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A special light to shine – given by Jesus

By Dave Henning / July 4, 2021

“Jesus Christ has given you a special light to shine that is very much needed by the people in your circle of influence (Matt. 5:14-16).  No one else has your uniquely, God-created, Christ-redeemed, and Spirit-influenced personality.”- Bill Gaultiere (emphasis author’s) In Chapter 5 (“The R Stage: Responsibilities in Ministry”) of Journey of the Soul, Bill […]

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Discipleship- other emotions minimized

By Dave Henning / July 3, 2021

“Emotions often get minimized in discipleship, but they’re just as important as thinking.  Renewing our mind in God’s tender mercy includes dealing with our thoughts and feelings (Rom. 12:1-2). . . .  When we integrate feeling and thinking our Christian doctrines inspire us to dance with Jesus as we serve in his Kingdom of Love!”- […]

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Our image of God: more about knee-ology

By Dave Henning / July 2, 2021

“Often we think our image of God is limited to our concepts and beliefs, but actually it’s less about our theology and more about our knee-ology.  How we actually feel and experience God when we pray is largely based on our early childhood relationships. . . .  What do you see when you look into […]

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Trusting God in desolation

By Dave Henning / July 1, 2021

“Trusting God in desolation doesn’t feel like growth.  That’s because grace is working inside our soul and may not improve our circumstances.  Psychologically, we’re learning to trust our unseen and unfelt Lord and internalize his Spirit so that out of sight is not out of mind.”- Kristi Gaultiere “How long, LORD?  Will you forget me […]

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Spiritual peaks and pits – lots of them

By Dave Henning / June 30, 2021

In your journey through the CHRIST stages of faith you’ll experience lots of spiritual peaks and pits.  Everyone’s experience is unique, but generally mature disciples of Jesus are likely to experience two high points separated by a valley. . . .  Surprisingly, our lows as well as our highs are expressions of God’s grace and […]

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Cycle of Pseudograce – increasingly common

By Dave Henning / June 29, 2021

“A Cycle of Pseudograce . . . is increasingly common in our post-Christian culture.  It substitutes tolerance or self-acceptance for God’s grace, and its goal is so-called freedom — especially from standards of what is right and good — rather than the fruit of the Spirit.”- Kristi Gaultiere In Chapter 2 (“Grace for Your Journey”) […]

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Your Soul Kit – good to include Psalm 23

By Dave Henning / June 28, 2021

It’s good to put Psalm 23 in your Soul Kit. . . .  For decades we’ve used it in our teaching and small groups as a resource for God’s peace and guidance.”- Kristi Gaultiere In the “Soul Care Practice” that follows Chapter 1 of Journey of the Soul, Kristi Gaultiere takes time to saturate our […]

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Trail angels – map with a big red star

By Dave Henning / June 27, 2021

A backpacker told me that when he was weary on a remote stretch of the Pacific Coast Trail he encountered trail angels, who showed up out of nowhere with water, food, medicine, encouragement, and a map. . . .  At times we all need a map with a big red star that says ‘You are […]

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Flowing out from deep inside you

By Dave Henning / June 26, 2021

“Your soul [is] . . . actually your whole person.  Flowing out from deep inside you, it encompasses your body and expands out into your social world.  In other words, your soul is so large that your body is actually inside your soul.”- Bill Gaultiere In the Introduction to Journey of the Soul: A Practical […]

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The Power to Bless: How to Speak Life . . .

By Dave Henning / June 25, 2021

The Power to Bless: How to Speak Life . . . (BakerBooks, 2021) Alan Wright, lead pastor of Reynolda Church in North Carolina, wrote The Power to Bless: How to Speak Life and Empower the People You Love in 2021.  In the Introduction, Pastor Wright defines blessing as “an affirming, positive vision spoken with faith, […]

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Loaded with the Master’s treasures

By Dave Henning / June 24, 2021

“To be blessed is to be loaded with the Master’s treasures.  Camels can run up to forty miles an hour, but they have to stop and awkwardly kneel in order to be loaded.”- Alan Wright In his Conclusion (“The Best Is Yet to Come”) of The Power to Bless, Alan Wright talks about the Hebrew […]

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Deep personal blessing – mine the gold

By Dave Henning / June 23, 2021

“Deep personal blessing carries more power when you become a treasure hunter who accurately discerns someone’s unique identity and potential.  You can learn to mine the gold in others’ souls.”- Alan Wright Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah. . . .  And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this […]

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