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Envy distorts your view of life

By Dave Henning / December 15, 2018

” . . . envy never tells you the truth.  It distorts your view of life, the life of others, and the character of God.”- Paul David Tripp “So we do not lose heart.  Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day.  For this light momentary affliction […]

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The soil of community – a guardrail

By Dave Henning / May 15, 2018

“The soil of community is absolutely essential to God’s process of growth in our lives. . . .  community is the other guardrail, along with Scripture, that keeps us on track while we grow as leaders in the body of Christ and in the world.”- Banning Liebscher “David departed from [Gath] and escaped to the […]

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The joy of Jesus remains -experience a deep truth

By Dave Henning / May 12, 2018

“The joy of Jesus remains in your life and your joy becomes full when you are serving others.  This isn’t just a nice idea; it’s a deep truth you can experience.”- Banning Liebscher “These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full.”- John […]

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Entering environments where God’s moving

By Dave Henning / April 30, 2018

“It’s common for people to enter environments where God is moving and to feel uncomfortable. . . .  Your comfort level should not be the thing that determines whether you can believe something is of God or not.”- Banning Liebscher As Banning Liebscher continues Chapter 6 of Rooted, he underscores that Jesus not only wants, […]

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Your soulprint – the truest thing about you

By Dave Henning / March 1, 2018

“Your soulprint . . .[is] the truest thing about you.  It’s your God-ordained passion, your God-given gifts, and your God-sized dreams.  It’s the potential that can be tapped only in a relationship with the One who gave it to you in the first place.”- Mark Batterson As Mark Batterson concludes Chapter 9 of Whisper, he […]

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Overcoming self-defeating dimensions of personality

By Dave Henning / February 27, 2018

“The only way to overcome these self-defeating dimensions of our personalities is ruthless self-discovery.  And it’s so much more than self-help.”- Mark Batterson “Without knowledge of self there is no knowledge of God.”- John Calvin As Mark Batterson continues Chapter 9 of Whisper, he discusses the third quadrant of the Johari window. 3.  The blind […]

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The reason we are more than we know

By Dave Henning / July 30, 2017

“The reason we are more than we know is because God is greater than we can imagine.”- Susie Larson “This resurrection life you received from God is not a timid, grave-tending life.  It’s adventurously expectant, greeting God with a childlike ‘What’s next, Papa?’  God’s Spirit touches our spirits and confirms who we really are.  We […]

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Satan’s modus operandi- set up shop in unhealed places

By Dave Henning / May 26, 2017

“This is Satan’s modus operandi —  to seize upon our trials, weaknesses, or unhealed places and magnify them and try to set up shop there.”- John Eldredge Continuing in the Fall section of Walking with God, John Eldredge states that our story of love puts us in such a vulnerable place.  Rather than deal with […]

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Hope comes in two flavors

By Dave Henning / April 10, 2017

“We all hope, but hope comes in two flavors- hoping  for something and hoping in someone.”- John Ortberg, Know Doubt In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump:  for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.”- 1 Corinthians 15:52 (KJV) It’s almost 7:30 pm […]

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Year-round resident

By Dave Henning / September 14, 2016

“The Holy Spirit is a year-round resident in the hearts of his children.  As God’s story becomes our story, his power becomes our power.”- Max Lucado In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit.”- Ephesians 1:13 Max […]

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Our Christian colors

By Dave Henning / September 6, 2016

“We must show our Christian colors if we are to be true to Jesus Christ.”- C. S. Lewis “Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.”- Psalm 25:5 Throughout my 22-year Lutheran elementary teaching ministry, whole family ministry constituted one of my […]

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Obedience to the truth

By Dave Henning / September 1, 2016

“Having purified your souls by obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart.”- 1 Peter 1:22 (ESV) Dr. Wayne Stiles concludes Chapter 9 of Waiting on God by explaining that Peter uses two different terms for love in verse 22.  Sincere brotherly love, Wayne states, refers […]

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