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A lily dancing with the wind

By Dave Henning / November 16, 2020

“I have seen the lily dancing with the wind/ Open to the sunshine/ Open to the rain/ Dressed in all her beauty/ Giving what she needs/ If I listen clearly/ I can hear her sing to me.”- Pat Barrett, Sparrows and Lilies “Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I […]

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Wise and understanding people to help God reign?

By Dave Henning / October 19, 2020

“But to the world it is very foolish and offensive that God should be opposed to the wise and condemn them, when, after all, we have the idea that God could not reign if he did not have wise and understanding people to help him. . . .  Everything that God does they must improve, […]

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Hope still walks with the hurting

By Dave Henning / September 14, 2020

“Joy still comes in the morning/ Hope still walks with the hurting/ If you’re still alive and breathing/ Praise the Lord/ Don’t stop dancing and dreaming/ There’s still Good News worth repeating/ So lift your head and keep singing/ Praise the Lord.”- Matt Maher, Alive & Breathing “I remain confident of this: I will see […]

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All of heaven ahead of you

By Dave Henning / August 17, 2020

“You have a God who hears you, the power of love behind you, the Holy Spirit within you, and all of heaven ahead of you.  If you have the Shepherd, you have grace for every sin, direction for every turn, a candle for every corner, and an anchor for every storm.  You have everything you […]

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Terrior – only the Vinedresser knows for sure!

By Dave Henning / July 13, 2020

“A machine can do work; only life can bear fruit.  A law can compel work; only love can spontaneously bring forth fruit.  Work implies effort and labor; the essential idea of fruit is that it is the silent, natural, restful produce of our inner life.”- Andrew Murray, The True Vine “But blessed are those who […]

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The immanence of God – closer than close

By Dave Henning / June 15, 2020

“God is bigger than big, but that’s a little intimidating if left by its lonesome.  The good news?  There is a theological counterbalance to that bigness.  It’s called the immanence of God.  God is closer than close.”- Mark Batterson, Whisper This is what the Sovereign LORD, the Holy One of Israel, says: “In repentance and […]

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Be patient through dry spells

By Dave Henning / May 11, 2020

“Stand tall * Reach for the sky * Be patient through dry spells * Conserve your resources * Think long term * Wait for your time to bloom * Stay sharp!”- Advice from a Saguaro “Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!  Let the redeemed of […]

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Unassuming people – extraordinarily ordinary

By Dave Henning / April 13, 2020

“When God wants to bring Christ into the world, he looks for servants.  No diploma required.  No bloodline specified.  Bank accounts are not a factor.  Place of birth doesn’t matter.  Let all unassuming people of the world be reminded: God can use you.”- Max Lucado, How Happiness Happens “And if you spend yourselves on behalf […]

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When the whole world walks away, God stays

By Dave Henning / March 16, 2020

“When the whole world walks away / You’re the God who stands / With wide open arms / And you tell me nothing I have ever done can separate my heart / From the God who stays.”- Matthew West “Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave […]

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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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