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    The injustice of unwarranted criticism

    By Dave Henning / December 25, 2019

    “If you are battling the injustice of unwarranted criticism, I know you must be weary.  I also know it’s not fair.  But when the time is right, the Lord will step in and take charge.”- Charles Swindoll “So David and his men continued down the road, and Shimei kept pace with them on a nearby […]

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      In retaliatory mode – and garbled facts to boot

      By Dave Henning / December 24, 2019

      When we are in a retaliatory mode and motivated by hatred, we easily garble the facts.  Truth be told, facts don’t matter; what matters is that we make life miserable for the person we hate.”- Charles Swindoll “When the king got to Bahurim, a man appeared who had connections with Saul’s family.  His name was […]

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        The body of Christ – a safe, loving place?

        By Dave Henning / December 23, 2019

        “The body of Christ was designed to be a safe and loving place where we live in mutual submission to one another (see Ephesians 5:21).  That includes full transparency and a willingness to ‘go there’ with someone who needs to face the truth.  Accountability is essential.”- Charles Swindoll [God] said, “My child, don’t make light […]

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          The marvelous grace of God – deliver the message

          By Dave Henning / December 22, 2019

          “Nathan realized his job was done.  He had delivered the message.  The results belonged to God. . . .  God would take it from there.  What a picture of God’s marvelous grace.  His work, done His way, accomplishes His purposes for His glory.”- Charles Swindoll Then David said to Nathan, “I have sinned against the […]

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            We’re all housekeepers and under-rowers

            By Dave Henning / December 21, 2019

            “Let’s never forget that we’re all under-rowers; we’re all housekeepers.  We do what we do for one reason: the glory of the Captain of the ship — Jesus Christ.  He gets all the credit.  We have the responsibility to row and serve.”- Charles Swindoll “Gehazi, the servant of Elisha, the man of God, said to […]

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              When God pries your fingers open

              By Dave Henning / December 20, 2019

              “Hold everything in your hands lightly, otherwise it hurts when God pries your fingers open.”- Corrie ten Boom “That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life — whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear.  Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing?”- Matthew […]

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                The skipper on deck = Christ

                By Dave Henning / December 19, 2019

                ” . . . the skipper is Christ.  He’s on deck.  He deserves all the glory and praise.  We serve below deck — keeping the work moving forward by faithfully rowing and diligently serving.”- Charles Swindoll “So look at Apollos and me (Paul) as mere servants of Christ who have been put in charge of […]

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                  Theological moorings vs. the winds of adversity

                  By Dave Henning / December 18, 2019

                  “But we easily lose our theological moorings when we insist on living horizontally.  When we do, the winds of adversity cause us to drift from what we truly believe.  How much better to choose a response of faith that submits to God’s sovereign will, yielding to His gracious purposes in both giving and taking away […]

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                    Horizontal thinking – a perspective to resist

                    By Dave Henning / December 17, 2019

                    “But we must resist . . . horizontal thinking — a perspective that focuses on the here and now and leaves God out of the equation.  It helps no one.”- Charles Swindoll In Chapter 2 (“What If . . . You Suddenly Lose Everything?”) of What If . . . God Has Other Plans?, Charles […]

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                      So caught up in our excuses

                      By Dave Henning / December 15, 2019

                      “We get so caught up in our excuses that we miss the entire point of God’s call.  He wants to accomplish something great through us by doing something great in us.”- Charles Swindoll The Lord asked Moses, “Who makes a person’s mouth?  Who decides whether people speak or do not speak hear or do not […]

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                        A calculated resistance to God’s clearly stated will

                        By Dave Henning / December 14, 2019

                        “Resistance comes from our belief that we know the situation better than God does.  We’re happy to have God take care of situations for us.  We just don’t want to be His primary instrument.  Why?  Because we think we know better than He what’s required for the job. . . .  a calculated resistance against […]

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                          A subtle enemy: mind-numbing routine

                          By Dave Henning / December 13, 2019

                          “Routine is a subtle enemy.  We fall into a mental rut. . . .  And in that mind-numbing routine, we miss God’s call.  In those times, He often jolts us out of our mental fog and arrests our attention.  Only then do we wake up and listen.”- Charles Swindoll “When the LORD saw Moses coming […]

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