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Our defining journey of trust

By Dave Henning / April 7, 2014

“He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness.”- 2 Corinthians 9:10 As Jeff Manion concludes Chapter 15 of Satisfied, he references the Old Testament account of Elijah’s prophetic voice to King Ahab and Queen Jezebel (1 Kings […]

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Embracing God’s leading

By Dave Henning / April 6, 2014

“Give us this day our daily bread.”- Matthew 6:11 Chapter 15 (“Daily Bread”) of Satisfied begins with author Jeff Manion relating a story from his childhood.  Right after their graduation from Bible college, Jeff’s parents moved to Southeast Idaho to begin a ministry planting churches- a daunting task in a region with minimal Christian influence.  With […]

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God’s endless buffet

By Dave Henning / April 5, 2014

“Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.”- 1 Timothy 6:17 Jeff Manion begins Chapter 11 (“Enjoy This”) of Satisfied by telling a story […]

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Whose are you?

By Dave Henning / April 4, 2014

“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 You are not your own, for you were bought with a price.”- 1 Corinthians 6:19b-20 In Chapter 10 (“Sealed”) of Satisfied, author Jeff Manion mentions that slaves […]

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Filling the void

By Dave Henning / April 3, 2014

” . . . nothing we buy can take away our loneliness, fill our emptiness, or heal our brokenness.”- Fred Rogers “In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us.”- Ephesians 1:7-8 Before beginning Chapter 9 (“Bought”) of Satisfied, […]

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Identity theft

By Dave Henning / April 2, 2014

“In love he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved.”- Ephesians 1:5-6 (ESV) Part 3 (“Identity Shift”) of Jeff Manion’s latest book, Satisfied, begins with Chapter 8 (“Adopted”).  There Pastor […]

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Pulling Out All the Stops

By Dave Henning / April 1, 2014

“For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”- Ephesians 2:10 My fourth grade classmate Gary Ziervogel boarded the Timothy Lutheran School bus and sat down next to me, brimming with excitement.  “Guess what?” he announced.  “My parents bought a piano and I’m going to […]

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What’s in your bowl?

By Dave Henning / March 31, 2014

Jeff Manion completes his study of comparison in Chapters 6 (“Ice Cream Bowls”) and 7 (“The Spending Gap”) of Satisfied.  He begins by stressing our need to understand that when our hearts believe God has ripped us off or is holding out on us, we can justify anything and rationalize any behavior.  Furthermore, the deeper […]

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Mom always liked you best!

By Dave Henning / March 30, 2014

Now when those hired first came, they thought they would receive more, but each of them also received a denarius.  And on receiving it they grumbled at the master of the house, saying, “These last worked only one hour, and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the day […]

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The school of contentment- open enrollment

By Dave Henning / March 29, 2014

“I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed of hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.  I can do everything through him who gives me strength.”- Philippians 4:12-13 “Peace cannot be stolen without your consent.  You willingly yield it up.”- Anonymous Chapters 3 (“Trapped, Drowning, and […]

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Simplicity doesn’t equal contentment

By Dave Henning / March 28, 2014

In Chapter 2 (“Time to Enroll”) of Satisfied, author Jeff Manion asks how God’s grace can prevail and empower us to live deeply satisfied lives when our lives are interrupted by unexpected or undesired events.  Pastor Manion adds that radiating Christ’s joy and peace in such situations is a challenge not to be underestimated.  Our […]

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Finding life in the Giver

By Dave Henning / March 27, 2014

As Chapter 1 of Satisfied continues, author Jeff Manion notes that the gravity of Paul’s message to Timothy is intended to sober us as we contemplate the amount of time and energy we spend accumulating stuff.  That sobering reminder is that we will wear out and get old.  Our stuff is only temporarily in our […]

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