Author Archives: Barb Raveling

New Blog Address

After 9 months of procrastinating, I am finally going to bite the bullet and switch to a self-hosted blogging platform. The reason I’ve been procrastinating is because I haven’t been able to decide if I should change the name of … Continue reading

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Bible Study: When God Doesn’t Instantly Change You

One of my goals with this blog is to create Bible study series people can do for years to come. That said, I’ve realized that my New Year’s study should have contained a different week one plan. This is the … Continue reading

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Renewing of the Mind Workshop: Week 4

It seems strange that I can know how to walk with God in one area of my life, but have no idea how to walk with Him in another.

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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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