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      When the whole world walks away, God stays

      By Dave Henning / March 16, 2020

      “When the whole world walks away / You’re the God who stands / With wide open arms / And you tell me nothing I have ever done can separate my heart / From the God who stays.”- Matthew West “Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave […]

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        Buster – we all have one, or two or ten

        By Dave Henning / March 15, 2020

        “We all have a Buster.  Or two or ten. . . .  Maybe you’ve moved on.  If not, a question needs to be raised regarding your happiness.  Resentment sucks satisfaction from the soul.  Bitterness consumes it.  Revenge is a monster with a monstrous appetite. . . .  Left unchecked, grudges send us on a downward […]

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          Strugglers – admonish them with truth

          By Dave Henning / March 14, 2020

          “Strugglers don’t need our opinions.  They don’t need our philosophies on suffering.  They don’t need someone to distract them with idle conversation . . . They need someone to admonish them with truth.”- Max Lucado “His powerful Word is as sharp as a surgeon’s scalpel, cutting through everything, whether doubt or defense, laying us open […]

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            Admonishment = high-octane encouragement

            By Dave Henning / March 13, 2020

            “Admonishment is high-octane encouragement.  The word literally means ‘putting in mind.’  To admonish is to deposit truth into a person’s thoughts.  Above all, admonishment is truth spoken into a difficult circumstance.  It inserts the chlorine tablet of veracity into the algae of difficulty.”- Max Lucado “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching […]

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              Never called to redeem the world

              By Dave Henning / March 12, 2020

              “We are never called to redeem the world. ‘Savior of humanity’ is not on your job description or mine.  Encourage, correct, applaud, and admonish?  By all means.  But save the world?  In no way.  There is only one Messiah and one throne.  He isn’t you, and the throne isn’t yours.”- Max Lucado “Finally, you should […]

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                Jesus shared truth, offered grace

                By Dave Henning / March 11, 2020

                “Jesus shared truth but graciously.  Jesus offered grace but truthfully.  Grace and truth.  Acceptance seeks to offer both.”- Max Lucado “Then all of you can join together in one voice, giving grace and glory to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.  Therefore, accept each other just as Christ has accepted you so that […]

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                  Your Levi = your opposite you

                  By Dave Henning / March 10, 2020

                  “Your Levi is your ‘opposite you.’  ‘Opposite yous’ can drain your joy bank.  There is a tension, an awkwardness.  Anger — low grade or high flame — can flare.  Inability to manage the relationship can lead to isolation, prejudice, and bigotry.”- Max Lucado “Later, as Jesus left the town, he saw a tax collector named […]

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                    UnScrooged from stinginess

                    By Dave Henning / March 9, 2020

                    “You’ve been UnScrooged from stinginess enough times to know the easiest way to make yourself smile is to make someone else smile first.”- Max Lucado “Whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant.  And whoever desires to be first among you , let him be your slave — just as the […]

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                      Quiet servants – the supporting cast

                      By Dave Henning / March 8, 2020

                      “Quiet servants.  The supporting cast of the kingdom of God.  They seek to do what is right. . . .  They embody this verse: ‘For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.’ (Galatians 5:13.”- Max Lucado In Chapter […]

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                        Boomerang effect – the act of praying for others

                        By Dave Henning / March 7, 2020

                        “The act of praying for others has a boomerang effect.  It allows us to shift the burden we carry for others to the shoulders of God. . . .  Impossible burdens are made bearable because we pray about them. . . .  Don’t let the difficulties of life suck you under.  Give them to God […]

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                          Under attack – someone you know

                          By Dave Henning / March 6, 2020

                          “Someone you know is under attack.  You may not know what to say.  You may not have resources to help.  But you have this: you have prayer.”- Max Lucado “Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.  The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great […]

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                            Greet one another for your sake – and theirs!

                            By Dave Henning / March 5, 2020

                            “Greet one another for your sake.  Experience the joy of showing people they matter.  Greet one another for their sake.  What is small to you may be large to them.  Most of all, greet one another for Jesus’ sake.”- Max Lucado Max Lucado concludes Chapter 5 of How Happiness Happens as he observes that a […]

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