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    Start lighting candles – quit cursing the darkness

    By Dave Henning / February 17, 2020

    “As Christ followers, we should be more known for what we’re for than what we’re against.  Translation?  Quit cursing the darkness and start lighting candles. . . .  Because cursing the darkness doesn’t cut it.  We’re called to flip blessings.”- Mark Batterson “And he (God) did rescue us from mortal danger, and he will rescue […]

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      God placed in the hands of angry people

      By Dave Henning / January 20, 2020

      “If you project human failings onto God, you end up with ‘God in the Hands of Angry People.’  It’s not God’s fault, unless you blame Him for giving us free will.”- Mark Batterson, Double Blessing “May the LORD smile on you and be gracious to you.  May the LORD show you his favor and give […]

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        Good news of a great joy – need to change doors?

        By Dave Henning / December 16, 2019

        “When the angels announced the arrival of the Messiah, they proclaimed ‘good news of a great joy’ (Luke 2:10 RSV) not ‘bad news of a great duty.’ . . . .  Our joy level matters to God.”- Max Lucado, How Happiness Happens And the angel said to them, “Be not afraid, for behold, I bring […]

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          Thankful for the scars – or see you in Madagascar!

          By Dave Henning / November 18, 2019

          ”So I’m thankful for the scars/ ‘Cause without them I wouldn’t know your heart/ And I know they’ll always tell of who you are/ So forever I am thankful for the scars.”- I Am They, “Scars” “But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that […]

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            A Christian without prayer = alive without breathing

            By Dave Henning / October 21, 2019

            “To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.”- Martin Luther “The LORD is close to all who call on him, to all who all who call upon him in truth.  He grants the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cries for help and rescues […]

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              God sings a louder song – back to a place of hope

              By Dave Henning / September 16, 2019

              “God sings a louder song than suffering ever could, a song of resurrection, renewal , restoration, and re-creation.”- Aubrey Sampson “The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud […]

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                A masterpiece about to happen

                By Dave Henning / August 19, 2019

                “Marginalized and discarded?  Others may think so.  You may think so.  But God sees in you a masterpiece about to happen.”- Max Lucado, Grace “Timothy, my dear son, be strong through the grace that God gives us in Christ Jesus.  You have heard me teach things that have been confirmed by many reliable witnesses.  Now […]

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                  The Ark Encounter – Noah walked with God

                  By Dave Henning / July 15, 2019

                  “Noah walked with God, but he didn’t preach righteousness, he acted it.  He went through water and didn’t melt.  He breasted the current of popular opinion of his day, scorning alike the hatred and ridicule of scoffers who mocked at the thought of there being but one way of salvation.”- Charles Studd (1860-1931), cricket player […]

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                    Hear the music – don’t just read the notes

                    By Dave Henning / June 17, 2019

                    “Faith is reason plus revelation, and the revelation part requires one to think with the spirit as well as the mind.  You have to hear the music, not just read the notes on the page.”- Francis Collins, American physician-geneticist and atheist turned devout Christian “Instead, be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another with […]

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                      Challenges and obstacles in life

                      By Dave Henning / May 13, 2019

                      “It’s easy to look at the things of this world to solve our challenges and obstacles in life, but when we submit our lives to Christ, His grace, mercy, peace, and love will bring true fulfillment to our lives.”- Bethany Hamilton, professional surfer who ultimately returned to competition following 2003 shark attack in which she […]

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                        And they believe in the Christ

                        By Dave Henning / April 15, 2019

                        “I came up poor.  My mother only had a fourth-grade education.  My dad didn’t have any education at all.  But they were very structured.  They worked hard.  You know, they didn’t complain.  They didn’t murmur.  And they believe in the Christ.”- Evander Holyfield “That (godliness) is why we labor and strive, because we have put […]

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                          Cab driver suggestion box

                          By Dave Henning / March 18, 2019

                          “The one thing you shouldn’t do is try to tell a cab driver how to get somewhere.”- Jimmy Fallon If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.”- Psalm 139:9 (NIV) […]

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