All posts in " grace "

The unbreakable rock – grace

By Dave Henning / May 22, 2023

“The wise builder kneels at the cross for grace because it is the unbreakable rock you can stand back up on.  Coming to Jesus means you can build a life stronger and better than any you could create on your own. . . .  Kneeling also happens to put you in the perfect position to […]


An alarm bell – feeling of anxiety

By Dave Henning / April 24, 2023

“The feeling of anxiety is like an alarm bell alerting us to remember the Lord is near, so we don’t have to overreact; we can let the peace of God protect our hearts and minds, and intentionally direct and filter our thoughts, factoring in what is still good. . . .  We need to let […]


Boundaries failure – or in process?

By Dave Henning / April 22, 2023

“I’m not a boundaries failure.  Neither are you.  We are in process.  And that, my friend, is one of the healthiest places to be.  Remember, boundaries aren’t going to fix the other person.  But they are going to help you stay fixed on what is good, what is acceptable, and what you need to stay […]


Grace and justice join – mercy

By Dave Henning / March 11, 2023

“Let us wonder! / Grace and justice / Join and point to mercy’s store.  / When in grace through Christ our trust is, / Justice smiles and asks no more.”- John Newton “Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord!  O Lord, hear my voice!  Let your ears be attentive to the voice […]


Listening well – experiencing grace

By Dave Henning / February 19, 2023

“Listening well is a refusal to allow self-righteousness to distort our interactions.  It’s a willingness to open ourselves up to blind spots, knowing that we stand in need of grace every single day. . . .  Experiencing grace requires our walls to come down.”- Rich Villodas Rich Villodas concludes Chapter 7 of Good and Beautiful […]


The dialect of God = grace

By Dave Henning / January 25, 2023

“Love is the very foundation of truth.  Without love, truth crashes, a clanging cymbal. . . .  Love is the language of truth, and grace is the dialect of God, and truth is only understandable if spoken with understanding love.”- Ann Voskamp “A new commandment I give you: Love one another.  As I have loved […]


God’s intended rescue center

By Dave Henning / January 1, 2023

“People do not know why they were born or where they are destined to go.  This is the age of much know-how and little know-why.  The invisible enemy of sin and secularism has left us dazed and bewildered.  In the midst of the wreckage sits God’s intended rescue center, the church. . . .  And […]


A failure or a king – both need God’s grace

By Dave Henning / November 27, 2022

“In Jesus you stop having to prove yourself because you know it doesn’t really matter in the end whether you are a failure or a king.  All you need is God’s grace, and you can have it, in spite of your failures.”- Timothy Keller “Thus there were fourteen generations in all from Abraham to David, […]


A new song in our mouths

By Dave Henning / September 7, 2022

“Not only is it within [God’s] ability to awaken and restore us to our honored place, and not only is it within his ability to put a new song in your mouths, it is also within his very nature to do so.  With resolve, he gets out of his seat and tends to us on […]


The welcome mat of heaven

By Dave Henning / August 3, 2022

“Whoever unfurls [John] 3:16 as a banner for the ages.  Whoever unrolls the welcome mat of heaven to humanity. . . . invites the world to God.  Jesus could have easily narrowed the scope, changing whoever into whatever. . . .  But he used no qualifier.  The pronoun is wonderfully indefinite.  After all, who isn’t […]


The pressure to keep pressing on

By Dave Henning / October 19, 2021

“There’s the pressure to keep pressing on, . . putting one foot in front of the other.  There’s no time to cry or process.  We have to intentionally build time into our lives so that we can see that God is loving us right here.”- Jennifer Dukes Lee “For it is by grace you have […]


The quieting effects of meditation

By Dave Henning / September 21, 2021

“It is in the midst of such constant turmoil that the believer stands in great need of the quieting effects of meditation, so that he may distill God’s voice from the noise of everyday living.  God gave the practice of meditation . . . to all HIs children so that we might better relate to […]

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