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    Give me love that leads the way

    By Dave Henning / December 11, 2019

    “Give me love that leads the way,/ The faith that nothing can dismay,/ The hope no disappointments tire,/ The passion that will burn like fire,/ Let me not sink to be a clod:/ Make me Thy fuel, Flame of God.”- Amy Carmichael (1867-1951) In his Introduction to What If . . . God Has Other […]

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      Grief and loss – walking with people

      By Dave Henning / October 4, 2019

      “In walking with people through grief and loss, I’ve recognized how . . . they’re desiring to connect, to be validated that their suffering or the injustice they are facing hasn’t somehow disqualified them from personhood.  They’re not even coming for answers — they just want to be reminded that God hasn’t forgotten them.”- Mitchel […]

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        The ceiling fan – what talking to God seems like

        By Dave Henning / September 20, 2019

        “What once was everything — our faith, our devotion to Jesus, our unwavering love for him — can sadly transform into a small, unrecognizable thing, a mound of dust and earth and mess and doubt and questions and frustrations.  We might still pray and sing worship songs and have our ‘quiet times,’ but deep inside […]

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          A faint vision of things – look for arrows

          By Dave Henning / June 21, 2019

          “God often gives a faint vision of things before they ever come to be.  It’s not full form, more of a shadow, not focused or clear.  It doesn’t come with steps or money or sure things, but it does come with hope.  And hope is what keeps you going in the fog.”- Emily P. Freeman […]

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            Stress and anxiety – primary heavy weights

            By Dave Henning / May 28, 2019

            “If you imagine a weightlifter straining to lift a barbell loaded with heavy weights, you might imagine stress on one side of the bar and anxiety on the other.  Those are the primary weights that are so heavy — but unbelief is the bar they’re attached to.”- Kyle Idleman “Now faith is confidence in what […]

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              Faith – rarely measured by earthly success

              By Dave Henning / May 6, 2019

              “Our faith is in God and the big picture that we won’t completely see this side of eternity.  It isn’t easily — or rarely at all — measured by earthly success, but it’s what keeps us aligned with the truth that sings out in our soul.”- Kyle Idleman “Abraham reasoned that God could even raise […]

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                A few pieces, but no big picture

                By Dave Henning / May 4, 2019

                “When you have a few pieces, but no big picture, it’s easy to give up. . . .  Faith is confidence that keeps believing all the pieces are going to somehow fit together,, even when you don’t have the big picture to work from.  It’s believing that God has a purpose, even when there seems […]

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                  Faith, compassion – abstract or concrete?

                  By Dave Henning / April 7, 2019

                  “I think it’s easy to talk about things like faith and obedience and compassion in abstract terms.  The more abstract, the less convicting the truth is.  So let me get concrete.  Faith equals God-ordained risks in the face of fear.  Obedience equals God -honoring decisions in the face of temptation.  And compassion equals Spirit-prompted generosity […]

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                    To the borders of our faith

                    By Dave Henning / December 7, 2018

                    “Suffering takes us to the borders of our faith.  It leads us to think about things we’ve never thought about before and maybe even question things we thought were settled in our hearts.”- Paul David Tripp In Chapter 3 (“The Awareness Trap”) of Suffering, Paul David Tripp observes what happens when we share our travail.  […]

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                      In the midst of your storm, Jesus intercedes

                      By Dave Henning / October 19, 2018

                      “Ponder this promise: Jesus, right now, at this moment, in the midst of your storm, is interceding for you.  The King of the universe is speaking on your behalf.”- Max Lucado “Christ Jesus who dies — more than that, who was raised to life — is at the right hand of God and is also […]

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                        The devil – a real and present faith foe

                        By Dave Henning / October 10, 2018

                        “The Bible names a real and  present foe of our faith: the devil. . . .  The devil is a splitter, a divider, a wedge driver. . . .  He wants to take unbelievers to hell and make life hell for believers.”- Mas Lucado “Our fight is not against people on earth, but against rulers […]

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                          The case for God’s dependability

                          By Dave Henning / October 6, 2018

                          “From the first chapter of Scripture, the Bible makes a case for the dependability of God.   Nine times the text reiterates ‘God said.’  And without exception when God spoke, something happened.  Something wonderful happened. . . .  The reader is left with one conclusion: God’s word is sure.  What he says happens.”- Max Lucado […]

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