Micah 5:1-14; Psalms 80:2-3,15-16,18-19; Hebrews 10:5-10; Luke 1:39-45
An acclaimed publisher of college-level courses that can be studied at home offers more than 500 subjects. One of their latest is a 24 lecture series entitled: “Techniques for Retraining Your Brain.” (Sounds like something I could use once I train myself to stop procrastinating!).
The description in the course catalog begins with these thought provoking questions:
Why is it so hard to lose weight, stop smoking, or establish healthy habits?
Why do couples argue about the same issues over and over?
Why do so many people lie awake at night, stricken with worry and anxiety?
Why is it so difficult to come to terms with a loved one’s death, even if it’s after a long illness?
In the course synopsis, the professor asserts that “the answers to these questions — and the path to lasting change in your life — lie in cognitive behavioral therapy.” It further explains that cognitive behavioral therapy “is a well-tested collection of practical techniques for…