All posts in " Spirit-led self "

Knowing right from wrong — or knowing God

By Dave Henning / October 4, 2018

“We are more interested in knowing right from wrong ( a dominantly left-brain hemisphere function used to cope with fear and shame) than knowing God, which requires integration of all parts of the brain.”- Christian psychologist Curt Thompson, Anatomy of the Soul Alison Cook and Kimberly Miller conclude Chapter 14 of Boundaries for Your Soul […]


God harnessed the power of jealousy

By Dave Henning / September 27, 2018

“Just as God harnessed the power of his jealousy, so you can put your jealousy to work for a higher purpose.”- Alison Cook and Kimberly Miller “Do not worship any other god, for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God.”-Exodus 34:14 (NIV) Alison Cook and Kimberly Miller continue Chapter 12 of Boundaries […]


Living from your Spirit-led self: draw near to God

By Dave Henning / September 21, 2018

“Get to the root of your fear, underneath the chaos of anxiety.  A part of me is frightened are powerful words to say as you draw near to God and live from your Spirit-led self.  As with Moses, God may not take away your fear.  But he will strengthen you with courage as you trust […]


Your protectors cling to outdated beliefs

By Dave Henning / September 12, 2018

“Protectors want to avoid shame at all costs.  They want you to believe they’re your best bet for staying safe and strong.  Your protectors need to know that the Holy Spirit in you is more powerful than their habits and outdated beliefs to which they’ve clung — they can let your Spirit-led self take the […]


Bring home the part you left behind

By Dave Henning / September 11, 2018

“So you have to bring home the part of you that was left behind. That is not easy, because you have become quite a formidable person, and your fearful part does not know if it can safely dwell with you.  Your grown-up self has to become very childlike– hospitable, gentle, and caring — so your […]


Sweep the elephant under the rug?

By Dave Henning / September 10, 2018

“Life’s too short to sweep the elephant under the rug.”- A favorite saying of Kimberly Miller Alison Cook and Kimberly Miller continue Chapter 7 of Boundaries for Your Soul as they discuss types of burdens and their origin.  As a result, it’s possible to pick up a burden from: a dream shattered “into a thousand […]


Unburden: soul freedom from heavy burdens

By Dave Henning / September 9, 2018

“You can be free from such heavy burdens (guilt, bitterness, anger, fear).  Listen and get to know your heart.  Jesus doesn’t promise to take your problems away, but he does want you to bring your worries to him and find rest for your soul.”- Alison Cook and Kimberly Miller “Give all your worries and cares […]


Locating your soul’s overworked or suffering parts

By Dave Henning / August 30, 2018

“Locating an overworked or suffering part of your soul also helps you gain perspective.  When you realize it’s just a part — not the sum total of who you are — your Spirit-led self is beginning to take the lead.”- Alison Cook and Kimberly Miller In Chapter 4 (“Step one: Focus”) of Boundaries for Your […]


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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