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A forgiving way – Jesus’ outstretched arms

By Dave Henning / February 21, 2021

“We want freedom but are resistant to simply do what God says to do.  God knew all of this, so He made a way not dependent on our strength.  A forgiving way to grab on to Jesus’ outstretched arms, bloody from crucifixion and dripping with redemption.  He makes a way for us to simply cooperate […]

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The cross of Christ shines

By Dave Henning / January 1, 2021

“The cross of Christ shines through each of the four sacred gifts (value, strength, grace, joy) of our God-given callings.  We all stand equally condemned under God’s righteous Law, yet equally forgiven and redeemed by His grace.  The cross is the lens through which I must interpret every human interaction and relationship.”- Rev. Jeffrey Leininger […]

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Confessed sin – nothing as freeing

By Dave Henning / September 28, 2020

“Nothing is as freeing as confessed sin.  Nothing is as isolating as a guilty secret.  And that is why the Enemy wants you to keep your sins a secret.  If you keep your sins a secret, you will be trapped in the cage of guilt the rest of your life.  The only way out is […]

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Beyond the reach of His grace?

By Dave Henning / September 25, 2020

“Your worst days are never so bad that you are beyond the reach of His grace.  And your best days are never so good that you are beyond the need of God’s grace.  Every day should be a day or relating to God on the basis of His grace alone.”- Jeremy Bridges. In Chapter 5 […]

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Our earthly longings begin to fade

By Dave Henning / May 5, 2020

“Our earthly longings begin to fade when we realize how precious life is.  We simply cannot fill the hole in our hearts that we are born with, no matter how hard we try.”- Meredith McDaniel Then the LORD said to Moses,”I will rain down bread from heaven for you.  The people are to go out […]

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Jesus shared truth, offered grace

By Dave Henning / March 11, 2020

“Jesus shared truth but graciously.  Jesus offered grace but truthfully.  Grace and truth.  Acceptance seeks to offer both.”- Max Lucado “Then all of you can join together in one voice, giving grace and glory to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.  Therefore, accept each other just as Christ has accepted you so that […]

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The genesis of generosity = grace

By Dave Henning / February 12, 2020

“The goal is to grow in the grace of giving.  Grace is the genesis of generosity!  Or you can flip that coin: generosity is the revelation of grace.  Either way, grace is the game-changer!  If the tithe causes your blood pressure to go up, you’re thinking about it the wrong way!”- Mark Batterson (emphasis author’s) […]

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Unscalable mountains – go through them

By Dave Henning / January 26, 2020

“Some [obstacles] seem like unscalable mountains, and it’s awfully tempting to go around them.  My advice?  Go through them, with God’s grace.  And when God gets you to the other side, the mountain will have become a level path.  The obstacle will have become the way.”- Mark Batterson Mark Batterson concludes Chapter 7 of Double […]

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Umbrella of blessing = an extra measure of grace

By Dave Henning / January 5, 2020

“I like to think of the blessing of God as an umbrella.  An umbrella doesn’t change the forecast.  Life will rain pain, that’s for sure.  But the blessing of God does provide a covering of sorts, an extra layer of protection against the elements. . . .  Of course, we have to position ourselves under […]

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Hall of Fame candidates for greatness?

By Dave Henning / December 12, 2019

“Originally, Moses was an unlikely prospect for the Leadership Hall of Fame.  The good news is that God doesn’t search through the Hall of Fame to find candidates for greatness.  God often starts with losers.  Washouts.  Those with broken lives and downtrodden spirits.”- Charles Swindoll “There (Mt. Sinai) the angel of the LORD appeared to […]

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Sabbath rhythm – takes time, experimentation

By Dave Henning / November 23, 2019

“It often takes time and experimentation to learn a life-giving Sabbath rhythm.  It doesn’t happen all of a sudden.  Small steps, taken faithfully each week, add up to a satisfying and restoring pattern of weekly rejuvenation.”- Jeff Manion On Days 8 (“The Art of Rest”) and 9 (“Life-Giving Rhythm”) of Dream Big, Think Small, Jeff […]

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Loving ways in action – and like them too!

By Dave Henning / October 16, 2019

“Don’t just act in loving ways toward people — make an effort to like them too. . . .  For me, it goes back to learning how to forgive myself.  To give grace when I fail and tone it down when I’m tempted to beat myself up.  Because if I can’t bury the hatchet with […]

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