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Much perishes in hell – hope, happiness

By Dave Henning / August 7, 2022

“Much perishes in hell.  Hope perishes.  Happiness perishes.  But the body and soul of the God-deniers continue outside.  Outside of heaven, outside of hope, and outside of God’s goodness.  None of us have seen such a blessingless world.  People who want nothing of God still enjoy his benefits.”- Max Lucado “Not only will the unbeliever […]

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Defiance comes from looking at ourselves

By Dave Henning / February 12, 2022

“Jesus has secured this [enormous place of light and high beauty] for us by his death and resurrection.  When this assurance abides in us, our immediate fate — how the current situation turns out — can no longer trouble us.  Defiance comes from looking at ourselves.  Hope comes from looking at him.”- Timothy Keller Timothy […]

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The rearranged places where God comes close

By Dave Henning / October 14, 2021

“If I know too much about what was to come, I would have resisted and manipulated.  I would have rushed through the seasons that hurt the most, rather than staying in the rearranged places where God chose to come close.”- Jennifer Dukes Lee In Chapter 5 (“Letting Go of Expectations”) of Growing Slow, Jennifer Dukes […]

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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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