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Far better things ahead

By Dave Henning / May 16, 2024

“To have [an expectant] posture, to believe that ‘there are far better things ahead than any we leave behind.’ requires a present mind that isn’t determined to overcome our limitations, isn’t fixed on them. . . .  We start to expect that what is within reach, not what is out of reach, is going to […]


Fence line same, heart different

By Dave Henning / May 15, 2024

“I believe there’s a day ahead for us when the fence line looks the same but our hearts are different.  Our hearts are alive.  They know where to turn when the fence line catches their attention.  They know their maker and they rest where they are.”- Sara Hagerty “The boundary lines have fallen for me […]


Wishful thinking or reality walk?

By Dave Henning / April 23, 2023

“You have put . . . boundaries in place because they’re wise, not because you are mean, rude, uncaring, unchristian, selfish, or insensitive.  You are a responsible person . . . a good steward of what’s been entrusted to you.  Therefore, you walk in reality instead of wishful thinking.  You acknowledge and respect the concept […]


Entry points for God – our limitations

By Dave Henning / April 28, 2020

“Our limitations are not weaknesses that leave us unworthy to be loved; they are entry points for God to do His work.  God is an ever-present help in time of need (Psalm 46:1), and when we know His names, we get a better glimpse of who we are and how we are provided for. . […]


Just embrace the shake

By Dave Henning / May 7, 2017

“Why don’t you just embrace the shake?”- artist Phil Hansen’s neurologist “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”- 2 Corinthians 12:9 (ESV) In chapter 9 (“More Powerful Than Your Weakness”) of Grace Is Greater, Kyle Idleman tells the story of artist Phil Hansen.  Phil worked for years toward […]


Learn to Say No

By Dave Henning / November 7, 2016

Pastor Tom Eggebrecht begins Chapter 12 (“Learn to Say No “) of Fully and Creatively Alive with this strong emphasis.  He underscores that “learning to say ‘no’ is one way toward loving yourself and taking charge of the things you do in order to be fully and creatively alive.”  Hence, Tom stresses: “Learn to say […]

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