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11 – Uprooting Anger

Pre-lesson Video

Link to Floorplay Coaching, “Explaining the Brain to Children and Adolescents”: here

Playlist

Jordan St. Cyr, “Fires”
Tasha Layton, “Gonna Be Okay”
Matthew West, “Mended”
Plumb, “Exhale”
Casting Crowns, “I Know You’re There”

Encouraging Scripture

Psalm 107:13-14 Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress. He brought them out of darkness, the utter darkness, and broke away their chains.
Romans 12:18-21 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord. On the contrary: “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
2 Corinthians 12:9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.
Colossians 3:13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.

Resources

Article: Fircrest Behavioral Health, “5 Mistakes to Anger” here
Article: Kyle Benson, “Relationship Connection: 3 Choices that Make it or Break it” here
Book: Lisa TerKeurst, Forgiving What You Can’t Forget
Book: Stephen Covey, Seven Habits of Highly Effective People


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10 – Uprooting Abuse

Abuse Hotlines / Websites

National Domestic Violence Hotline https://www.thehotline.org
1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
RAINN (Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network rainn.org
1-800-656-HOPE (4673)
Victim Connect Resource Center victimconnect.org
1-855-4-VICTIM or 1-800-484-2846

Playlist

MercyMe, “Dear Younger Me” (Note: It’s worth looking into the backstory of this song)
Tenth Avenue North, “By Your Side”
Micah Tyler, “Never Been a Moment”
Ryan Stevenson, “Holding Nothing Back From You”
Zach Williams & Dolly Parton, “There Was Jesus”
Kari Jobe, “I Am Not Alone”
Natalie Grant, “Clean”
Danny Gokey, “Tell Your Heart to Beat Again” (Note: It’s worth looking into the backstory of this song)
Zach Williams, “Rescue Story”
Jesus Culture, “Holy Spirit”

Encouraging Scripture

Psalm 3:5-6 I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the Lord sustains me. I will not fear though tens of thousands assail me on every side.
Psalm 31:23-24 Love the Lord, all his faithful people! The Lord preserves those who are true to him, but the proud he pays back in full. Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord.
Psalm 107:13-14 Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress. He brought them out of darkness, the utter darkness, and broke away their chains.
Psalm 146:7-8 He upholds the cause of the oppressed and gives food to the hungry. The Lord sets prisoners free, the Lord gives sight to the blind, the Lord lifts up those who are bowed down, the Lord loves the righteous.
Isaiah 42:3 A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out. In faithfulness he will bring forth justice…
Isaiah 54:10 Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the Lord, who has compassion on you.
Luke 6:27-28 “But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you…”
Luke 15:3-7 Then Jesus told them this parable: “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’ I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.
John 10:27-30 My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand. I and the Father are one.”
Hebrews 13:20-21 …”My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand. I and the Father are one.”

Resources

Trauma Prayer: jimandpatbanks.com/trauma-prayer
Video: Lisa TerKeurst, “Forgiving What You Can’t Forget” here
Video/Book: Focus on the Family Interview with Jackie Hill Perry about her book, Gay Girl, Good God. Part 1 here; Part 2 here. (and book by the same name)
Article: “Psychology Today: Are You Overlooking or Rationalizing Abuse? That’s Denial” here
Article: “The New Science of Forgiveness” here
Article: “Should I Turn the Other Cheek” by Alison Cook here
Book: Freedom Tools by Andy Reese

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9 – Uprooting Fear

Playlist

Andrew Ripp, “Jericho”
Zach Williams, “Fear is a Liar”
Hillsong, “Prince of Peace”
Chris Tomlin, “Who You Are To Me”
Casting Crowns, “Oh My Soul”
Jesus Culture, “I Need You More”

Encouraging Scripture

Exodus 14:14  The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.
Psalm 55:22 Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.
Psalm 56:3 When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.
Psalm 103:11  For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him.
Psalm 119:143  Trouble and distress have come upon me, but your commands give me delight.
Psalm 136:26  Give thanks to the God of heaven. His love endures forever.
Psalm 139:16  Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.
Proverbs 12:25  Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up.
Proverbs 18:10  The name of the Lord is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.
Isaiah 12:2  Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord himself, is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation.
Isaiah 41:13 For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.
Isaiah 46:10  I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say, ‘My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please.’
Luke 21:19  Stand firm, and you will win life.
John 14:1  Jesus: “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me…”
Philippians 4:19 And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.
2 Timothy 1:7   For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.
Hebrews 13:6 So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?”

