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    A life of faithfulness – challenging endurance race

    By Dave Henning / December 4, 2019

    ” . . . if you pursue a life of faithfulness, you will find yourself in a challenging endurance race.  It’s sobering to remember that not everyone will reach the finish line.”- Jeff Manion “I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the […]

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      Lacerated by hurtful barbs as you love, serve

      By Dave Henning / December 3, 2019

      “Throw yourself into loving and serving, and it’s only a matter of time before you are lacerated by hurtful barbs said to you or about you. . . .  Petty complaints take their toll.”- Jeff Manion “As for me, I call to God, and the LORD saves me.  Evening, morning, and noon I cry out […]

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        A slow and steady injury of the spirit

        By Dave Henning / December 2, 2019

        “It’s not a single regrettable mistake that brings our world crashing down around us, but a slow and steady injury of the spirit.  We quit because we’re tired of being hurt.  We walk away nob because of a massive, disqualifying mistake but because of the accumulated effect of unhealed wounds.”- Jeff Manion “If an enemy […]

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          Diligent repetition brings life

          By Dave Henning / December 1, 2019

          ” . . . diligent repetition brings life to someone else.  If everything has to be new and interesting all the time, I will miss out on my greatest opportunity for impact and influence.”- Jeff manion “Samuel continued as Israel’s leader all the days of his life.  From year to year he went on a […]

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            An endurance race – faithfulness

            By Dave Henning / November 30, 2019

            “Faithfulness is an endurance race and is most successful when traveled in the company of those who encourage our steady movement.”- Jeff Manion “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor.  If either one of them falls down, one can help the other up.  But pity anyone who falls […]

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              Passion and excellence in serving others

              By Dave Henning / November 29, 2019

              ” . . . serving others with passion and excellence requires heart-focus.  For Jesus this was reaffirmed when he disappeared to be with his Father.  When we quiet ourselves to hear his voice, we are more likely to discern our mission for a given season.”- Jeff Manion “The whole town gathered at the door, and […]

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                The quiet voice of God whispers

                By Dave Henning / November 28, 2019

                “While the quiet voice of God whispers that we are deeply loved, we continue to search for an alternative.  We move from person to person or event to event, trying to satisfy our craving for significance. . . .  But even if we obtain the objects we pursue, they prove feeble and unreliable substitutes for […]

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                  Expressing gratitude – think small

                  By Dave Henning / November 27, 2019

                  “Expressing gratitude may seem like a small thing.  But the person you are becoming is largely determined by the repetition of small things.  The practice of offering thanks cultivates the heart a day at a time.  With gratitude, it pays to think small.”- Jeff Manion “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, […]

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                    Wear our hearts on our lips

                    By Dave Henning / November 26, 2019

                    “We speak from the heart. . . .  Actually, we all wear our hearts on our lips.  If I blaze into my day with resentful, anxious, impatient, angry words, I can be sure of one thing: I don’t just have a ‘word problem’; I have a heart problem.’ “- Jeff Manion “A good man brings […]

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                      Legacy of faithful living = small acts

                      By Dave Henning / November 25, 2019

                      ” . . . small acts of faithfulness, repeated over and over, are important.  They count.  This is the legacy of faithful living. And sometimes, in a season of faithfulness, the power of God breaks through in remarkable ways.”- Jeff Manion “One day Jesus was praying in a certain place.  When he finished, one of […]

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                        Stay ahead of the pain, weariness

                        By Dave Henning / November 24, 2019

                        “My theory is that when you’re driving ninety miles per hour, you stay ahead of much of the pain.  But pull into a rest stop, and disappointment catches up and parks beside you. . . .  And weariness.  Sometimes you don’t realize how tired you’ve become until you stop moving.”- Jeff Manion On Day 10 […]

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                          Sabbath rhythm – takes time, experimentation

                          By Dave Henning / November 23, 2019

                          “It often takes time and experimentation to learn a life-giving Sabbath rhythm.  It doesn’t happen all of a sudden.  Small steps, taken faithfully each week, add up to a satisfying and restoring pattern of weekly rejuvenation.”- Jeff Manion On Days 8 (“The Art of Rest”) and 9 (“Life-Giving Rhythm”) of Dream Big, Think Small, Jeff […]

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