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    Break a sweat for your faith

    By Dave Henning / January 18, 2020

    “God blesses those who are willing to break a sweat for what they believe in. . . .  You can’t just pray like it depends on God.  You also have to work like it depends on you.  The blessing of God doesn’t just fall into our laps.”- Mark Batterson As Mark Batterson continues Chapter 6 […]

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      Your testimony – the power to set people free

      By Dave Henning / January 13, 2020

      “Your testimony has the power to set other people free! How?  Well, if God did it for you, He can do it for them.  And if God did it before, He can do it again.  A testimony is a prophetic blessing.  It is the seedbed where faith takes root and bears fruit.”- Mark Batterson “For […]

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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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