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      Training vs. trying

      By Dave Henning / October 28, 2012

      “Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize?  Run in such a way as to get the prize.  Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training.  They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get […]

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        Pseudo-transformation or the real thing?

        By Dave Henning / October 27, 2012

        In Chapter 2 (“Surprised by Change”) of The Life You’ve Always Wanted, author John Ortberg describes 5 warning signs listed in the Gospel of Matthew that tell us if we’re settling for pseudo-transformation instead of the real thing: 1.  Am I spiritually authentic or preoccupied with appearing to be spiritual?  If we’re authentic, our spiritual […]

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          We shall morph indeed

          By Dave Henning / October 26, 2012

          John Ortberg (The Life You’ve Always Wanted) tells us that the Greek word morpho is one of the richest words in the New Testament and in a sense forms the foundation for this book.  The author goes on to explain the essence of this transformation: “When morphing happens, I don’t just do the things Jesus […]

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            No ordinary people

            By Dave Henning / October 25, 2012

            In Chapter 1 of The Life You’ve Always Wanted, author Max Lucado states that transformation is part of our life’s story.  We won’t always be the same people we are presently.  In the future we either will be incomparably better- or worse.  Pastor Ortberg quotes C. S. Lewis from his book The Weight of Glory.  […]

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              “I yam what I yam”

              By Dave Henning / October 24, 2012

              John Ortberg begins Chapter 1 of The Life You’ve Always Wanted: Spiritual Disciplines for Ordinary People with a statement by his childhood hero, cartoon character and philosopher Popeye the Sailor Man: “”I yam what I yam.”  Popeye would say this whenever he felt frustrated or had no idea what else to do. Pastor Ortberg notes […]

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                From trust to confidence

                By Dave Henning / October 24, 2012

                Brennan Manning (Ruthless Trust) compares how trust, over time, ripens into confidence with The Parable of the Growing Seed (Mark 4:26-29): 1.  Just as the seed the farmer casts on the ground automatically brings forth fruit, the author notes that  “the growth of trust into confidence is likewise ‘of itself.’ ” 2.  The farmer is […]

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                  The elements of trust

                  By Dave Henning / October 22, 2012

                  In Chapter 7 (“Trusting Jesus”) of Ruthless Trust, author Brennan Manning describes 5 aspects of trust that enable us to experience two things that Jesus assures us- His presence and His promise.  Stated differently, the author phrases these assurances in this way: “the promise of his presence” and the “presence of his promise”. 1.  God is […]

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                    Distant thunder or grumbling?

                    By Dave Henning / October 21, 2012

                    At the conclusion of Chapter 2 (“The Way of Gratefulness”) of Ruthless Trust, author Brennan Manning notes that grumbling is the antitheses of thankfulness and results in a life of self-induced stress.  The author goes on to emphasize that ingratitude or grumbling was such a grievous matter to Ignatius Loyola that he addressed the subject […]

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                      Four traits of gratitude

                      By Dave Henning / October 20, 2012

                      In Chapter 2 of Ruthless Trust, author Brennan Mannng discusses 4 characteristics of a life lived in gratitude: 1.  Gratitude is inclusive.  Henri Nouwen encourages us in his book Bread for the Journey:  “Let’s not be afraid to look at everything that has brought us to where we are now and trust that we will soon see […]

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                        To Tell the Truth

                        By Dave Henning / October 20, 2012

                        What is the foremost quality of a trusting disciple of Jesus?  Brennan Manning sets forth a scenario in which that question is answered in Chapter 2 of Ruthless Trust. Imagine that 10 people are interviewed.  Each person is asked the following question: Do you trust God?  Although everyone answers in the affirmative, only one is […]

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                          To trust or not to trust (God)

                          By Dave Henning / October 18, 2012

                          In Chapter 1 of Ruthless Trust, author Brennan Manning states that when we yearn for clarity in our circumstances, our ‘hidden agenda’  is an attempt to eliminate the risk inherent in trusting God.  The author goes on to delineate what trust is and is not: 1.  Trust won’t drive away our confusion, bring light to […]

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                            Defining the Christian life

                            By Dave Henning / October 17, 2012

                            Brennan Manning, author of 11 books including a bestseller- The Ragamuffin Gospel, describes and defines the essence of the Christian life in Chapter 1 of Ruthless Trust: “When the shadow of Jesus’ cross falls across our lives in the form of failure, rejection, abandonment, unemployment. . . ; when we are deaf to everything but […]

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                            About the author

                              Dave Henning

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                                Training vs. trying

                                By Dave Henning / October 28, 2012

                                “Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize?  Run in such a way as to get the prize.  Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training.  They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get […]

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                                  Pseudo-transformation or the real thing?

