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      Successful transitions

      By Dave Henning / May 26, 2012

      In his Introduction to Let It Go, Bishop T. D. Jakes points out that the key to successfully navigating our transitional, desert times is to be intentional.  He asserts: “Success is always intentional.  No one walks across the stage to accept a college degree by accident.  No one crosses the finish line in a marathon […]

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        Extended help or intended hurt

        By Dave Henning / May 25, 2012

        Max Lucado (A Gentle Thunder) has lots of hummingbirds around his house.  One day a hummingbird flew into his garage through an open door.  However, this bird insisted on trying to exit via a closed window.  Eventually the bird was trapped between two window panes.  Max reached in, grabbed a few feathers, and jerked the […]

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          “Ten-hut!”

          By Dave Henning / May 24, 2012

          When my dad resided in the assisted living facility at Harwood Place in Wauwatosa, WI, he frequently could be seen walking the property, both inside and outside.  He often wore a favorite yellow cardigan sweater with one or more of his World War II army medals affixed to it at chest height.  This was so […]

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            Victor or victim?

            By Dave Henning / May 23, 2012

            When you reflect on your ministry downsizing or position loss, do you perceive yourself as an innocent victim of unchristian actions or behaviors?  Ann Spangler ( The Peace God Promises ) points out that even for people who find no fault in their own hearts, it’s not healthy to take on the role of victim […]

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              Let God define himself!

              By Dave Henning / May 23, 2012

              Max Lucado ( A Gentle Thunder ) states that we all have our own preconceptions about God.  However, Max adds, God has been known to surprise us. Here are some excerpts from Max’x list of surprises: “We expect God to speak through peace, but sometimes he speaks through pain.” “We think God talks through the […]

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                What’s in a name?

                By Dave Henning / May 21, 2012

                John the Baptist, Max Lucado ( A Gentle Thunder ) notes, was a public relations disaster.  Mark 1:6  tells us that John “wore clothes made from camel’s hair, had a leather belt around his waist, and ate locusts and wild honey.”  Yet many people were drawn to John’s message, confessed their sins, and were baptized in […]

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                  The Professor of Perseverance

                  By Dave Henning / May 21, 2012

                  Yesterday my wife Vicki and I were in Knox, Indiana to attend a graveside memorial service for our dear friend Rudy.  Rudy and Vicki met when they were paired in a pie-eating contest at the beginning of their freshman year at Valparaiso University.  In a precursor to Man vs. Food, they won the contest with […]

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                    Carry everything to God in prayer

                    By Dave Henning / May 20, 2012

                    In Chapter 18 of A Gentle Thunder author Max Lucado discusses Jesus changing water into wine at the wedding reception in Cana.  He notes that when the wine was gone, Mary could have exploded by blaming others or imploded by blaming herself.  But Mary had a third option, the best choice of all- she assessed […]

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                      If it meows, it must be a cat!

                      By Dave Henning / May 18, 2012

                      In A Gentle Thunder, Max Lucado retells the story of a king and his two sons.  They asked their father if a gentleman was born or made.  The first son said a gentleman was born that way, the second that one could become a gentleman through practice and discipline.  The sons had a week to […]

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                        God is faithful

                        By Dave Henning / May 18, 2012

                        Max Lucado (A Gentle Thunder) uses the account of Jesus feeding the 5000 to convey the message that even thought his people may give up, God will continue to be faithful. Max explains: “God’s faithfulness has never depended on the faithfulness of his children.  He is faithful even when we aren’t.  When we lack courage, […]

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                          Jesus, the Good Cowboy?

                          By Dave Henning / May 17, 2012

                          Max Lucado contrasts the images of a cowboy and a shepherd in Chapter 11 of A Gentle Thunder.  For example, a cowboy yells at the cattle, while a shepherd calls each sheep by name.  A cowboy drives cattle, a shepherd leads sheep. How do we perceive Jesus during our transition or Land Between time?  Max […]

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                            Where’s the music

                            By Dave Henning / May 16, 2012

                            “Unless I go away, the Counselor will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you.”- John 16:7 Max Lucado (A Gentle Thunder) likens the process of learning something new to someone learning to dance by reading a book on the subject.  Although the steps in the book are practiced […]

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