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The wise builder digs deep

By Dave Henning / May 18, 2023

“The essence of coming to [Jesus] goes to the core of your being.  A strong foundation means you’ve got to go all the way in and all the way down.  The wise builder digs as deep as he needs in order to get to the rock.  So when you show up, be ready to deal […]


Keep pushing through distraction

By Dave Henning / May 17, 2023

“Not every time will be magical; you are digging through the dirt and looking for rock, not floating on clouds.  Not one time that you show up to be with Jesus is worthless to him; keep pushing through distraction. . . .  When you show up repeatedly, the distractions will lessen.  Keep showing up.”- Alli […]


Presence is sacrifice

By Dave Henning / May 16, 2023

“Presence is love because presence is sacrifice.  When you show up somewhere, you’ve paid for it with your time. . . .  Our connection to Jesus operates in the same way.  If you want a life that feels connected to God and grounded in Christ, you’re going to have to show up.  And showing up […]


The rock of your life – Jesus

By Dave Henning / May 14, 2023

“The meaning [of Luke 6:47-49] is obvious: Jesus is inviting you to actually obey his teaching, and in doing so, put your life on the only foundation that will stand for all eternity.  Jesus can be the rock of your life, but you’ll actually have to do what he says.  But the good news is […]


Speed or comfort or convenience?

By Dave Henning / May 13, 2023

“No matter where the crowds were from in Israel, Jesus’s words still rang true: no one escaped the impact of the rains. . . .  This is exactly what Jesus wanted every ear in the crowd to walk away understanding: the consequences for choosing speed or comfort or convenience in their lives were exactly the […]


Rising waters – tide rolling in

By Dave Henning / May 12, 2023

“Even though trouble is inevitable, collapse is not.  The rising waters will create instability in your life. . . .  That’s a guarantee.  When they do, your foundation is either there or it is not. . . .  The time for digging for the rock is now.  The time to look down is now.  You […]


Cracks in the foundation

By Dave Henning / May 11, 2023

“I always thought I was on solid ground, right up until my life collapsed.  I had cracks in the foundation of my life, and I really didn’t see them.  That’s the thing about foundations: no one cares about them when everything’s fine. . . .  Cracks in the foundation are silent and don’t seem to […]


Grief kept knocking – let it in

By Dave Henning / May 9, 2023

“Grief kept knocking.  And when I finally let it in everything got a little clearer and I finally knew what I had to do.  I had to put the unrealistic picture of this person and this relationship into the flame of grief.  And plan a funeral.”- Lysa TerKeurst In Chapter 12 (“A Million Little Funerals”), […]


Breaking point – wait or establish

By Dave Henning / May 8, 2023

“There’s a big difference between waiting for a breaking point and establishing a breaking point. . . .  Establishing a breaking point can sometimes be a boundary that helps a relationship stay healthy.  It clears up the nebulous questions around what is and is not permitted between you and the other person.  That clarity will […]


A primary sign of toxicity

By Dave Henning / May 7, 2023

“[Jesus] spoke the truth and respected people’s choices. . . .  controlling others is a primary sign of toxicity, not a method for ministry.  Jesus never cheapened the beauty of what he was saying by appearing desperate.  In fact, he pretty much took the opposite approach: this is what’s true; take it or leave it.  […]


Memories – greatest treasures, sorrows

By Dave Henning / May 6, 2023

“We’ve survived what we’ve feared.  But can we survive the remembering?  Memories are both our greatest treasures and our greatest sorrows. . . . Most of the time, when a goodbye has been spoken, memories become an impossible tangle of both grief and greatness, sorrow and celebration.”- Lysa TerKeurst In Chapter 10 (“Can a Goodbye […]


Please God or please people

By Dave Henning / May 5, 2023

“The raw truth is we will always desperately want from other people what we fear we will never get from God. . . .  Trying to please people won’t ultimately satisfy us or the other person, and it certainly doesn’t please God. . . .  If I have a need and I demand it from […]

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