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Functioning like the masterpiece you are

By Dave Henning / February 3, 2021

“You can help yourself begin feeling like the masterpiece you are by functioning like the masterpiece you are.  God . . . didn’t create you just so you could look good in the mirror, turn heads, stimulate minds, make a lot of money, or make people laugh.  He gave you your gifts, personality, and strengths […]


Chaos around you vs. calm within you

By Dave Henning / January 31, 2021

“The chaos around you shouldn’t override the calm within you.  Living out your destiny simply means living according to God’s divine design within you.  It means carrying out the full authority you have been granted and ruling in the realm where He has placed you.  It entails fully developing and maximizing  the masterpiece known as […]


A masterpiece about to happen

By Dave Henning / August 19, 2019

“Marginalized and discarded?  Others may think so.  You may think so.  But God sees in you a masterpiece about to happen.”- Max Lucado, Grace “Timothy, my dear son, be strong through the grace that God gives us in Christ Jesus.  You have heard me teach things that have been confirmed by many reliable witnesses.  Now […]


Every single one of us – a masterpiece

By Dave Henning / October 3, 2018

“Every single one of us is a masterpiece.  And at the same time, you might say we all have parts in process.  So we can expect difficulties to arise in even the healthiest of relationships.”- Alison Cook and Kimberly Miller As Alison Cook and Kimberly Miller continue Chapter 14 of Boundaries for Your Soul, they […]


Bring home the part you left behind

By Dave Henning / September 11, 2018

“So you have to bring home the part of you that was left behind. That is not easy, because you have become quite a formidable person, and your fearful part does not know if it can safely dwell with you.  Your grown-up self has to become very childlike– hospitable, gentle, and caring — so your […]


You are not God’s appliance, but His masterpiece

By Dave Henning / June 14, 2017

“The Bible does not say you are God’s appliance; it says you are his masterpiece.  Appliances get mass-produced.  Masterpieces . . . handcrafted.”- John Ortberg “For we are God’s masterpiece.  He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so that we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.”- Ephesians 2:10 (NLT) In Chapter […]


Off the shelf people

By Dave Henning / February 19, 2017

“But God doesn’t produce off the shelf people.  Each person has been custom designed by His loving, sovereign hand.”- Dr. Tony Evans “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.”- Proverbs 3:5 As Dr. Tony […]


Forgiveness in the crucible

By Dave Henning / March 8, 2016

Today June Hunt puts the issue of forgiveness in the crucible (Chapter 5, How to Forgive) as she discusses the second most common rationale she’s heard that creates a barrier to forgiveness.  As Ms. Hunt describes it, putting the issue of forgiveness in the crucible is “where lofty thoughts meet the earthly reality of suffering.” 2.  […]

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