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    Z marks the spot

    By Dave Henning / July 6, 2015

    “No one lights a lamp and puts it under a basket.  Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house.  In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so everyone will praise your heavenly Father.”- Matthew 5:15-16 “In the gospels the […]

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      Hello Dave

      By Dave Henning / June 15, 2015

      Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching.  My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.”- John 14:23 (NIV) “God is at home, it’s we who have gone out for a walk.”- Meister Eckhart “Prayer is the most concrete way to make our home […]

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        My Lifesong

        By Dave Henning / June 1, 2015

        “He has given me a new song to sing, a hymn of praise to our God.  Many will see what he has done and be amazed.  They will put their trust in the Lord.”- Psalm 40:3 (NLT) “God is never a God of discouragement.  When you have a discouraging spirit or train of thought in […]

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          Lost within Your beauty

          By Dave Henning / May 18, 2015

          “. . . you have put off the old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator.”- Colossians 3:9-10 “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream another dream.”- C. S. Lewis Opened in 1925, the Crystal […]

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            Anticipation and Electroburgers

            By Dave Henning / May 4, 2015

            “Lead me, O Lord, in your righteousness because of my enemies; make your way straight before me.”- Psalm 5:8 “When a train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark, you don’t throw away the ticket and jump off.  You sit still and trust the engineer.”- Corrie Ten Boom I raced up the steps to […]

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              Entertaining angels unawares

              By Dave Henning / April 20, 2015

              “Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.”- Hebrews 13:2 (ESV) “The wings of angels are often found on the backs of the least likely people.”- Eric Honeycutt While I was an elementary school student in grades four through eight, I was blessed with two church families.  Ashburn […]

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                We all, like sheep

                By Dave Henning / April 1, 2015

                “We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all. “- Isaiah 53:6 (NIV) “Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.”- Henry David Thoreau During my pre-downsizing, elementary teaching days at Ebenezer and […]

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                  Don’t strike out!

                  By Dave Henning / March 9, 2015

                  “With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in God’s likeness.  Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing.  My brothers, this should not be.”- James 3:10-11 “Blessing-giving should be asymmetrical.  It’s not a form of barter.  It’s grace.”- John Ortberg, Soul Keeping […]

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                    The disciplines of patience

                    By Dave Henning / February 16, 2015

                    “The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him.”- Lamentations 3:25 “Teach us, O Lord, the disciplines of patience, for to wait is often harder than to work.”- Peter Marshall In one of Vicki’s previous work lives, she was employed as a tour director for World Wide Country […]

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                      Lessons from an amaryllis

                      By Dave Henning / February 2, 2015

                      “But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”- 2 Thessalonians 3:18 “The fatal metaphor of progress, which means leaving things behind us, has utterly obscured the real idea of growth, which means leaving things inside us.”- G. K. Chesterton My wife Vicki’s favorite flower is the amaryllis.  It is […]

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                        Awaken my soul

                        By Dave Henning / January 19, 2015

                        “Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.”- Ephesians 5:14 “There is no short cut to achievement.  Life requires thorough preparation- veneer isn’t worth anything.”- George Washington Carver During my undergraduate years at Concordia- River Forest, I spent my summers practicing with the Ashburn Lutheran Church softball team.  Actual […]

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                          The control wheel

                          By Dave Henning / January 5, 2015

                          “Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope; because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.”- Lamentations 3:21-22 “Everyone has oceans to fly, if they have the heart to do it.  Is it reckless?  Maybe.  But what do dreams know of boundaries?”- Amelia Earhart A […]

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