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    Our coping mechanisms

    By Dave Henning / March 26, 2017

    “That’s the thing about our coping mechanisms — they are always well-intentioned, but ultimately they do not get us where we want to go.”- Esther Fleece In Chapter 2 (“Letting Go of Our Coping Mechanisms”) of No More Faking Fine, Esther Fleece lists and discusses the false promises of coping mechanisms.  While coping appears  to […]

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      Reclaiming the language of lament

      By Dave Henning / March 25, 2017

      “Reclaiming the language of lament allows God to infuse His very being into ours and equip us to face the challenges of life with perseverance, trust, and a sense of purpose.”- Esther Fleece As Esther Fleece concludes Chapter 1 of No More Faking Fine, she asserts we must reclaim the lost language of lament.  In […]

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        He [God] also really wants our sad

        By Dave Henning / March 24, 2017

        “I have learned through the years that God does not just want our happy; He also really wants our sad.  Everything is not fine, and God wants to hear about it.”- Esther Fleece Esther Fleece continues Chapter 1 of No More Faking Fine as she notes that God doesn’t minimize our pain or compare it […]

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          God meets us where we are

          By Dave Henning / March 22, 2017

          “God meets us where we are and not where we pretend to be.”- Esther Fleece Esther Fleece recently published No More Faking Fine: Ending the Pretending to explain and apply the ancient biblical language of lament.  In the Foreword, Louie and Shelley Giglio (Passion City Church, Atlanta) describe the beautiful  nature of lament.  They write: […]

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