For God has not given us a spirit of fear (timidity, cowardice) but of power and of love and of self-control (sound mind, discipline, instruction, judgement, sobriety). 2 Timothy 1:7 There was a time in my life when fear ruled me. It permeated every decision, stalled or stopped almost every adventure, and I was powerless … Continue reading Fearless Leading
Yes, I know we’re writing about SELF control this week, not SHELF control, but besides being an ironically lame (and therefor funny) pun, I want to talk about the shelf that we all have in our hearts that we tend to put ourselves on and exclude others from. The shelf is the judgy-judgy shelf from … Continue reading Shelf Control
Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air. 27 No, I strike … Continue reading Crowning Glory
Set a guard over my mouth, LORD; keep watch over the door of my lips. –Psalm 141:3 11/26/2012 “Today is Monday and it actually turned out to be a good one. I turned in my two-week notice on Friday (not knowing I was going to). The rest of the day went peacefully. I … Continue reading Time Out
According to Psychology Today, "It is the ability to subdue our impulses in order to achieve longer-term goals. Rather than responding to immediate impulses, we can plan, evaluate alternative actions, and, often enough, avoid doing things we'll later regret. It is restraint exercised over one's own impulses, emotions, or desires. The ability to exert self-control is … Continue reading Self-control— What Is That Anyway?
Social Media Isn't Social I was twelve when the first social media page to hit the web was Myspace, when I was fourteen, Facebook, and when I was fifteen, Instagram. Slowly each site began to get more and more traffic, and sharing our thoughts, opinions, and actions became the social norm. I was consumed with the … Continue reading Best of BoP Week
Valuable Valleys WHO WERE YOU BEFORE THE HURT? Have you ever wondered who you were before whatever happened, happened. You know, that person or thing that hurt you enough to change who you were? Listening to the car radio the other day, Gilbert O’Sullivan was singing Alone Again, Naturally. It’s about a guy who gets jilted … Continue reading Best of BoP Week