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Surest antidote for trepidation

By Dave Henning / December 22, 2022

“Anxiety is not a sign of weakness.  But anxiety does weaken us. . . .  Yet help is here.  You have at your disposal the surest antidote for trepidation.  The Holy Spirit.  His is the calming presence of God in the world today.  He will help you defy the voices of fear and draw nigh […]


The antidote to our indifference

By Dave Henning / April 17, 2022

“Every hurting person was [Jesus’s] son or daughter.  Compassion is the antidote to our indifference. . . .  Our compassion for hurting and hard-to-love people begins with eyes-open prayer.”- Kyle Idleman “As [Jesus] approached the town gate, a dead person was being carried out — the only son of his mother.  And a large crowd […]


Laughter – as deep a place as tears

By Dave Henning / August 6, 2019

[Sarah’s] laughter comes from as deep a place as tears come from, and in a way it comes from the same place.  As much as tears do, it comes out of the world where God is of all missing persons the most missed, except that it comes not as an ally of darkness, but as […]


Whole-heartedness, the antidote to exhaustion

By Dave Henning / May 25, 2018

“You know the antidote to exhaustion is not necessarily rest.  The antidote to exhaustion is whole-heartedness.  The reason you’re so exhausted is that much of what you’re doing you have no affection for.”- Brother David Steindl-Rast, Benedictine monk “I [Moses] cannot carry all these people by myself; the burden is too heavy for me.”- Numbers 11:14 […]


Hope – the antidote to despair

By Dave Henning / January 25, 2018

“Although it may get walloped and slammed against, hope is the antidote to despair, and it’s the only way to live through prolonged seasons of waiting without losing our faith or our sanity.”- Ann Swindell “Since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.  Through him we […]


The antidote to secret hate – open repair

By Dave Henning / December 27, 2017

“The antidote to secret hate is open repair.”- John Ortberg “Don’t secretly hate your neighbor.  If you have something against him, get it out into the open; otherwise you are an accomplice to his guilt.”- Leviticus 19:17 (MSG) In Chapter 12 (“Houston, We Have A Problem: Intimacy Rupture and Repair”) of I’d Like You More. […]


Brokenness – the antidote to shame

By Dave Henning / October 29, 2017

Brokenness is the antidote to shame.”- Dan Allender and Tremper Longman, The Cry of the Soul (1994) “The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.”- Psalm 34:18 (ESV) As Sara Hagerty continues Chapter 5 of Unseen, she admits she doesn’t relish thinking of herself as vulnerable.  Therefore, she explains: “Really, […]

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