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Your litmus test

By Dave Henning / April 16, 2016

“And if you doubt what happened, wondering if it really mattered, let the pain be your litmus test.  Where pain is present, a wound exists.”- Matt Bays In Chapter 13 (“Someone Else’s Story- Telling Your Story”) of Finding God in the Ruins, Matt Bays asserts that telling the truth is not easy.  It’s not because […]


The person you were meant to be

By Dave Henning / April 15, 2016

“Often, it’s not about becoming a new person, but becoming the person you were meant to be, and already are, but don’t know how to be.”- Heath L. Buckmaster, Box of Hair “You’re blessed when you’re content with just who you are- no more, no less.  That’s the moment you find yourselves proud owners of […]


Worthless idols

By Dave Henning / April 8, 2016

“Those who cling to worthless idols forfeit the grace that could be theirs.”- Jonah 2:8 In Chapter 4 (“The Age of Reckoning- Symptoms of a Deeper Problem”) of Finding God in the Ruins, Matt Bays notes that one phrase from Jonah 2:8 really impacts him- could be.  Pastor Bays interprets the phrase to mean that something is […]


Your most powerful weapon

By Dave Henning / March 30, 2016

“Truth is your most powerful weapon.  Pick it up and use it.”- June Hunt June Hunt concludes Chapter 12 of How to Forgive by discussing the final three letters of her acrostic (F-O-R-G-I-V-E-N) for dealing positively and effectively with guilt. Verify truth when Satan accuses.  Ms. Hunt states you can count on Satan accusing you.  […]


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 […]

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