When the Apostle Paul urged believers in Rome to be transformed by the renewing of their minds, he was pre-figuring a field of neurological research that would appear on the scene (by natural means, anyway!) two thousand years later under the moniker of a “growth mindset.” It turns out that as we reframe our inner monologue, we actually change the way our brain works. Moving from negativity toward a “renewed mind” of trust is not only biblical. It’s good science! This neuroplasticity—or change in brain mapping—leads to new freedom of possibilities and learning.
Of course this is easier read than done, so I’m putting some of this good science to the test in my past middle-age, empty-ing nest life. We can pick up the conversation over at Meghan Weyerbacher’s place where I’m sharing some thoughts on overcoming my stick-in-the-mud ways and, by grace, leaning into a growth mindset. I look forward to hearing your thoughts! Click here to join the conversation…
Learning to delight in God’s transforming ways,
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