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Souls were made to be blessed

By Dave Henning / March 14, 2015

“The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you; The Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.”- Numbers 6:24-26 (ESV) As John Ortberg concludes Chapter 13 of Soul Keeping, he observes that we are “acutely sensitive to our souls […]


The posture of the soul

By Dave Henning / March 13, 2015

“I never, in my life, felt more certain that I was doing right, than I do in signing this paper (The Emancipation Proclamation).  My whole soul is in it.”- Abraham Lincoln John Ortberg begins Chapter 13 (“The Soul Needs Blessing”) of Soul Keeping by noting that the soul makes itself known when it reaches out […]


Don’t strike out!

By Dave Henning / March 9, 2015

“With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in God’s likeness.  Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing.  My brothers, this should not be.”- James 3:10-11 “Blessing-giving should be asymmetrical.  It’s not a form of barter.  It’s grace.”- John Ortberg, Soul Keeping […]


Beholding Christ’s glory

By Dave Henning / January 16, 2015

“My heart says of you, ‘Seek his face.’  Your face, Lord, will I seek.”- Psalm 27:8 In Chapter 11 of Prayer, Timothy Keller writes that when we speak to someone, we address the person to his or her face.  Thus, to seek God’s face is “to have our hearts enabled by the Holy Spirit to […]

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