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Jesus defines the spiritually mature

By Dave Henning / November 6, 2018

“Jesus had a very different end in mind for the spiritually mature.  He didn’t define maturity by how much you know.  He defined it by how much you love.  Working on your character . . . will lead you into the place where God’s love regenerates everything about you.”- Carey Nieuwhof As Carey Nieuwhof concludes […]


When you tackle your character

By Dave Henning / November 3, 2018

“When you tackle your character, though, things get uncomfortable. The blaming stops.  The excuses get pushed to the side.  And honest — painful honesty — is required.  You finally have to deal with you.  Which explains why it’s so much easier to keep focusing on your complaining and keep compromising your character.”- Carey Nieuwhof Carey […]


Character matters more than anything

By Dave Henning / November 2, 2018

“Developing your character is never easy, which is why so many people abandon the pursuit.  Character matters more than anything because you bring who you are into everything you do.  Your character determines the kind of spouse, friend, employee, and leader you are.  No matter how hard you try, you can’t escape you.”- Carey Nieuwhof […]


God’s primary goal for us – character, not innocence

By Dave Henning / December 5, 2017

“God’s primary goal for us is character, not innocence.  Innocence means I haven’t done anything wrong.  Character means I am habitually devoted to doing what is right.  Babies are innocent.  Saints have character.”- John Ortberg “Love must be sincere.  Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.”- Romans 12:9 (NIV) As John Ortberg concludes […]


The best version of you – a hoper

By Dave Henning / July 17, 2017

“The best version of you is a hoper, because the Spirit of life is a Spirit of hope.  The Spirit never leads us to despair, and there is always hope — which is not based on circumstances, but rather is an inner disposition.”- John Ortberg In Chapter 21 (“You Have to go Through Exile Before […]


Slammed doors

By Dave Henning / August 21, 2016

“Slammed doors do more than bend your nose; they keep your heart pliable, sensitive, and available to God’s leading.”-Wayne Stiles Dr. Wayne Stiles concludes Chapter 6 of Waiting on God by observing that “circumstances always change our minds about God.”  Circumstances either (a) tempt us to doubt God’s promises or (b) draw us closer to […]


Meditation concerning meditation

By Dave Henning / January 9, 2015

“If we pray without meditation, our own communion with God becomes poor and distant.”- Edmund Clowney Part Four of Timothy Keller’s book Prayer is entitled “Deepening Prayer”.  In Chapter 10 (“As Conversation: Meditating on His Word”), Pastor Keller takes a close look at Psalm 1.  He astutely notes that Psalm 1 is not a prayer […]

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