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Love — a by-product of knowing God

By Dave Henning / July 14, 2018

“I can’t make myself know God, but I can come to know him better.  And because God is love, the more I come to know him, the more my love for him will grow.  Love is a by-product of knowing.  So I can spend this day loving God. And tomorrow I can seek to love […]

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Love – medicine that covers, heals the naked heart

By Dave Henning / July 5, 2018

“Jesus . .. never pushes the broken away, but instead pulls them in closer because they’re broken and ashamed, knowing that love is the only medicine that covers and heals the naked heart.”- Christa Black Gifford (emphasis author’s) “We love because he first loved us.”- 1 John 4:19 (ESV) In Chapter 7 (“The Naked Heart”) […]

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When our hearts are screaming

By Dave Henning / July 2, 2018

“When our hearts are screaming and we try everything we can to get them to shut up, eventually giving up and avoiding the annoyance altogether, we never find our why they’re crying in the first place. . . .  just like a baby only cries when there is pain or a substantial need, the heart […]

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Greatness looks different than you think

By Dave Henning / May 9, 2018

“You are called to greatness.  But greatness looks different than you think.  If you really want to be great, here’s how you do it: become the least.”- Banning Liebscher ”  . . . whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant.  And whoever desires to be first among you, let him […]

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Peace is within reach- rejoice in the Lord’s sovereignty

By Dave Henning / March 15, 2018

“Peace is within reach, not for lack of problems, but because of the presence of a sovereign Lord.  Rather than rehearse the chaos of the world, rejoice in the Lord’s sovereignty, as Paul did.”- Max Lucado “There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the LORD.”- Proverbs 21:30 (NIV) As Max […]

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I’d Like You More If You Were More Like Me

By Dave Henning / January 8, 2018

I’d Like You More If You Were More Like Me (Tyndale, 2017) Pastor and author John Ortberg titles his latest book I’d Like You More If You Were More Like Me: Getting Real About Getting Close.  Although we crave intimacy, it remains a scary concept for a lot of people.  Therefore, intimacy cannot be coerced.  […]

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Getting close – love and grace catch us unawares

By Dave Henning / January 3, 2018

“No one becomes real without getting close, without being loved.  And love, like grace, sneaks up on us mostly when we’re unaware.”- John Ortberg “This is real love — not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins.”- 1 John 4:10 (NLT) […]

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Jesus doesn’t place efficiency above intimacy

By Dave Henning / November 26, 2017

“What we see in Jesus is a presence that doesn’t place efficiency above intimacy.  He was perfectly willing to accomplish his tasks more slowly if it meant being with his friends more deeply.”- John Ortberg John Ortberg concludes Chapter 1 of I’d Like You More . . . as he takes a look at some […]

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Love others sacrificially and boldly

By Dave Henning / October 6, 2017

“Only the gospel gives us the security (of union with Christ) to risk reputation and hurt in order to love others sacrificially and boldly.”- Jared C. Wilson “Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.”- Romans 12:12 Jared Wilson continues Chapter 7 of The Imperfect Disciple with the first three of Nine […]

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To neglect communion with God

By Dave Henning / July 21, 2017

“Some things may be neglected with but little loss to the spiritual life, but to neglect communion with God is to hurt ourselves where we cannot afford it.”- A. W. Tozer “May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully.  Then you will be made complete with all the […]

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Love — the resetting of broken bones

By Dave Henning / July 18, 2017

“As long as we are on earth, the love that unites us will bring us suffering by our very contact with one another, because this love is the resetting of a Body of broken bones.”- Thomas Merton John Ortberg concludes Chapter 21 of The Me I Want to Be as he talks about the final […]

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When we live in disconnectedness

By Dave Henning / July 11, 2017

“Not only do we suffer when we live in disconnectedness, but then other people whom God place around us get cheated out of the love God intended us to give them (emphasis author’s).”- John Ortberg “Anyone who does not love remains in death.”- 1 John 3:14 John Ortberg concludes Chapter 16 of The Me I […]

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