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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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Patience is more than endurance

By Dave Henning / October 16, 2017

“Patience is more than endurance.  A saint’s life is in the hands of God like a bow and arrow in the hands of an archer.  God is aiming at something the saint cannot see, and He stretches and strains, and every now and again the saint says — ‘I cannot stand anymore.’  God does not […]

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Facing things out of my control

By Dave Henning / September 18, 2017

“I can rest in the fact that God is in control.  Which means I can face things that are out of my control and not act out of control.”- Lysa TerKeurst, Unglued ” . . . but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires.  The […]

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The silence of contemplation

By Dave Henning / August 28, 2017

“Leisure is a form of silence, not noiselessness.  It is the silence of contemplation such as occurs when we let out minds rest on a rosebud, a child at play, a Divine mystery, or a waterfall.”- Fulton J. Sheen “The LORD will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and […]

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Each day holds a surprise – only if we expect it

By Dave Henning / August 14, 2017

“Each day holds a surprise.  But only if we expect it can we see, hear, or feel it when it comes to us.  Let’s not be afraid to receive each day’s surprise, whether it comes to us as sorrow or as joy.  It will open a new place in our hearts, a place where we […]

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When we see the rainbow, the shower’s over

By Dave Henning / July 24, 2017

“It is said that when we see the rainbow the shower is over.  Certain it is, that when Christ comes, our troubles remove; when we behold Jesus, our sins vanish, and our doubts and fears subside.  When Jesus walks the waters of the sea, how profound the calm.”- Charles Spurgeon “Shower, O heavens, from above, […]

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A vivid point of light from Scripture

By Dave Henning / July 10, 2017

“We all need a vivid point of light from Scripture — a particular verse that resonates with us personally, to guide or paths and give us a reference point, no matter the size of the waves.”- Bill Hybels, Simplicity (2014) “You, O LORD, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light.”- Psalm […]

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We’ll never walk alone down the Red Sea road

By Dave Henning / June 26, 2017

“When we can’t see the way/ He will part the waves/ And we’ll never walk alone/ Down the Red Sea road.”- Ellie Holcomb “Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, O LORD.  They rejoice in your name all day long; they exult in your righteousness.”- […]

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The three laws of relationship

By Dave Henning / June 5, 2017

“A wise man once said that . . . the three laws of relationship are observation, observation, observation.”- John Ortberg “And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and […]

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But even if You don’t, my hope is You alone

By Dave Henning / May 22, 2017

“But even if You don’t/ My hope is You alone”- MercyMe “If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to save us from it, and he will rescue us from your hand, O king.  But even if he does not, we want you to know, O king, that we […]

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