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    Don’t fear the desert – hear God’s voice as never before

    By Dave Henning / August 16, 2017

    “Don’t fear the desert; it is there where you will hear God’s voice as never before.”- Os Hillman “Therefore I am now going to allure her; I will lead her into the wilderness and speak tenderly to her.  There I will give her back her vineyard, and will make the Valley of Achor (trouble) a […]


      The fellowship of the broken

      By Dave Henning / December 30, 2016

      “The fellowship of the broken believe that suffering is a gift He entrusts to us and He can be trusted to make this suffering into a gift.”- Ann Voskamp Ann Voskamp concludes Chapter 18 of The Broken Way by noting we tend to shrink back from the razor edge of broken things.  However, Ms. Voskamp […]


        Fear of flying blind

        By Dave Henning / September 12, 2016

        “We know the fear of flying blind.”- Max Lucado And he [Jesus] asked them, “But who do you say that I am?”- Mark 8:29 Max Lucado begins Chapter 4 (“You Hear a Voice You Can Trust”) of More to Your Story by telling the story of Jim O’ Neill, a sixty-five-year old pilot.  Fifty minutes […]


          A beeline for the cross

          By Dave Henning / June 2, 2016

          “I take my [biblical] text and make a beeline for the cross.”- Charles Haddon Spurgeon In Chapter 7 (“Factory Reset”) of If, Mark Batterson emphasizes that “if you fear God, you have nothing else to fear.”  All your other fears are served an eviction notice, because it is impossible for fear to coexist with the perfect love […]


            No longer a slave

            By Dave Henning / January 18, 2016

            “So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God.”- Galatians 4:7 (ESV) “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.  You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror.  I […]


              Fear of change

              By Dave Henning / December 11, 2015

              “Fear of change can be highly motivating- and ultimately limiting.”- Kyle Idleman Kyle Idleman continues Chapter 6 of The End of Me as he discusses two reasons people lay down “roots in a place of quiet desperation and low expectations” rather than accept help. 1.  Fear of change.  The man at the Bethesda Pool had […]


                False advertising

                By Dave Henning / December 3, 2015

                In Chapter 4 (“Authentic to Be Accepted”) of The End of Me, Kyle Idleman observes that no one like it when someone advertises one thing and delivers something entirely different- whether that is a business or an individual.  Businesses with false advertising claims are one thing, but when we apply this standard to ourselves, however, […]


                  Face fear head- on

                  By Dave Henning / October 24, 2015

                  “One ought never to turn one’s back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it.  If you do that, you will double the danger.  But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half.”- Winston Churchill “We take captive every thought to make it obedient to […]



                    By Dave Henning / October 23, 2015

                    “When he [the devil] lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.”- Luke 8:44 Today in Chapter 6 of Simplify, Bill Hybels covers the first two steps that help us partner with God to conquer fear. STEP 1: Understanding Fear’s Origin.  In order to conquer […]


                      Peace busters

                      By Dave Henning / October 21, 2015

                      “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give you.  I do not give as the world gives.  Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”- John 14:27 “Simplifying our lives means eradicating pockets of fear wherever they lurk.”- Bill Hybels In Chapter 6 (“From Anxious to Peaceful: Conquering Your Fears”) […]


                        When we’re afraid

                        By Dave Henning / September 24, 2015

                        “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.  Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul and with all your strength.”- Deuteronomy 6:4-5 “It’s not what’s on the other side of the door that gives me confidence to go through; it’s the one who goes with […]

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