Resources

Videos:
City Tribe Media, “Tafolla Toro: 3 Years of Fear” from 10/25/20. Speaker: Lorenzo Gomez III.

City Tribe Media, “My Peace Is Not Negotiable” from 11/29/20. Speaker: Jubal Garcia

Articles:
Alison Cook, PhD, “Fear in the Bible and 4 Was to Address it” https://www.alisoncookphd.com/fear-in-the-bible/                                                      June Hunt, “Anxiety” https://www.hopefortheheart.org/wp-content/uploads/dlm_uploads/2020/03/Gods-Heart-On-Anxiety.pdf  
Book:
Tafolla Toro: Three Years of Fear by Lorenzo Gomez III 

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8 – Uprooting Shame & Self-Sabotage

Playlist

Hillsong Worship, “Who You Say I am”
Mercy Me, “Greater”
Big Daddy Weave, “Redeemed”
Stars Go Dim, “You Know Me Better”
Stars Go Dim “You Are Loved”
Matthew West “Hello My Name Is”
Hawk Nelson “Drops in the Ocean”
Tenth Avenue North “No Shame”
Lauren Daigle “You Say” 

Encouraging Scripture

Genesis 1:27 So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.
1 Samuel 16:7 But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lordlooks at the heart.”
Psalm 25:1-2 In you, Lord my God, I put my trust. I trust in you; do not let me be put to shame, nor let my enemies triumph over me.
Isaiah 50:7 Because the Sovereign Lord helps me, I will not be disgraced. Therefore have I set my face like flint, and I know I will not be put to shame.
Isaiah 54:4-5 Do not be afraid; you will not be put to shame. Do not fear disgrace; you will not be humiliated. You will forget the shame of your youth and remember no more the reproach of your widowhood. For your Maker is your husband—the Lord Almighty is his name—the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer; he is called the God of all the earth.
1 Corinthians 3:9-10 For we are co-workers in God’s service; you are God’s field, God’s building. By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as a wise builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one should build with care.
1 Corinthians 3:16 Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in your midst?
Galatians 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved meand gave himself for me.
Ephesians 2:10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Ephesians 3:12 In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.
Hebrews 12:1-2 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.

Resources

Articles:
Desiring God, “Breaking the Power of Shame,”
https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/breaking-the-power-of-shame 
ABWE International, “Don’t let Sexual Shame Move You from
Christ’s Mission,”
https://www.abwe.org/blog/don’t-let-sexual-shame-move-you-christ’s-mission-0 
Identifying the Strongholds in Your Life by Shegz n Stuff  http://www.shegznstuff.com/blogofshegz/identifyingstrongholds  
Books:
Unashamed by Christine Caine
Shame Interrupted: How God Lifts the Pain of Worthlessness and Rejection by Edward T. Welch
Seeing Yourself Through God’s Eyes by June Hunt (31-Day Interactive Devotional)
Hello My Name Is by Matthew West

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7 – Parent Roots (Pt 2)

Audio: Mother Apology/Blessing

Rock Thomas video link mid-lesson

Rock Thomas, Goalcast video link: here

Audio: Father Apology/Blessing

Playlist

Ryan Stevenson “Holding Nothing Back”
Skillet “Lifting Up My Heart”
Brandon Heath “Whole Heart”
Chris Tomlin “You’re a Good, Good Father
Sonic Society “Great Are You Lord”

