I recently discovered the work of Dr. Carolyn Leaf. A dedicated Christian, she has been studying brain health for over 25 years. I heard a video of hers just yesterday and was very impressed. As Christians, we have the mind of Christ and in Scripture we are told to meditate on God’s word and to think only on things that are pure and lovely. Our brains react to our thoughts and actually look different under a microscope when our thought patterns are too negative.
Some of the stories she told is of the transformation of children. She’s from South Africa and has worked with thousands of kids in their school system. One story of of a teenager who experienced very bad brain damage. The Doctor’s told her parent that she be a vegetable the rest of her life. Her parents, Christians, prayed and work with their daughter. After time, she was functioning at the 4th grade level. When they met Dr. Leaf, Carolyn helped them understand how to completely rewire her brain and she not only caught up with her 12th grade class, but exceeded it.
We are bombarded with negative messages from the media like the news and messages in our entertainment. Now, don’t get me wrong. It’s good to know what’s happening where we need to be praying. Years ago I read a biography about Hudson Taylor. War had broken out in China and many of the missionaries in his care were in harms way. One of the younger missionaries was shocked to see Hudson whistling as though without a care.
When asked, he shared that when tough situations arise he always goes to his prayer closet and leaves it with the Lord. We are often called ‘sheep’ in the Bible and sheep are not made to carry heavy loads. Jesus even said to cast all of our cares on Him and that His burden is light. Here’s a video interview with Dr. Carolyn Leaf.
This is the original video I saw yesterday… Dr Carolyn Leaf