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No longer a slave

By Dave Henning / January 18, 2016

“So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God.”- Galatians 4:7 (ESV) “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.  You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror.  I […]

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Back in the box

By Dave Henning / January 4, 2016

“Now there is great gain in godliness with contentment, for we brought nothing into the world and we cannot take anything out of the world.”- 1 Timothy 6:6-7 “Contentment does not come when we acquire enough.  It is a product of the way we think.”- John Ortberg On the occasional fall/winter Sunday afternoon the Henning […]

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Arise, shine!

By Dave Henning / December 14, 2015

“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon you.”- Isaiah 60:1 “The question is not, ‘Do you have a problem?’  The question is, ‘Does the problem have you?’ “- Joel Osteen When I reminisce about second grade at Northeast School in Evergreen Park, Illinois, three distinct memories surface.  The first two […]

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Thanksliving

By Dave Henning / November 23, 2015

“Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.”-Colossians 2:6-7 “Pride slays thanksgiving, but a humble mind is the soil out of which thanks naturally grow.  A proud man is seldom a grateful […]

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Yo Cliff!

By Dave Henning / November 2, 2015

“I cry out to God Most High, to God who fulfills his purpose for me.”- Psalm 57:2 (NIV) “If God can bring blessing from the broken body of Jesus and glory from something that’s obscene as the cross, He can bring blessing from my problems and my pain and my unanswered prayer.”- Anne Graham Lotz […]

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Where’s the fire?

By Dave Henning / October 19, 2015

“You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.”- Isaiah 26:3 “We are not at peace with others because we are not at peace with ourselves, and we are not at peace with ourselves because we are not at peace with God.”- Thomas Merton “Hurry is not […]

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Lessons from a burrowing owl

By Dave Henning / October 5, 2015

“Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.  Are you not of more value than they?”- Matthew 6:26 “It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird; it would be a jolly sight harder for it to […]

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Come to the well

By Dave Henning / September 21, 2015

Jesus said to her,, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again.”- John 4:13-14 “No matter how much we try to run away from this thirst for the answer to life, for the meaning of life, the […]

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Till the sky spills over

By Dave Henning / September 8, 2015

“Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.”- Colossians 2:6-7 “When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.”- G. K. Chesterton […]

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Braced for the future

By Dave Henning / August 18, 2015

“Therefore, as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.”- Colossians 2:6-7 “The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.”- Confucius My freshman year at Luther High School South […]

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Turn around

By Dave Henning / August 4, 2015

“Having said this, she (Mary) turned around and saw Jesus standing, but she did not know that it was Jesus.”- John 20:14 “If you’re scared that you don’t matter; if you’re lost and need to be found; if you’re looking for a Savior, all you gotta do is turn around.”- Matt Maher I would estimate […]

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Mama’s heart

By Dave Henning / July 20, 2015

“Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.”- Psalm 55:22 “If I be his child, then I have a portion in his heart here, and I shall have a portion in his house above.”- Charles Spurgeon Mark Lucas and I started our lifelong friendship […]

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