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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Our health and wellness

By Dave Henning / January 3, 2017

“Our health and wellness don’t move from the outside in, but from the inside out.”- Judah Smith As Judah Smith continues Chapter 1 of How’s Your Soul?, he notes that our physical bodies, bank accounts, vehicles, and families get regular attention.  However, we rarely, if ever, focus on our souls.  Routine soul checkups?- almost nonexistent. […]

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At peace with yourself

By Dave Henning / July 25, 2016

“Be at peace with yourself and then you will be able to bring peace to others.”- Thomas A Kempis In Chapter 12 (“I’m Angry at Myself”) of Anger, Dr. Gary Chapman begins by listing reason you may not be at peace with yourself.  When we experience anger at ourselves, it is because we: perceive ourselves […]

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Steadfast anchor

By Dave Henning / June 8, 2016

“We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain.”- Hebrews 6:19 (ESV) In Chapter 9 (“The Anchoring Effect”) of If, Mark Batterson discusses what psychologists refer to as the “anchoring effect”- our tendency to rely too heavily on the first fact […]

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A change of heart

By Dave Henning / April 1, 2016

“But by forgiving . . . I had a change of heart- I got myself back.”- Raul June Hunt discusses the lasts four benefits experienced when we forgive as she concludes Chapter 13 of How to Forgive. 2.  Forgiveness brings improved potential.  Ms. Hunt states forgiveness has the power to set you free from the […]

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Thanks be to God

By Dave Henning / March 21, 2016

“O death, where is your victory?  O death, where is your sting?  The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.  But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”- 1 Corinthians 15:55-57 “I’m not interested in having an orchestra sound like itself.  I […]

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No falling words

By Dave Henning / January 13, 2016

“No Falling Words” is the title of Chapter 15 of Glory Days.  Max Lucado states the theological heart of Joshua is: God keeps His word!  In Joshua 21:45 we read: “Not a word failed of any good thing which the Lord had spoken to the house of Israel.  All came to pass.” Yet, we live […]

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God and prayer

By Dave Henning / January 8, 2016

Max Lucado concludes Chapter 12 of Glory Days with the observation that, like Greg Pruett, God and prayer are all you have left as well.  Like Joshua, you are facing battle and five kings are bearing down upon you: “Discouragement, deception, defeat, destruction, death.  They roar into your world like a Hells Angels motorcycle gang.  Their […]

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The blessing of God’s presence

By Dave Henning / November 22, 2015

“You’re blessed when you feel you’ve lost what is most dear to you.  Only then can you be embraced by the One most dear to you.”- Matthew 5:4 (The Message) In surprising ways, suffering makes room in our spirit for us to know and experience the blessing of God’s peace and presence.”- Kyle Idleman Kyle […]

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Where’s the fire?

By Dave Henning / October 19, 2015

“You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.”- Isaiah 26:3 “We are not at peace with others because we are not at peace with ourselves, and we are not at peace with ourselves because we are not at peace with God.”- Thomas Merton “Hurry is not […]

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