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The love Christ Jesus gave

By Dave Henning / July 20, 2019

“The love Christ Jesus gave/ Be filling every heart for me,/ The love Christ Jesus gave/ Filling me for everyone.”- Traditional Scottish blessing, Nineteenth Century In Chapter 1 (“Blessing in the Beginning”) of Given: The Forgotten Meaning and Practice of Blessing, author Tina Boesch relates a conversation she had with a Turkish friend while living […]

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Speed bumps = hard decisions

By Dave Henning / July 19, 2019

“Our hard decisions become our speed bumps, and thank God for that.  Decisions are his way of saying I love you. . . .  Our choices shape our lives, and they shape us.  But we remain in God’s hand no matter what.  Let’s begin to trust ourselves as we walk with our friend Jesus. . […]

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Spiritual growth monitoring

By Dave Henning / July 18, 2019

“I’ve decided if I had my life to live over again, I would not only climb more mountains, swim more rivers, and watch more sunsets. . . .  I would not only go barefoot earlier in the spring and stay out later in the fall; but I would devote not one more minute to monitoring […]

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Five year plan or the lamp of God’s Word?

By Dave Henning / July 17, 2019

“I don’t have a five year plan.  God’s Word is a lamp unto my feet, not my football field.”- Jamie B. Golden, cohost of The Popcast with Knox and Jamie and The Bible Binge In Chapter 23 (“Expect to be Surprised”) of The Next Right Thing, Emily P. Freeman writes that airplane takeoffs cause both […]

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Individuality – the most concern

By Dave Henning / July 16, 2019

“The people I know who are the most concerned about their individuality, who probe constantly into motives, who are always turned inwards toward their own reactions, usually become less and less spontaneous, more and more afraid of the consequences of giving themselves away.”- Madeleine L’Engle, A Circle of Quiet In Chapter 22 (“Walk into a […]

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The Ark Encounter – Noah walked with God

By Dave Henning / July 15, 2019

“Noah walked with God, but he didn’t preach righteousness, he acted it.  He went through water and didn’t melt.  He breasted the current of popular opinion of his day, scorning alike the hatred and ridicule of scoffers who mocked at the thought of there being but one way of salvation.”- Charles Studd (1860-1931), cricket player […]

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Ways we punish ourselves

By Dave Henning / July 14, 2019

“One of the ways we punish ourselves for not being more or better or thinner or stronger is by trying to squeeze ourselves — force ourselves, even — into all kinds of ill-fitting relationships.  With other people, with ourselves, with our pants.”- Leeana Tankersley, Breathing Room In Chapter 21 (“Wear Better Pants”) of The Next […]

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Pick what you like – see how it grows

By Dave Henning / July 13, 2019

“Pick what you like, then see how it grows.  If that little plant dies in a week, well, then you’ve learned something.  But another outcome is also possible.  What if it blooms?”- Emily P. Freeman (emphasis author’s) In Chapter 20 (“Pick What You Like”) of The Next Right Thing, Emily P. Freeman observes that it’s […]

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Believe the truth about myself

By Dave Henning / July 12, 2019

O God, help me believe the  truth about myself, no matter how beautiful it is.”- Macrina Weidekehr, Seasons of Your Heart “It’s a wild and wonderful thing to bump into someone and realize it’s you.”- Fil Anderson In Chapter 19 (“Come Home to Yourself”) of The Next Right Thing, Emily P. Freeman first reviews the […]

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Discerning your next right step

By Dave Henning / July 11, 2019

” . . . a big part of discerning your next right step is knowing and understanding what you really want to do.  Knowing what you want isn’t selfish, it’s actually crucial to making decisions because it builds confidence, hastens healing, and is a gift to the people you love. . . .  It helps […]

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The No Mentor – a special kind of person

By Dave Henning / July 10, 2019

“The No Mentor is a special kind of person.  While a regular mentor will help you weigh decisions and give valuable advice, a No Mentor goes in with a stronger filter from the beginning. . . .  Unlike your co-listening group members, who have a primary role of listening, your No Mentor will be no-nonsense, […]

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Living attentive and paying attention

By Dave Henning / July 9, 2019

“Living attentive and paying attention is one of my favorite ways to live, but I’ve discovered if I do it in the wrong order, by going outward before I move inward, then I may add to the stress and distraction in my life in ways I never intended.”- Emily P. Freeman Emily P. Freeman concludes […]

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