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    Leave your unwanted thoughts and feelings at the door?

    By Dave Henning / September 8, 2018

    “When you spend time with God, don’t leave your unwanted thoughts and feelings at the door.  Instead, befriend them — and invite Jesus to be near them too.”- Alison Cook and Kimberly Miller “You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are […]

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      A more integrated and peaceful internal life

      By Dave Henning / September 7, 2018

      “When your protectors become prayerful and your exiles find strength, your internal life will become more integrated and peaceful.  You’ll enjoy more compassion for others and an ever-deepening intimacy with God.”-Alison Cook and Kimberly Miller “Jesus said to him, ‘Go; your son will live.’  The man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him and […]

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        This critical person – in your own head?

        By Dave Henning / September 2, 2018

        “But what if this critical person is in your own head? What if you are the person with the problem?  What if you have met the enemy, and he is you?”- Henry Cloud and John Townsend, Boundaries “I’m telling you to love your enemies.  Let them bring out the best in you, not the worst.  […]

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          Cultivate a gracious spirit

          By Dave Henning / August 14, 2018

          “Become the kind of player other people want to sit next to.  The Bible’s word for this is grace.  Play with grace.  Cultivate a gracious spirit.”- John Ortberg John Ortberg begins Chapter 19 (“Be the Kind of Player People Want to Sit Next To”) of When the Game is Over with an observation about reaching […]

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            Your brain – the gatekeeper of your heart

            By Dave Henning / July 8, 2018

            “Your brain is critical in your heart-healing because, according to the Hebrew Scripture, it is the gatekeeper of your heart, determining what will come in and out.”- Christa Black Gifford “I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you.”- […]

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              The created heart – never your enemy

              By Dave Henning / June 24, 2018

              “The created heart is never your enemy, but instead is like a building that holds the contents of the real you formed at conception — your authentic and individual self.  Your heart comes alive when you are doing what you were created to do . . .”- Christa Black Gifford Christa Black Gifford concludes Chapter […]

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                Christianity in the context of community

                By Dave Henning / May 16, 2018

                “Christianity is meant to sit in the context of community, for it’s in community that we draw the grace needed to do what God has called us to do and to become what God has called us to become.”- Banning Liebscher “Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or a sister is a […]

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                  Exalting ourselves – the destructive effect

                  By Dave Henning / May 13, 2018

                  “Exalting ourselves is destructive because we’re trying to do what only God an do.”- Banning Liebscher “Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time.”- 1 Peter 5:5-6 (NKJV) Banning Liebscher concludes Chapter 10 of Rooted as he contrasts our job with God’s job.  First, Pastor Liebscher notes […]

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                    A posture of humility releases grace

                    By Dave Henning / May 11, 2018

                    “When you position your life to serve, you take a posture of humility, and humility releases grace into your life.”- Banning Liebscher “Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself.  Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, […]

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                      Anxious for Nothing

                      By Dave Henning / April 9, 2018

                      Anxious for Nothing (Thomas Nelson, 2017) Max Lucado titles his latest book, based on Philippians 4:4-8, Anxious for Nothing: Finding Calm in a Chaotic World .  Pastor Lucado opens with this chilling description of anxiety: “It’s a low-grade fear.  An edginess.  A dread.  A cold wind that won’t stop howling.”  In contrast, the apostle Paul […]

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                        The severity of sin, the immensity of grace

                        By Dave Henning / March 19, 2018

                        “A happy saint is one who is at the same time aware of the severity of sin and the immensity of grace.  Sin is not diminished, nor is God’s ability to forgive it.  The saint dwells in grace, not guilt.  This is the tranquil soul.”- Max Lucado “But all these thing that I once thought […]

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                          Grace restores life to our souls

                          By Dave Henning / March 18, 2018

                          “Guilt sucks the life out of our souls.  Grace restores it.  The apostle Paul clung to this grace.  To the same degree that he believed in God’s sovereignty, he relied on God’s mercy.”- Max Lucado Today, as found in Chapter 3 of Anxious for Nothing, Max Lucado discusses the final five ways we deal with our […]

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                            Leave your unwanted thoughts and feelings at the door?

