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A dented soul

By Dave Henning / February 20, 2015

“Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul.  Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both body and soul in hell.”- Matthew 10:28 As John Ortberg concludes Chapter 7 of Soul Keeping, he tells of the time he was pulling out of a parking space in a […]

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The law of consequences

By Dave Henning / February 18, 2015

“Do not be deceived, God cannot be mocked.  A man reaps what he sows.”- Galatians 6:7 John Ortberg emphatically begins Chapter 7 (“The Soul Needs a Keeper”) of Soul Keeping with the following statement: “I and no one else am responsible for the condition of my soul.” Perhaps, Pastor Ortberg notes, we operate on the […]

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Joyful fearlessness

By Dave Henning / January 14, 2015

“For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom his whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name.”- Ephesians 3:14 Timothy Keller continues his discussion of Ephesians 3:14-19 in Chapter 11 of Prayer by taking specific note of Paul’s opening phrase of his prayer- that he (Paul) kneels before the Father.  In […]

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Exult in monotony

By Dave Henning / November 1, 2012

In Chapter 4 (A “Dee-Dah Day”: The Practice of Celebration) of The Life You’ve Always Wanted, author John Ortberg describes a time when he was giving his 3 young children a bath.  One of his daughters was out of the tub and John was trying to dry her off, but she joyfully was running around […]

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Four traits of gratitude

By Dave Henning / October 20, 2012

In Chapter 2 of Ruthless Trust, author Brennan Mannng discusses 4 characteristics of a life lived in gratitude: 1.  Gratitude is inclusive.  Henri Nouwen encourages us in his book Bread for the Journey:  “Let’s not be afraid to look at everything that has brought us to where we are now and trust that we will soon see […]

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