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Patience and a plan – rise above the doubt

By Dave Henning / August 23, 2021

“As you accept God’s invitation to come, you will also need patience and a plan.  You will need patience for yourself and for others — the naysayers who show up for you and the naysayer you can be to yourself.  There will be doubt others bring you, the doubt you bring yourself, and the doubt […]


A quiver of gentle reminders

By Dave Henning / September 3, 2020

“Life out there in the mad world remains what it is, so we all need a quiver of gentle reminders — signs, symptoms, barometers — that let us know if we’re living a sane life, healing the vessel God fills, creating opportunities for him to fill us. . . .  we must shepherd our heart […]


Welcome strangers to your table

By Dave Henning / August 31, 2019

“As you welcome strangers to your table, you are welcoming God himself.  Something holy happens around a dinner table that will never happen in a sanctuary. . . .  Hospitality opens the door to uncommon community.”- Max Lucado [Jesus] replied, “Go to the city to a certain man and tell him, ‘The Teacher says: My […]


Make my mirror heart thy shining place

By Dave Henning / July 30, 2019

“Oh make my mirror heart thy shining place,/ And then my soul, awakening with the morn,/ Shall be a waking joy, eternally new-born.”- George McDonald, A Book of Strife in the Form of the Diary of an Old Soul (1880) In Chapter 4 (“Blessing That Creates Community”) of Given, Tina Boesch talks about the Aaronic […]


Being alone with God – fully yourself

By Dave Henning / July 8, 2017

“Being alone with God, you can fully be yourself.”- John Ortberg “When you pray, go into your room, close the door, and pray to your Father, who is unseen.  Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.”- Matthew 6:6 In Chapter 15 of The Me I Want to Be, John […]

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