What It Means to Be Double-Minded | alyssajhoward.com

What It Means to Be Double-Minded

What does it mean to be double-minded? As we’ve discussed throughout this series, your mind and your thought life are crucial. We are called to have the mind of Christ, to meditate on Him and His promises, and to allow the Holy Spirit to transform us from the inside out by the renewing of our minds.

Certainly, there’s no room for double-mindedness. Continue Reading

The Art of Biblical Meditation | alyssajhoward.com

The Art of Biblical Meditation

Meditation is nothing new. It’s a part of many traditions and religions, and studies have shown it to have great benefits in terms of health and stress levels. Setting aside the fact that it may actually be good for us, many Christians consider it to be sinful. Have you ever wondered why that is?

The answer lies in the simple fact that it is practiced heavily by other religions. Many of these religions use meditation to focus on the mind. They train themselves to control their thoughts, which in turn changes their perception of the world. They are better able to cope with stress, become more compassionate and peaceful people, manage their emotions, and become diligent in their thought life.  Sounds all good right? Continue Reading

True Repentance: The Art of Changing Your Mind | alyssajhoward.com

True Repentance: The Art of Changing Your Mind

Christians hear the word repentance quite often. It’s an essential part of our faith, to say the least. As a child, I was taught that it meant being sorry for your sins. But as I grew older, I began to see that true repentance extends far beyond a simple, “I’m sorry.” Rather, it’s a complete transformation. Continue Reading