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How to Improve Your Emotions

How to Improve Your Emotions

Do you want better emotions? Who doesn’t?! This article first appeared at Biblical Counseling Center, where I’m on staff as a counselor and communication director.–Ed. Your difficult emotions like anger, fear, and sadness – and your happy-joy-love ones too – communicate important information to you. This is wonderful: As you grasp the meaning of your emotions and learn how […]

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4 Awesome Reasonsto Prayer-Walk

4 Awesome Reasons to Prayer-Walk!

Do you want decompress? When you prayer-walk, your peace and joy returns. Here’s why. Here’s how. Have you slumped through a day when everything seemed wrong? Maybe you got a pay cut, or your computer crashed, or the pet barfed on the carpet. You’ve had up to your eyebrows with the pressure of stress, and […]

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3 Things to Do After a Mistake

After a mistake that hurts someone, isn’t it mind boggling that you can have forever forgiveness? This forever forgiveness is an amazing gift Jesus gives to those who love him. Jesus says all your mistakes (i.e., your ugly sin) are forgiven — past, present, and future. Tomorrow’s jealous glance at the neighbor’s shiny Lexus? Forgiven. Next month’s hurtful words? […]

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messy friendships

1 Thing Every Friend Needs

The one thing every friend needs is. . .someone who accepts our messiness and loves us in the messy. Let’s be honest. Friendships scare us. Friendships meet a God-given need for relationship, so why do few women make friends as easily as my college-aged daughter Julia? She collects friends like shiny pennies. She and her friends […]

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How to Get Extra Happiness

Isn’t your brain amazing? It is the environment of your inner thought life. Wonderfully, your God-created brain is “neuroplastic,” meaning it changes and thus can grow “happiness” pathways. Conversely, the opposite is true too. (Really. So think well, friend.) As you think healthy, godly thoughts, these new positive thoughts rewire your brain in a good way. […]

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