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God here in this moment

By Dave Henning / March 1, 2015

John Ortberg expands on his concept of “The Soul Experiment” as he concludes Chapter 10 of Soul Keeping.  When scientists conduct an experiment, John notes, they formulate a hypothesis concerning the anticipated results.  John then presents three assumptions, or hypotheses, to put The Soul Experiment to the test. 1.  God wants to make every moment […]


Walk with God

By Dave Henning / February 27, 2015

“Our souls were made to walk with God.”- John Ortberg John Ortberg begins Chapter 10 (“The Soul Needs to be with God”) of Soul Keeping by stating that the Bible, particularly the Old Testament, is permeated with the sense that the soul was designed to search for God.  Pastor Ortberg explains why the soul seeks […]


Fainting for the Lord

By Dave Henning / February 17, 2015

“My soul yearns, even faints for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.”- Psalm 84:2 As John Ortberg concludes Chapter 6 of Soul Keeping, he reiterates that the soul never will be satisfied without God.  When Pastor Ortberg was a young associate pastor at his first […]


Prayer in dark times

By Dave Henning / December 21, 2014

“One thing have I desired of the Lord, one thing will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord to behold the beauty of the Lord.”- Psalm 27:4 In today’s blog, Timothy Keller discusses St. Augustine’s three remaining principles of prayer. 2.  Pray for a happy life.  As Augustine previously […]


Bringing heaven into the ordinary

By Dave Henning / December 7, 2014

Today Timothy Keller concludes his presentation of twelve aspects of the richness of prayer, found in Chapter 2 of Prayer. 9.  Prayer is a refuge.  Poet George Herbert states that prayer is a “sinner’s towre”.  Pastor Keller explains that means “prayerful dependence on Jesus is our only refuge from our own sin.”  Without our dependence […]


Jesus has walked our streets

By Dave Henning / November 27, 2014

“Christ Jesus is He who died, yes, rather who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who also intercedes for us.”- Romans 8:34 (NASB) In the Conclusion to Next Door Savior, Max Lucado mentions the time when he was among the religious leaders invited to come to the White House and pray […]


Finding Christ in the crisis

By Dave Henning / November 23, 2014

But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified and said, “It is a ghost!”  and they cried out in fear.  But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying “Take heart; it is I.  Do not be afraid.”- Matthew 14:26-27 In Chapter 17 (“God Gets Into Things- Stormy Places”) of Next Door […]


I can just be me

By Dave Henning / November 3, 2014

“My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”- Psalm 73:26 “Superman, when he goes after someone, is essentially not trying to beat them. He  is trying to save them from themselves.”- Max Landis When I was seven years old and beginning my second year of […]


Just be held

By Dave Henning / October 21, 2014

“He will tend his flock like a shepherd; he will gather he lambs in his arms, he will carry them in his bosom.”- Isaiah 40:11 “Christianity is not about religion.  It’s about faith, about being held, about being forgiven.  It’s about finding joy and finding home.”- Bear Grylls My wife Vicki’s ninety-five year old aunt, […]


Sound the alarm!

By Dave Henning / October 16, 2014

“And the Lord God of their fathers sent warnings to them by his messengers, rising up early and sending them because He had compassion on His people.”- 2 Chronicles 36:15 (NKJV) In Chapter 2 (“Coming to Your Senses”) of AHA, Kyle Idleman begins by discussing alarm ring tones on cell phones.  Kyle states he’s discovered […]


Created god or Creator God?

By Dave Henning / October 15, 2014

Kyle Idleman concludes Chapter 1 of AHA by sharing his discovery that many travelers are driven to the Distant Country because they are running away from a god that doesn’t exist.  They are rejecting a god of their own creation rather than trusting the true God who created them.  The choice is created god or […]



By Dave Henning / September 16, 2014

“You have been a refuge for the poor, a refuge for the needy in his distress, a shelter from the storm and a shade from the heat.”-Isaiah 25:4 “Sometimes God brings His greatest rains with a storm.  Sometimes God brings His greatest blessings with your difficulty.”- Alisa Hope Wagner The date- Friday, April 21, 1967.  […]

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