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    The perfect Father – our heavenly Father

    By Dave Henning / April 1, 2020

    “Pastor Louie Giglio says that the heavenly Father is not a perfected version of our earthly parents.  He is the perfect Father.  In other words, God is not a better version of your good parent or your not-so-good parent.  God is perfectly good, perfectly whole, and perfectly loving, and when we become His children, we […]

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      Establishing a familiarity with our new name

      By Dave Henning / March 31, 2020

      “Establishing a familiarity with our new name will not be a quick fix, nor will it be an overnight path to break unhealthy cycles of dysfunction.  Those of us with a past (hint: all of us) will need to spend intentional moments ensuring that our past brokenness does not become our present or future brokenness.”- […]

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        Struggle with our new name and identity

        By Dave Henning / March 30, 2020

        “Most of us struggle with our new name and identity.  We will typically face internal struggles before we face external difficulties. . . .  But if we take time to know who we are in Christ — and not just know our new names in our minds but meditate on them and let them dwell […]

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          What negative thing people said about you

          By Dave Henning / March 29, 2020

          “No matter what negative thing people have said about you, this is not what God’s name is for you.  God sees much deeper than the external cards we’ve been dealt and looks into our hearts (1 Samuel 16:7).  God calls us a new name based on who He sees us as, not on who others […]

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            Overidentifying with our circumstances

            By Dave Henning / March 28, 2020

            “Overidentifying with our circumstances prevents us from hearing God’s new name for us.  We are not our circumstances on either a good day or a bad day, and reminding ourselves of this truth is a discipline we need to live out on a daily basis.  Christian author Judy Douglass says, ‘God always knows which name […]

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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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                    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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                      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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