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Listening to something – house you live in

By Dave Henning / August 19, 2021

“Each day you and I are listening to something.  The hard days seem to be the days when doubt shouts its greatest lies.  But what you listen to becomes the house you live in.  God is always speaking. . . .  Most of the time, we are the ones who struggle to listen.  And this […]

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Catching the wind of the Spirit

By Dave Henning / July 11, 2021

“The S Stage is like catching the wind of the Spirit in your sail.  Devoted to the Lord’s service and empowered by the Holy Spirit, we can have sustaining joy and power. . . .  We’re learning to integrate our work and prayer in the Cycle of Grace, so our doing flows out of being […]

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Merely eclipsed for a moment

By Dave Henning / May 30, 2021

“Satan tried to snuff out Peter’s faith, but it was merely eclipsed for a moment.  This can happen to any of us, and probably will.  Peter fell in the dirt of doubt, but he rose again a few days later. . . .  Perter felt disqualified because of his failure and went back to doing […]

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A full and holistic Christian life

By Dave Henning / November 2, 2020

“Regardless of where you are in your spiritual life, the Holy Spirit is applicable to you because the Spirit is necessary to experience a full and holistic Christian life.  God the Spirit enables and empowers us to do exactly what God has invited us to do and become who God created us to be. . […]

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Let God unshell you – discover your language

By Dave Henning / August 25, 2019

“Let God unshell you.  And when he does, ‘make a careful exploration of who you are and the work you have been given, and then sink yourself into that’ (Galatians6:4, MSG).  Don’t miss the opportunity to discover your language.”- Max Lucado In Chapter 3 (“Let God Unshell You”) of Outlive Your Life, Max Lucado observes […]

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The Holy Spirit – a package deal

By Dave Henning / April 3, 2019

“You cannot listen to just half of what the Holy Spirit has to say.  It’s a package deal.  If you aren’t willing to listen to everything He has to say, you won’t hear anything He has to say.  If you tune out his convicting voice, you won’t hear His comforting voice or guiding voice either.”- […]

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God blesses with His intervening grace

By Dave Henning / December 29, 2018

“In your most confused and emotional moments, you are far from alone because God blesses you with his intervening grace. . . .  at that very moment you’re groaning, the Spirit is representing you and your needs to the Father.”- Paul David Tripp Paul David Tripp continues Chapter 9 of Suffering as he discusses intervening […]

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Abound in hope through the Holy Spirit’s power

By Dave Henning / October 25, 2018

“Never lose hope? . . . be fainthearted? . . . feel overwhelmed?  Never get sucked into the sewer of despair?  Can you imagine?  No day lost to anguish?  No decision driven by fear?  This is God’s will for you and me.  He want us to ‘abound in hope by the power of the Holy […]

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The Holy Spirit promises to give us a push

By Dave Henning / October 24, 2018

“The [Holy] Spirit promises to give us power, unity, supervision, and holiness: P-U-S-H.  Need a push?  He promises power to the saint.”- Max Lucado “But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of the righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy.  He saved us […]

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Self-control without repression

By Dave Henning / August 25, 2018

”We need to have spaces inside ourselves where we can have a feeling, an impulse, or a desire, without acting it out.  We need self-control without repression.”- Henry Cloud and John Townsend, Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life “Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you […]

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Bring peace to the conflict within

By Dave Henning / August 24, 2018

“The well-meaning, but quarreling, parts of your personality require healthy boundaries.  Thankfully, you have what it takes to establish these boundaries and bring peace to the conflict within.”- Alison Cook and Kimberly Miller In Chapter 2 (“Your Spirit-led Self”) of Boundaries for Your Soul, Alison Cook and Kimberly Miller note why we all struggle with […]

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When God fashioned and created you

By Dave Henning / June 19, 2018

“The good news is, no matter how shaky your heart-foundation might be, every person is wired up for electricity at birth.  When God fashioned and created you, He wired Himself into the framework of your being . . .”- Christa Black Gifford Christa Black Gifford continues Chapter 1 of Heart Made Whole as she offers a […]

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