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Emotional souvenirs – collect during life travel

By Dave Henning / March 5, 2021

“It’s impossible to travel through life and not collect emotional souvenirs.  We are either carrying healthy perspectives or files of proof from our past. . . .  When we choose to walk down the path of correcting the dots, we aren’t changing where we’ve been, but we’re sorting through our souvenirs to determine what says […]


Elusive place – arriving at acceptance

By Dave Henning / September 30, 2019

“This is how I’ll finally arrive at that elusive place called acceptance — by watching for, noting, gathering instances of hope and joy in one hand, even while wrestling with my darkest hours in the other.  This truth rings loudly in my heart: Good and bad can exist at once.  It’s okay to admit that […]


Acceptance digs wells

By Dave Henning / December 26, 2017

“Rejection builds fences.  Acceptance digs wells.”- John Ortberg “See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God.  And that is what we are! . . .  And what we will be has not yet been made known.”- 1 John 3:1-2 John Ortberg concludes Chapter 11 of […]


The Cycle of Grace

By Dave Henning / March 3, 2015

In Chapter 11 of Soul Keeping, John Ortberg states that Jesus “lived in a divine rhythm where grace was constantly flowing into him and then flowing out from him.”  For the rest of the chapter, Pastor Ortberg presents four movements in the Cycle of Grace.  The first movement, Acceptance, is discussed today. 1.  Acceptance.  For […]

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