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Corrective influence of a loving friend

By Dave Henning / November 30, 2021

“The corrective influence a loving person can have on our distorted perception of reality is very great.  We need people.  Never underestimate the healing God can administer through a friend.”- Ruth Graham, In Every Pew Sits a Broken Heart (2004) “Then Jonah prayed to the LORD his God from the belly of the fish, saying, […]

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The sacred import of commonplace activity

By Dave Henning / December 26, 2020

” . . . a seemingly commonplace activity has sacred import because God [works] in, through, and behind people to serve His creation.  These . . . can effectively be accomplished through anyone – believers or not.  Christians, however, recognize God’s activity through them, rejoice in it, seek to grow in it, and desire God’s […]

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Going down

By Dave Henning / September 14, 2015

“And the Lord appointed a great fish to swallow up Jonah.  And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.”- Jonah 1:17 John Ortberg continues Chapter 8 of All the Places to Go by noting that when the sailors hurled Jonah into the sea, the Lord “appointed” a great fish […]

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God’s yes is louder

By Dave Henning / September 13, 2015

The sea was getting rougher and rougher.  So they asked him [Jonah], “What should we do to you to make the sea calm down for us?”  “Pick me up and throw me into the sea,” he replied, “and it will become calm.  I know it is my fault that this great storm has come upon […]

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Pay attention

By Dave Henning / September 12, 2015

Today John Ortberg discusses the third reason that holds us back from saying “yes” to God’s open doors. 3.  Blindness to the door in front of us holds us back.  As Jonah’s boat sails out to sea, another door will open for him, although that door is heavily disguised.  When a great storm arises that […]

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