Encouraging Scripture

Exodus 15:13 With your unfailing love you lead the people you have redeemed. In your might, you guide them to your sacred home.
Psalm 29:11 The Lord gives his people strength. The Lord blesses them with peace.
Psalm 89:13-18 Powerful is your arm! Strong is your hand! Your right hand is lifted high in glorious strength. Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne. Unfailing love and truth walk before you as attendants. Happy are those who hear the joyful call to worship, for they will walk in the light of your presence, Lord. They rejoice all day long in your wonderful reputation. They exult in your righteousness. You are their glorious strength. It pleases you to make us strong. Yes, our protection comes from the Lord, and he, the Holy One of Israel, has given us our king.
Psalm 102:27 But you are always the same; you will live forever.
Psalm 116:1-2 I love the Lord because he hears my voice and my prayer for mercy. Because he bends down to listen, I will pray as long as I have breath!
Isaiah 41:13  For I hold you by your right hand — I, the Lord you’re God. And I say to you, ‘Don’t be afraid. I am here to help you.’
Jeremiah 31:25 For I have given rest to the weary and joy to the sorrowing.
John 3:16-17 For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him.
John 10:14-15 I am the good shepherd; I know my own sheep, and they know me, just as my Father knows me and I know the Father. So I sacrifice my life for the sheep.

Resources

Study book about your mother’s impact:
Our Mothers, Ourselves by Henry Cloud and John Townsend
Parenting books for secure attachment parenting:
The Power of Showing Up by Dan Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson
No Drama Discipline by Dan Siegel and Tina Payne BrysonThe Whole Brain Child by Dan Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson
Video:
“4 S’s of Attachment-Based Parenting” (Safe, seen, soothed, secure). Dan Siegel interview with Jayson Gaddis; (FYI: meat of the interview begins at 22:30) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zV2nLEeh0c

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6 – Parent Roots (Pt 1)

Playlist

Pat Barrett “Build My Life”
Brandon Heath, “Faith Hope Love Repeat” 
The Neverclaim, “Steal Their Hearts”  
Finding Favour, Be Like You

Encouraging Scripture

Psalm 78:1-8 My people, hear my teaching; listen to the words of my mouth. I will open my mouth with a parable; I will utter hidden things, things from of old—things we have heard and known, things our ancestors have told us. We will not hide them from their descendants; we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, his power, and the wonders he has done. He decreed statutes for Jacob and established the law in Israel, which he commanded our ancestors to teach their children, so the next generation would know them, even the children yet to be born, and they in turn would tell their children. Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would keep his commands. They would not be like their ancestors—a stubborn and rebellious generation, whose hearts were not loyal to God, whose spirits were not faithful to him.
Matthew 6:33  But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 
Proverbs 3:1-12 My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart, for they will prolong your life many years and bring you peace and prosperity. Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes, fear the Lord and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones. Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops; then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine. My son, do not despise the Lord’s discipline, and do not resent his rebuke, because the Lord disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in.   
Ephesians 6:4 Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. 
Titus 2:2-8 Teach the older men to be temperate, worthy of respect, self-controlled,and sound in faith, in love and in endurance. Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. Then they can urge the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God. Similarly, encourage the young men to be self-controlled. In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned, so that those who oppose you may be ashamed because they have nothing bad to say about us.       Hebrews 12:7-11  Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as his children. For what children are not disciplined by their father? If you are not disciplined—and everyone undergoes discipline—then you are not legitimate, not true sons and daughters at all. Moreover, we have all had human fathers who disciplined us and we respected them for it. How much more should we submit to the Father of spirits and live! They disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, in order that we may share in his holiness. No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peacefor those who have been trained by it.

