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True contentment – the hallmarks

By Dave Henning / September 10, 2021

True contentment is always marked by a lack of striving —  a lack of grasping, a lack of demanding, a lack of insistence.  True contentment lies not in having, but in knowing — of knowing that you are loved, accepted, forgiven, valued in spite of what you may or may not have in your hands […]


Manna makers – our calling from Jesus

By Dave Henning / June 2, 2020

“We are called to be manna makers.  Just as Jesus has come to give us life by his presence, we can be an extension of him to others.  Since God has come to dwell among us, we get the benefit of letting his love and light flow out of us in hopes that others might […]


Reporting suffering or confessing the struggle

By Dave Henning / January 12, 2019

“Celebrating the gift of the body of Christ in the middle of suffering isn’t about reporting suffering but about confessing the struggle in the midst of it.  It isn’t just about communicating what you’re going through but also being honest about how you’re going through it.”- Paul David Tripp “You must also help us by […]


The delusion of personal autonomy

By Dave Henning / November 30, 2018

“Physical suffering exposes the delusion of personal autonomy and self-sufficiency.  If you and I had the kind of control that we fall into thinking we have, none of us would ever go through anything difficult. . . .  Independence is a delusion that is quickly exposed by suffering.”- Paul David Tripp In Chapter 1 (“The […]


The cost of waiting — payment of our self-sufficiency

By Dave Henning / January 11, 2018

“The cost of waiting demands the payment of our self-sufficiency, and we pay in our acknowledgement of our inability to be enough.”- Ann Swindell “You were ransomed form the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things like silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb […]


He makes provision

By Dave Henning / February 5, 2016

“When God gives a vision, He makes provision.”- Mark Batterson Mark Batterson begins Chapter 10 (“The Cattle on a Thousand Hills”) of The Circle Maker by acknowledging that the time lapse between our prayer requests and God’s answers often is longer than we would like.  Mark believes God must love the game of Chicken because […]

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