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      Something pilfered our happiness

      By Dave Henning / February 23, 2020

      ” . . . something pilfered our happiness.  It can seem like such a fragile thing, this joy.  Tomorrow scattered by the  winds of a storm.  Still we keep searching for it, this sense of contentment and well-being.”- Max Lucado In Chapter 1 (“The Unexpected Door to Joy”) of How Happiness Happens: Finding Joy in […]

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        A grace period – everybody lives in one!

        By Dave Henning / February 22, 2020

        “We are living in a grace period, every one of us!  Certainly there are blessings you’ve already received, for which you are eternally grateful.  But isn’t it awe inspiring to know that God is currently preparing blessings for you and you for blessings?  And, I might add, blessings beyond your ability to ask or imagine!”- […]

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          Optimists live openhanded and openhearted

          By Dave Henning / February 21, 2020

          “Optimists . . . [focus] on future-tense reward, believing that the best is yet to come.  Optimists live openhanded because they are openhearted.  The optimists’ mantra is Jonathan’s mindset: ‘Perhaps the lord will act on our behalf.’  It’s a ‘go big or go home’ approach to life that trust God right down to the jot […]

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            Peripheral vision – where blessing often hides

            By Dave Henning / February 20, 2020

            “Peripheral vision is seeing what lies at the edges, which means those who are most marginalized.  Anatomically, our range of vision is approximately 150 degrees, while our horizontal field of vision is 210 degrees.  Anything outside those parameters is invisible to us, and that’s often where the blessing is hiding.”- Mark Batterson Mark Batterson concludes […]

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              A true hero selflessly sacrifices

              By Dave Henning / February 19, 2020

              “A true hero is someone who selflessly sacrifices for someone else’s benefit.  It’s someone who goes the extra mile.  It’s someone who takes personal responsibility when thing go wrong and gives credit to others when things go right. . . .  Heroes are not always recognized as such during their lifetimes, but their courage echoes […]

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                How the world measures success

                By Dave Henning / February 18, 2020

                “The world measures success by how much money you make and how many people serve you.  In God’s kingdom, it’s the exact opposite.  Success is measured by how much you give and how many people you serve.”- Mark Batterson, citing Dr. Robert Rhoden “Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life […]

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                  Start lighting candles – quit cursing the darkness

                  By Dave Henning / February 17, 2020

                  “As Christ followers, we should be more known for what we’re for than what we’re against.  Translation?  Quit cursing the darkness and start lighting candles. . . .  Because cursing the darkness doesn’t cut it.  We’re called to flip blessings.”- Mark Batterson “And he (God) did rescue us from mortal danger, and he will rescue […]

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                    Takers take credit – givers give credit

                    By Dave Henning / February 16, 2020

                    “Takers take credit , while givers give credit.  They are we people, not me people.  Nitpicking about pronouns may seem overly analytical, but pronouns reveals what’s in our hearts.  Jesus said, ‘The mouth speaks what the heart is full of.’ “- Mark Batterson As Mark Batterson continues Chapter 14 of Double Blessing, he revisits the […]

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                      Safety net – holding on out of fear

                      By Dave Henning / February 15, 2020

                      ” . . . you may think your savings account is your safety net.  But it may be the very thing keeping you from flying.  Or you may be safeguarding your time instead of volunteering it.  Perhaps it’s time to let go of your time, talent, and treasure in greater measure and see what God […]

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                        Ex nihilo blessing = surprise blessing

                        By Dave Henning / February 14, 2020

                        “An ex nihilo blessing is a surprise blessing or spontaneous blessing.  It’s a blessing that comes out of nowhere, a blessing that seems to materialize out of thin air.”- Mark Batterson “When you enter the home, give it your blessing.  If it turns out to be a worthy home, let your blessing stand; if it […]

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                          When seeds of blessings germinate

                          By Dave Henning / February 13, 2020

                          “Sometimes the seeds of blessings germinate in a matter of minutes.  More often than not, it takes generations for those seeds to affect nations.  Either way, your blessing is someone else’s begat.  So go ahead and flip the blessing.  It’s the way we pay back the blessings god has given us on loan.”- Mark Batterson […]

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                            The genesis of generosity = grace

                            By Dave Henning / February 12, 2020

                            “The goal is to grow in the grace of giving.  Grace is the genesis of generosity!  Or you can flip that coin: generosity is the revelation of grace.  Either way, grace is the game-changer!  If the tithe causes your blood pressure to go up, you’re thinking about it the wrong way!”- Mark Batterson (emphasis author’s) […]

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