Resources

Articles:
“Effects of Toxic Parenting: 5 Steps for Healing” Alison Cook, PhD, https://www.alisoncookphd.com/effects-of-toxic-parents-5-steps-healing/
“Enmeshed Family – 6 Signs of Toxic Behavior” by Alison Cook, PhD,  https://www.alisoncookphd.com/enmeshed-family-6-signs-toxic-behavior/
Book: 
The Body Keeps the Score by Bessell van der Kolk, MD

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5 – Your Story

Lesson video by John Witte

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Playlist

Big Daddy Weave “My Story”
Tauren Wells “God’s Not Done With You”
Laura Story “Blessings”
Passion “Bigger Than I Thought”
Unspoken “Life My Life Up”

Encouraging Scripture

Ecclesiastes 3:1-22
Acts 20:28 Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood.
Hebrews 12:10-13 They disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, in order that we may share in his holiness. No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees.  “Make level paths for your feet,” so that the lame may not be disabled, but rather healed.
James 1:2-3 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.
1 Peter 1:8-9 Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy or you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.
1 Peter 3:13-18 Who is going to harm you if you are eager to do good? But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. “Do not fear their threats; do not be frightened.” But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answerto everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander. For it is better, if it is God’s will, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil. For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive in the Spirit.

Resources

Articles:                                                   
“6 Reasons Why Your Story Matters by Life in the Spacious Place” https://lifeinthespaciousplace.wordpress.com/2017/06/26/6-reasons-why-your-story-matters/
“The Key to the Christian’s Joy” by R C Sproul https://www.ligonier.org/blog/key-christians-joy/ 
“3 Reasons Your Joy Matters (And Isn’t Just About You)” by Melissa Kruger https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/melissa-kruger/3-reasons-your-joy-matters-and-isnt-just-about-you/

Story Counseling for you or your company: https://istoriaproject.org

Seasons video: California Academy of Science, 3 min 16 sec: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgHmqv_-UbQ

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4 – Worst Ways vs Wise Ways

Link for Opening Video

Basics of Great Garden Soil by Burpee Gardens here

Playlist

Gungor, “Beautiful Things”
Hawk Nelson, “Diamonds”
Casting Crowns, “Who Am I”
Colton Dixon, “Identity”
Jeremy Camp, “Christ in Me”
Chris August, “Starry Nights”

Encouraging Scripture

2 Corinthians 5:17  Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!
Galatians 2:20  I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
Galatians 5:16  So I say, let the Holy Spirit guide your lives. Then you won’t be doing what your sinful nature craves.
Ephesians 2:10 For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.
Colossians 3:1-2  Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.

Resources

Activity: After this lesson, If you need more time in prayer about this topic, consider journaling a prayer to God telling him what hurts and poor patterns continue to surface. Ask Him for help and let Him know you are ready and open to learning. Pray using the open hands concept: Allow God to take what He needs to accomplish these changes. And, allow God to give you what you need to change habits. Consider sealing this envelope. Either pass it on to your mentor to hold, or set it in a safe place until you finish Cultivate.

Articles: 
“8 Misconceptions about God that are Holding You Back” https://www.beliefnet.com/faiths/christianity/8-misconceptions-about-god-that-are-holding-you-back.aspx
“Put On the New Person” https://www.desiringgod.org/messages/put-on-the-new-person

Study to consider: Alpha Course, https://www.alpha.org

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3 – Concentric Circles

Playlist

Newsboys, “We Believe”
Jesus Culture “Make Us One”
Rend Collective, “Build Your Kingdom Here”
Toby Mac, “Speak Life”
Building 429, “We Won’t Be Shaken”

Encouraging Scripture

Proverbs 13:20 Walk with the wise and become wise; associate with fools and get in trouble.
Proverbs 18:24  A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
Proverbs 27:6  Wounds from a sincere friend are better than many kisses from an enemy.
Ecclesiastes 4:12  A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.
1 Corinthians 13 (Full chapter on Love)
1 Corinthians 15:33  Don’t be fooled by those who say such things, for “bad company corrupts good character.”
Hebrews 10:24-25 Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.
1 Peter 4:8  Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.

