The Head-Heart Connection
I’ve been a believer for most of my life and I’ve had my faith
So, isn’t that what it is suppose to be like all the time?
May I remind you that you are human and those other people in your home with you are human as well? And as humans, we sometimes fail. We fail to have the right perspective. We fail to trust and keep pressing on. We fail to connect our head knowledge about God with the daily feelings of our
During this COVID-19 pandemic and time of social distancing, our daily routines have been flipped on their head. Things are different and it seems that there is something changing every moment! For the first few days of the
A friend of mine reminded me that we are navigating unchartered waters. When you have the choice to get in the boat, you can gear up and prepare your head-heart connection for those waters. The world, however, had been unexpectedly dumped into a vast sea of unknowns. Do you as a parent feel equipped for this adventure? How is your head-heart connection?
Here is a list of some things I have found helpful during this time for our family:
1.) Be honest about what you are feeling and check to see if Scripture speaks to that. Do you feel uncertain or confused? Scripture says to ask for wisdom and it will be give to you (James 1:5). Do you feel worried? Scripture says do not worry about anything (Matthew 6:25-34). This helps to connect your head and your heart.
2.) Renew your mind. We live in a time of information overload. Be discerning about what information you allow to dwell in your mind. Use Philippians 4:8 as a test. Make sure you are reading God’s promises daily to renew your mind and strengthen that head-heart connection.
3.) Communicate! Check in with each person in your family several times a day. Ask them how they are doing. Some people are thinkers and some are feelers. For my husband, if I ask him what he is feeling, he has few words. The extent of his feelings is often limited to descriptors like “hungry” or “tired.” If I ask him what he is thinking about, he engages in dialogue. If your family isn’t talking, ask your questions differently.
4.) Seek community! We were designed to live in
5.) Show grace to one another. Most families today are experiencing together time like they never have before. There is
During this time I pray the truths of Scripture that you “know” to be true in your head will seep down and marinate in your heart. May your head-heart connection grow stronger in these times of struggle. May your children grow in their faith and see the promises of God lived out before their eyes in their own home. May this be a season that is not marked by fear or worry but of faith and trust. Remember that Christ goes before us and if we are following Him, there are no uncharted waters.