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    Rehydrating regimen – filling yourself up

    By Dave Henning / November 22, 2019

    “If you are constantly pouring yourself out, you require a regimen of filling yourself up — rehydrating. . . .  If you want to live and love —  marathon distance — you had better know how to consistently restore depleted resources.  And preferably before you are in desperate need.”- Jeff Manion Then because so many […]

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      Gauging our spiritual and emotional resources

      By Dave Henning / November 21, 2019

      “Gauging our spiritual and emotional resources is . . . complex.  We have a tendency to ‘run on empty’ without realizing it.  When running on fumes, our mood sours, our creativity evaporates, and we find it challenging to make basic decisions.  If we want to love and serve faithfully over a lengthy period of time, […]

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        Random activity – or persistent movement?

        By Dave Henning / November 20, 2019

        “The question is not about random activity but persistent movement.  Our impact and influence are largely the result of our habits.  It’s not what we do one day; it’s what we choose to do on repeat from one day to the next.”- Jeff Manion On Day 4, Week 1 of Dream Big, Think Small Jeff […]

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          Passionate longevity = life impact

          By Dave Henning / November 19, 2019

          ” . . . a major life lesson from the commitment of Fred Rogers . . . deals with passionate longevity — not merely hanging around for a long time, but genuinely bringing our best selves to people for a sustained stretch of time.  Life impact takes time.”- Jeff Manion Jeff Manion begins Day 3 […]

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            Consistent, redundant, methodical = Ant Power

            By Dave Henning / November 17, 2019

            “Consistent, redundant, methodical — and life-saving.  The ants remind us what can be achieved when we relentlessly chip away at the task before us.  Remember, faithfulness isn’t flashy.  The dynamic of Ant Power hinges on repetition.”- Jeff Manion “Ants are creatures of little strength, yet they store up their food in the summer.”- Proverbs 30:25 […]

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              Holy direction – postive and steady progress

              By Dave Henning / November 16, 2019

              “. . . steady progress in a positive, holy direction requires tenacity.  Endurance is demanded for those committed to a faithful, life-giving direction over months and years.”- Jeff Manion In Day 1 (“A New Kind of Hero”) of Dream Big, Think Small Jeff Manion relates the account of a terrorist attack aboard a high-speed passenger […]

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                Overestimate achievement in the short run

                By Dave Henning / November 15, 2019

                “You’ll likely overestimate what you can do in the short run but underestimate what you can do in the long run.”- Pastor Craig Groeschel In his Introduction (“The Myth of Overnight Success”) to his latest book – Dream Big, Think Small – Jeff Manion urges us to live an extraordinary life on day at a […]

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                  Unnecessary additions to your life

                  By Dave Henning / November 13, 2019

                  “Be done with unnecessary additions to your life in an effort to ruthlessly eliminate hurry.  Our souls will not find rest if we’re caught up in the hustle and racing from place to place. . . .  Rather, God is found and souls are restored in the stillness.”- Bob Merritt “Our struggle is not against […]

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                    Finding the new life of love, joy, and peace

                    By Dave Henning / November 12, 2019

                    “Finding the new life of love, joy, and peace the Bible promises requires less obsession and more devotion.  I can’t possibly overstate that truth. . . .  obsessions cannot do what we want them to; they can’t deliver us from the old life and move us into the new.  We have to put God at […]

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                      Obsessions occupy space in your soul

                      By Dave Henning / November 11, 2019

                      ” . . . obsessions occupy space in your soul that belongs to God.  If these preoccupations squeeze God out, you’ll carry an emptiness inside that’ll never go away. . . .  When everything else but God saturates my soul, it gets sick because it’s starving for God’s love.”- Bob Merritt “With my whole being, […]

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                        Nobody escapes the fire – nobody!

                        By Dave Henning / November 10, 2019

                        “To quote Judith Viorst, ‘If I were in charge of the world / You wouldn’t have lonely.’  But we do have lonely, and nobody escapes the fire.  Nobody!”- Bob Merritt “In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have to suffer grief in all kinds of trials.  These have […]

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                          The endgame – not lives of fun and comfort

                          By Dave Henning / November 9, 2019

                          “But God doesn’t call us to lives of fun or even comfort.  These things aren’t bad, but they aren’t the endgame.  Rather, God calls us to lives of sacrifice, of taking up our crosses daily, and of following Him. . . .  Sacrifice is not always fun or entertaining, but it’s fulfilling.  It’s purposeful.”- Bob […]

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