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A faint vision of things – look for arrows

By Dave Henning / June 21, 2019

“God often gives a faint vision of things before they ever come to be.  It’s not full form, more of a shadow, not focused or clear.  It doesn’t come with steps or money or sure things, but it does come with hope.  And hope is what keeps you going in the fog.”- Emily P. Freeman […]

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Shades of gray along the way

By Dave Henning / June 19, 2019

“Within each narrative there are almost always shades of gray along the way.  And it’s important to name those too.  That’s what makes it a narrative and not just a moment. . . .  a story and not just a plot point.  That’s what makes it a life.”- Emily P. Freeman Emily P. Freeman concludes […]

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Don’t Give Up

By Dave Henning / June 11, 2019

Don’t Give Up (Baker Books 2019) Kyle Idleman, senior pastor at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, KY, recently penned Don’t Give Up: Faith That Gives You the Confidence to Keep Believing and the Courage to Keep Going.  Pastor Idleman bases the message of his book on Hebrews 10-12.  Regardless of your life story, you need […]

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I will steer where I stare

By Dave Henning / March 29, 2019

“Life may be swirling all around me, threatening to steal my hope, my peace, my joy.  But I am declaring right now that I will not be swept up into a storm of fear and wild emotions. . . .  I very much recognize that I will steer where I stare.  So I must watch […]

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A horizontal life of expectant faith

By Dave Henning / December 27, 2018

“The way God has designed us it that vertical hope (our hope in him) would fuel a  horizontal life of expectant faith and courageous action.”- Paul David Tripp In Chapter 9 (“The Comfort of God’s Grace”) of Suffering, Paul David Tripp underscores our need to remember our true identity as children of God.  Especially  in […]

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Discouragement left unchecked

By Dave Henning / December 24, 2018

Left unchecked, discouragement will become your eyes and ears, determining what you see and hear and how you see and hear it . . .  It will cause you to see negative where nothing is negative and miss the positive that is right in front of you.”- Paul David Tripp In Chapter 8 (“The Discouragement […]

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Abound in hope through the Holy Spirit’s power

By Dave Henning / October 25, 2018

“Never lose hope? . . . be fainthearted? . . . feel overwhelmed?  Never get sucked into the sewer of despair?  Can you imagine?  No day lost to anguish?  No decision driven by fear?  This is God’s will for you and me.  He want us to ‘abound in hope by the power of the Holy […]

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Perhaps God will do more than you imagined

By Dave Henning / October 15, 2018

“Will God do what you ask?  Perhaps. Or perhaps he will do more than you imagined.  Stand firmly on this promise: ‘When a believing person prays, great things happen’ (James 5:17, NCV).  You are never without hope, because you are never without prayer.”- Max Lucado Max Lucado concludes Chapter 5 of Unshakable Hope with more […]

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Divine resources deposited in you

By Dave Henning / October 12, 2018

“You have everything you need to be everything God desires.  Divine resources have been deposited in you.  Need more patience?  It’s yours.  Need more joy? Ask for it.  Running low on wisdom?  God has plenty.  Put in your order.”- Max Lucado “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what […]

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Receiving clarity – your unique role in God’s story

By Dave Henning / May 5, 2018

“God not only reveals His story in the inner room, He also reveals in the inner room your unique role in that story.  You have a critical role to play in the story of God on earth, and that part become clear to you in the secret place.  In order for you to play your […]

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Hope – founded in Christ – never truly disappoints

By Dave Henning / January 26, 2018

“Hope — when it’s founded in Christ — will never truly disappoint us.”- Ann Swindell ” . . . we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through […]

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Hope – the antidote to despair

By Dave Henning / January 25, 2018

“Although it may get walloped and slammed against, hope is the antidote to despair, and it’s the only way to live through prolonged seasons of waiting without losing our faith or our sanity.”- Ann Swindell “Since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.  Through him we […]

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