St. Augustine once said, “The battle for the soul is waged in the mind.”

How true it is.  Our capacity to…

  • be a rational actor in the moment
  • be mindfully aware of our experience and the choices available to us
  • be capable of choosing what is healthy, and good, and true despite discouraging thoughts and feelings

is the key to emotional, relational and spiritual health.

But those things are easier said than done.  It’s one thing for St Paul to tell us to “hold every thought captive in obedience to Christ” and to develop our ability to “demolish every argument and pretension that sets itself against the Truth” (2Cor 10:5), it’s quite another thing to pull it off.  What’s a faithful mental dragon-slayer to do?

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  1. Dr. Gregory Popcak
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    WOW! I so appreciate your blog. The statement that “meaningfulness is using our gifts to benefit both our selves and others’” is so inspirational and encouraging to live a life devoted to bringing glory to God with the gifts He has given us :). This simply confirms a situation I was in this week. I was amazed by the peace I was given as I addressed an issue according to Christ’s way which benefited me with confidence in Christ facing that giant with Him and bringing truth to the other person which planted a seed of the reality of Christ the Savior! This benefited both of us! I pray God will continue to bless you with His truth which is helping us with mental illness to apply the wisdom you set before us. Thanks again :).
    Jessie

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