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The handcuffs of hatred – unlocked

By Dave Henning / May 23, 2021

“Forgiveness is the key that unlocks the door of resentment and the handcuffs of hatred.  It is a power that breaks the chains of bitterness and the shackles of selfishness.”- Corrie ten Boom, survivor of Ravensbruck concentration camp “I have forgiven in the sight of Christ for your sake, in order that Satan might not […]

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Forgiveness filled with hesitation and resistance

By Dave Henning / March 27, 2021

“Even the most imperfect, messy forgiveness filled with hesitation and resistance is better than letting bitterness have its way with your heart.  The sum total of even the smallest inklings and considerations of forgiveness is always better than one moment of full-on bitterness.”- Lysa TerKeurst In Chapter 14 (“Living the Practice of Forgiveness Every Day”), […]

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Humanity without humility negates true forgiveness

By Dave Henning / March 24, 2021

“Humanity without humility makes true forgiveness impossible.  Humanity rises up and demands that I be declared the right one, the good one, the victimized one. . . .  Humility bows low and claims the greatest victory a human can ever grasp: God’s prize of peace.”- Lysa TerKeurst As Lysa TerKeurst moves on in Chapter 13 […]

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Feelings of disillusionment left unattended

By Dave Henning / March 13, 2021

Feelings of disillusionment left unattended start to seem like facts about God when our circumstances don’t turn like we believed they would. . . .  But then . . . I learned God loves us too much to answer our prayers at any other time than the right time.”- Lysa TerKeurst As Lysa TerKeurst moves […]

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Efforts of control or efforts of compassion?

By Dave Henning / March 11, 2021

“I want them (friends, co-workers, family members) saved, but I am not their Savior. . . .  They need Jesus.  They need self-control.  So I shift from efforts of control to efforts of compassion.  Compassion lets me love the person, empathize with their pain, and acknowledge their side of things, even if I don’t agree […]

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Holy instructions versus hurt feelings

By Dave Henning / February 26, 2021

“Hurt feelings sometimes don’t want to cooperate with holy instructions.  That’s why I have to add some of what Jesus did on the cross into this process. . . .  It only makes sense that I include Jesus’ shed blood into my act of forgiveness when accomplishing it on my own feels so hard . […]

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To see beyond this current darkness

By Dave Henning / February 25, 2021

“For me to move forward, for me to see beyond this current darkness, is between me and the Lord.  I don’t need to wait on others to do anything. . . .  I simply must obey whatever God is asking of me right now.  God has given me a new way to walk.  And God […]

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Hopeless pursuits vs. hope-filled possibilities

By Dave Henning / February 24, 2021

Hopeless pursuits are where so many get stuck, stay angry, and void peace right out of their lives.  But hope-filled possibilities?  That’s where the process of seeing that healing is possible begins.  What we look for is what we will see.  What we see determines our perspective.  And our perspective  becomes our reality.”- Lysa TerKeurst […]

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Spiritual theory or cruel command?

By Dave Henning / February 22, 2021

“I know what it feels like to have been hurt so deeply that forgiveness feels like a command too cruel for you to consider.  Or, it’s a spiritual theory you might think about one day after a lot more time has passed.  Or, it’s a topic you’ve been avoiding and don’t care to discuss.”- Lysa […]

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Deep woundedness – forgiveness seems offensive

By Dave Henning / February 20, 2021

“Left to my own deep, deep woundedness, forgiveness can seem offensive, impossible, and one of the quickest ways to compound the unfairness of being wronged. . . .  And it’s that exact spot where I like to park, stew, and focus on everyone else’s wrongs, and rally those who agree with me to join in […]

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Love well: a place of self-respect

By Dave Henning / June 29, 2020

“It’s very hard to love well if you don’t believe that your love means anything.  It has to come from a place of self-respect — a place of awareness that you are a creation of God with a unique God-given purpose.  It has to have its roots in knowing your life matters. . . .  […]

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Entry points for God – our limitations

By Dave Henning / April 28, 2020

“Our limitations are not weaknesses that leave us unworthy to be loved; they are entry points for God to do His work.  God is an ever-present help in time of need (Psalm 46:1), and when we know His names, we get a better glimpse of who we are and how we are provided for. . […]

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