                            By Dave Henning / September 8, 2018

                            “When you spend time with God, don’t leave your unwanted thoughts and feelings at the door.  Instead, befriend them — and invite Jesus to be near them too.”- Alison Cook and Kimberly Miller “You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are […]

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                              A more integrated and peaceful internal life

                              By Dave Henning / September 7, 2018

                              “When your protectors become prayerful and your exiles find strength, your internal life will become more integrated and peaceful.  You’ll enjoy more compassion for others and an ever-deepening intimacy with God.”-Alison Cook and Kimberly Miller “Jesus said to him, ‘Go; your son will live.’  The man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him and […]

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                                This critical person – in your own head?

                                By Dave Henning / September 2, 2018

                                “But what if this critical person is in your own head? What if you are the person with the problem?  What if you have met the enemy, and he is you?”- Henry Cloud and John Townsend, Boundaries “I’m telling you to love your enemies.  Let them bring out the best in you, not the worst.  […]

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                                  Cultivate a gracious spirit

                                  By Dave Henning / August 14, 2018

                                  “Become the kind of player other people want to sit next to.  The Bible’s word for this is grace.  Play with grace.  Cultivate a gracious spirit.”- John Ortberg John Ortberg begins Chapter 19 (“Be the Kind of Player People Want to Sit Next To”) of When the Game is Over with an observation about reaching […]

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                                    Your brain – the gatekeeper of your heart

                                    By Dave Henning / July 8, 2018

                                    “Your brain is critical in your heart-healing because, according to the Hebrew Scripture, it is the gatekeeper of your heart, determining what will come in and out.”- Christa Black Gifford “I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you.”- […]

                                    Share

                                      The created heart – never your enemy

                                      By Dave Henning / June 24, 2018

                                      “The created heart is never your enemy, but instead is like a building that holds the contents of the real you formed at conception — your authentic and individual self.  Your heart comes alive when you are doing what you were created to do . . .”- Christa Black Gifford Christa Black Gifford concludes Chapter […]

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                                        Christianity in the context of community

                                        By Dave Henning / May 16, 2018

                                        “Christianity is meant to sit in the context of community, for it’s in community that we draw the grace needed to do what God has called us to do and to become what God has called us to become.”- Banning Liebscher “Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or a sister is a […]

                                        Share

                                          Exalting ourselves – the destructive effect

                                          By Dave Henning / May 13, 2018

                                          “Exalting ourselves is destructive because we’re trying to do what only God an do.”- Banning Liebscher “Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time.”- 1 Peter 5:5-6 (NKJV) Banning Liebscher concludes Chapter 10 of Rooted as he contrasts our job with God’s job.  First, Pastor Liebscher notes […]

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                                            A posture of humility releases grace

                                            By Dave Henning / May 11, 2018

                                            “When you position your life to serve, you take a posture of humility, and humility releases grace into your life.”- Banning Liebscher “Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself.  Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, […]

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                                              Anxious for Nothing

                                              By Dave Henning / April 9, 2018

                                              Anxious for Nothing (Thomas Nelson, 2017) Max Lucado titles his latest book, based on Philippians 4:4-8, Anxious for Nothing: Finding Calm in a Chaotic World .  Pastor Lucado opens with this chilling description of anxiety: “It’s a low-grade fear.  An edginess.  A dread.  A cold wind that won’t stop howling.”  In contrast, the apostle Paul […]

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                                                The severity of sin, the immensity of grace

                                                By Dave Henning / March 19, 2018

                                                “A happy saint is one who is at the same time aware of the severity of sin and the immensity of grace.  Sin is not diminished, nor is God’s ability to forgive it.  The saint dwells in grace, not guilt.  This is the tranquil soul.”- Max Lucado “But all these thing that I once thought […]

                                                Share

                                                  Grace restores life to our souls

                                                  By Dave Henning / March 18, 2018

                                                  “Guilt sucks the life out of our souls.  Grace restores it.  The apostle Paul clung to this grace.  To the same degree that he believed in God’s sovereignty, he relied on God’s mercy.”- Max Lucado Today, as found in Chapter 3 of Anxious for Nothing, Max Lucado discusses the final five ways we deal with our […]

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