Taking Your Thoughts Into Captivity

“For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought to the obedience of Christ.” (2 Corinthians 10:4-5) Other translations say, “bringing every thought into captivity”. This scripture is so awesome. Within, I gather our weapons of battle are eternal in God and with them we can take captive even our thoughts that are not in line with Christ’s will. There are lying and deceiving spirits out there. I don’t believe even the most righteous … Continue reading

Giving Some Weight to How We Think About Weight Loss

I talked about apathy the other day and I got a great response from Fit4Life on the subject of why it’s hard to write about weight loss motivators. Hats off to you for providing such great insight to the topic. A lot of us don’t necessarily know what is motivating our weight loss. It may be that we’ve experienced a health issue or bad diagnosis. Maybe we tried on those jeans we used to be able to wear and we can’t snap the button anymore. It could be we just don’t like what we see in the mirror or we’re … Continue reading

My Thoughts on Mothering Special Kids

In April, during spring break I had the rare opportunity to be almost-childless for a week. My four sons were sent off to California, to be with their father. My two stepdaughters were sent off to St. George, to be with their mother. That left seven full days with only my three-year-old to manage. Let’s see… what could I do with a free week? I wouldn’t have to be my son Garrett’s blood sugar sheriff. I wouldn’t have to worry about ADHD medications for my stepdaughters, or keeping them on track with their homework. I wouldn’t have to do Sunni’s … Continue reading

Journaling: Childrens Thoughts and Words

The Journaling Queen is at it again. My love of journaling has led me to find new ways to use it in my scrapbooking. Over the years, I have enjoyed doing layouts including thoughts, stories or words that came “out of the mouths of my own babes”. Adding journaling to your pages in your children’s own thoughts and words is a nice way to commemorate the cute things they said or think. contributed by Michelle Suave` Toddlers Toddlers provide an interesting challenge. Usually you cannot just ask them questions and have them answer you in nice lengthy journal worthy sentences. … Continue reading

As a Man Thinketh

“I believe that words and actions are rooted in our thoughts and that our thoughts determine our deeds. Our daily decisions, planned or spontaneous, are the result of our thoughts, and we are responsible for them. Although we as individuals might think that we are and can act independently of God, we cannot escape the realization that we are subject to eternal laws. Our happiness and our peace in this life, as well as in the life after, depend on our readiness to base our thoughts and actions on God-given laws. True peace of mind and everlasting happiness come from … Continue reading