Ten Common Thinking Errors and How to Reframe Them

So happy that you found us! If you’re new to Your Life Reframed, you can sign up to receive posts directly to your inbox. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter, so you don’t miss a thing. Thinking errors are negative/unhelpful thoughts that taint our view and affect our judgment of situations. When we are stressed, chances are we are caught up in thinking errors. These are patterns of relating and seeing the world. Most probably, these are patterns we learned since childhood. Therefore, changing these thinking errors takes time and effort. If we don’t realize what patterns we are engaging in,Continue reading…

Great Expectations

Ten months waiting for our son’s birth certificate and no news yet! We recently received court papers, noting our presence for the next court hearing, so I jumped to the conclusion that the birth certificate must have arrived. To our disappointment, it was just a procedure. The social worker mentioned no further updates and no calls back from the person processing the paperwork. As you can imagine, I am full of anticipation. Our son has been in his forever home for almost nine months. We can’t wait for the adoption to be final. He is our son, no doubt aboutContinue reading…

Diaphragmatic Breathing: Relaxation Technique

One of the greatest gifts we have is our breath. Yet, we neglect to cultivate it and miss out on the benefits. Below is a simple, yet effective, breathing exercise to help you improve your well-being. More to come on this topic, but for now, let’s start with the basics. For worksheet, click here: Diaphragmatic Breathing-Relaxation Exercise Rest in His Word: Acts 17:25 “And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else.” (NIV) Heart Checkup: What has been holding you back from taking care of yourself? CheckContinue reading…

Expand My Territory: A Lesson from the Fish Tank

A couple weeks ago, I was feeling a bit insecure… As I sat in the waiting room of the spa, I was admiring a huge fish tank full of colorful fish. One of the staff members came to feed the fish and dropped food inside. The balls dropped all the way down to the sand. Immediately the big fish swam toward the food. I noticed a small fish that kept coming out from the protection of the ferns. It would peek its head out. When it felt safe, it would come out and take a bite. Suddenly the big fishContinue reading…

The Serving Cow

Are you finding yourself tired and weary? Has your complaining taken over your joyous song? Do you find yourself judging others for what they don’t do or how they do things? I myself, have been feeling frustrated about my leadership abilities for the past couple weeks. The Lord brought me back to a devotional I wrote last year, which reminded me that I need to re-focus on what’s important; my faithfulness to God alone. Read: 1 Samuel 6:1-16 Here’s a little bit of history – Israel had been ruled by judges for over 200 years. Eli and Samuel are theContinue reading…