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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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                Fighting the onslaught of fret

                By Dave Henning / April 23, 2018

                “God’s sovereignty bids us fight the onslaught of fret with the sword that is etched with the words but God.”- Max Lucado “Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.”- Proverbs 12:25 (ESV) Between 13 and 15 February 1945, more than 1,200 British and American heavy bombers dropped […]

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                  The loudest voice in your life

                  By Dave Henning / March 26, 2018

                  “Is God’s voice the loudest voice in your life?  That’s the question.  If the answer is no, that’s the problem.”- Mark Batterson, Whisper “They [the Emmaus disciples] said to each other, ‘Did not our hearts burn within us while he talked to us on the road, while he opened the Scriptures?’ “- Luke 24:32 (ESV) […]

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                    My God — the strength of my soul

                    By Dave Henning / February 19, 2018

                    “Surely God is the strength of my soul/Your love defends me, Your love defends me/ And when I feel like I’m all alone/ Your love defends me, Your Love defends me.”- Matt Maher “The LORD will fight for you; you need only be still.”- Exodus 14:14 (NIV) “It is the nature of love to bind […]

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                      The sustaining face of God

                      By Dave Henning / January 15, 2018

                      “When we genuinely, happily serve in unacknowledged ways and places . . . we find the sustaining face of God.”- Sara Hagerty, Unseen “Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.  For you have died, and you life is hidden with Christ in God.”- Colossians 3:2-3 (ESV) My […]

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                        Mighty Lord of all Creation

                        By Dave Henning / December 18, 2017

                        “Mighty Lord of all Creation,/ Dearest Saviour, O how little carest/ Thou for earthly fame. Thou whom all men would acclaim,/ Thou in Majesty the Highest,/ In a lowly manger liest.” – Grosser Herr, O starker Koenig, bass aria, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, Barenreith  edition “And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had […]

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                          An inverted sense of measurement

                          By Dave Henning / November 20, 2017

                          “We somehow have an inverted sense of measurement in that big things seem to us small or familiar while small things become big to us, at least in terms of our time and attention and energy.”- Jared C. Wilson, The Imperfect Disciple “And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are […]

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