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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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            Attuning to your soul’s challenging aspects

            By Dave Henning / August 26, 2018

            “Attuning to the challenging, painful, sometimes dark aspects of your soul creates a connection with them that God can use to strengthen them from within. . . .  Guided by the Holy Spirit, you can weather the storms of life with hope.”- Alison Cook and Kimberly Miller As Alison Cook and Kimberly Miller conclude Chapter […]

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              Unhealthy ways of relating to painful emotions

              By Dave Henning / August 19, 2018

              “There are two opposite, unhealthy ways of relating to your painful emotions.  You can keep them too close to you, or you can push them too far away.  If they’re too close, your risk being overwhelmed by them.  If they’re too far, you risk being cut off from them, only to be influenced by them […]

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                Mature love = extending hospitality

                By Dave Henning / August 18, 2018

                “Mature love is extending hospitality — even toward the parts of your soul that are angry, fearful,  anxious, or sad.”- Alison Cook and Kimberly Miller “But when you give a feast,  invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you.”- Luke 14:13-14 (ESV) Alison Cook […]

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                  Creating healthy internal boundaries

                  By Dave Henning / August 17, 2018

                  “Internal boundaries strengthen the connection between the sacred place inside your soul and various parts of yourself. . . .  we call this process of creating healthy boundaries within your soul ‘Spirit-led self-discipleship.’ “- Alison Cook and Kimberly Miller “I don’t really understand myself, for I want to do what is right, but I don’t […]

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                    The soul’s fate – always the greatest question

                    By Dave Henning / August 16, 2018

                    “The fate of the soul– to whom we entrust it, where it will go when we finally sleep when the game is at an end– has always been the greatest question.”- John Ortberg In Chapter 21 (“The King Has One More Move”), the concluding chapter of When the Game is Over, John Ortberg presents four […]

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                      Being rich toward God – giving yourself to Him

                      By Dave Henning / July 13, 2018

                      “Being rich toward God begins with giving to God that which he desires most of all.  And what he desires most from you is you — your heart and devotion.  Just as God can give us many gifts but the best gift is himself, so we can offer God our resources and acts of service, […]

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                        In times of immunity from care

                        By Dave Henning / June 11, 2018

                        “Set aside a certain number of days, during which you shall be content with the scantiest and cheapest fare, with coarse and rough dress, saying to yourself the while, ‘Is this the condition that I feared?‘  It is precisely in times of immunity from care that the soul should toughen itself beforehand for occasions of […]

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                          A concrete block of guilt in the soul

                          By Dave Henning / March 17, 2018

                          “There is a guilt that sits in the soul like a concrete block and causes a person to feel bad for being alive.  There is  guilt that says, I did bad.  And then there is a guilt that concludes, I am bad (emphasis author’s).”- Max Lucado “That evening [Adam and Eve] heard the sound of God walking […]

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