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Routine commitments — time-consuming potential

By Dave Henning / July 27, 2018

“Routine commitments may look mundane, but don’t underestimate their power.  Any parent who has signed up a five-year-old on a soccer team knows the time-consuming potential of routine commitment.”- John Ortberg As John Ortberg continues Chapter 9 of When the Game is Over, he explores three flavors of binding commitments.  Those flavors – dramatic, routine, […]


At the end, you can’t change real life

By Dave Henning / July 26, 2018

“But real life has an urgency so different from fiction; at the end, it cannot be changed! ‘The meaning of life is that it stops.’  We will never figure out how we should live our life unless we fully understand the significance that it will end.”- Dr. Timothy Johnson (emphasis author’s) Jesus replied: “Love the […]


Jesus’ instructions

By Dave Henning / September 2, 2015

“As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world.”- John 17:18 John Ortberg continues Chapter 6 of All the Places to Go by presenting another statement that many people think Jesus actually said: “Be in the world but not of the world.”  Pastor Ortberg states that his misconception has led […]

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