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Choose your battles wisely

By Dave Henning / September 1, 2021

“Faith and fear both fight for you to believe in something you cannot see.  Choose your battles wisely.  Build your life even wiser.  Make decisions that lead to obedience.”- Nicki Koziarz “If you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.”- Dolly Parton In Chapter 15 (“The God We Want”), the concluding chapter […]

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A spirit of rest – faith and strength

By Dave Henning / August 30, 2021

“Faith and strength come from a spirit of rest, which is being still long enough to see God move.  It’s a place of obedience that releases our need to be in charge of the plan, but to keep doing our part.”- Nicki Koziarz “[Noah] waited another seven days, and again he sent forth the dove […]

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The very cornerstone of the Christian faith

By Dave Henning / March 29, 2021

“Jesus gave His very life to provide forgiveness for our sins, which isn’t just part of the Christian faith — forgiveness is the very cornerstone of the Christian faith.  Forgiveness for our sins isn’t just hope we have; it is the greatest reality for all who choose to receive salvation through accepting Jesus as the […]

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Hope is the melody of the future

By Dave Henning / March 15, 2021

“Hope is the melody of the future.  Faith is dancing to that melody right now.”- Lysa TerKeurst “Very truly I tell you, you will weep and mourn while the world rejoices.  You will grieve, but your grief will turn to joy. . . .  Now is your time of grief, but I will see you […]

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We need altars that renew our faith

By Dave Henning / September 18, 2020

We need altars that renew our faith by reminding us of the faithfulness of God.  And every once in a while, we need to go back to those sacred places to repent of our sin, renew our covenant with God, and celebrate what God has done.”- Mark Batterson “And all of the large and small […]

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Throwing your faith a lifeline

By Dave Henning / August 18, 2020

“It’s (opening toward God) like throwing your faith a lifeline.  Every wonderful thing in your life is a gift from God, an expression of his heart toward you. . . .  Every moment you have ever been happy, thrilled, comforted, hopeful . . . that was God loving you.  Such gifts come from no other […]

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Loosen your grip on your plans

By Dave Henning / July 10, 2020

“When you loosen your grip on your plans and let the One who gave you your blue flame tell you what you’re supposed to do next, it will be scary at first.  Eventually. . . .  you’ll get better at recognizing the intangible elements of the decision-making process: your gut instinct will become more honed, […]

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Deliverance stories – God uses them

By Dave Henning / May 14, 2020

“It isn’t always easy to surrender our plans, but it’s incredible to see what unfolds when we have faith.  God uses our stories of deliverance and freedom to point to his mighty power.”- Meredith McDaniel “But Moses pleaded to the LORD, ‘I am not very good with words.  I never have been, and I’m not […]

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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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