If January is a time for new beginnings, starting over, developing better habits or kicking bad ones, February is the time of defeat. The most common goals are the same every year: deal with losing weight (eat healthier, exercise more), finances (spend less, save more, get a better paying job), get organized, quit smoking, travel and hobbies. Only 1 in 10 will stick with the goal longer than a month and only 8% will see measurable success in reaching their goal. By mid-mon
[...our cells, even outside of our body, will still respond to our emotions.] The news lately has been full of stories about protesters, statues, free speech, slavery and racism. Sadly, the scenario is not uncommon throughout history, including the church. And, like nearly every other challenge the Christian faces, the first battlefield is in the thought life of the mind.
The mind is powerful. It controls perceptions of God, self and others, which in turn dictates how “s