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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.”- John Ortberg 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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                Our capacity for connectedness

                By Dave Henning / July 9, 2017

                “Part of what it means to be made in God’s image is our capacity for connectedness, because god created human beings and then said, ‘It is not good for man to be alone (Genesis 2:18, TLB).’ “- John Ortberg In Chapter 16 (“Make Life-Giving Relationships a Top Priority”) of The Me I Want to Be, […]

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                  Never worry alone – defeating toxic anxiety

                  By Dave Henning / July 1, 2017

                  “Never worry alone.  One of the most powerful ways to stop the spiral of worry is simply to disclose my worry to a friend.”- John Ortberg “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.”- Romans 12:2 John Ortberg concludes Chapter 10 of The Me I […]

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                    The reason to read the Bible

                    By Dave Henning / June 25, 2017

                    “The reason to read the Bible is not to fulfill a spiritual duty or to gain more knowledge.  It is to jump into the river.”- John Ortberg “Blessed is the one . . . whose delight is in the law of the LORD, and who meditates on his law day and night.”- Psalm 1:1-2 In […]

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                      Love is from God

                      By Dave Henning / January 14, 2017

                      “Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and  whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.  Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.”- 1 John 4:7 In Chapter 5 (“Is Love God or Is God Love?”) of How’s Your Soul?, Judah Smith states […]

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                        Downward mobility

                        By Dave Henning / December 22, 2016

                        “Grace is always a movement of downward mobility.”- Ann Voskamp Concluding Chapter 15 of The Broken Way, Ann Voskamp observes the sun cascading down an old wooden barn ladder next to the dinner table.  She likens grace to the spilling down of that sunlight.  Ann encourages: “The world changes when we don’t categorize, polarize, or demonize people […]

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                          Love like there’s no tomorrow

                          By Dave Henning / December 11, 2016

                          “Love like there’s no tomorrow, and if tomorrow comes, love again.”- Max Lucado “Christ goes to the cross, and we are invited to follow to the same cross.  Not because it is the cross, but because it is His.”- Peter Kreeft, Making Sense Out of Suffering (1986) In Chapter 13 (“The Inconvenient Truth No One […]

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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.”- John Ortberg 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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                                        Our capacity for connectedness

                                        By Dave Henning / July 9, 2017

                                        “Part of what it means to be made in God’s image is our capacity for connectedness, because god created human beings and then said, ‘It is not good for man to be alone (Genesis 2:18, TLB).’ “- John Ortberg In Chapter 16 (“Make Life-Giving Relationships a Top Priority”) of The Me I Want to Be, […]

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                                          Never worry alone – defeating toxic anxiety

                                          By Dave Henning / July 1, 2017

                                          “Never worry alone.  One of the most powerful ways to stop the spiral of worry is simply to disclose my worry to a friend.”- John Ortberg “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.”- Romans 12:2 John Ortberg concludes Chapter 10 of The Me I […]

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                                            The reason to read the Bible

                                            By Dave Henning / June 25, 2017

                                            “The reason to read the Bible is not to fulfill a spiritual duty or to gain more knowledge.  It is to jump into the river.”- John Ortberg “Blessed is the one . . . whose delight is in the law of the LORD, and who meditates on his law day and night.”- Psalm 1:1-2 In […]

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                                              Love is from God

                                              By Dave Henning / January 14, 2017

                                              “Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and  whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.  Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.”- 1 John 4:7 In Chapter 5 (“Is Love God or Is God Love?”) of How’s Your Soul?, Judah Smith states […]

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                                                Downward mobility

                                                By Dave Henning / December 22, 2016

                                                “Grace is always a movement of downward mobility.”- Ann Voskamp Concluding Chapter 15 of The Broken Way, Ann Voskamp observes the sun cascading down an old wooden barn ladder next to the dinner table.  She likens grace to the spilling down of that sunlight.  Ann encourages: “The world changes when we don’t categorize, polarize, or demonize people […]

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                                                  Love like there’s no tomorrow

                                                  By Dave Henning / December 11, 2016

                                                  “Love like there’s no tomorrow, and if tomorrow comes, love again.”- Max Lucado “Christ goes to the cross, and we are invited to follow to the same cross.  Not because it is the cross, but because it is His.”- Peter Kreeft, Making Sense Out of Suffering (1986) In Chapter 13 (“The Inconvenient Truth No One […]

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