Messages from Young Adults

Archive for February, 2011

Lesson 9: Self-Esteem

Lesson 9: Self-Esteem

Self-esteem. It’s really all about perception. Whose are you going to go with? The world says self-esteem is how you should feel about yourself after you look at your own attributes and add to that the input of others. God says self-esteem is how you should feel about yourself after you look at the One [...]

Lesson 7: Hope Against Depression

Lesson 7: Hope Against Depression

Ah, band camp. It was the summer of 1994 and about 200 of us, a mix of nervous freshmen and seasoned upperclassmen, milled around the the doors to the band hall. As freshmen, the complete lack of context heightened our anxiety. We knew that our summer, now focused with laser-like intensity into 6 hour days [...]

Lesson 6: Good Thinking

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things. (Philippians 4:8) If we could just do that . . . Someone once explained that negative thoughts are like little gremlins growing and [...]