All posts in " Christ "

Fragrance that emanates from hope in Christ

By Dave Henning / December 31, 2019

“Instead of focusing on your thorns, allow the fragrance that emanates from the hope you have in Christ to wash over you.  Embrace your struggle as a gift from God . . .”- Charles Swindoll “Now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.  That’s […]


The skipper on deck = Christ

By Dave Henning / December 19, 2019

” . . . the skipper is Christ.  He’s on deck.  He deserves all the glory and praise.  We serve below deck — keeping the work moving forward by faithfully rowing and diligently serving.”- Charles Swindoll “So look at Apollos and me (Paul) as mere servants of Christ who have been put in charge of […]


Casting anxiety in the direction of Christ

By Dave Henning / March 25, 2018

“Casting is an intentional act to relocate an object. . . .  Let this ‘throwing’ be your first response to bad news.  As you sense anxiety welling up inside you, cast it in the direction of Christ.  Do so specifically and immediately.”- Max Lucado “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”- […]


Christ – knocking at the door

By Dave Henning / December 1, 2017

“The exclusion of the weak and insignificant, the seemingly useless people, from a Christian community may actually mean the exclusion of Christ; in the poor brother Christ is knocking at the door.”- Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Life Together “Fools give vent to their rage, but the wise bring calm in the wind.”- Proverbs 29:11 (NIV) Today, in […]


Welcome to the vest system

By Dave Henning / September 13, 2016

“Welcome to the vest system. Hard to hide it.  Harder still to discard it.  But we work at doing so.  Emphasis on the word work.”- Max Lucado “As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removes our transgressions from us.”- Psalm 103:12 In Chapter 5  of More to Your Story, […]


Christ or the crisis?

By Dave Henning / December 24, 2015

“Storms are coming your way.  Winds will howl, your boat will be tossed, and you will have a choice.  Will you hear Christ or the crisis?”- Max Lucado Max Lucado concludes Chapter 3 of Glory Days by discussing “Jesus Calms the Storm” (Mark 4:35-41).  Max concentrates his focus on Jesus’ rebuke to the disciples in v.40- […]

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