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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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The Narcissistic Kingdom

By Dave Henning / June 17, 2014

“For if anyone thinks he is something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself.”- Galatians 6:3 In Chapter 4 of The Wall Around Your Heart, author Mary DeMuth continues her presentation of five kingdoms we build on earth with her discussion of the third kingdom- The Narcissistic Kingdom.  Mary adds that this kingdom also could […]

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The pebble in your shoe

By Dave Henning / June 16, 2014

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.  Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you.  You will seek me and find me, when you seek me […]

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The I- Am- Awful Kingdom

By Dave Henning / June 15, 2014

“For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.”- Galatians 5:1 Today Mary DeMuth (The Wall Around Your Heart) continues her presentation of four kinds of kingdoms we build on earth by discussing the second kingdom, the I- Am- Awful Kingdom. Mary observes that […]

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The Woe- Is- Me Kingdom

By Dave Henning / June 14, 2014

“We can’t imagine the freedom we find from the things we leave behind.”- Michael Card (“Things We Leave Behind”) In Chapter 4 of The Wall Around Your Heart, author Mary DeMuth looks at four types of kingdoms we build on earth that keep us living stalemated by the past.  Today Mary discusses the Woe-Is- Me Kingdom. […]

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Running on fumes?

By Dave Henning / June 13, 2014

As Mary DeMuth begins Chapter 4 (“May Your Kingdom Come Soon: Walk in the Great Right Now”) of The Wall Around Your Heart, she relates her own tendency to “react to the past rather than be wooed toward the future.”  Although Mary existed off the fumes of her reaction to her past for awhile, eventually she […]

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We’re in good hands with . . . God

By Dave Henning / June 12, 2014

“Never be wise in your own sight.  Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all.  If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.”- Romans 12:16-18 Mary DeMuth concludes Chapter 3 of The Wall Around Your Heart with her discussion of […]

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Let Jesus be Jesus

By Dave Henning / June 11, 2014

“I make a terrible Jesus.”- Mary Demuth’s friend Stacey In today’s post, Mary DeMuth (The Wall Around Your Heart) continues her discussion of ways to revere God in the way we handle adversity. 3.  Don’t make people or their opinions idols.  Mary notes that some people believe the fundamental point of life is for others […]

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From angst to alleluia

By Dave Henning / June 10, 2014

Today’ Mary DeMuth continues her discussion of what we can do to revere God in the way we handle difficult relationships (Chapter 3, The Wall Around Your Heart). 2.  Lament when you’re hurt.  Mary explains that to get beyond the pain of adversity, we must acknowledge the pain first in order to move on later.  […]

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