All posts in " humility "

Truths about myself

By Dave Henning / August 6, 2015

“When I walk through an open door, I often learn truths about myself that I would never have learned if I’d stayed on the other side.”- John Ortberg As John Ortberg continues Chapter 2 of All the Places to Go, he observes that when we go through open doors, we have to trust that God […]


Critical realism

By Dave Henning / July 3, 2015

“Those who think they know something do not yet know as they ought to know.”- 1 Corinthians 8:2 Mark Batterson concludes Chapter 12 of The Grave Robber with a discussion of a philosophical science concept known as critical realism.  Critical realism is defined as “the recognition that no matter how much we know, we don’t […]


Conviction or condemnation?

By Dave Henning / April 22, 2015

“Therefore, there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.”- Romans 8:1-2 In Chapter 8 (“Forgiving Yourself”) of How Can I Possibly Forgive?, Sara Horn begins by distinguishing between conviction […]


Draw near to God

By Dave Henning / April 19, 2015

“Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you.  Cleanse your hearts, you sinners,  and purify your hearts, you double-minded.  Be wretched and mourn and weep.  Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom.   Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.”- James 4:8-10 Today Sara Horn completes […]



By Dave Henning / April 2, 2015

“So no one stayed withy him when Joseph made himself known to his brothers.  And he wept aloud, so that the Egyptians heard it, and the household of Pharaoh heard it.”- Genesis 45:1-2 In Chapter 2 of How Can I Possibly Forgive?, Sara Horn notes that the Bible is replete with examples of resentment.  While […]


Benefit of the doubt

By Dave Henning / March 30, 2015

Today Sara Horn concludes her study of the Seven Habits of Highly Forgiving People in Chapter 2 of How Can I Possibly Forgive?. 4.  A highly forgiving person lives by the Golden Rule.  By reminding ourselves that we fail God daily and need His forgiveness, we become cognizant of our need to offer that same […]


Highly Forgiving People

By Dave Henning / March 29, 2015

“But I say to you who hear, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you.”- Luke 6:27-28 Sara Horn follows her study of highly resentful people with the Seven Habits of Highly Forgiving People in Chapter 2 of How Can I Possibly Forgive?.  […]


Bought at a price

By Dave Henning / March 26, 2015

“Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God?  You are not your own; you were bought at a price.”- 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 As Sara Horn concludes Chapter 1 of How Can I Possibly Forgive?, she states that if there […]


Distracting crescendos

By Dave Henning / March 22, 2015

“Hatred stirs up conflicts, but love covers all offenses.”- Proverbs 10:12 As Sara Horn continues Chapter 1 of How Can I Possibly Forgive?, she observes that when we allow hard feelings to fester and don’t resolve them, they build to distracting crescendos in our brain.  We know that we must deal with conflict, at least […]


Dealing with conflict

By Dave Henning / March 21, 2015

How Can I Possibly Forgive?  Rescuing Your Heart from Resentment and Regret is the latest book from author Sara Horn.  Her previous books include My So-Called Life as a Proverbs 31 Wife.  Sara begins Chapter 1 (“Listening Through the Noise”) by observing that there are three popular choices people make when they don’t want to […]


Soul- survival

By Dave Henning / March 12, 2015

John Ortberg concludes Chapter 12 of Soul Keeping by considering the second and third levels where the soul gets trapped. 2.  Sinfulness. The next ring on the target, sinfulness, has to do with our orientation.  Pastor Ortberg defines the difference between sinful acts and sinfulness: “Sin is a deeply entrenched pattern way below the surface- insidious- […]


The sinkhole syndrome

By Dave Henning / February 21, 2015

In Chapter 8 (“The Soul Needs a Center”) of Soul Keeping, John Ortberg notes that Florida has a problem with sinkholes because the limestone that lies beneath the earth’s surface slowly is being dissolved by acid rain.  When enough limestone is eaten away, the void simply collapses under the weight of an inadequate foundation now […]

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