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Crumbling places – digging past

By Dave Henning / May 19, 2023

“Come to me means seeing and being honest about what’s going on in our hearts. . . .  We get straight into the crumbling places with our shovels, hoping there’s a way to firmer ground.  It starts with being willing to look at the places we’d rather not see.”- Alli Patterson “I will give you […]


A robust theology of sin

By Dave Henning / January 27, 2023

“A robust theology of sin helps us live beyond self-deception.  A limited theology of sin often results in a false sense of spiritual maturity. . . .  It is a small step from a narrow understanding of sin straight into the depths of it. . . .  Sin is not just about ‘not doing that.’  […]


Wandering mind = opportunity to pray

By Dave Henning / July 20, 2021

“Instead of seeing a wandering mind as a failure to pray as we ought, we should see this as an opportunity to pray about the deep longings of our souls. . . .  Our call is to bring this to the Lord, who meets us in the truth about ourselves as ones who need grace […]


Your Levi = your opposite you

By Dave Henning / March 10, 2020

“Your Levi is your ‘opposite you.’  ‘Opposite yous’ can drain your joy bank.  There is a tension, an awkwardness.  Anger — low grade or high flame — can flare.  Inability to manage the relationship can lead to isolation, prejudice, and bigotry.”- Max Lucado “Later, as Jesus left the town, he saw a tax collector named […]

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