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Wise and understanding people to help God reign?

By Dave Henning / October 19, 2020

“But to the world it is very foolish and offensive that God should be opposed to the wise and condemn them, when, after all, we have the idea that God could not reign if he did not have wise and understanding people to help him. . . .  Everything that God does they must improve, […]


Limits of our understanding, personal power

By Dave Henning / January 6, 2019

“When we go into a new location, a different situation, or a new community of people, we often experience anxiety.  This natural anxiety is the result of the limits of our understanding and personal power when we enter a place we don’t yet know or an experience we’ve never had.”- Paul David Tripp “For his […]


An understanding friend in God

By Dave Henning / November 19, 2017

“Yet as human friends who understood this pain (barrenness) diminished, I found an understanding friend in God, the kind of friend who made me want deeper friendship.  More reaching.   I wanted to be a friend to God.”- Sara Hagerty “No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what His […]


The pathway to understanding

By Dave Henning / July 28, 2016

In today’s blog, Dr. Gary Chapman reminds us that “listening paves the pathway to understanding.”  Consequently, he illustrates this by presenting steps four through seven of his seven-step process for responding to angry people. 4.  Seek to understand the angry person’s plight.  Since you have listened, listened, and listened, now put yourself in the angry person’s […]


Responding to angry people

By Dave Henning / July 27, 2016

Dr. Gary Chapman suggests seven steps for responding to angry people in Chapter 13 (“Confronting an Angry Person”) of Anger.  Dr. Chapman discusses the first three steps in today’s blog; 1.  Listen. You validate an angry person by listening to his story.  Once you’ve heard the story, ask him to repeat it.  As a result, […]

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