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The mind and soul – enemies or allies?

By Dave Henning / April 19, 2019

“There should be no disconnect between spiritual and intellectual pursuits.  The mind and soul are not enemies.  They are allies.  I don’t think you can be spiritual, in the truest sense of the word, without being intellectual.  And I don’t think you can be intellectual, in the truest sense of the word, without being spiritual.  […]

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Silence – one of the soul’s love languages

By Dave Henning / April 10, 2019

“We need those (thirty minutes of silence in heaven) moments of silence on this side of the space-time continuum too.  It’s one way we nurture a sense of wonder.  Blaise Pascal, the seventeenth-century French philosopher, went so far as to say, ‘All of man’s miseries derive from not being able to sit quietly in a […]

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A soul that hallows God

By Dave Henning / April 9, 2019

“If loving God with all our heart means a heart that breaks for the things of God, then loving God with all our soul means a soul full of wonder, a soul flooded with the glory of God, a soul awed by beauty and majesty, a soul that hallows God above all else.”- Mark Batterson […]

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The dark night of your soul

By Dave Henning / November 23, 2018

“You’ll be tempted to think God has left you in the dark night of your soul.  But he hasn’t.  Like a surgeon, he’s operating. And when you surrender to him, it works for your good and his glory.  This season in your life doesn’t have to end in defeat.  And when you surrender it to […]

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When cynicism grows beyond its infancy

By Dave Henning / October 28, 2018

“Cynicism grows beyond its infancy when your start to protect yourself from future hurt.  Having been burned once or twice, you tell yourself only fools get burned three times.  So you start to guard your heart.  You shelter your soul.”- Carey Nieuwhof Carey Nieuwhof concludes Chapter 1 of Didn’t See It Coming as he talks […]

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Arrogance – stiffens the knee, hardens the heart

By Dave Henning / October 16, 2018

“How do we explain God’s abhorrence of the haughty heart?  Simple.  God resists the proud because the proud resist God.  Arrogance stiffens the knee so it will not kneel, hardens the heart so it will not admit to sin. . . .  Indeed, the arrogant never feel the need for forgiveness.   Pride is the […]

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The enemy of your God-given destiny

By Dave Henning / October 11, 2018

“But though he (Satan) is cast out of heaven, he is not out of our lives. . . .  He is the enemy of your God-given destiny and longs to be the destroyer of your soul.  Don’t dismiss him.”- Max Lucado (emphasis author’s) “Your rich commerce led you to violence, and you sinned.  So I […]

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Boundaries for Your Soul

By Dave Henning / October 8, 2018

Boundaries for Your Soul (Thomas Nelson, 2018) Alison Cook and Kimberly Miller recently co-authored Boundaries for Your Soul: How to Turn Overwhelming Thoughts and Feelings into Your Greatest Allies.  Alison earned an MA in counseling from Denver Seminary and a PhD in religion/psychology from the University of Denver.  Kimberly Miller earned master’s degrees from Regent […]

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Redirect the straying, well-meaning parts of your soul

By Dave Henning / September 6, 2018

“These (straying) well-meaning parts of your soul need to be redirected, not berated.  If you find that you’re shutting out God or being tempted to sin, listen to that part, and get to know it.  Most importantly, invite Jesus to be near it too.”- Alison Cook and Kimberly Miller “Then neither do I condemn you […]

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Losing the war within your soul?

By Dave Henning / September 5, 2018

“Although you earnestly desire to live at peace with God, are you losing the war within your soul?  How do you care for those parts of yourself that are angry, acting out, and afraid? . . .  The next step is inviting Jesus to be near a struggling part of your soul.”- Alison Cook and […]

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Lost sheep; exiled aspects of your soul

By Dave Henning / September 1, 2018

“Exiled aspects of your soul are like the lost sheep, the lost coin, and the lost son: they’re alone within your soul yet worthy of being sought after and found.”- Alison Cook and Kimberly Miller “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them.  Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the […]

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The human soul’s mosaic nature

By Dave Henning / August 28, 2018

“Every major school of psychology has acknowledged the mosaic nature of the human soul.”- Bessel van der Kolk                                                           “Teach me your way, LORD, that I may […]

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