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The anger that pollutes our hearts

By Dave Henning / February 13, 2019

” . . . when a person discovers he has heart disease, his overriding concern isn’t how he got it, where it came from, or whose fault it is that he has it.  His number one concern is, ‘How do I fix it?’  We should be driven by a similar concern when it comes to […]

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We just aren’t getting our way

By Dave Henning / February 8, 2019

“Of the four enemies vying for control of our hearts, this one’s the most obvious and perhaps the most dangerous: Anger. . . .  But behind all the huffing and puffing, ranting and raving, brewing and stewing is the most basic of human experiences: We just aren’t getting our way.”- Andy Stanley “Get rid of […]

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Carrying a heart full of anger

By Dave Henning / January 30, 2019

“And to be honest, if you discover that you’re carrying a heart full of anger, that won’t come as a surprise to the people who love you the most.  They’ve known for a long time.  And changer are, they’ve been praying that one day you would wake up and see it for yourself.”- Andy Stanley […]

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When anger remains, it intensifies and spreads

By Dave Henning / January 29, 2019

“It’s easy to believe that the only remedy for our anger is payback. . . .  The irony is that, in most cases, the perceived debt can never be paid. . . . but actually it’s a tragedy . . . because people spend much of their lives waiting for debts to be paid that […]

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Envy never rests – morphs into anger

By Dave Henning / December 12, 2018

“It’s important to understand that envy never rests.  Envy never lives in the heart as just envy.  Envy quickly morphs into anger, the anger looks for an object, and finally envy shuts the heart off from trust in God.”- Paul David Tripp “When my soul was embittered, I was pricked in heart, I was brutish […]

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Put boundaries around your chaotic feelings

By Dave Henning / September 18, 2018

“Anger can feel chaotic, and so can other emotions.  The task is to let God help you put boundaries around your chaotic feelings. . . .  But just as God contained chaos ‘in the beginning,’ with his help you can grow to love the most difficult parts of yourself and find that ‘the boundary lines […]

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Anger – empowering in the moment

By Dave Henning / September 16, 2018

“Anger feels empowering in the moment but leads to feelings of guilt, sadness, and even shame.  If you don’t address your anger, before long you’ll feel chaotic inside.”- Alison Cook and Kimberly Miller “If we do not transform our pain, we most assuredly will transmit it.”- Richard Rohr In Chapter 9 (“Boundaries with Anger”) of […]

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Reacting from our bird brain

By Dave Henning / December 28, 2017

“If we’re reacting from our bird brain, we cannot have a productive conversation.  It doesn’t matter how smart we are.”- John Ortberg “My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to become angry.”- James 1:19 (NIV) John Ortberg continues Chapter 12 of I’d […]

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Forgiving someone specific

By Dave Henning / May 2, 2017

“It’s [forgiveness] more than just dealing with your feelings, it’s forgiving someone specific.”- Kyle Idleman “Alexander the metalworker did me a great deal of harm.  The Lord will repay him for what he has done.”- 2 Timothy 4:14 In Chapter 6 (“More Prevailing Than Your Vengeance”) of Grace Is Greater, Kyle Idleman asks what happens […]

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When we live in grace – releasing

By Dave Henning / April 30, 2017

“When we live in grace, releasing doesn’t mean giving up, it means giving it up to God. . . . You loosen your grip from the pain of what was done to you and you place it in God’s hands.”- Kyle Idleman As Kyle Idleman concludes Chapter 5 of Grace Is Greater, he presents the […]

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Choking our resolve to forgive

By Dave Henning / April 29, 2017

“Our emotions can tie us up, hold us down, and have a way of choking our resolve to forgive.  They are roadblocks that keep us from moving forward with forgiveness.”- Kyle Idleman “In your anger do not sin: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the […]

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Give them pieces of your heart

By Dave Henning / December 23, 2016

“Instead of giving someone a piece of your mind — it’s far better to give them pieces of your heart.”- Ann Voskamp In Chapter 16 (“When It Comes to Wooing God and Healing Wounds”) of The Broken Way, Ann Voskamp cites Jean Vanier, a Canadian Catholic philosopher.  Mr. Vanier observes: “Most of the time to […]

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