All posts in " truth "

    Poisonous rocks of resentment

    By Dave Henning / March 18, 2016

    “There is a remedy for the poisonous rocks of resentment in our lives.  This healing remedy involves the four stages of forgiveness- stages that banish bitterness- with all its toxic effects- once and for all.”- June Hunt As June Hunt continues Chapter 8 of How to Forgive, she states that cobalt can become a lustrous […]


      Master of your mind

      By Dave Henning / March 12, 2016

      “Our understanding of forgiveness must begin with this truth: By God’s design, you are the master of your mind.”- June Hunt “We take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”- 2 Corinthians 10:5 In Chapter 7 (“Cutting the Bottom Out of the Bag- Resentful Thoughts Released, Not Rehearsed”) of How to Forgive, June […]


        Speak words of truth

        By Dave Henning / October 25, 2015

        Bill Hybels concludes his discussion of four steps that help us partner with God to conquer fear. STEP 4: Speak Words of Truth.  Pastor Hybels emphasizes that the truth wins, every time.  Therefore, it is critical that we speak truthfully when fear threatens to take control of our minds and emotions.  The author notes that […]


          The truth is your friend

          By Dave Henning / October 13, 2015

          Bill Hybels continues Chapter 4 of Simplify by stating he finds it helpful to filter your former job- or any revitalized and revisioned vocation you’re seeking in the future- through four foundational alignments: passion, culture, challenge, and compensation.  The first two alignments will be discussed today. 1.  Passion.  God wired each of us with a […]


            Our response to God

            By Dave Henning / September 16, 2015

            “For I know that you are a gracious God and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.”- Jonah 4:2 John Ortberg concludes Chapter 8 of All the Places to Go by noting something about Jonah’s prayer (Jonah 4) that would have been very apparent to its Old Testament readers.  In Jonah 4:2, Jonah […]


              Face the truth

              By Dave Henning / September 7, 2015

              Today John Ortberg discusses the first two ways recognizing and going through open doors reveals and requires us to face the truth about ourselves (Chapter 7, All the Places to Go). 1.  What are my strengths and weaknesses?  We have to have some sense of our strengths, weaknesses, and interests if we’re going to understand […]


                The truth about you

                By Dave Henning / September 6, 2015

                “The truth about you is you don’t know the truth about you.”- John Ortberg In Chapter 7 (“What Open Doors will Teach You”) of All the Places to Go, John Ortberg writes that all of us suffer from a kind of personal blind spot.  The difficulty is that when someone has a problem, the last […]


                  Truths about myself

                  By Dave Henning / August 6, 2015

                  “When I walk through an open door, I often learn truths about myself that I would never have learned if I’d stayed on the other side.”- John Ortberg As John Ortberg continues Chapter 2 of All the Places to Go, he observes that when we go through open doors, we have to trust that God […]


                    Godly counsel

                    By Dave Henning / May 21, 2015

                    Today Charles Stanley concludes his presentation of four ways to seek God’s guidance, know Him better, and become who He created us to be. 3.  Through circumstances.  Dr. Stanley exhorts us to keep this important principle foremost in our hearts: “The Lord is with each one of His children every single moment of the day.”  […]


                      Insight and patience

                      By Dave Henning / April 14, 2015

                      “A person’s wisdom yields patience; it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense.”- Proverbs 19:11 As Sara Horn continues Chapter 6 of How Can I Possibly Forgive?, she pauses to unpack Proverbs 19:11.  She believes there are great truths in this Scripture that we can apply when we desire to let go of our hurts. […]


                        A dented soul

                        By Dave Henning / February 20, 2015

                        “Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul.  Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both body and soul in hell.”- Matthew 10:28 As John Ortberg concludes Chapter 7 of Soul Keeping, he tells of the time he was pulling out of a parking space in a […]


                          Overwhelming Positive Passion

                          By Dave Henning / February 15, 2015

                          “We are all governed by an Overwhelming Positive Passion.”- Timothy Keller, Counterfeit Gods John Ortberg begins Chapter 6 (“It’s the Nature of the Soul to Need”) of Soul Keeping by stating that the soul is vulnerable because it is needy.  If we try to meet that need with anything other than God, life will be […]

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