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12 Ways to Turn Your Pain into Praise

Sapphires from Psalms

Better Than Jewels

Can you put a pricetag on good mental health? Apparently "yes" and you can even get a discount!

Romans 12:1-2 reads, “Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God-this is your spiritual act of worship. 2 Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is-his good, pleasing and perfect will.”

Neuroscientist, Dr. Jeffrey Schwartz refutes past research that our brain is fixed by the age of 5, and it cannot be altered except by an injury or the use of medication. With these four steps, he has seen amazing progress treating patients who suffer from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder proving we can actually reprogram ourselves.  The steps are~

Relabel: We relabel our unwanted thoughts as false messages. We refuse to be tricked by our own thoughts.

Reattribute: Instead of accepting those thoughts as true, we attribute them as the brain misfiring, or we consider that unwanted thought as a brain glitch.

Refocus: We replace negative thoughts with positive ones, bad behavior with helpful patterns, destructive self-talk with empowering messages.

Revalue: We realize this stinkin’ thinkin’ has no intrinsic value and no inherent power. As we progress in this way, we form new neural pathways and begin to see old patterns as simple distractions to our goals of being healthy, empowered and whole.

Sounds a lot like “renewing our minds,” doesn’t it? I love when we find out through yet another channel (in this case neuropsychology) what the Bible has taught us for years.

If you need help in reprogramming your stinkin’ thinkin’, if you want to understand why you find yourself repeating the same destructive patterns, or where those unwanted thoughts and actions came from, here a chance to renew your mind and make changes that will help you for years to come:

Healing the Hurts that Are Holding You Back Workshop For Men and Women

If you register by  December 1 you get $30 off. That’s 10 hours of counseling for $119.

At Sierra Pines Church
When: Friday, January 19, 7:00 pm—9:00pm
Saturday, January 20, 2018,  9:00 am—3:30 pm
Continental Breakfast and Lunch will be provided on Saturday.
Where: Sierra Pines Church Northwest Campus in Oakhurst, CA (Take the driveway next to the church on the same side of the street)

The Workshop is limited to no more than 17 people, so register while there is still space available. If you need a place to stay, there are a few newly remodeled bed and breakfast rooms available on site for an additional $49 per night. At this price, why not stay an extra day and enjoy Yosemite National Park while relaxing in God’s beauty.

Learn how to~

  • Identify the stuff that keeps you stuck
  • Stop renting space in your head to bad memories and offenses
  • Learn to forgive others, yourself, and God
  • Relinquish the stinkin’ thinkin’ that causes you to emotionally circle the drain
  • Learn how to love yourself and the challenging folks in your family
  • Stay connected to Christ with time-tested tools to process your pain
  • Let go of your hurts and let God fully empower you as you live for Him

To register now, respond to his email or call Linda at 559-683-2882 ext. 21.


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