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Hope is the melody of the future

By Dave Henning / March 15, 2021

“Hope is the melody of the future.  Faith is dancing to that melody right now.”- Lysa TerKeurst “Very truly I tell you, you will weep and mourn while the world rejoices.  You will grieve, but your grief will turn to joy. . . .  Now is your time of grief, but I will see you […]

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Feelings of disillusionment left unattended

By Dave Henning / March 13, 2021

Feelings of disillusionment left unattended start to seem like facts about God when our circumstances don’t turn like we believed they would. . . .  But then . . . I learned God loves us too much to answer our prayers at any other time than the right time.”- Lysa TerKeurst As Lysa TerKeurst moves […]

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Healthy vulnerability – the secret

By Dave Henning / March 2, 2021

“The secret to healthy vulnerability . . . doesn’t start with others.  It has so much more to do with being safe with me. . . .  It was only when my most honest opinion of myself was also an honoring opinion of myself that I could stand vulnerable . . . .without fear.”- Lysa […]

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Hope still walks with the hurting

By Dave Henning / September 14, 2020

“Joy still comes in the morning/ Hope still walks with the hurting/ If you’re still alive and breathing/ Praise the Lord/ Don’t stop dancing and dreaming/ There’s still Good News worth repeating/ So lift your head and keep singing/ Praise the Lord.”- Matt Maher, Alive & Breathing “I remain confident of this: I will see […]

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Stand at a distance from our own soul?

By Dave Henning / August 25, 2020

“We can’t stand at a distance from our own soul and ask Christ to ‘go in there and deal with it.’  This isn’t hostage negotiation; we don’t hide a block away and hope God takes care of business.  This is your own soul we’re talking about; the door opens from the inside.”- John Eldredge “Here […]

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Mindlessly lift heavy bricks

By Dave Henning / May 13, 2020

“God made us uniquely in his image, and he doesn’t desire for us to mindlessly lift heavy bricks and break our backs all day long.  Jesus didn’t come so that we might continue carrying burdens.  He came that we might have life to the full and that we might find rest in him.  He did […]

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Our false self – a cheapened version of God’s best

By Dave Henning / May 4, 2020

“Every day we tend to fall into living out of our false self, a cheapened version of God’s best for us.  We think we know best and when life surprises us we grow bitter.  When we don’t get what we want, we flail and indulge in what we know brings only a temporary fix to […]

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Fragrance that emanates from hope in Christ

By Dave Henning / December 31, 2019

“Instead of focusing on your thorns, allow the fragrance that emanates from the hope you have in Christ to wash over you.  Embrace your struggle as a gift from God . . .”- Charles Swindoll “Now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.  That’s […]

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A fresh vision of who God is

By Dave Henning / October 6, 2019

“Take time to ask God for a fresh vision of who he is.  It may not come immediately.  (You might spend some time staring at your eyeballs, like me.)   But I believe his response will come, and you’ll be amazed at his personal care for you.”- Aubrey Sampson Aubrey Sampson concludes Chapter 9 of […]

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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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