the source of the problem is spiritual. For years I’ve helped men and women develop a strategy to rein in out-of-control appetites. I’ve always based my guidance on sound biblical exposition and the most current research available. […]