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The shank of shame

By Dave Henning / May 11, 2014

“If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.  If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”- 1 John 1:8-9 “The confession of evil works is the first beginning of good works.”- Augustine In […]

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When turkeys cross our path

By Dave Henning / May 9, 2014

“Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet.  I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.”- John 13:14-15 “If you do not transform your pain, you surely will transmit it.”- Richard Rohr In Chapter 5 (“Wet Feet”) […]

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Take it personally

By Dave Henning / May 7, 2014

“We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.”- Isaiah 53:6 “Christianity is not the sacrifice we make, but the sacrifice we trust.”- P T. Forsyth In Chapter 3 (“O Sweet Exchange”) of Grace, author Max […]

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Jesus stoops to conquer

By Dave Henning / May 4, 2014

“How great a God is He who gives God.”- Augustine “Grace is God loving, God stooping, God coming to the rescue, God giving himself generously in and through Jesus Christ.”- John Stott In Chapter 2 (“The God Who Stoops”) of Grace, author Max Lucado begins with the story of the woman caught in adultery (John […]

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Wounded by God’s People

By Dave Henning / May 2, 2014

Wounded by God’s People (Zondervan, 2013) Author Anne Graham Lotz speaks from numerous personal experiences when she affirms that the wounds inflicted by God’s people are painful and devastating.  Even so, we can’t allow ourselves to reject the God of those who rejected us.  Basing her book on the Old Testament story of Hagar, Anne […]

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The beginning of the end?

By Dave Henning / May 1, 2014

“Don’t look back.  Something might be gaining on you.”- Satchel Paige “Love is not an affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the other person’s ultimate good as far as it can be obtained.”- C. S. Lewis, God in the Dock At the beginning of Chapter 15 (“Don’t Look Back: You Can’t Drive Forward by […]

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Genie or Jesus?

By Dave Henning / September 27, 2012

Continuing his discussion of Jesus healing the paralytic (Mark 2:1-5), author Timothy Keller (King’s Cross) recognizes that at the moment the paralytic was lowered through the roof to Jesus, Jesus had the power to heal him right on the spot- just as He has the power to immediately act on our requests.  However, Jesus knows […]

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Forgive and remember

By Dave Henning / June 20, 2012

‘Forgive and forget’- that phrase most likely has been part of our vocabulary since childhood, when our parents imprinted that instruction in our minds as the proper response to our conflict with another child.  Actually, notes Dr. David Stoops (Forgiving the Unforgivable), that adage has been around approximately 700 years, since the 14th century.  Jeremiah […]

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