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Enough grace to sustain us

By Dave Henning / December 20, 2023

“Ever and always, God allows enough challenges to keep us dependent, enough goodness to keep us encouraged, and enough grace to sustain us.”- Susie Larson “We cannot be too low at His feet if He is to cause the walls of our Jericho to fall.  He will have no difficulty with those walls if He […]


Success is stewardship, stewardship is success

By Dave Henning / April 21, 2021

“In the grand scheme of things, success is stewardship, and stewardship is success.  Simply put, success is doing the best you can with what you have where you are.  Potential is God’s gift to us, and what we do with it is our gift to God.  That’s the bottom line.”- Mark Batterson (emphasis author’s) As […]


Extraordinary in costume = ordinary

By Dave Henning / November 6, 2020

“What we think is ordinary is extraordinary in costume.  There are no ordinary days, for each one of them is handcrafted by life’s great Artisan. . . .  God doesn’t solely number our days for us.  We are supposed to number them too.  Numbering days is not striving; rather, it is stewardship and a posture […]


True litmus test of spiritual maturity

By Dave Henning / April 17, 2019

“The true litmus test of spiritual maturity isn’t how much you know.  It’s knowing how much you don’t know.  It’s coming to terms with the fact that God is not an object of knowledge as much as He is a cause of wonder.  and that sanctified sense of wonder fuels a holy curiosity to keep […]


Develop a strong root system

By Dave Henning / April 25, 2018

“There’s a reason God chooses the way He does. . . . God chooses those in whom He can develop a strong root system.  And it’s actually to His advantage to choose those who don’t feel qualified for the job, because they are less likely to think they can rely on themselves to make anything […]


Step into greater faith and rest

By Dave Henning / April 21, 2018

“God is always going to be inviting, nudging, and challenging you to step into greater faith and rest.  The Enemy, however, is going to push you to step into fear and ungodly striving by trying to make things happen in your timing and through your own wisdom and effort rather than God’s.”- Banning Liebscher (emphasis […]


Life goal list

By Dave Henning / February 17, 2016

Mark Batterson begins Chapter 15 (“Life Goal List”) of The Circle Maker by telling a story about American adventurer and explorer John Goddard.  On a rainy afternoon in 1940, Goddard, then fifteen, wrote a list of 127 life goals.  Pastor Batterson’s favorite Goddard goal is one Goddard never achieved: Visit the moon.  Mark reminds us […]


Financial stress

By Dave Henning / October 9, 2015

“There is no way to simplify your life if your relationship with money is out of control.”- Bill Hybels In Chapter 3 (“From Overwhelmed to In Control: Mastering Your Finances”) of Simplify, Bill Hybels states a major contributor to throwing our lives into chaos is financial stress.  Financial stress leaves us vulnerable to unspeakable pain.  […]


Interior life

By Dave Henning / January 30, 2015

“And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living soul.”- Genesis 2:7 Soul Keeping: Caring for the Most Important Part of You is the most recent book from author and pastor John Ortberg.  In the Foreword by Dr. […]

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