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Sin always masquerades as fun and games

By Dave Henning / March 8, 2021

“Sin always masquerades as fun and games.  But pull back the curtain of the deceived human heart, and what you’ll find hiding there will drive you to your knees to pray for that person.  And maybe that’s the very reason God instructs us to pray for our enemies.”- Lysa TerKeurst “If possible, so far as […]

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Grieving is dreaming in reverse

By Dave Henning / March 7, 2021

“Grieving is dreaming in reverse. . . .  But when you are grieving something or someone that was taken away, you wish you could go back in time.  You dream in reverse.  Instead of hoping for what will one day be, you long for a more innocent time when you lived more unaware of tragedy.  […]

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Emotional healing – choose new way of thinking

By Dave Henning / March 6, 2021

“Emotional healing is not so much a level to reach as it is a way of thinking you choose.  It’s admitting you might be thinking about this wrong.  Is there another way?  There’s always another way.  A better place to park. . . .  A way forward and onward, a future to find.  We can […]

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Emotional souvenirs – collect during life travel

By Dave Henning / March 5, 2021

“It’s impossible to travel through life and not collect emotional souvenirs.  We are either carrying healthy perspectives or files of proof from our past. . . .  When we choose to walk down the path of correcting the dots, we aren’t changing where we’ve been, but we’re sorting through our souvenirs to determine what says […]

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A gateway to growth and discovery

By Dave Henning / March 4, 2021

“We have to get to a place where the pain we’ve experienced is a gateway leading toward growth, learning, discovery, and eventually helping others.  But if the pain is what I’m simply running into over and over, it’s a stop-gate preventing me from getting over or getting through the situation.”- Lysa TerKeurst In Chapter 7 […]

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Processing our thoughts and perceptions

By Dave Henning / March 3, 2021

“If we become more self-aware of how we are processing our thoughts and perceptions and redirect those in more life-giving ways, then inside every loss, a more wise, empathetic, understanding, discerning, compassionate person of strength and humility has the potential to arise within us.”- Lysa TerKeurst “I have held many things in my hands and […]

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Healthy vulnerability – the secret

By Dave Henning / March 2, 2021

“The secret to healthy vulnerability . . . doesn’t start with others.  It has so much more to do with being safe with me. . . .  It was only when my most honest opinion of myself was also an honoring opinion of myself that I could stand vulnerable . . . .without fear.”- Lysa […]

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Flounders like a fish out of water

By Dave Henning / March 1, 2021

“Love is a thing of depth.  When forced to stay on the surface, it flounders about like a fish out of water. . . .  If [fish] don’t get below the surface, they will be starved of what gives them life.  Love is a bit like that.  Love needs depth to live . . . […]

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A marked moment of releasing unforgiveness

By Dave Henning / February 28, 2021

“Forgiveness is both a decision and a process.  Each offense requires a marked moment of releasing the unforgiveness that threatens to hold us hostage and hold us back from moving forward. . . .  your decision to forgive the facts of what happened is done in a specific moment in time.  But the process of […]

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Triggered feelings cloud our vision

By Dave Henning / February 27, 2021

“Progress is hard to see when triggered feelings make our vision clouded with intense emotions.  And progress with forgiveness can be hard to make when the anger and frustration and confusion from being hurt don’t immediately go away when you verbalize a statement of forgiveness.  But please know, not only is this normal, it’s part […]

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Holy instructions versus hurt feelings

By Dave Henning / February 26, 2021

“Hurt feelings sometimes don’t want to cooperate with holy instructions.  That’s why I have to add some of what Jesus did on the cross into this process. . . .  It only makes sense that I include Jesus’ shed blood into my act of forgiveness when accomplishing it on my own feels so hard . […]

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To see beyond this current darkness

By Dave Henning / February 25, 2021

“For me to move forward, for me to see beyond this current darkness, is between me and the Lord.  I don’t need to wait on others to do anything. . . .  I simply must obey whatever God is asking of me right now.  God has given me a new way to walk.  And God […]

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