Show Notes S5E21: A Little Thought Goes a Long Way with Michelle Bengtson

by | May 23, 2023 | The Love Offering Podcast Show Notes

It’s time to take our thoughts more seriously. In the words of an ancient Chinese proverb, “Be careful of your thoughts, for your thoughts become your words. Be careful of your words, for your words become your actions. Be careful of your actions, for your actions become your habits. Be careful of your habits, for your habits become your character. Be careful of your character, for your character becomes your destiny.” There is so much at stake, and to think, it all starts in our minds.


Dr. Michelle Bengtson is on the show today sharing her expertise as a board-certified neuropsychologist. She is the author of Hope Prevails: Insights From a Doctor’s Personal Journey Through Depression, Breaking Anxiety’s Grip: How to Reclaim the Peace God Promises, and Today Is Going to be a Good Day: 90 Promises From God to Start Your Day Off Right. Join us as she helps us learn to restore hope, renew minds and empower others to live in their God-given identity.



“Not everyone wants to do what it takes to get well.”


“What started as a temporary solution to what we hoped was a temporary crisis became my new normal.”


“God never asked me to do that.”


“God, if this is going to be my life, I don’t want to go on living.”


“God had to deal with my pride.”


“Unless you are addressing the spiritual roots of disease, you’re putting a Band-Aid on an infection and hoping it gets well.”


John 10:10


“With respect to depression, the enemy wants to steal our joy, kill our peace, and destroy our identity.”


“There is power, in the name of Jesus and in His blood.”


“The enemy tries to get us to question God’s Word and question His character.”


“God will withhold no good thing from His children.”


“God has given us the mind of Christ.”


“We need to keep our minds focused on God’s truth and not on our feelings and circumstances.”


“God tells us to take every thought captive.”


“Although weeping may last through the night, joy comes in the morning.”


“I started to believe that I was joy immune.”


“Today is going to be a good day because…”


“Every day can be a good day when we stand on God’s Word and His promises.”


“What we focus on will grow.”


“Our feelings are good but our feelings are the outward manifestation of what we believe. We start to behave in the way that we believe.”


“When we change our thoughts, it changes our reality.”


“It’s a treasure hunt for God’s goodness.”


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I’m Rachael Adams

I’m an author, speaker, and host of The Love Offering Podcast. My mission is to help women find significance and purpose throught Christ.

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