The Transformation of Your Mind

The Transformation of Your Mind

Our heads get us into trouble. Feelings get triggered by anything and everything, and some of us are more diligent about managing our feelings than others. Our thoughts follow long-standing habit patterns that may not always serve us well. Thoughts and feelings can seem difficult to control. But God wants the transformation of your mind. It’s what He calls us to. So how can you experience that?

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Independence or Transformation?

Independence or Transformation?

Here in the United States we celebrated Independence Day yesterday. For some the day was filled with a parade, sun, food, and time in the pool followed by music in the park and fireworks. In this country this day reminds us of freedom, and how costly that freedom is. But when it comes to many important things, you must choose either independence or transformation; you can’t have both.

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Undo the Shame, Unlock your Transformation

Undo the Shame, Unlock your Transformation

Hiding is human. But if any part of you wants things to be different, it’s time to undo the shame and unlock your transformation.

Shame was not part of God’s original creation. “The man and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame.” (Genesis 2:25) No hiding. No feeling embarrassed. You see me, and I see you. That was the state of the relationship between Adam and Eve, and between them and God.

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The Transformation of the Kingdom of God

The Transformation of the Kingdom of God

When I hear my grandchildren recite the Lord’s Prayer I still sometimes get a little emotional. They don’t yet fully understand what they’re praying, but they say it with gusto: “Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth as it is in heaven.” What are we praying for when we follow Jesus’ direction to pray for God’s kingdom to come to earth? Is that prayer ever answered? What kind of transformation does the kingdom of God bring?

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Is Sex a Need?

Is Sex a Need?

Oh my, we’re getting touchy! Perhaps even asking that question feels like sandpaper in the most sensitive parts of you. You’d like to scream, “You’re messing in my business. Of course I need sex!” But let’s pause and look at this from a Biblical worldview. Not a post-modern worldview, not a Victorian worldview, but a Biblical worldview. Is sex a need?

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