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Reminiscent experiences: re-create?

By Dave Henning / December 11, 2023

“The devil condemningly tries to pull us into our past because he’s terrified of what God has prepared for our future.  God lovingly brings us back to our past so He can propel us into our future. . . .  Our Enemy loves to re-created reminiscent experiences to trigger and traumatize us.  And it works […]


This pebble of a planet

By Dave Henning / December 10, 2023

“The fact that our star-breathing God looks upon this pebble of a planet and takes great care to know about every detail of our lives is invitation enough to seek Him in ways you and I never have before.”- Susie Larson “And so I walk in the LORD’s presence as I live here on earth.”- […]


Greatly broken – great things

By Dave Henning / December 8, 2023

“God does great things through the greatly broken.  It’s not the strength of the vessel that matters; it’s the strength of the One that can use it.  You are not the sum of your sins.  You are the sum of Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection.”- Max Lucado “For we are the aroma of Christ to […]


A ladder lowered in the wilderness

By Dave Henning / December 7, 2023

“God does not stand on a ladder and tell us to climb it and find him.  He lowers a ladder in the wilderness of our lives and finds us.  He does not offer to use us if we behave.  He pledges to use us, knowing all the while we will misbehave.  Grace is not a […]


Squandered our inheritance

By Dave Henning / December 6, 2023

“To be clear, in the Christian calculus, humanity is treasured, priceless, and destined for glory.  We are created in God’s image.  We are endowed with fellowship and invited into eternal rest.  But we have squandered our inheritance by seeking to be God.  We have pitched our tents in the shadow of Shechem.”- Max Lucado “After […]


Your Esau = your brother

By Dave Henning / December 5, 2023

“You no longer swagger in false strength; you limp in God’s power.  You need fear Esau no more.  God has gone ahead of you.  He has prepared the way and paved the path.  Your Esau, your past, is now your brother.  Embrace him.  And weep for joy.”- Max Lucado “If we confess our sins, he […]


Happy to sidestep the encounter

By Dave Henning / December 4, 2023

“Jacob had to return to the region where Esau lived.  No more hiding.  No more running.  Jacob might have been happy to sidestep the encounter, but not God.  Meeting Esau was a spiritual necessity.  To more forward into his future, Jacob had to come to come face-to-face with his past.”- Max Lucado “But one thing […]


The mud of Jabbok – know it?

By Dave Henning / December 3, 2023

“God let Jacob fight until it appeared Jacob was in control.  Then, with one touch, God dislocated the hip. . . .  The hip is the largest weight-bearing joint in the human body, and it engages some of the strongest muscles.  The message of the dislocation? ‘ You aren’t as strong as you think you […]


Inflection points – junctures

By Dave Henning / December 2, 2023

“Life comes with inflection points, junctures in which we know our world is about to change.  Events that time-stamp life.  Crossroads that demand a decision. . . .  Everyone has them.  You do.  I do.  Jacob did.  Jacob’s came with a name: Jabbok.”- Max Lucado “And Jacob went on his way.  Angels of God met […]


Delivery system of hope

By Dave Henning / December 1, 2023

“You, like Jacob, are part of God’s delivery system of hope.  You are a courier of his covenant. . . .  We are the rough stones; he is the lapidary. . . .  Rather than grumble about the people who irritate you, see them for what they are — God’s training tool.  He is teaching […]


Making a difference? God is!

By Dave Henning / November 30, 2023

“Life with a Laban can leave us wondering if we are making a difference.  The truth is, we aren’t, but God is!  Wherever we go we carry God’s blessings with us , blessings that overflow into the life of others.  How good of God!  He wants to bless even the Labans of the world.  He […]


The Laban in your life

By Dave Henning / November 29, 2023

“Let’s talk about the Laban in your life.  I know.  You’d rather not.  You’d rather talk about something — someone — more pleasant.  Your Laban is . . . demanding . . . conniving . . . deceptive . . . manipulative. . . .  A future with no Laban, for the time, is not […]

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