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Need peace and orientation? – release first

By Dave Henning / August 2, 2020

“Every time I turned to Jesus to try and get some peace and orientation, he simply kept saying, Give this to me.  Release this to me.  Give them to me.  And I was struck by how difficult that is, especially once you’re really worked up in speculation, worry, genuine concern, or anxiety.  Jesus didn’t offer […]

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Finding the new life of love, joy, and peace

By Dave Henning / November 12, 2019

“Finding the new life of love, joy, and peace the Bible promises requires less obsession and more devotion.  I can’t possibly overstate that truth. . . .  obsessions cannot do what we want them to; they can’t deliver us from the old life and move us into the new.  We have to put God at […]

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Life and peace – what people want

By Dave Henning / October 27, 2019

“People want life and peace. . . .  Those who thrive have their minds set on what the Spirit desires, and those who fail give attention to what the sinful nature desires.  One mind-set leads to life and peace, while the other leads to a kind of death in our relationships, families, and careers.”- Bob […]

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Shadow of the cross – the blessing of peace

By Dave Henning / August 18, 2019

“The blessing of peace takes on the full depth of it’s meaning in the shadow of the cross because it was on this tree that God reconciled the world to himself. . . .  If there’s any sentimentality still clinging to the concept of blessing, the cross utterly strips it away, exposing the reality that […]

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A commission – the blessing of peace

By Dave Henning / August 11, 2019

“In the context of a commission, the blessing of peace isn’t incidental direction.  It’s not the icing on the proverbial cake of ministry in the world.  Blessing is part of the way Jesus’ followers reflect his character and embody his presence.”- Tina Boesch When he [Jesus] had led them out to the vicinity of Bethany, […]

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Reconciliation – setting boundaries, restoring peace

By Dave Henning / September 14, 2018

“Applied internally, reconciliation involves setting boundaries and restoring peace among the adversarial members of your internal family.”-Alison Cook and Kimberly Miller Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them: “Any kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and a house divided against itself will fall.”- Luke 11:17 “Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.”- […]

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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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Fighting the onslaught of fret

By Dave Henning / April 23, 2018

“God’s sovereignty bids us fight the onslaught of fret with the sword that is etched with the words but God.”- Max Lucado “Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.”- Proverbs 12:25 (ESV) Between 13 and 15 February 1945, more than 1,200 British and American heavy bombers dropped […]

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Floundering between offered and answered prayer

By Dave Henning / March 31, 2018

“Have your prayers been met with a silent sky?  Have you prayed and heard nothing?  Are you floundering in the land between an offered and an answered prayer? . . . .  If so, I beg you, don’t give up. . . .  You have been heard in heaven.”- Max Lucado “Since the first day […]

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How your anxiety decreases

By Dave Henning / March 16, 2018

“Your anxiety decreases as your understanding of your [heavenly] father increases.”- Max Lucado “For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters,/ Which spreads out its roots by the river,/ And will not fear when heat comes;/ But its leaf will be green,/ And will not be anxious in the year of drought.”- […]

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Peace is within reach- rejoice in the Lord’s sovereignty

By Dave Henning / March 15, 2018

“Peace is within reach, not for lack of problems, but because of the presence of a sovereign Lord.  Rather than rehearse the chaos of the world, rejoice in the Lord’s sovereignty, as Paul did.”- Max Lucado “There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the LORD.”- Proverbs 21:30 (NIV) As Max […]

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The peace of Christ – peace in the perfect storm

By Dave Henning / February 18, 2018

“It’s [the peace of Christ] not just peace in the midst of the storm; it’s peace in the perfect storm.  Instead of being scared out of your wits, you have a holy confidence against all odds.”- Mark Batterson “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were […]

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