                                  By Dave Henning / October 27, 2012

                                  In Chapter 2 (“Surprised by Change”) of The Life You’ve Always Wanted, author John Ortberg describes 5 warning signs listed in the Gospel of Matthew that tell us if we’re settling for pseudo-transformation instead of the real thing: 1.  Am I spiritually authentic or preoccupied with appearing to be spiritual?  If we’re authentic, our spiritual […]

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                                    We shall morph indeed

                                    By Dave Henning / October 26, 2012

                                    John Ortberg (The Life You’ve Always Wanted) tells us that the Greek word morpho is one of the richest words in the New Testament and in a sense forms the foundation for this book.  The author goes on to explain the essence of this transformation: “When morphing happens, I don’t just do the things Jesus […]

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                                      No ordinary people

                                      By Dave Henning / October 25, 2012

                                      In Chapter 1 of The Life You’ve Always Wanted, author Max Lucado states that transformation is part of our life’s story.  We won’t always be the same people we are presently.  In the future we either will be incomparably better- or worse.  Pastor Ortberg quotes C. S. Lewis from his book The Weight of Glory.  […]

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                                        “I yam what I yam”

                                        By Dave Henning / October 24, 2012

                                        John Ortberg begins Chapter 1 of The Life You’ve Always Wanted: Spiritual Disciplines for Ordinary People with a statement by his childhood hero, cartoon character and philosopher Popeye the Sailor Man: “”I yam what I yam.”  Popeye would say this whenever he felt frustrated or had no idea what else to do. Pastor Ortberg notes […]

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                                          From trust to confidence

                                          By Dave Henning / October 24, 2012

                                          Brennan Manning (Ruthless Trust) compares how trust, over time, ripens into confidence with The Parable of the Growing Seed (Mark 4:26-29): 1.  Just as the seed the farmer casts on the ground automatically brings forth fruit, the author notes that  “the growth of trust into confidence is likewise ‘of itself.’ ” 2.  The farmer is […]

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                                            The elements of trust

                                            By Dave Henning / October 22, 2012

                                            In Chapter 7 (“Trusting Jesus”) of Ruthless Trust, author Brennan Manning describes 5 aspects of trust that enable us to experience two things that Jesus assures us- His presence and His promise.  Stated differently, the author phrases these assurances in this way: “the promise of his presence” and the “presence of his promise”. 1.  God is […]

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                                              Distant thunder or grumbling?

                                              By Dave Henning / October 21, 2012

                                              At the conclusion of Chapter 2 (“The Way of Gratefulness”) of Ruthless Trust, author Brennan Manning notes that grumbling is the antitheses of thankfulness and results in a life of self-induced stress.  The author goes on to emphasize that ingratitude or grumbling was such a grievous matter to Ignatius Loyola that he addressed the subject […]

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                                                Four traits of gratitude

                                                By Dave Henning / October 20, 2012

                                                In Chapter 2 of Ruthless Trust, author Brennan Mannng discusses 4 characteristics of a life lived in gratitude: 1.  Gratitude is inclusive.  Henri Nouwen encourages us in his book Bread for the Journey:  “Let’s not be afraid to look at everything that has brought us to where we are now and trust that we will soon see […]

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                                                  To Tell the Truth

                                                  By Dave Henning / October 20, 2012

                                                  What is the foremost quality of a trusting disciple of Jesus?  Brennan Manning sets forth a scenario in which that question is answered in Chapter 2 of Ruthless Trust. Imagine that 10 people are interviewed.  Each person is asked the following question: Do you trust God?  Although everyone answers in the affirmative, only one is […]

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                                                    To trust or not to trust (God)

                                                    By Dave Henning / October 18, 2012

                                                    In Chapter 1 of Ruthless Trust, author Brennan Manning states that when we yearn for clarity in our circumstances, our ‘hidden agenda’  is an attempt to eliminate the risk inherent in trusting God.  The author goes on to delineate what trust is and is not: 1.  Trust won’t drive away our confusion, bring light to […]

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                                                      Defining the Christian life

                                                      By Dave Henning / October 17, 2012

                                                      Brennan Manning, author of 11 books including a bestseller- The Ragamuffin Gospel, describes and defines the essence of the Christian life in Chapter 1 of Ruthless Trust: “When the shadow of Jesus’ cross falls across our lives in the form of failure, rejection, abandonment, unemployment. . . ; when we are deaf to everything but […]

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