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Life – simply what you make it?

By Dave Henning / February 16, 2024

“Life isn’t simply what you make it.  Often it is what it is.  We are not fully free to impose our meanings on life.  Rather, we must honor life by discovering a meaning that fits with the world as it is.”- Timothy Keller In Chapter 3 (“A Meaning That Suffering Can’t Take from You”) of […]


Find God and life and restoration

By Dave Henning / August 4, 2020

“You sure can’t wait to find God and life and restoration until you’ve sorted your life out.  There’s too much rushing at us; we haven’t the time to carefully and systematically think through every piece of information, misspoken word, confusing interaction, heartbreaking news.  Subtly, maybe not so subtly, the burdens on the soul pile up.”- […]


Life and peace – what people want

By Dave Henning / October 27, 2019

“People want life and peace. . . .  Those who thrive have their minds set on what the Spirit desires, and those who fail give attention to what the sinful nature desires.  One mind-set leads to life and peace, while the other leads to a kind of death in our relationships, families, and careers.”- Bob […]


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 […]


Trials reveal where you’ve looked for life

By Dave Henning / December 5, 2018

“Trials reveal your true thoughts and desires, where you have been looking for life, where you have sought meaning, and where you have looked to give you hope.”- Paul David Tripp “The creation looks forward to the day when it will join God’s children in glorious freedom from death and decay.  For we know that […]


Grace restores life to our souls

By Dave Henning / March 18, 2018

“Guilt sucks the life out of our souls.  Grace restores it.  The apostle Paul clung to this grace.  To the same degree that he believed in God’s sovereignty, he relied on God’s mercy.”- Max Lucado Today, as found in Chapter 3 of Anxious for Nothing, Max Lucado discusses the final five ways we deal with our […]


More to my life with God – craving God when not changing the world

By Dave Henning / October 17, 2017

“Something inside of me knew there had to be more to my life with God than being productive and sharing the good news with others.  Something inside of me craved the God I’d find when I wasn’t changing the world.”- Sara Hagerty In Chapter 1 (“Beautiful Waste: Opening Our Eyes to the Unseen”) of Unseen, […]

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