All posts in " hypocrisy "

A new song in our mouths

By Dave Henning / September 7, 2022

“Not only is it within [God’s] ability to awaken and restore us to our honored place, and not only is it within his ability to put a new song in your mouths, it is also within his very nature to do so.  With resolve, he gets out of his seat and tends to us on […]


Internalize the anger – what happens

By Dave Henning / June 18, 2020

“What I did was internalize the anger I felt against my friend.  And with it the shame of being fooled by him.  But you can’t bury emotions like that.  They’ll still come out.  But they will come out looking like something else.”- Phil Waldrep In Chapter 5 (“Pain”) of Beyond Betrayal, Phil Waldrep affirms his […]


Hypocrisy turns people away from God

By Dave Henning / September 3, 2019

“Hypocrisy turns people away from God. . . .  when people enter a church to see God yet can’t see God because of the church, don’t think for a second that God doesn’t react.”- Max Lucado “Be especially careful when you are trying to be good so that you don’t make a performance out of […]


Downsize the problem: reassuring, dangerous

By Dave Henning / May 24, 2019

“Believing I can fix it requires me to look at the problem unrealistically. . . .  telling myself I’m in control helps me downsize the problem in my mind.  Hey, this is no big deal — nothing I can’t fix.  Reassuring — and dangerous.”- Kyle Idleman “Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with […]


Character matters more than anything

By Dave Henning / November 2, 2018

“Developing your character is never easy, which is why so many people abandon the pursuit.  Character matters more than anything because you bring who you are into everything you do.  Your character determines the kind of spouse, friend, employee, and leader you are.  No matter how hard you try, you can’t escape you.”- Carey Nieuwhof […]


We cannot finesse integrity

By Dave Henning / July 29, 2018

“We can try to finesse the rules if we want to, and we may get away with it.  We may even be able to convince ourselves.  But we cannot finesse integrity.”- John Ortberg “Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body.”- […]

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