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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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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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