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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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            Narrow framing

            By Dave Henning / June 22, 2016

            “One of the archenemies of what if is narrow framing.”- Mark Batterson Mark Batterson discusses the concept of narrow farming in Chapter 18 of If.  Pastor Batterson defines narrow framing as a decision-making villain characterized by: ” . . . defining our choices too narrowly.  It’s only considering two options when there might be a […]

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              The ultimate as if

              By Dave Henning / June 12, 2016

              “Verse 3 [Romans 8] is the ultimate what if– ‘If God is for us, who can be against us?’  But the if in verse 10- ‘If Christ is in you’- is the ultimate as if.” Mark Batterson concludes Chapter 10 of If by noting that sports teams often memorialize a fallen comrade by putting that person’s […]

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                The heart of it all

                By Dave Henning / May 8, 2016

                “Invite Jesus right into the heart of it all, right there, in the moment.”- John Eldredge Before discussing prayer for guidance, understanding, and revelation, John Eldredge has a short chapter (Chapter 10- “Pray Now”) on the need to pray right there in the moment.  Despite our good intentions when we tell someone we will pray […]

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                  More than answers

                  By Dave Henning / April 19, 2016

                  “We need more than answers.  We need the love of God, no matter how awkward or fumbly.”- Matt Bays “I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.”- Isaiah 43:1 (ESV) In Chapter 16 (“Melody Unchained- Finding Your Faith Again”) of Finding God in the Ruins, Matt Bays observes the hard […]

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                    Your litmus test

                    By Dave Henning / April 16, 2016

                    “And if you doubt what happened, wondering if it really mattered, let the pain be your litmus test.  Where pain is present, a wound exists.”- Matt Bays In Chapter 13 (“Someone Else’s Story- Telling Your Story”) of Finding God in the Ruins, Matt Bays asserts that telling the truth is not easy.  It’s not because […]

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                      The person you were meant to be

                      By Dave Henning / April 15, 2016

                      “Often, it’s not about becoming a new person, but becoming the person you were meant to be, and already are, but don’t know how to be.”- Heath L. Buckmaster, Box of Hair “You’re blessed when you’re content with just who you are- no more, no less.  That’s the moment you find yourselves proud owners of […]

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                        Worthless idols

                        By Dave Henning / April 8, 2016

                        “Those who cling to worthless idols forfeit the grace that could be theirs.”- Jonah 2:8 In Chapter 4 (“The Age of Reckoning- Symptoms of a Deeper Problem”) of Finding God in the Ruins, Matt Bays notes that one phrase from Jonah 2:8 really impacts him- could be.  Pastor Bays interprets the phrase to mean that something is […]

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                          Your most powerful weapon

                          By Dave Henning / March 30, 2016

                          “Truth is your most powerful weapon.  Pick it up and use it.”- June Hunt June Hunt concludes Chapter 12 of How to Forgive by discussing the final three letters of her acrostic (F-O-R-G-I-V-E-N) for dealing positively and effectively with guilt. Verify truth when Satan accuses.  Ms. Hunt states you can count on Satan accusing you.  […]

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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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                                    Narrow framing

                                    By Dave Henning / June 22, 2016

                                    “One of the archenemies of what if is narrow framing.”- Mark Batterson Mark Batterson discusses the concept of narrow farming in Chapter 18 of If.  Pastor Batterson defines narrow framing as a decision-making villain characterized by: ” . . . defining our choices too narrowly.  It’s only considering two options when there might be a […]

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                                      The ultimate as if

                                      By Dave Henning / June 12, 2016

                                      “Verse 3 [Romans 8] is the ultimate what if– ‘If God is for us, who can be against us?’  But the if in verse 10- ‘If Christ is in you’- is the ultimate as if.” Mark Batterson concludes Chapter 10 of If by noting that sports teams often memorialize a fallen comrade by putting that person’s […]

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                                        The heart of it all

                                        By Dave Henning / May 8, 2016

                                        “Invite Jesus right into the heart of it all, right there, in the moment.”- John Eldredge Before discussing prayer for guidance, understanding, and revelation, John Eldredge has a short chapter (Chapter 10- “Pray Now”) on the need to pray right there in the moment.  Despite our good intentions when we tell someone we will pray […]

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                                          More than answers

                                          By Dave Henning / April 19, 2016

                                          “We need more than answers.  We need the love of God, no matter how awkward or fumbly.”- Matt Bays “I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.”- Isaiah 43:1 (ESV) In Chapter 16 (“Melody Unchained- Finding Your Faith Again”) of Finding God in the Ruins, Matt Bays observes the hard […]

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                                            Your litmus test

                                            By Dave Henning / April 16, 2016

                                            “And if you doubt what happened, wondering if it really mattered, let the pain be your litmus test.  Where pain is present, a wound exists.”- Matt Bays In Chapter 13 (“Someone Else’s Story- Telling Your Story”) of Finding God in the Ruins, Matt Bays asserts that telling the truth is not easy.  It’s not because […]

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                                              The person you were meant to be

                                              By Dave Henning / April 15, 2016

                                              “Often, it’s not about becoming a new person, but becoming the person you were meant to be, and already are, but don’t know how to be.”- Heath L. Buckmaster, Box of Hair “You’re blessed when you’re content with just who you are- no more, no less.  That’s the moment you find yourselves proud owners of […]

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                                                Worthless idols

                                                By Dave Henning / April 8, 2016

                                                “Those who cling to worthless idols forfeit the grace that could be theirs.”- Jonah 2:8 In Chapter 4 (“The Age of Reckoning- Symptoms of a Deeper Problem”) of Finding God in the Ruins, Matt Bays notes that one phrase from Jonah 2:8 really impacts him- could be.  Pastor Bays interprets the phrase to mean that something is […]

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                                                  Your most powerful weapon

                                                  By Dave Henning / March 30, 2016

                                                  “Truth is your most powerful weapon.  Pick it up and use it.”- June Hunt June Hunt concludes Chapter 12 of How to Forgive by discussing the final three letters of her acrostic (F-O-R-G-I-V-E-N) for dealing positively and effectively with guilt. Verify truth when Satan accuses.  Ms. Hunt states you can count on Satan accusing you.  […]

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