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A slow and steady injury of the spirit

By Dave Henning / December 2, 2019

“It’s not a single regrettable mistake that brings our world crashing down around us, but a slow and steady injury of the spirit.  We quit because we’re tired of being hurt.  We walk away nob because of a massive, disqualifying mistake but because of the accumulated effect of unhealed wounds.”- Jeff Manion “If an enemy […]


Deepening your inner circle

By Dave Henning / October 30, 2015

Bill Hybels concludes Chapter 7 of Simplify with a discussion of Jesus’ relational circles.  Pastor Hybels states Jesus showed us how to maintain healthy friendship circles. According to Luke 10:1, Jesus had a large circle of at least seventy-tw0 friends who were close enough to be called disciples.  Jesus also hand-selected His “small” group of […]


Three levels of friendship

By Dave Henning / October 29, 2015

Bill Hybels continues Chapter 7 of Simplify with a description of three levels of friendship to help us determine the depth of friendship we have with friends and acquaintances.  Pastor Hybels explains: “Having a clear understanding of where each person fits in your life helps you clarify your expectations.” 1.  Circumstantial friends.  Bill defines circumstantial […]

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