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Playing the Holy Spirit

By Dave Henning / June 29, 2014

“For the Lord sees not as a man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.”- 1 Samuel 16:7 “Christian freedom . . . is freedom to help a neighbor out and give him something to delight in.”- H. R. Rookmaker As author Mary DeMuth continues Chapter 8 of […]

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Christian perfection

By Dave Henning / June 28, 2014

In Chapter 8 (“And Forgive Us Our Sins: Be Repentant”) of The Wall Around Your Heart, Mary DeMuth opens by stating that when we’ve been hurt, it’s much easier to zero in on someone else’s heinous sins than to be aware of our own and confess those sin patterns.  Yet, a healthy perception of our own […]

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Holy contentment in the moment

By Dave Henning / June 27, 2014

As Mary DeMuth continues Chapter 7 of The Wall Around Your Heart, she cautions that if you’re an all-or-nothing person (as the author tends to be), one small mistake can open the door for widespread failure the rest of the day!  For example, if you give in to anger, you’re likely to throw up your […]

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Day by day

By Dave Henning / June 26, 2014

Jesus said, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.”- John 6:35 (ESV) In Chapter 7 (“Give Us Today the Food We Need: Ask Jesus for Help”) of The Wall Around Your Heart, author Mary DeMuth takes particular note of two words […]

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WWJS (What Would Jesus Say?)

By Dave Henning / June 25, 2014

In today’s post, author Mary DeMuth (The Wall Around Your Heart) concludes her discussion of five ways to cultivate a heaven-bent heart that will help us endure relational pain, yet thrive in the aftermath. 4.  Let heaven frame your relationships.  Mary states that when relationships go sour, such as those related to vocation loss, it […]

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The joy of heaven on earth

By Dave Henning / June 24, 2014

“No one can build my secret history of God for me.  The level of intimacy I walk with Him is a direct function of my hunger and desire.  I can have as much of Him and His kingdom as I want.  The question is: How much do I want?  How hungry am I?”- Michele Perry, […]

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Earthbound or heavenward?

By Dave Henning / June 23, 2014

“For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.  So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen.  For what is seen is temporal, but what is unseen is eternal.”- 2 Corinthians 4:17-18 In Chapter 6 (“As It Is in […]

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Jesus’ navigation plan

By Dave Henning / June 22, 2014

As Mary DeMuth concludes Chapter 5 of The Wall Around Your Heart, she states that because Jesus perfectly obeyed the Father, His actions model how we are to “navigate the infested waters of heartache”.  It is important for us to maintain a minute-by-minute realization that Jesus dwells in our hearts and loves to direct us.  […]

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All boxed in?

By Dave Henning / June 21, 2014

Jesus explained: “My nourishment comes from doing the will of God, who sent me, and from finishing his work.”- John 4:34 In Chapter 5 (“May Your Will Be Done on Earth: Respond Like Jesus”) of The Wall Around Your Heart, author Mary DeMuth begins by admitting that when she’s happy and content with her life […]

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God’s Kingdom

By Dave Henning / June 20, 2014

“O Lord, hear my prayer, listen to my cry for mercy; in your faithfulness and righteousness come to my relief . . . . Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground.  For your name’s sake, O Lord, bring me out of trouble.”- Psalm […]

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The Survivor Kingdom

By Dave Henning / June 19, 2014

“I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.”- John 10:10 In today’s post, Mary DeMuth (The Wall Around Your Heart) concludes her presentation of the five kingdoms we build on earth by discussing The Survivor Kingdom.  On the surface the Survivor Kingdom might seem to be relatively harmless, since we’re not beating ourselves […]

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The Vengeance Kingdom

By Dave Henning / June 18, 2014

“Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, ‘Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” . . . Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”- Romans 12:19,21 Mary DeMuth (The Wall Around Your Heart) continues her presentation of five earthly kingdoms […]

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