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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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Compulsory journeys

By Dave Henning / August 8, 2016

“Like Joseph, we find ourselves taken on compulsory journeys by God.”- Dr. Wayne Stiles “Now Joseph had been brought down to Egypt and Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, the captain of the guard, an Egyptian, had bought Him from the Ishmaelites who had had brought him down there.  The Lord was with Joseph . . […]

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