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Future fruitfulness – provision

By Dave Henning / March 16, 2024

“God not only has provision for our current emptiness, but He also has provision for our future fruitfulness.  We become ‘creative’ not by creating from scratch but by seeing what we haven’t previously seen.”- Alan Wright “When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do […]


Nearsightedness – overlooking

By Dave Henning / March 15, 2024

“The trouble with nearsightedness is we don’t know what we might be overlooking.  If we can’t see it, it’s as if it isn’t there, as far as we know.  That’s why we need to ask Jesus every day to show us the treasures of His grace.  The Lord is eager to open our eyes to […]


The impact of our choices

By Dave Henning / December 23, 2023

“Someday, when we see our Savior face-to-face, for at least a flickering moment we’ll realize that the pain of our sin ran deeper than we knew, the impact of our choices cost more than we realized, and the abundance of His grace was far greater than we imagined.”- Susie Larson “For from his fullness we […]


Identity truths in our hearts

By Dave Henning / December 22, 2023

“The best way to get these identity truths into our hearts is to replace our warped mirrors and beliefs with the truth of God’s Word.  Most of us carry plenty of misbeliefs about our own value, forgetting how much God sacrificed for our redemption and freedom.”- Chip Ingram “We’ll never find our Father exasperated by […]


Enough grace to sustain us

By Dave Henning / December 20, 2023

“Ever and always, God allows enough challenges to keep us dependent, enough goodness to keep us encouraged, and enough grace to sustain us.”- Susie Larson “We cannot be too low at His feet if He is to cause the walls of our Jericho to fall.  He will have no difficulty with those walls if He […]


Our trials and triumphs

By Dave Henning / December 14, 2023

“Our trials and triumphs are packed with opportunities that impact eternity.  Daily, God grants us opportunities to shift our weight onto His promises and discover that they hold.”- Susie Larson “For this light momentary affliction is preparing us for an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that […]


The mud of Jabbok – know it?

By Dave Henning / December 3, 2023

“God let Jacob fight until it appeared Jacob was in control.  Then, with one touch, God dislocated the hip. . . .  The hip is the largest weight-bearing joint in the human body, and it engages some of the strongest muscles.  The message of the dislocation? ‘ You aren’t as strong as you think you […]


Hallmark movie star: Jacob?

By Dave Henning / November 18, 2023

“If you are looking for a star in a Hallmark movie, Jacob is not your guy.  If, on the other hand . . . you wonder if God could use a person whose halo has slipped . . . Then the story of Jacob is what you need.  When God wanted to identify himself to […]


A cozy world of self-protection

By Dave Henning / September 9, 2023

“The book of Jonah is a shot across the bow.  God asks , how can we look at anyone — even those with deeply opposing beliefs and practices — with no compassion?  If your compassion is going to resemble God’s, you must abandon a cozy world of self-protection.”- Timothy Keller “These inward trials I employ, […]


Reach heart bedrock – God’s grace

By Dave Henning / August 26, 2023

“To reach heart bedrock with God’s grace is to recognize all the ways that we make good things into idols and ways of saving ourselves.  It is to instead finally recognize that we live wholly by God’s grace. . . .  When we’ve reached bedrock with God’s grace, it begins to drain us slowly but […]


Crucial truths – doctrine of grace

By Dave Henning / August 21, 2023

“The doctrine of grace presupposes [crucial truths], and if they are not acknowledged and felt in one’s heart, clear faith in God’s grace becomes impossible.”- Timothy Keller “But I, with the voice of thanksgiving will sacrifice to you.  What I have viewed I will fulfill.  Salvation comes only from the LORD!”- Jonah 2:9 Timothy Keller […]


Prayer at the bottom

By Dave Henning / August 20, 2023

“The usual place to learn the greatest secrets of God’s grace is at the bottom.  But it is not simply being at the bottom that begins to change Jonah but prayer at the bottom.”- Timothy Keller  (emphasis author’s) “And the LORD appointed a great fish to swallow up Jonah.  And Jonah was in the belly […]

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