Resources

Articles:
John Maxwell “Law of Environment”
Alison Cook: “Setting Boundaries with Friends”                                          Jordan Harbinger Show: “7 Signs It’s Time to Cut a Toxic Person”
Books:
Boundaries by Henry Cloud & John Townsend
Boundaries for Your Soul: How to Turn Your Overwhelming Thoughts and Feelings into Your Greatest Allies by Alison Cook & Kim Miller
When to Walk Away: Finding Freedom from Toxic People by Gary Thomas

Other Considerations

Creative Writing by Amy Burgin, Christgazer blog: “Rejoice, You Are Easily Molded” https://amyburgin.com/2020/09/05/rejoice-you-are-easily-molded/

More about relationships. As you become more aware of relationships in your life, you might wonder how to make better decisions in the future. Although this isn’t attributed to anyone in particular, this short list of “Five Ways Not to be Used” might be helpful as you think more analytically about relationships. You might set other guidelines as well.

  1. Believe patterns, not apologies.
  2. Don’t fall in love with potential.
  3. Believe red flags.
  4. Know your worth.
  5. Don’t lower your standards.

Environments.As you get better at pruning, other areas of your life can be evaluated. For example, do you listen to music? Most of us listen to music on our commutes, at our desks, on our phones… When it’s quiet, do you ever find yourself humming a catchy tune or singing the chorus that’s not playing in your environment at the moment? Songs can get stuck in our heads, right? Have you taken time to read the lyrics to the songs you find rolling through your mind? Are these the messages you want repeating and become part of your patterns? Like repetitive advertisements permeate our thoughts and impact our purchasing decisions, musical messages infiltrate our perspectives. These themes become incorporated into our lives as we believe the messages through emotion and/or repetition.
Consider all of your environments: Home, work, transportation, and so on. What is the climate in those areas? Besides music, are there other factors that can be positive, neutral, or detrimental to our well-being?

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2 – Personal Profile

Playlist

Chris Tomlin, “Light of the World”
Jesus Culture, “Light of Your Face”
Toby Mac, “Love Broke Through”
Francesca Battistelli, “Beautiful”
Steven Curtis Chapman, “Do Everything”

Encouraging Scripture

2 Samuel 22:29-37  You, Lord, are my lamp; the Lord turns my darkness into light. With your help I can advance against a troop; with my God I can scale a wall. As for God, his way is perfect: The Lord’s word is flawless;  he shields all who take refuge in him. For who is God besides the Lord? And who is the Rock except our God? It is God who arms me with strength  and keeps my way secure. He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he causes me to stand on the heights. He trains my hands for battle; my arms can bend a bow of bronze. You make your saving help my shield; your help has made me great. You provide a broad path for my feet, so that my ankles do not give way.
Psalm 119:105  Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.
Proverbs 3:5-6  Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
Jeremiah 29:11-13a  “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you,” declares the Lord.
Isaiah 42:16 I will lead blind Israel down a new path, guiding them along an unfamiliar way. I will brighten the darkness before them and smooth out the road ahead of them. Yes, I will indeed do these things; I will not forsake them.
Isaiah 58:8 Then your salvation will come like the dawn, and your wounds will quickly heal. Your godliness will lead you forward, and the glory of the Lord will protect you from behind.
Matthew 6:22-23 Your eye is like a lamp that provides light for your body. When your eye is healthy, your whole body is filled with light. But when your eye is unhealthy, your whole body is filled with darkness. And if the light you think you have is actually darkness, how deep that darkness is!
John 1:5  The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it. 
John 10:10  Jesus said, “My purpose is to give life in all its fullness.”
Romans 12:2  Don’t let the world around you squeeze you into its own mold, but let God remake you so that your whole attitude of mind is changed.
2 Corinthians 4:7-8  But this precious treasure — this light and power that now shine within us — is held in a perishable container, that is, in our weak bodies. Everyone can see that the glorious power within must be from God and is not our own. We are pressed on every side by troubles, but not crushed and broken. We are perplexed because we don’t know why things happen as they do, but we don’t give up and quit.
1 Peter 2:9 But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light.