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God made you to flourish

By Dave Henning / May 1, 2017

“God made you to flourish — to receive life from outside yourself, creating vitality within yourself and producing blessing beyond yourself.”- John Ortberg “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”- Ephesians 2:10 (NIV) In its heyday, Hawthorn-Mellody Farms & Amusement […]

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Hope comes in two flavors

By Dave Henning / April 10, 2017

“We all hope, but hope comes in two flavors- hoping  for something and hoping in someone.”- John Ortberg, Know Doubt In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump:  for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.”- 1 Corinthians 15:52 (KJV) It’s almost 7:30 pm […]

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Discover the beauty in sorrow

By Dave Henning / March 27, 2017

“We have lost the beauty in sorrow, so we try to get out of pain as quickly as possible. . . . But life will let all of us down, and we need a way to talk about it — a way we have lost along the way.”- Esther Fleece “For the Lord will not cast […]

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Lost in a sea of faces?

By Dave Henning / March 6, 2017

“And in Your eyes I can see/ And in Your arms I will be/ I am not just a man, vastly lost in this world/ Lost in a sea of faces.”- Kutless “What is man that your are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him?  Yet you have made […]

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A child’s heart, but a grown-up’s head

By Dave Henning / February 20, 2017

“Christ wants a child’s heart, but a grown-up’s head.  He wants us to be simple, single-minded, affectionate, and teachable, as good children are; but He also wants every bit of intelligence we have . . .”- C. S. Lewis, Mere Christianity “I, therefore, a prisoner of the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner […]

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You watch over me

By Dave Henning / February 6, 2017

“You watch over me in the darkest valleys/ You watch over me when the night seems long/ You help me to see the way before me/ You watch over me”- Aaron Shust “The LORD watches over you — the LORD is your shade at your right hand; the LORD will watch over your coming and […]

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When God’s enough, there’s grace enough

By Dave Henning / January 23, 2017

“When God’s enough, there’s grace enough.”- Ann Voskamp, The Broken Way “Therefore since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand.”- Romans 5:1-2 “However weak we are, however poor, however little […]

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Far, far better things ahead

By Dave Henning / January 2, 2017

“There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.”- C. S. Lewis, Collected Letters “Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity.  All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as […]

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Tinsel in a tangle

By Dave Henning / December 12, 2016

“Don’t get your tinsel in a tangle.”- Anonymous “The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light; they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.”- Isaiah 9:2 (KJV) “Hope is patience with the lamp lit.”- Tertullian During my childhood years, most people in my […]

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Honey that blunts the sting

By Dave Henning / November 21, 2016

“Kindness in ourselves is the honey that blunts the sting of unkindness in another.”- Walter Savage Lander “Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.”- Proverbs 16:24 Ed and Loretta Sheldon lived next door to my parents, Bill and Elinor, for about ten years.  Ed drove semis for […]

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One step away from coming home

By Dave Henning / October 31, 2016

“You’re one step away from coming home . . . One step away from arms wide open.”- Casting Crowns “How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord Almighty!  My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the Lord; my heart and flesh cry out for the living God.  Even the sparrow has found a […]

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God is in control

By Dave Henning / October 10, 2016

“When you accept the fact that sometimes seasons are dry and time are hard and that God is in control of both, you will discover a sense of divine refuge, because the hope is in God and not in yourself.”- Charles Swindoll “Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is […]

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