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A spectrum of experience

By Dave Henning / February 21, 2024

“If you are younger, it is natural to way to yourself, ‘I have heard about those disillusioned celebrities and wealthy people who say their life isn’t happy.  But if I get anything like what I’m hoping for, I’ll be different.’  No you won’t.  Though there is a spectrum of experience, nobody in the end has […]


When uncleared rubble obstructs your vision

By Dave Henning / June 2, 2019

“We want to endure, but . . . we begin to grow impatient.  At some point we think, What’s the point? . . . Too much work.  Too much rubble.  Maybe it’s just time to give up.  What are we supposed to do when the obstacles add up, we grow tired, and all we can […]


Running the race marked out for us

By Dave Henning / May 30, 2019

“The Bible doesn’t tell us to mark out our race just the way we like it and run — it’s been marked out for us, so we don’t choose its difficulty level, nor do we receive a map of the obstacles that lie ahead. . . .  One way we know we’re running the race […]


Challenges and obstacles in life

By Dave Henning / May 13, 2019

“It’s easy to look at the things of this world to solve our challenges and obstacles in life, but when we submit our lives to Christ, His grace, mercy, peace, and love will bring true fulfillment to our lives.”- Bethany Hamilton, professional surfer who ultimately returned to competition following 2003 shark attack in which she […]


Speaking courage into yourself

By Dave Henning / May 12, 2019

“Self-talk is speaking courage into yourself.  We choose our thoughts in the same way we choose a TV show or what to eat for dinner.  At any time, we can change the channel or the menu.  When self-pity begins to come on, it’s time to see what else is playing.”- Kyle Idleman Kyle Idleman concludes […]


Anticipated blessing

By Dave Henning / May 12, 2015

Charles Stanley continues Chapter 3 of Waiting on God as he concludes his discussion of Abraham’s responses to God’s promises. 2.  The temptation to speed the plan along.  Especially when the anticipated blessing is important to us, time has a way of wearing on even the strongest faith.  The temptation to take matters into our […]


Directed toward God

By Dave Henning / May 6, 2015

“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”- Isaiah 41:30 Charles Stanley begins Chapter 2 (“Assured in God’s Character: The Wisdom of Directing Your Focus to Him”) of Waiting on God […]

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