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Resurface old shame – what curse wants

By Dave Henning / June 15, 2021

Curse wants to resurface old shame to create a sense of doom for today.  Blessing does the opposite — it liberates in order to create hope for tomorrow. . . .  The Manasseh part of the Ephraim and Manasseh blessing tells people, ‘Your past troubles do not have to define you, but they can refine […]


Painful circumstances – imprecatory laments

By Dave Henning / September 27, 2019

“Anger is a natural and common response to painful circumstances. . . .  true lamenting calls for our lousiest, rawest emotions — even the ugly ones.  But anger is usually a secondary emotion, often masking feelings of loneliness, insecurity, shame, abandonment, or sadness.”- Aubrey Sampson “Pay them back for what they deserve, LORD, for what […]


A curse = the projection of evil

By Dave Henning / August 3, 2019

“A curse is the projection of evil on someone.  It’s using language or attitudes that project evil into their lives.”- Dallas Willard, Living in Christ’s Presence: Final Words on Heaven and the Kingdom of God (2014) In Chapter 5 (“Inspiration for Blessing”) of Given, Tina Boesch contrasts blessing and cursing.  First, she observes that, in […]

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