WARNING: You Control The Spotlight!

Based on Philippians 4:8 in the New Testament, the 4:8 Principle states that wherever you focus your attention becomes a bigger part of your experience. This means that the content of your thought life influences your emotional life. The preceding sentence is an...
7 Characteristics of a Trusting Friend

7 Characteristics of a Trusting Friend

Every relationship we have, for the rest of our lives, will be doing one of two things—lifting us up or pulling us down.  Are we being sharpened by the right people?  Do the people we spend most of our time with amplify the joy in our lives? As Paul writes in 1...
5 Ways to Protect Your Mind

5 Ways to Protect Your Mind

What can we do to keep our thoughts fixed on what is lovely, pure, gracious, and just?  There are several strategies we can employ to keep our minds fixed upon such thoughts. First, we can memorize Scripture.  It is one of the simplest and surest methods for...
You made me bark, right?

You made me bark, right?

There are two ways to think.  You can be a reactive thinker.  This is the 8:4, upside down thinker. This requires no effort.  This is just sort of like our dog, Gracie.  Last night, she started barking and guess what happened with the neighbors’ dogs?  They started...

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