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Patience is more than endurance

By Dave Henning / October 16, 2017

“Patience is more than endurance.  A saint’s life is in the hands of God like a bow and arrow in the hands of an archer.  God is aiming at something the saint cannot see, and He stretches and strains, and every now and again the saint says — ‘I cannot stand anymore.’  God does not […]

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The Joseph Calling: 6 Stages to Discover, Navigate, and Fulfill Your Purpose

By Dave Henning / September 11, 2017

The Joseph Calling (Broad Street Publishing, 2017) Os Hillman, founder and president of Marketplace Leaders, titles his latest book The Joseph Calling: 6 Stages to Discover, Navigate, and Fulfill Your Purpose.  First, Mr. Hillman notes that adversity functions as a key catalyst in how God moves people into their calling.  Thus, more often than not, […]

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The training ground for kingdom leaders

By Dave Henning / September 1, 2017

“The training ground for a leader in the kingdom of God can often mean years of difficult, unfair treatment.”- Os Hillman As Os Hillman continues Chapter 10 of The Joseph Calling, he notes that “sometimes obedience does not yield less adversity, it actually increases it.”  In fact, the author states, often the ways of God […]

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Great riches we gain from the Joseph process

By Dave Henning / August 20, 2017

“Our world may be torn apart and our losses in the material world may be significant, but there are great riches we gain from the Joseph process that will be used in our lives and in the lives of others.  We need to be grateful that God considers us worthy for the assignment.”- Os Hillman […]

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Each day holds a surprise – only if we expect it

By Dave Henning / August 14, 2017

“Each day holds a surprise.  But only if we expect it can we see, hear, or feel it when it comes to us.  Let’s not be afraid to receive each day’s surprise, whether it comes to us as sorrow or as joy.  It will open a new place in our hearts, a place where we […]

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First discover your purpose

By Dave Henning / August 12, 2017

“But if you are in a season of adversity right now, it is helpful to first discover your purpose and know why God has made you.  Without that foundational understanding, the adversity and suffering won’t be worth it.”- Os Hillman “Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do […]

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Reconcile adversity and crisis with destiny and purpose

By Dave Henning / August 11, 2017

“I want to help readers reconcile adversity and crisis with destiny and purpose. . . . When we understand God’s processes, we’re more likely to embrace his truths, and subsequently desire a deeper relationship with him.” – Os Hillman In his brief foreword to Os Hillman’s latest book, The Joseph Calling, Gunnar Olson states Mr. […]

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Destructive disappointment or divine appointments

By Dave Henning / July 27, 2017

“Whenever there’s an opportunity for destructive disappointment, there’s also an opportunity for divine appointments.”- Susie Larson Susie Larson concludes Chapter 2 of Your Powerful Prayers as she discusses destructive disappointment.  Ms. Larson defines destructive disappointment as ruminating on your losses/unfulfilled expectations in a way that: damages you causes you harm negatively impacts your relationships Most […]

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How we define the word good

By Dave Henning / May 10, 2017

“One of the reasons we have a hard time believing that God’s grace is working for good in our lives is because of how we define the word good.  We have our own ideas of how God should work for our good . . .”- Kyle Idleman Pastor Kyle Idleman concludes Chapter 10 of Grace […]

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Through veins of suffering

By Dave Henning / December 13, 2016

“Love runs through us through veins of suffering.”- Ann Voskamp Ann Voskamp continues Chapter 13 of The Broken Way by reminding us all who love ultimately suffer.  Most noteworthy, when God beckoned “you shall love your neighbor,” He knew we’d also keep suffering in keeping His commandment to love.  Still, Jesus gave that command. Author […]

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The grace to remain strong

By Dave Henning / September 25, 2016

“Resilience . . . the grace to remain strong after going through something that almost breaks you.”- Ron Luce “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”- Philippians 4:13 (NKJV) Ron Luce, president and founder of Teen Mania Ministries, wrote Resilience in response to a plane crash that took the lives of four […]

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Godly grief

By Dave Henning / September 23, 2016

“For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death.  For see that earnestness this godly grief has produced in you . . .”- 2 Corinthians 7:10-11 In Chapter 6 of Before Amen, Max Lucado observes that tattoo parlors need a sign over the entrance: Think before you […]

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