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    Our (second) best friend

    By Dave Henning / August 4, 2014

    Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.  They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.  I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.”- Lamentations 3:22-24 “Sometimes we stand to learn the most about God from the situations we understand […]

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      Wanted: dead and alive

      By Dave Henning / July 15, 2014

      “For the death he (Christ) died he died to sin, once for all, but the life he lives he lives to God.  So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.”- 1 Corinthians 15:21-22 “Your real, new self . . . will not come as long as you […]

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        Beauty is Soul Deep

        By Dave Henning / July 1, 2014

        “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation.  The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.”- 2 Corinthians 5:17 “I don’t think of all the misery but the beauty that still remains.”- Anne Frank Rudy, who died two years ago, studied theater at Valparaiso University with hopes of becoming an […]

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          The pebble in your shoe

          By Dave Henning / June 16, 2014

          “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.  Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you.  You will seek me and find me, when you seek me […]

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            God’s Way or the Highway

            By Dave Henning / June 2, 2014

            “This God- his way is perfect; the word of the Lord proves true; he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him.”- Psalm 18:30 Several years ago my wife Vicki and I were driving home from the International Crane Foundation in Baraboo, WI.  Vicki’s favorite shortcut between Baraboo and Madison is the […]

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              Thriving with Living Water

              By Dave Henning / May 19, 2014

              “He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when he heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit.”- Jeremiah 17:8 The most enduring memory I have of […]

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                Heart and soul

                By Dave Henning / May 5, 2014

                “I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry.  He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure.  He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God.”- Psalm […]

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                  Ultimate threat / Ultimate hope

                  By Dave Henning / April 15, 2014

                  “For as by a man came death, by man has come also the resurrection of the dead.  For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive.”- 1 Corinthians 15:21-22 For as long as I can recall, Good Friday has infused my soul with a heightened impact of Christ’s suffering […]

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                    Pulling Out All the Stops

                    By Dave Henning / April 1, 2014

                    “For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”- Ephesians 2:10 My fourth grade classmate Gary Ziervogel boarded the Timothy Lutheran School bus and sat down next to me, brimming with excitement.  “Guess what?” he announced.  “My parents bought a piano and I’m going to […]

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                      Hide and Seek

                      By Dave Henning / March 18, 2014

                      “My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth.”- Psalm 139:15 “Don’t look for love, love looks for you.”- Don’t Look for Love (1977), recorded by Jim Post When Crown of Compassion Ministries was in its developmental stages, my wife Vicki attended a healthcare […]

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                        Little Big Mom

                        By Dave Henning / March 3, 2014

                        But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Take heart; it is I.  Do not be afraid.”  And Peter answered him, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you in the water.”  He said, “Come.”  So Peter got out of the boat . . . -Matthew 14:27-28 Sometime in the late 1980s, my […]

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                          An undivided heart

                          By Dave Henning / February 11, 2014

                          “Teach me you way, O Lord, that I may walk in your truth; unite my heart to fear your name.”- Psalm 89:11 “If God were small enough to be understood, he wouldn’t be big enough to be worshipped.”- Evelyn Underhill Vicki and I were married at Ashburn Lutheran Church in Chicago on February 16, 1980.  […]

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                            Our (second) best friend

                            By Dave Henning / August 4, 2014

                            Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.  They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.  I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.”- Lamentations 3:22-24 “Sometimes we stand to learn the most about God from the situations we understand […]

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                              Wanted: dead and alive

                              By Dave Henning / July 15, 2014

                              “For the death he (Christ) died he died to sin, once for all, but the life he lives he lives to God.  So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.”- 1 Corinthians 15:21-22 “Your real, new self . . . will not come as long as you […]

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                                Beauty is Soul Deep

                                By Dave Henning / July 1, 2014

                                “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation.  The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.”- 2 Corinthians 5:17 “I don’t think of all the misery but the beauty that still remains.”- Anne Frank Rudy, who died two years ago, studied theater at Valparaiso University with hopes of becoming an […]

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                                  The pebble in your shoe

                                  By Dave Henning / June 16, 2014

                                  “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.  Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you.  You will seek me and find me, when you seek me […]

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                                    God’s Way or the Highway

                                    By Dave Henning / June 2, 2014

                                    “This God- his way is perfect; the word of the Lord proves true; he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him.”- Psalm 18:30 Several years ago my wife Vicki and I were driving home from the International Crane Foundation in Baraboo, WI.  Vicki’s favorite shortcut between Baraboo and Madison is the […]

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                                      Thriving with Living Water

                                      By Dave Henning / May 19, 2014

                                      “He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when he heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit.”- Jeremiah 17:8 The most enduring memory I have of […]

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                                        Heart and soul

                                        By Dave Henning / May 5, 2014

                                        “I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry.  He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure.  He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God.”- Psalm […]

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                                          Ultimate threat / Ultimate hope

                                          By Dave Henning / April 15, 2014

                                          “For as by a man came death, by man has come also the resurrection of the dead.  For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive.”- 1 Corinthians 15:21-22 For as long as I can recall, Good Friday has infused my soul with a heightened impact of Christ’s suffering […]

                                          Share

                                            Pulling Out All the Stops

                                            By Dave Henning / April 1, 2014

                                            “For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”- Ephesians 2:10 My fourth grade classmate Gary Ziervogel boarded the Timothy Lutheran School bus and sat down next to me, brimming with excitement.  “Guess what?” he announced.  “My parents bought a piano and I’m going to […]

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                                              Hide and Seek

                                              By Dave Henning / March 18, 2014

                                              “My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth.”- Psalm 139:15 “Don’t look for love, love looks for you.”- Don’t Look for Love (1977), recorded by Jim Post When Crown of Compassion Ministries was in its developmental stages, my wife Vicki attended a healthcare […]

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                                                Little Big Mom

                                                By Dave Henning / March 3, 2014

                                                But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Take heart; it is I.  Do not be afraid.”  And Peter answered him, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you in the water.”  He said, “Come.”  So Peter got out of the boat . . . -Matthew 14:27-28 Sometime in the late 1980s, my […]

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                                                  An undivided heart

                                                  By Dave Henning / February 11, 2014

                                                  “Teach me you way, O Lord, that I may walk in your truth; unite my heart to fear your name.”- Psalm 89:11 “If God were small enough to be understood, he wouldn’t be big enough to be worshipped.”- Evelyn Underhill Vicki and I were married at Ashburn Lutheran Church in Chicago on February 16, 1980.  […]

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