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We undervalue the little things

By Dave Henning / October 17, 2021

“We undervalue the little things, but . . . the little things are the big things, and these are the things that change the world.  So many people I know minimize themselves with the phrase ‘just a’ . . . that phrase — ‘just a’ — needs to be stricken from our vocabulary.  ‘Just a’ […]

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The enemy of beauty – hurry, quicker not better

By Dave Henning / October 16, 2021

“Hurry is the enemy of beauty.  Beauty comes when we stay instead of run; when we taste instead of shovel in; when we take the long way home after work and see the brightest blue sky open before us.  Quicker is not always better.”- Jennifer Dukes Lee In Chapter 7 (“Built to Last”) of Growing […]

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A seedling will burst forth in God’s timing

By Dave Henning / October 15, 2021

“Don’t assume nothing is growing.  While you are planting seeds, he is growing you.  Let’s not forget that we are fields, not just farmers.  Deep spiritual growth is happening under the surface.  A seedling will burst forth.  In his will . . . his way . . . his timing.”- Jennifer Dukes Lee “So let’s […]

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The rearranged places where God comes close

By Dave Henning / October 14, 2021

“If I know too much about what was to come, I would have resisted and manipulated.  I would have rushed through the seasons that hurt the most, rather than staying in the rearranged places where God chose to come close.”- Jennifer Dukes Lee In Chapter 5 (“Letting Go of Expectations”) of Growing Slow, Jennifer Dukes […]

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The secret to growing slow – waiting

By Dave Henning / October 13, 2021

“In each season, you will find that the secret to Growing Slow comes in the waiting as the Lord plants seeds into the precious, yielding soil of you.  In this place, tucked under the dirt, you will grow roots deep enough to push forth the fruit of a life worth living.”- Jennifer Dukes Lee “I […]

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The lay of the land – God knows

By Dave Henning / October 12, 2021

“I am God’s field and so are you.  You are exactly where you are supposed to be. . . .  God knows the lay of the land that makes you you.  He is planting seed within you — seeds which will bear internal fruit with eternal value.  He knows exactly how to care for you, […]

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A school of patience – Growing slow

By Dave Henning / October 11, 2021

“Growing slow is a school of patience in which we are nurtured into spiritual maturity.  Growing Slow is a daily choice to see where God is already working and then the conscious decision to join him there.”- Jennifer Dukes Lee “But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”- 2 […]

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When cynicism creeps up like weeds

By Dave Henning / October 10, 2021

“What do we do when cynicism creeps up, like weeds on a bald area of field during a season that was designed for planting? . . .  Growing slow is an uncomfortable options when you want a quick fix.  But the secret to an unhurried heart is found here, where the air is so quiet […]

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The depth of your roots vs. growth pace

By Dave Henning / October 9, 2021

“Take heart: Growing Slow will actually make you better at what you do, not worse.  But your focus is no longer on the pace of your growth.  Instead, it’s on the depth of your roots.”- Jennifer Dukes Lee “Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him.  The your […]

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Permission to be un-spectacular

By Dave Henning / October 8, 2021

“We need permission to be un-spectacular. . . .  We need permission to take our time, to marvel, to wonder and ponder and savor, to move at the unhurried pace of Christ.  Time is not a commodity to be used by a gem to be treasured.”- Jennifer Dukes Lee In Chapter 1 (“Permission to be […]

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Your field of dreams – stand before it

By Dave Henning / October 7, 2021

“There are moments when you will stand before your field of dreams, with calloused hands shoved into pockets, while not a single shoot bursts forth with life.  Despite your best efforts . . . earnest prayers.  Despite the exasperating impression that every other field around yours is in bloom, alive. . . .  The most […]

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The scramble to grow a purposeful life

By Dave Henning / October 6, 2021

“In the scramble to grow a purposeful life, we accidentally forfeit too much — a settledness with what we already have, a sense of peace with what already is, and a connectedness with people right here with us.  You can get so rushed chasing a certain kind of remarkable life that you miss the fact […]

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