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The wise builder digs deep

By Dave Henning / May 18, 2023

“The essence of coming to [Jesus] goes to the core of your being.  A strong foundation means you’ve got to go all the way in and all the way down.  The wise builder digs as deep as he needs in order to get to the rock.  So when you show up, be ready to deal […]


Throwing your faith a lifeline

By Dave Henning / August 18, 2020

“It’s (opening toward God) like throwing your faith a lifeline.  Every wonderful thing in your life is a gift from God, an expression of his heart toward you. . . .  Every moment you have ever been happy, thrilled, comforted, hopeful . . . that was God loving you.  Such gifts come from no other […]


Carrying a heart full of anger

By Dave Henning / January 30, 2019

“And to be honest, if you discover that you’re carrying a heart full of anger, that won’t come as a surprise to the people who love you the most.  They’ve known for a long time.  And changer are, they’ve been praying that one day you would wake up and see it for yourself.”- Andy Stanley […]


Four life-blocking agents lodged in the heart

By Dave Henning / January 27, 2019

“They’re the four primary enemies of the heart — four life-blocking agents that become lodged in the heart, poisoning our relationships, our faith, and our character.  There corrosive forces gain strength from the darkness.  Secrecy is their greatest ally.”- Andy Stanley In Chapter 5 (“Dynamic Debt”) of Enemies of the Heart, Andy Stanley discusses the […]


Arrogance – stiffens the knee, hardens the heart

By Dave Henning / October 16, 2018

“How do we explain God’s abhorrence of the haughty heart?  Simple.  God resists the proud because the proud resist God.  Arrogance stiffens the knee so it will not kneel, hardens the heart so it will not admit to sin. . . .  Indeed, the arrogant never feel the need for forgiveness.   Pride is the […]


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.”- […]


It’s the heart that believes

By Dave Henning / July 3, 2018

“The head might know, but it’s the heart that believes.”- Christa Black Gifford Christa Black Gifford continues Chapter 6 of Heart Made Whole as she explores the first two languages of the heart: thoughts and words. 1.  The Language of Thoughts.  Even though your head might know, Ms. Gifford observes, it’s your heart that believes.  […]


The thing you set your heart on

By Dave Henning / June 27, 2018

[God] knows that you become like the thing you set your heart on, and He knows that you thrive when you’re like Him — fully free, full of life, abounding in love, peace, and joy.”- Christa Black Gifford “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace.  In this world […]


Discerning the will of God – knowing His heart

By Dave Henning / February 17, 2018

“Discerning the will of God is about so much more than doing His will.  Discerning His will is about knowing His heart, and that happens only when you get close enough to hear Him whisper.”- Mark Batterson Mark Batterson continues Chapter 7 of Whisper as he defines faith as “taking the first step before God […]


Love: a God-powered condition of the heart and mind

By Dave Henning / November 29, 2017

“Jesus understood love as a God-powered condition of the heart and mind in which we will the good of everyone we meet.”- John Ortberg “I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s people to grasp how side and long and high and deep is the […]


No greater disaster for the human heart

By Dave Henning / June 2, 2017

“There is no greater disaster for the human heart than this — to believe we have found life apart from God.”- John Eldredge “But God said to him, ‘You fool!  This very night your life will be demanded from you.  Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?’  This is how it will […]


Heart and soul

By Dave Henning / May 15, 2016

“I believe . . . the most beautiful form of prayer [is] prayer for the healing of the heart and soul.”- John Eldredge In Chapter 15 (“Inner Healing- Restoring the Soul”) of Moving Mountains, John Eldredge begins by stating that prayer for the healing of the heart and soul is like the spring showers that […]

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