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Facing your giants – Goliath

By Dave Henning / April 1, 2024

“If you read the David and Goliath story as if it’s about you facing your giants, you’ll probably just feel discouraged and ashamed of your own cowardice.  But if you see the story as Jesus does — a story of His saving work — you’ll revel in Christ’s defeat of Satan and find yourself whooping […]


A fundamental reorientation

By Dave Henning / May 21, 2017

“It’s hard to accept a fundamental reorientation of one’s approach to life.  The old ways are so deeply woven into our personalities, so grounded in our core assumptions, so rooted in our wounds and in what has worked for us over the years.”- John Eldredge “Above all else, guard your hearts, for it is the […]


When the sheep follow the shepherd

By Dave Henning / May 15, 2017

“When the sheep follow the shepherd, they find pasture.  They find life.  Life doesn’t magically come to us.  We have to make ourselves available to it.”- John Eldredge “He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. . . .  He goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they […]


God’s workmanship

By Dave Henning / May 17, 2015

“For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”- Ephesians 2:10 In Chapter 4 (“Discerning God’s Will: Finding Purpose in the Uncertainty”) of Waiting on God, Charles Stanley states he’s found over his lengthy pastoral ministry that believers are most concerned about […]

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