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Our trials and triumphs

By Dave Henning / December 14, 2023

“Our trials and triumphs are packed with opportunities that impact eternity.  Daily, God grants us opportunities to shift our weight onto His promises and discover that they hold.”- Susie Larson “For this light momentary affliction is preparing us for an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that […]


The glue of His unconditional love

By Dave Henning / October 1, 2021

“No matter how badly you have messed up, He will take the broken pieces of your life and, with the glue of His unconditional love, put your life back together.”- Dr. Charles F. Stanley “Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; your good Spirit lead me on level ground.”- Psalm 145:10 […]


Trials reveal where you’ve looked for life

By Dave Henning / December 5, 2018

“Trials reveal your true thoughts and desires, where you have been looking for life, where you have sought meaning, and where you have looked to give you hope.”- Paul David Tripp “The creation looks forward to the day when it will join God’s children in glorious freedom from death and decay.  For we know that […]


Thinking and living theologically

By Dave Henning / December 4, 2018

” . . . every human being thinks and lives theologically.  Whether you’re aware of it or not, you carry around a well-developed worldview that shapes the way you interpret and deal with everything that comes your way.”- Paul David Tripp As Paul David Tripp continues Chapter 2 of Suffering, he discusses the first thing […]


Destructive disappointment or divine appointments

By Dave Henning / July 27, 2017

“Whenever there’s an opportunity for destructive disappointment, there’s also an opportunity for divine appointments.”- Susie Larson Susie Larson concludes Chapter 2 of Your Powerful Prayers as she discusses destructive disappointment.  Ms. Larson defines destructive disappointment as ruminating on your losses/unfulfilled expectations in a way that: damages you causes you harm negatively impacts your relationships Most […]


The best version of you – a hoper

By Dave Henning / July 17, 2017

“The best version of you is a hoper, because the Spirit of life is a Spirit of hope.  The Spirit never leads us to despair, and there is always hope — which is not based on circumstances, but rather is an inner disposition.”- John Ortberg In Chapter 21 (“You Have to go Through Exile Before […]


Never mistake the hand of God

By Dave Henning / February 25, 2017

“When you are going through a test, never mistake the hand of God for the hand of man.”- Dr. Tony Evans “God left him [Hezekiah] to himself, in order to test him and see what was really in his heart.”- 2 Chronicles 32:31 In Chapter 3 (“The Pain of Detours”) of Detours, Dr. Tony Evans […]


A buffet lunch

By Dave Henning / August 17, 2016

” . . . such a view [God’s presence=no pain] treats Scripture as a buffet lunch where we pick and choose what we want to swallow about God.”- Dr. Wayne Stiles As Wayne Stiles continues Chapter 6 of Waiting on God, he asks you to say the following statement out loud.  To really make the statement […]

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