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Compelled to do something – pray

By Dave Henning / April 13, 2022

“For a long time when I felt compelled to do something, I would pray, God, what do you want to do through me?  What I have learned along the way is that often my first prayer should be, God what do you want to do in me?  Because the work God does in you will […]


Unhealthy coping mechanisms and go-to habits

By Dave Henning / April 14, 2020

“We all have unhealthy coping mechanisms and go-to habits that come with the old labels we once wore.  The challenge in the name-changing process is to find new ways to cope, new ways to pray, and new ways to live healthier out of our new names.”- Esther Fleece Allen “I sought the LORD, and he […]


Ponder, proclaim, and pray God’s promises

By Dave Henning / October 7, 2018

“But People of the Promise have an advantage.  They determine to ponder, proclaim, and pray the promises of God. . . .  They filter life through the promises of God.”- Max Lucado “[Abraham] didn’t tiptoe around God’s promise asking cautiously skeptical questions.  He plunged into the promise and came up strong, ready for God, sure […]


When we pray our honest feelings

By Dave Henning / December 12, 2017

“When we pray our honest feelings in God’s presence, we have a place to stand before him.  Remember, we are not our feelings.  We have feelings, but our feelings don’t have us.  God has us (emphasis author’s).”- John Ortberg John Ortberg concludes Chapter 6 of I’d Like You More . . . as he exhorts […]


Pray for those who mistreat you

By Dave Henning / May 3, 2017

“Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, pray for those who mistreat you.”- Luke 6:27-28 “I wasn’t talking to them [the protestors], I was praying for them.”- Ruby Bridges Today, Pastor Kyle Idleman concludes Chapter 6 of Grace Is Greater with the final two steps on the journey of grace. 3.  Pray […]


The Spirit of sonship

By Dave Henning / April 28, 2016

“For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship.  And by him we cry,’Abba, Father.’ “- Romans 8:15 John Eldredge continues Chapter 4 of Moving Mountains with the assertion that nothing reveals your true beliefs like how you pray.  John adds that […]

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