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Confessions of sin, professions of faith

By Dave Henning / April 12, 2021

“Our confessions of sin need to be as well-defined as our professions of faith.  If faith is being sure of what we hope for, then repentance is being sure of what we’re sorry for. . . .  Whatever you don’t confess, you repress.  And whatever you repress eventually resurfaces in ways that are unhealthy and […]

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Scar tissue – the way to release it

By Dave Henning / April 11, 2021

“The way you release scar tissue, spiritually speaking, is through forgiveness.  If you don’t release that scar tissue, you lose emotional range of motion — the ability to experience joy, the ability to experience intimacy.”- Mark Batterson In Chapter 4 (“Postimagining”) of Win the Day, Mark Batterson begins with a discussion of conditioned reflexes.  Most […]

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The best of times, the worst of times

By Dave Henning / April 10, 2021

“We want the best of times without the worst.  We want wisdom without foolishness, light without darkness, hope without despair.  That isn’t reality, is it?  The best of times and the worst of times often occur at the same time!  Life is a two-sided coin.”- Mark Batterson Mark Batterson concludes Chapter 3 of Win the […]

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Kiss the wave – what I’ve learned

By Dave Henning / April 9, 2021

“I have learned to kiss the wave that throws me against the Rock of Ages.”- attributed to Charles Spurgeon “The obstacle is not the enemy; the obstacle is the way.”- Mark Batterson In Chapter 3 (“The Obstacle is the Way”) of Win the Day, Mark Batterson talks about Dr. Frederick Treves (1855-1923).  A British surgeon, […]

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Flipping the script – and your inner critic!

By Dave Henning / April 8, 2021

“Flipping the script starts with your internal script.  You can’t let your inner critic — and we all have one — grab the mic and become the narrator!  If you want to bury dead yesterdays, you’ve got to tune out the negative self-talk.  Like the crew of Australia II, you have to rehearse a different […]

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Your point of greatest giftedness, weakness

By Dave Henning / April 7, 2021

“God wants to use you at your point of greatest giftedness.  That’s a given.  He is the one who gave you those gifts in the first place.   But God also wants to use you at your point of greatest weakness.  Why?  Because that is where His power is made perfect.  That is where we present […]

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Conceived in a vacuum? – not dreams!

By Dave Henning / April 6, 2021

“Dreams are not conceived in a vacuum.  For better or for worse, each of us is born into someone else’s story! . . .   Every move we make, every risk we take, sets the stage for someone else.  Your brave is someone else’s breakthrough.  We think right here, right now.  God is thinking nations and […]

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Scripture is more than our script

By Dave Henning / April 5, 2021

“Over time, your theology conforms to your reality or your reality conforms to your theology.  Scripture is more than our script; it’s our script-cure. . . .  Scripture confronts the false identities and false narratives perpetrated by the Father of Lies.  It reveals the heavenly Father’s metanarrative and the unique role that each one of […]

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Goalsetting is storytelling – last chapter first

By Dave Henning / April 4, 2021

“Few things will stretch your faith like coming up with your own life goal list. . . .  Goalsetting is storytelling.  It’s writing the last chapter first, then working your way backward!  Your story will be only as good as the goals you go after.”- Mark Batterson As Mark Batterson continues Chapter 1 of Win […]

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Taking your cues from Christ

By Dave Henning / April 3, 2021

“Following Jesus is less about minding your p’s and q’s than it is about taking your cues from Christ.  What did Jesus say?  ‘With God all things are possible.’  When you give complete editorial control to Him, possible becomes the plotline.”- Mark Batterson As Mark Batterson moves on in Chapter 1 of Win the Day, […]

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Life themes strike a chord at your core

By Dave Henning / April 2, 2021

” ‘Every person is composed of a few themes,’ observed C. S. Lewis.  Those life themes reveal themselves in a variety of ways.  . . .  More often than not, it’s something out of the ordinary.  One way or the other, something happens that strikes a chord at the core of your being. . . […]

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Eternity is counterclockwise

By Dave Henning / April 1, 2021

“Most people falsely assume that eternity starts at some point in the far-off future, and they live accordingly.  Eternity is counterclockwise.  Eternity is invading time every second of every minute of every hour of every day.”- Mark Batterson Mark Batterson concludes his Introduction to Win the Day as he notes that we often miss the […]

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