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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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                    Traffic signs – God’s posted them everywhere

                    By Dave Henning / August 28, 2019

                    “God has posted his traffic signs everywhere we look.  In the universe, in Scripture, even within our own hearts.  Yet we persist in disregarding his directions.  But God does not give us what we deserve.  He has drenched his world in grace.  It has no end.  It knows no limits.”- Max Lucado “I am the […]

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                      The love Christ Jesus gave

                      By Dave Henning / July 20, 2019

                      “The love Christ Jesus gave/ Be filling every heart for me,/ The love Christ Jesus gave/ Filling me for everyone.”- Traditional Scottish blessing, Nineteenth Century In Chapter 1 (“Blessing in the Beginning”) of Given: The Forgotten Meaning and Practice of Blessing, author Tina Boesch relates a conversation she had with a Turkish friend while living […]

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                        Stop being someone else’s person

                        By Dave Henning / May 21, 2019

                        “There’s so much freedom to be found when we get away from the obsession with what other people think.  It feels wonderful to stop being someone else’s person and to start fitting neatly and perfectly into the personhood God has planned for you.”- Kyle Idleman “For when I tried to keep the law, it condemned […]

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                          Keep on playing by those rules

                          By Dave Henning / May 20, 2019

                          “Jesus came to free us from the weight of trying hard enough to be good enough.  I can keep on playing by those rules, . . .   But if I do, several things will happen — none of them good.  Broadly speaking, I’ll continue living in some ugly form of pride, wrapped up in […]

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