I found myself sulking and pondering about how my weeks get worse and worse. A lot has happened this past month which I can’t quite share in full detail but I can tell you this: it was as if all problems rained on me. It all happened at once. Coping with stress has always been one of my weaknesses and that’s probably why I felt like retreating in my comfort zone and never turning back. But then one day I looked out my window and saw this: Continue reading Rainbows After the Rain
The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the … Continue reading In Times of Trouble…
I posted this article on Facebook a few years back and it really got my friends (and myself) motivated. I hope it does the same thing to you, too.
Use Empowering Words When You Talk to Yourself (whether you are speaking out loud or silently)
How do you talk to yourself? Do you use the words “can’t”, “won’t”, “don’t need to”, “why try”? Many people do. Do you find that what you say to yourself turns out to be true? Why is this? You see your brain is like a computer that you feed each day. It doesn’t know always know what’s real or not unless you tell it. Example: If someone you love has hurt you, you may tell yourself that all people who love you will probably hurt you too. Your brain just files this information for reference, it’s data, little zeroes and ones and no column that asks “true or not true?” Now your brain thinks, based on what you told it, that everyone you’ll ever love will hurt you. How do you think you will respond the next time you get hurt? Right!! Now, what if we instead told our brain: “Okay this person ripped my heart out – but that’s only one person. I’m lovable and have many loving people in my life who are not out to hurt me. I know that the right people are coming into my life all the time. If someone hurts me, I will forgive them and bless them on their way.” Words can be empowering.
When was the last time you lost your temper?
Did you ever physically hurt someone through your anger?
What are some of the phrases that you use when angry?
Have you ever apologized for your anger?
What relationships are being stressed because of unresolved anger? Continue reading Church Notes: Anger, One of the Most Dangerous Emotions
Sometimes, we can’t stop ourselves from saying something that we’d regret. I know how this feels, especially when I’m really angry or irritated. Before I know it, I’ve already said something hurtful and it always feel bad afterwards. I try to change this attitude, bearing in mind the lesson I learned from my high school teacher: People might say that you should let your anger out, when in fact, you should just keep and process it in. Continue reading Watch Out!
In order to move forward, we must release the things that bind us to the past. What was in the past is already gone. We should only take the lessons we learned from past mistakes, then strain towards the goal. What goal? To be with Christ Jesus and spend eternity in heaven. Continue reading Keep Moving Forward
It’s also like a man going off on an extended trip. He called his servants together and delegated responsibilities. To one he gave five thousand dollars, to another two thousand, to a third one thousand, depending on their abilities. Then he left. Right off, the first servant went to work and doubled his master’s investment. The second did the same. But the man with the single thousand dug a hole and carefully buried his master’s money. Continue reading The Story About Investment
Did you know that God was thinking about you before you were ever born? He knew everything about you before you were in your mother’s womb. He created you on purpose, for a purpose. He carefully planned who you would be, the color of your hair, the color your eyes and skin. He gave you gifts, talents, and abilities to be used for His glory. He took one look at you and said, “Approved.” Continue reading Approved!
This was given to me as a gift for my birthday. The book mostly talk about the importance of a spiritual mother-daughter covenant and how to strengthen the bond between them. To help the readers absorb the things discussed at each chapter, there are questions in the end for them to ponder on. I like how they include enlightening questions for moms and daughters to ask one another. This helps both of them to learn more about each other. Also included in the are starter ideas for creating a mother-daughter journal to be able to know what is going on in each others’ minds. This just shows that communication is important to having stronger bond. Of course, the most important thing is to have Christ at the center of your lives. The book also talks about how relationship with Christ helps the mother-daughter relationship. Continue reading Spiritually Wound Up
What does it take to live a godly life in an ungodly world? Many of us have asked ourselves this question repeatedly. The signatures of sin and evil are all around us. There has to be something more that we can do than to white-knuckle our way through temptation. Continue reading Living a Godly Life in an Ungodly World