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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 […]


      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, […]


        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.”- […]


          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 […]


            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 […]


              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 […]


                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.”- […]


                  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 […]


                    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 […]


                      Finding a lake with no storms

                      By Dave Henning / June 30, 2017

                      “Peace doesn’t come from finding a lake with no storms.  It comes from having Jesus in the boat.”- John Ortberg “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.  I do not give as the world gives.  Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not be afraid.”- John 14:27 (NIV) In Chapter […]


                        Forgiveness- a beautiful word?

                        By Dave Henning / March 8, 2017

                        “Forgiveness is a beautiful word when you need it.  It is an ugly word when you have to give it.”- Dr. Tony Evans As Dr. Tony Evans concludes Chapter 9 of Detours, he notes that forgiveness operates on two levels: unilateral and transactional.  In this chapter, Tony explains unilateral forgiveness.  Unilateral forgiveness: occurs when you […]


                          Inner tranquility

                          By Dave Henning / January 17, 2017

                          “We equate external control with inner tranquility.”- Judah Smith “Only in returning to me and resting in me will you be saved.  In quietness and confidence is your strength.”- Isaiah 30:5 (NLT) In Chapter 6 (“A Quiet Soul”) of How’s Your Soul?, Judah Smith notes we live in a loud culture- inundated on a daily […]

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