Breaking bad habits and sins is simple in some ways, but complicated and painful in others. It’s simple because it’s a basic process: replace lies with truth. It’s complicated because sometimes you have to search through layers and layers of lies to get to the full truth. And it’s heart wrenching because you come face-to-face […]
Just saw this video on Michael Hyatt’s blog. Bob Newhart has a much funnier take on overcoming bad habits than I do!
If you were to ask a friend, “How do I get rid of a bad habit?” you probably wouldn’t hear the answer Replace lies with truth. Yet that’s what the Bible tells us to do if we want to be transformed. So here’s the question: does it have to be biblical truth? Or does practical truth […]
Last week we talked about using Scripture to renew our minds. Today I want to show how I used Scripture to help me with my own project which is making a list each day and actually following it. Usually I just use whatever Scripture I’m studying at the moment, but this time I went looking […]
Let me ask you a question: Do you need God? Or do you just want Him? It’s easy to reach the point where you need Him when you’re sick, destitute, or traumatized. It’s hard to reach that point when everything’s going well. That’s one of the beauties of a renewing of the mind project: as […]
We tend to think certain goals are more spiritual than others. Breaking free from a porn habit, for example, is a spiritual goal. Breaking free from an eating-too-much habit is a non-spiritual goal. Having a quiet time is a spiritual goal. Following a to-do list is a non-spiritual goal. If we look at Christianity from […]
Note: This is a guest post by a young friend of mine who has been truth journaling for several years. Be sure to read all of her thoughts down the left side of her truth journal chart. I wrote this in the cafeteria my freshman year in college – on a piece of scrap paper […]
Today I’d like to show you another way to truth journal. It’s called the list method. Instead of writing out your thoughts, you begin by asking yourself a question: What am I believing that’s making me not want to work on my goal? Or what am I believing that’s making me want to do my […]