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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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When we stop pressing forward in faith

By Dave Henning / June 29, 2018

“When we pray and nothing changes, many times as believers we use the outcome as an occasion to alter our theology to match our experience.  When we do this, we stop pressing forward in faith to find out why the natural world didn’t line up with what we expected.”- Christa Black Gifford “I will give […]

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Pregnant with a word from the Lord

By Dave Henning / May 6, 2018

“When you’re pregnant with a word from the Lord, it might be months, years, or decades before the word comes full term and you can deliver it, but you have a responsibility to carry that word until then.  How you carry that word matters greatly.”- Banning Liebscher “Not so, my lord,” Hannah replied. “I am […]

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The God who raises the dead

By Dave Henning / April 27, 2018

“It’s one thing to say we believe God raised Jesus from the dead and that we have the hope of eternal life through faith in Him.  It’s another thing to put our faith in the God who raises the dead as He leads us into experiences of weakness.”- Banning Liebscher “By faith Abraham, when God […]

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