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      Who’s in your driver’s seat?

      By Dave Henning / January 6, 2020

      In Chapter 3 (“What Drives Your Life?”) of The Purpose Driven Life, Rick Warren discusses 5 of the most common circumstances, values, and emotions that can drive our life and obstruct our relationship with Jesus. 1.Guilt: People driven by guilt are manipulated by past memories and hurts.  Following our ministry downsizing or career loss, we may […]

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        Mercies as sure as the sunrise

        By Dave Henning / January 6, 2020

        “If you are in Christ, you are under God’s covering.  That’s worth celebrating every single day — His mercies are as sure as the sunrise.  That said, we have to make a daily decision to stay under the umbrella of God’s blessing by walking in obedience.”- Mark Batterson “If you fully obey the LORD your […]

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          Umbrella of blessing = an extra measure of grace

          By Dave Henning / January 5, 2020

          “I like to think of the blessing of God as an umbrella.  An umbrella doesn’t change the forecast.  Life will rain pain, that’s for sure.  But the blessing of God does provide a covering of sorts, an extra layer of protection against the elements. . . .  Of course, we have to position ourselves under […]

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            Prisoner of perspective, or prisoner of hope?

            By Dave Henning / January 4, 2020

            “If you let your circumstances define the way you see God, you are a prisoner of perspective.  Or worse, a prisoner of your past mistakes.  But if you let God define the way you see your circumstances, you are a prisoner of hope.”- Mark Batterson “Return to your stronghold, O prisoners of hope; today I […]

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              A supplement to praying = God’s blessing

              By Dave Henning / January 3, 2020

              “The blessing of God is not a substitute for praying like it depends on God or working like it depends on us.  It’s a supplement. . . .  The blessing of God is anything but a good-luck charm.  You cannot earn it, but you’ll have to work for it.  And while it’s absolutely free, it’ll […]

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                Standard of giving or standard of living?

                By Dave Henning / January 2, 2020

                ” . . . the endgame is not getting but giving!  God doesn’t bless us to raise our standard of living.  God blesses us to raise our standard of giving.  In the words of Winston Churchill, ‘We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.’ “- Mark […]

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                  Original blessing – original sin

                  By Dave Henning / January 1, 2020

                  “Before original sin, there was original blessing.  And so life is!  That first blessing sets the tone, sets the table. . . .  It also reveals God’s most ancient instinct.  Blessing is God’s default setting — His first and foremost reflex.  If you don’t believe that, you’ll doubt the goodness of God.”- Mark Batterson God […]

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                    Fragrance that emanates from hope in Christ

                    By Dave Henning / December 31, 2019

                    “Instead of focusing on your thorns, allow the fragrance that emanates from the hope you have in Christ to wash over you.  Embrace your struggle as a gift from God . . .”- Charles Swindoll “Now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.  That’s […]

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                      Crucible of weakness – divine power realized

                      By Dave Henning / December 30, 2019

                      “The great paradox is that divine power is realized through the crucible of weakness.  This power is derived from God’s all-sufficient grace and goodness.  When we embrace weakness, God’s power and the sustaining work of His grace flows into, and ultimately through, our lives.”- Charles Swindoll “If I wanted to boast, I would be no […]

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                        A broken instrument makes matchless music

                        By Dave Henning / December 29, 2019

                        “It takes a special skill to bring music out of a broken instrument, and the one who does deserves recognition and glory.  God is that one.  God is the one who finds incomparable beauty and makes matchless music using the most unexpected and unlikely of instruments.”- Joni Eareckson Tada, A Place of Healing “What do […]

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                          More of a deliverance – seems like a loss

                          By Dave Henning / December 28, 2019

                          “Trust me, there are times when something that seems like a loss is, in reality, more of a deliverance.  If this happens, be big enough to realize that God may choose to bless the individual or group you chose to depart from.  I love these words from the late Dr. Bob Cook: ‘God reserves the […]

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                            The need for second chances in life

                            By Dave Henning / December 27, 2019

                            “Our lives are filled with the need for second chances.  Being imperfect and fallible human beings, we regularly fail and sometimes fall flat on our faces.  Not once, not twice, but repeatedly, we feel the need to start over.  We have trouble getting it right the first time. . . .  Part of being human […]

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