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    Believe the truth about myself

    By Dave Henning / July 12, 2019

    O God, help me believe the  truth about myself, no matter how beautiful it is.”- Macrina Weidekehr, Seasons of Your Heart “It’s a wild and wonderful thing to bump into someone and realize it’s you.”- Fil Anderson In Chapter 19 (“Come Home to Yourself”) of The Next Right Thing, Emily P. Freeman first reviews the […]

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      Wrestle with the Truth or wallow in turmoil

      By Dave Henning / March 30, 2019

      “We don’t even like to touch dust, especially if it’s made up of the shattered pieces of our own hearts.  Thankfully, we don[t have to.  We can hand it over to God — the one who forms our dust into something we want but never could have made for ourselves. . . .  it’s better […]

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        Stuck in our hurt vs. renewed in our hearts

        By Dave Henning / March 16, 2019

        “God is who He says He is, and He will do what He says He will do.  But to partner with Him in His work of transformation in our lives, we must seek Him with all our hearts.  It’s our choice whether we stay stuck in our hurt or get renewed in our hearts.”- Lysa […]

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          Envy distorts your view of life

          By Dave Henning / December 15, 2018

          ” . . . envy never tells you the truth.  It distorts your view of life, the life of others, and the character of God.”- Paul David Tripp “So we do not lose heart.  Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day.  For this light momentary affliction […]

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            The soil of community – a guardrail

            By Dave Henning / May 15, 2018

            “The soil of community is absolutely essential to God’s process of growth in our lives. . . .  community is the other guardrail, along with Scripture, that keeps us on track while we grow as leaders in the body of Christ and in the world.”- Banning Liebscher “David departed from [Gath] and escaped to the […]

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              The joy of Jesus remains -experience a deep truth

              By Dave Henning / May 12, 2018

              “The joy of Jesus remains in your life and your joy becomes full when you are serving others.  This isn’t just a nice idea; it’s a deep truth you can experience.”- Banning Liebscher “These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full.”- John […]

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                Entering environments where God’s moving

                By Dave Henning / April 30, 2018

                “It’s common for people to enter environments where God is moving and to feel uncomfortable. . . .  Your comfort level should not be the thing that determines whether you can believe something is of God or not.”- Banning Liebscher As Banning Liebscher continues Chapter 6 of Rooted, he underscores that Jesus not only wants, […]

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                  Your soulprint – the truest thing about you

                  By Dave Henning / March 1, 2018

                  “Your soulprint . . .[is] the truest thing about you.  It’s your God-ordained passion, your God-given gifts, and your God-sized dreams.  It’s the potential that can be tapped only in a relationship with the One who gave it to you in the first place.”- Mark Batterson As Mark Batterson concludes Chapter 9 of Whisper, he […]

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                    Overcoming self-defeating dimensions of personality

                    By Dave Henning / February 27, 2018

                    “The only way to overcome these self-defeating dimensions of our personalities is ruthless self-discovery.  And it’s so much more than self-help.”- Mark Batterson “Without knowledge of self there is no knowledge of God.”- John Calvin As Mark Batterson continues Chapter 9 of Whisper, he discusses the third quadrant of the Johari window. 3.  The blind […]

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                      The reason we are more than we know

                      By Dave Henning / July 30, 2017

                      “The reason we are more than we know is because God is greater than we can imagine.”- Susie Larson “This resurrection life you received from God is not a timid, grave-tending life.  It’s adventurously expectant, greeting God with a childlike ‘What’s next, Papa?’  God’s Spirit touches our spirits and confirms who we really are.  We […]

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                        Satan’s modus operandi- set up shop in unhealed places

                        By Dave Henning / May 26, 2017

                        “This is Satan’s modus operandi —  to seize upon our trials, weaknesses, or unhealed places and magnify them and try to set up shop there.”- John Eldredge Continuing in the Fall section of Walking with God, John Eldredge states that our story of love puts us in such a vulnerable place.  Rather than deal with […]

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                          Hope comes in two flavors

                          By Dave Henning / April 10, 2017

                          “We all hope, but hope comes in two flavors- hoping  for something and hoping in someone.”- John Ortberg, Know Doubt In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump:  for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.”- 1 Corinthians 15:52 (KJV) It’s almost 7:30 pm […]

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