All posts in " discouragement dial "

The Peninnah effect – comparing

By Dave Henning / September 21, 2023

“If I compare, I become discouraged.  The discouragement dial gets turned up when our way isn’t working, but even more so when everyone else seems to be doing just fine.  We can call this the ‘Peninnah effect.’ “- Kyle Idleman ” ‘Why are you crying, Hannah?’  Elkanah would ask.  ‘Why aren’t you eating?  Why be […]


Discouragement dial – turned up

By Dave Henning / September 19, 2023

“Discouragement is not an object.  It’s not something you can see or touch.  It doesn’t have weight or mass, but that doesn’t stop it from holding you back and weighing you down. . . .  Your discouragement dial really gets turned up when you don’t have any control over the situation.”- Kyle Idleman “[Elkanah] had […]

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