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Friday, July 9, 2010

A Renewed Beneficial Brain

"Ask My Spirit to quiet your mind so that you can think My thoughts...be transformed by the renewing of your mind...letting My thoughts reprogram your thinking." (200)
It is totally possible to have a renewed mind. I share a quote from Dr. David Amen's recent update on brain research as a compelling example.
"Jim Fallon is a neuroscientist at the University of California Irvine who has spent nearly two decades studying the brains of psychopaths and murderers. Thanks to brain imaging, he has detected certain patterns of brain activity—or inactivity—that are common in violent types...Jim is a kind man with a sharp mind. You can imagine the surprise I got when I read an article on NPR.org entitled “A Neuroscientist Uncovers a Dark Secret,” which says that Jim himself has the brain of a killer. According to the article, Jim comes from a long line of violent people, including the notorious Lizzy Borden, who was accused of taking an ax to her parents in 1882. When Jim scanned his own brain, he found the same patterns he sees in murderous psychopaths. Genetic testing showed that he also carries the same genes found in people who commit violent acts. But Jim isn’t violent. Why not?
Because your genes are NOT your destiny. By living a brain healthy life and having loving relationships and a positive attitude, you can deactivate those negative brain pathways and those risky genes and turn on other ones that are more beneficial to you." (amenclinics.com@mcsv63.net. Newsletter sent 7/6/2010 2:27 PM)
The following scripture passage puts it clearly. "I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Choose life so that you and your descendants may life. Love the Lord your God, obey Him, and remain faithful to Him. For He is your life..." (Deut. 30:19-20)
Choosing Life and Life Giving Thoughts...dmc


  1. Fascinating thoughts in the book, the Bible and in the article about Jim Fallon’s research (I read the article to which you referred.)! I hear lots of stories from people with a variety of backgrounds here at Tall Grass and I have been praying for God to help me be an encourager instead of a negative thinker. Lord, renew my mind and help me to think your thoughts. “Choose life, not death” Moses said so long ago and it is still true for me TODAY!

  2. We were just discussing thoughts last night in our bible study! Some shared that they are now more aware of each thought that enters their mind since we started. How exciting it is to grow and renew our minds together!

    Praying for you Amelia!

  3. Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

    2 Corinthians 5:17

  4. Thanks for your comments...more and more I believe our thought life strongly determines the strength and health of our spiritual journey! May God fulfill you with opportunities to touch others in Jesus' Name!