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Gratitude fosters humility – be intentional

By Dave Henning / November 18, 2018

“Frankly, it’s (grace) easy to ignore unless I decide (intentionally) to never lose my gratitude. . . .  Gratitude fosters humility because it moves you out of the role of the star in your story.”- Carey Nieuwhof “If you are wise and understand God’s ways, prove it by living an honorable life, doing good works […]

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Taming the raging beast of pride

By Dave Henning / November 17, 2018

“How do you tame the raging beast of pride in all its forms?  Through humility.  Nothing kills pride like humility does.  Only humility can get you out of what pride got you into.”- Carey Nieuwhof In Chapter 10 (“Habits of the Humble”) of Didn’t See It Coming, Carey Nieuwhof talks about how to become more […]

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Pride inoculates you from other’s counsel

By Dave Henning / November 16, 2018

“Let pride run its course, and it will deaden your heart.  Pride inoculates you from the counsel of others and the stirrings of your conscience.  It makes you think that the rules don’t apply to you or that you can violate them without repercussion.”- Carey Nieuwhof Carey Nieuwhof concludes Chapter 9 of Didn’t See It […]

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Pride leaves a trail of destruction

By Dave Henning / November 15, 2018

“Unaddressed, pride will destroy many of the things you care about or know you should care about.  It will leave a trail of destruction strewn with things you used to value or that a better version of you would treasure . . . and make you think all of this is natural.”- Carey Nieuwhof As […]

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Pervasive pride disguises itself

By Dave Henning / November 14, 2018

“Pride disguises itself in many ways.  It’s so pervasive that it has to be subtle.  If it knew only one form, we’d stop it dead in its tracks.  So it spawns.  Pride morphs, and it creeps in using methods that often go unnoticed.”- Carey Nieuwhof In Chapter 9 (“Not Just the Narcissists”) of Didn’t See […]

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The change you don’t implement

By Dave Henning / November 13, 2018

“The change you don’t implement often becomes something none of us wants– regret. . . .  for the sake of contributing meaningfully throughout your entire life, don’t just intend to change.  Actually do it.”- Carey Nieuwhof (emphasis author’s) Carey Nieuwhof concludes Chapter 8 of Didn’t See It Coming as he provides four insights and strategies […]

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Communicate timeless truths

By Dave Henning / November 12, 2018

“Theologically, God never changes, and for sure, God’s values are timeless.  But your willingness to change gives you the ability to communicate timeless truths in a way that has meaning to those who come after you.”-Carey Nieuwhof In Chapter 8 (“Craving Different”) of Didn’t See It Coming, Carey Nieuwhof discusses how regular (and radical) change […]

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Irrelevance – no connection to surrounding culture

By Dave Henning / November 11, 2018

“Irrelevance happens when the language, methods, or styles you use no longer connect to the culture and people around you.  Essentially, you end up speaking a language people no longer understand or appreciate.”- Carey Nieuwhof In Chapter 7 (“Change Never Asks Permission”) of Didn’t See It Coming, Carey Nieuwhof talks about the silent creep of […]

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An unexamined and disconnected life

By Dave Henning / November 10, 2018

“The speed at which we travel is exciting but also problematic.  I have discovered that a hurried life leads to an unexamined and disconnected life.  Hurry kills intimacy with God, with family, and with friends.”- Carey Nieuwhof Carey Nieuwhof concludes Chapter 6 of Didn’t See It Coming as he discusses ways to foster the art […]

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The insidious nature of blame

By Dave Henning / November 9, 2018

“The challenge is to stop blaming others and take responsibility for your own sins.  Blame is insidious, as it will keep showing up in your mind to convince you that nothing is your fault.”- Carey Nieuwhof In Chapter 6 (“Ditching Your Phone Won’t Help”) of Didn’t See It Coming, Carey Nieuwhof explains why we need […]

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A collective allergy to applying the word “sin”

By Dave Henning / November 8, 2018

“We have developed a collective allergy to the application of the word sin to our lives.  After all, nobody really makes mistakes anymore.  There’s always a scapegoat. . . .  It’s definitely not you.”- Carey Nieuwhof Carey Nieuwhof concludes Chapter 5 of Didn’t See It Coming as he talks about the demise of two vital […]

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God’s gift – solitude or isolation?

By Dave Henning / November 7, 2018

“Solitude is a gift from God.  Isolation is not — it’s a tool of the Enemy.”- Carey Nieuwhof “Nothing feels quite as strange as people treating you as poorly as you regularly treat them.  It brings out an indignation that only the hypocritical can truly appreciate.”-Carey Nieuwhof In Chapter 5 (“Is Anyone Out There?”) of […]

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