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      Realize what God has done for us

      By Dave Henning / March 27, 2020

      “God wants to help us get to the place where  — in every area of our lives and hearts — we come to realize what God has done for us is bigger than what others have done to us.  Where what God has said about us is greater than what others have said about us […]

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        Knowing our new name – living into a new reality

        By Dave Henning / March 26, 2020

        “Knowing our new name helps us live into a new reality.  No matter what season of life we find ourselves in, God is constantly putting us in a position to be made new.  And that newness God does inside us puts Him on display to the world around us.”- Esther Fleece Allen “Whoever has ears, […]

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          Losing sight of our new name

          By Dave Henning / March 25, 2020

          “Losing sight of our new name and settling for what we’ve always been is just another way the enemy tries to rob us of our joy and distract us from claiming our truest identity.  This settling . . . can also be living in a way that doesn’t align with who God says we are.  […]

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            Everyone’s a Niggle

            By Dave Henning / March 24, 2020

            At the conclusion of his Introduction to Every Good Endeavor, Pastor Timothy Keller relates an overlooked story by J.R. R. Tolkien entitled “Leaf by Niggle”.  Niggle had one particular picture he was trying to paint- it was to start with a leaf, then a whole tree, followed by an entire forest with snow-tipped mountains in […]

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              Learning our new names – trusting God’s voice

              By Dave Henning / March 24, 2020

              “Learning our new names isn’t always about receiving a divine word through some mystical experience; rather it more often than not is about learning to trust the voice of God that has been speaking over our lives all along. . . .  We will be called many names here on earth, but it’s important to […]

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                How Happiness Happens: Finding Lasting Joy . . .

                By Dave Henning / March 23, 2020

                How Happiness Happens (Thomas Nelson, 2019) Thomas Nelson published Max Lucado’s latest book, How Happiness Happens: Finding Lasting Joy in a World of Comparison, Disappointment, and Expectations in the fall of 2019.  Currently, Max serves as Teaching Minister of Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, TX.  For many, perhaps most people, life takes its toll […]

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                  Known by God and precious – your name

                  By Dave Henning / March 22, 2020

                  “Your name is known by God.  Even if your earthly name feels random or insignificant, it is precious to God.  He wants you to understand the meaning of your given name, and — even more — He wants to give you a new name and identity.  Are you ready to hear it?”- Esther Fleece Allen […]

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                    An ice cream truck in your world

                    By Dave Henning / March 21, 2020

                    ” . . . become the equivalent of an ice cream truck in your world. . . .  Be the person that people are glad to see.  Be the voice people want to hear.  Drive the happiness truck.  And see if you aren’t the one smiling the most.”- Max Lucado “It is more blessed to […]

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                      The hammock of God’s affection – settle in

                      By Dave Henning / March 20, 2020

                      “Settle yourself into the hammock of God’s affection.  And as you do, and to the degree you do, you will give that love to others.”- Max Lucado “So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view.  Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer.  Therefore, […]

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                        Agape love forgives, offers patience

                        By Dave Henning / March 19, 2020

                        “Agape love writes the check when the balance is low, forgives the mistake when the offense is high, offers patience when stress is abundant, and extends kindness when kindness is rare.  Agape love gives.”- Max Lucado “This is love: not that we loved God, but the He loved us and sent his Son as an […]

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                          Applying your undeserved mercy

                          By Dave Henning / March 18, 2020

                          “Forgiveness is the act of applying your undeserved mercy to your undeserved hurts.  You didn’t deserve to be hurt, but neither did you deserve to be forgiven.  Being the recipient that you are of God’s great grace, does it not make sense to give your grace to others?”- Max Lucado “If I then, your Lord […]

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                            Basin to counter our Buster

                            By Dave Henning / March 17, 2020

                            “Yes, we each have a Buster, but we also have a basin.  We’ve been wounded, perhaps deeply.  But haven’t we been forgiven preemptively?  Before we knew we needed grace, we were offered it. . . .  The Master takes my container, fills it with cleansing grace, and washes away my sins.  All my betrayals sink […]

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