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But even if You don’t, my hope is You alone

By Dave Henning / May 22, 2017

“But even if You don’t/ My hope is You alone”- MercyMe “If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to save us from it, and he will rescue us from your hand, O king.  But even if he does not, we want you to know, O king, that we […]


What feels like the end of the story

By Dave Henning / May 9, 2017

“What if what feels like the end of the story is actually just the middle?  When God is the author of your story, you can trust that his grace will have the final word.”- Kyle Idleman “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have […]


Complaining – the rival of grace

By Dave Henning / May 6, 2017

“Whining is the opposite of worship, and complaining is the rival of grace.”- Kyle Idleman “Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”- 1 Thessalonians 5:18 In Chapter 8 (“More Peaceful Than Your Disappointments”) of Grace Is Greater, Kyle Idleman asserts that 1 Thessalonians 5:18 reflects more than […]


The other side of lament- life

By Dave Henning / April 16, 2017

“On the other side of lament, there is life.”- Esther Fleece The angel said to him, “I am Gabriel.  I stand in the presence of God, and I have been sent to speak to you and to tell you this good news.”- Luke 1:19 In Chapter 11 (“Hope Beyond Lament”), the concluding chapter of No […]


Remembering- a bold action

By Dave Henning / April 11, 2017

“Remembering is not a passive reflection, but a bold action of calling God’s truth into the present.”- Esther Fleece “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.”- Proverbs 3:5-6 As Esther Fleece concludes Chapter 8 […]


When we have unanswered questions

By Dave Henning / April 8, 2017

“We can rejoice, even when we have unanswered questions, even when we have doubts and fears — and yes, even while we are still lamenting. . . . We can receive the peace of God and raise our hands to say Selah . . .”- Esther Fleece As Esther Fleece concludes Chapter 7 of No […]


When our hearts are trained not to lament

By Dave Henning / March 28, 2017

“So it is when our hearts are trained not to lament.  We begin to see ourselves as the protectors and keepers of our hearts instead of leaving that responsibility to God in faith.”- Esther Fleece Today Esther Fleece continues Chapter 2 of No More Faking Fine.  She talks about the third coping mechanism we use to […]


God’s sovereign control and arrangement of life

By Dave Henning / March 11, 2017

“The word we use when we refer to God’s sovereign control and arrangement of life is . . . a word punctuated by truth and postulated by accuracy.  that word is providence.”- Dr. Tony Evans ” . . .. which He will bring about at the proper time — He who is the blessed and […]


The hot iron of His molding grace

By Dave Henning / February 26, 2017

“God will place the hot iron of His molding grace on the wrinkles of our souls when He needs to.”- Dr. Tony Evans Dr. Tony Evans concludes Chapter 3 of Detours as he completes his discussion of detours and testing.  He notes that Joseph could have blamed his brothers for selling him to the Ishmaelite […]


Helicopter Jesus

By Dave Henning / January 13, 2017

“People sign up for helicopter Jesus all the time.  I cannot wait to follow Jesus, they think, because he’s my heavenly helicopter.  Get me out, Father!  Hoist away, Jesus!– Judah Smith As Pastor Judah Smith concludes Chapter 4 of How’s Your Soul?, he confesses that he wishes the writer of Hebrews said helicopter of my […]


Some assembly required

By Dave Henning / September 22, 2016

” ‘Some assembly required.’  Not the most welcome sentence, but an honest one.”- Max Lucado Max Lucado begins Chapter 4 (“I Need Help”) of Before Amen by observing that life comes as an unassembled gift.  Therefore, rather than force the pieces of life to fit, take those pieces to Jesus. Mary, the mother of Jesus, took that […]


Forget greatness; seek littleness

By Dave Henning / September 20, 2016

“Forget greatness; seek littleness.  Trust more, strut less.”- Max Lucado Max Lucado begins Chapter 2 (“Father . . . Daddy”) of Before Amen by telling of the time his eldest daughter, Jenna, flubbed her piano piece at a recital.  Midway through her piece, she forgot the next part.  When her mental block broke, she completed […]

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