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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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Mechanic Bob versus ‘Mr. Dirt’

By Dave Henning / February 18, 2019

“You can no more trust Jesus and not intend to obey him than you could trust your doctor and your auto mechanic and not follow their advice.  If you don’t intend to follow their advice, you simply don’t trust them.  Period.”- Dallas Willard “So, do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded.  […]

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A snowball in the face

By Dave Henning / January 21, 2019

“A snowball in the face is surely the perfect beginning to a lasting friendship.”- Markus Zusak “The rain and snow come down from the heavens and say on the ground to water the earth.  They cause the grain to grow, producing seed for the farmer and bread for the hungry.  It is the same with […]

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Christians, be joyful: hope for the hole-idays

By Dave Henning / December 17, 2018

“Christians, be joyful and praise your salvation,/ Sing for today your Redeemer is born!/  Cease to be fearful, forget lamentation,/  Haste with thanksgiving to greet this glad morn!/  Come let us worship and fall down before Him,/  Let us with voices united adore Him!”- Bach’s Christmas Oratorio But the angel said to them, “Do not […]

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God’s guideposts mark life’s trail

By Dave Henning / November 19, 2018

“Set up road signs; put up guideposts.  Mark well the path by which you came.”- Jeremiah 31:21 (NLT) “There is a difference between making a trip and making a trail.  Far too many of us make the trip, but we don’t mark the trail.”- Mark Batterson, SFSG: So Far So God sermon series “Then Samuel […]

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With weapons of the Spirit

By Dave Henning / October 22, 2018

“God’s Word forever shall abide,/ No thanks to foes, who fear it;/ For God Himself fights by our side/ With weapons of the Spirit./ Were they to take our house,/ Goods, honor, child, or spouse,/ Though life be wrenched away,/ They cannot win the day./ The Kingdom’s ours forever.”- A Mighty Fortress Is Our God, […]

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The sacrament of the present moment

By Dave Henning / September 17, 2018

“The present moment holds infinite riches beyond your wildest dreams, but you will only enjoy them to the extent of your faith and love. . . .  To discover God in the smallest and most ordinary things, as well as the greatest, is to possess a rare and sublime faith.”- Jean Pierre de Caussade, The […]

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Restored and made right – I’ve got Jesus!

By Dave Henning / August 20, 2018

“I’m restored and made right/ He got a hold of my life/ I’ve got Jesus/ How could I want more?”- I Got Saved by Selah Jesus said, “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.  But store up for yourselves treasures in […]

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Appropriate smallness – dream small

By Dave Henning / July 16, 2018

  “Humility is the freedom to stop trying to be what we’re not, or pretending to be what we’re not, and accepting our ‘appropriate smallness.’ “- John Ortberg “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink?  When did we […]

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My seasons change, You stay the same

By Dave Henning / June 18, 2018

Each step I take/ You make a way/ And I will give you all my praise./ My seasons change, You stay the same./ You’re the God of all my days.”- God of All My Days, Casting Crowns “All the paths of the LORD are steadfast love and faithfulness, for those who keep his covenant and […]

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Building the wall in front of you

By Dave Henning / May 14, 2018

“Focus on building the wall in front of you.  Some of the most powerful lessons God wants to teach us are the simplest.”- Banning Liebscher, Rooted (2017) “Above the Horse Gate, the priests repaired the wall.  Each one repaired the section immediately across from his own house.”- Nehemiah 3:38 (NLT) “Help me want the Giver […]

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