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Total abandonment of the Self Life

By Dave Henning / August 22, 2020

“The Christian life only works through total abandonment.  You have to be all in.  If we hold anything back, retain some part of our lives for ourselves, large or small, the Self will rule there and continually set itself against God in us. . . .  Most disappointing Christian experiences can be explained by the […]


Envy = the great leveler, up or down

By Dave Henning / August 20, 2020

“Envy hates to see other men happy. . . .  It begins by asking, plausibly: ‘Why should I not enjoy what others enjoy?’ and it ends by demanding: ‘Why should others enjoy what I may not?’  Envy is the great leveler; if it cannot level things up, it will level them down, and the words […]


Envy distorts your view of life

By Dave Henning / December 15, 2018

” . . . envy never tells you the truth.  It distorts your view of life, the life of others, and the character of God.”- Paul David Tripp “So we do not lose heart.  Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day.  For this light momentary affliction […]


Envy preaches a false gospel

By Dave Henning / December 14, 2018

“Envy preaches a false gospel of favoritism and injustice, and because it does, it never comforts your heart.  People who’ve been captured by envy seldom have peace, seldom have hope, and seldom find rest in God’s care.”- Paul David Tripp “I loathe my very life; therefore, I will give free rein to my complaint and […]


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 […]


Envy, an attention-getting signpost

By Dave Henning / September 26, 2018

“Think of envy as a signpost, pointing you to areas of your life that need your attention.  The presence of this feeling gives you clues about the state of your soul and alerts you to growth opportunities.”-Alison Cook and Kimberly Miller In Chapter 12 (“Boundaries with Envy and Desire”) of Boundaries for Your Soul, Alison […]

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