It’s been eleven days since I had my toenail removed.

I could have left my toenail on, but now I know, had I chosen to do so, it would have taken a long time for the pain in my toe to go away. Removing the covering of my nail is enabling faster healing to an injury hidden underneath.



Just like my nail had covered up a festering wound,  we sometime choose to live everyday covering up festering hurts. The problem is, when we choose to ignore them and not take care of them, they can actually cause more trouble to our lives over the long haul.

Dealing with my toe has been inconvenient. It hasn’t been fun.  But what here’s what I can say,  I see healing taking place. I first had to pay attention to what my body was trying to tell me. Then I had to make the time and be willing to be inconvenienced to nurture that part of me.

My heart is the same way, if I am not careful, my emotions can not only “run-a-muck”, they can run uncared for if I don’t make the time to pay attention to what my heart is trying to tell me. It’s important to make the time to deal with me.

In today’s podcast,  I discuss the importance of coaching your heart and some practical ways for how you can do that that.

While our emotions should not dictate what we do, they are our God-given indicators of how our souls are fairing in this life. Too many of us stuff our emotions or inappropriately share indiscriminately. Both are attempts to deal with a hurting heart but they are both extremes.  We can and should care for our emotions in a balanced way. Our heart, the seat of our emotions, is just like our bodies — it’s been placed within our care and it’s to our advantage to manage them well.

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  • What emotions do you struggle with the most?
  • How do you examine your emotions?
  • How do you expose yourself to positivity and truth?
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Highlights for Today’s Episode:

  • Pay attention to your emotions.
  • Be willing to deal with your heart.
  • Learn how to ask yourself the right questions and coach your heart to good health.

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