Kendra Burrows

" transformed by the renewing of your mind..." (Romans 12:2)

How is the Holy Spirit Like Your Car?

I bought a new car the other day. I didn’t expect to. But my minivan was no match for our laborious summer, so we put it out to pasture. It turns out, cars have changed a bit in the 15 years since I sweltered under a circus tent, cradling my 5-week-old son through the most […]

How to Save Time, Frustration, and Your Relationships

Do you and your people have different ideas about housework? Change your thinking without changing your standards. I got up early — how can I still be late for work? The usual culprits — the pets, the kids, Facebook… I shove a toothbrush in my mouth and reach for the curling iron before realizing I’m […]

God Is NOT Good — A Simple Reminder to Bring Every Thought Captive

Is a technology flaw an insidious tool or a powerful warning?   Autocorrect drives me crazy! You, too? I text a friend between chores, and hit send without double-checking. Sometimes the result is humorous, sometimes just odd. But one particular instance is insidious. When I type the word God, my smartphone inserts Good instead. Praise […]

How to Conquer Your Negative Automatic Thoughts

Do you beat yourself up with words? Apply these 8 strategies to change your negative automatic thinking. 6:30 already? Ugh. The boys hijack the groceries faster than I can put them away, bombarding me with questions between mouthfuls. Chief among them: What’s for dinner? “Beef stroganoff.” The piranhas aren’t deterred. As I gather ingredients, bobbing and […]

Did God Promise No More Troubling Thoughts?

Excitement bubbles up inside me. How had I missed this Bible verse? “The righteous person may have many thoughts, but the LORD delivers him from them all.” (Psalm 34:19, NIV) The words astound me: the LORD delivers us from our thoughts!  Oh, how I need Him to deliver me from my thoughts. You, too? I […]