Monthly Archives: January 2013

Guest Post: A Recovering Perfectionist

In today’s post, a fellow renewer-of-the-mind answers some questions I posed to her about her experience with the renewing of the mind: How long have you been actively renewing your mind?   In some ways, I began as soon as … Continue reading

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Renewing Your Mind with Procrastination

Do you ever feel like you just can’t make yourself work on your goal no matter how hard you try? I feel like that on a regular basis.

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Renewing of the Mind Workshop: Week 3 Plan

How’s everyone doing? We’re into our third week now which is often about the time we get bored or discouraged and think about pitching the whole works.

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Bible Study: Spiritual Warfare and Your Goal

Working on a spiritual goal is like working out at the gym with a guy standing next to you saying, Look at you. You’re a slob. Why not just give up right now and get it over with? On the … Continue reading

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10 Lies that Make Us Give Up on New Year’s Resolutions

Do you ever feel like you’re so locked into your old way of doing things that you’ll never change? When that happens we usually start running those old tapes in our minds: This is too hard. I’ll never change. Why do … Continue reading

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Renewing of the Mind Workshop: Week 2 Plan

Have you ever watched one of those hoarder shows on television? Where the crew comes in and cleans out a person’s house from top to bottom? Just think if you tried to tackle one of those houses all by yourself. … Continue reading

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Renewing of the Mind Bible Verses

Do you ever feel like you want to have a daily quiet time or renewing-of-the-mind time, but you just can’t make yourself do it? If so, try praying through some of these Bible verses. Here’s an example of a Scripture prayer … Continue reading

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Bible Study: God’s View of Your Goal

It’s easy to think all the Christians in the New Testament were perfect since it doesn’t contain as much history as the Old Testament. But if we look at the letters Paul wrote, we see they struggled with the same … Continue reading

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Renewing of the Mind Workshop: Week 1 Plan

If you’d like to develop a renewing-of-the-mind habit, here is a plan you can use for next week. If any of these assignments don’t make sense or you need some ideas on how to do them, ask me in the … Continue reading

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Help for Your Goal: A Renewing of the Mind Workshop

When I first started renewing my mind, I would sit and soak in the peace and joy it brought because those feelings were so unfamiliar to me. Instead of just pouring out my problems to God like I’d done in … Continue reading

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When You Don’t Feel Like Renewing Your Mind

Most people have a hard time making themselves renew their minds in the beginning. Once they’ve established the habit, though, they experience so much peace, joy, and growth that they look forward to it.

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Guest Post: A Reluctant Truth Journaler

This is the first of a series of guest posts by fellow renewers-of-the-mind. It’s by my daughter, Jenny, who is a sophomore in college. When I was eleven, I had a comparison complex. I was the second middle child of … Continue reading

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