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Original blessing sets the tone

By Dave Henning / July 14, 2023

“Original blessing precedes original sin, and that sequence is not insignificant.  It sets the tone.  It sets the table.  God’s default setting is blessing!  Blessing is His mort ancient instinct.  It’s who God is.  It’s what God does.”- Mark Batterson “So God created human beings in his own image.  In the image of God he […]


Original blessing – original sin

By Dave Henning / January 1, 2020

“Before original sin, there was original blessing.  And so life is!  That first blessing sets the tone, sets the table. . . .  It also reveals God’s most ancient instinct.  Blessing is God’s default setting — His first and foremost reflex.  If you don’t believe that, you’ll doubt the goodness of God.”- Mark Batterson God […]


Perpetually discontent – never good enough

By Dave Henning / November 26, 2018

“Guess how [the cycle of discontent] leaves you feeling?  Perpetually discontent. . . .  Nothing’s ever good enough for long.  And the discontent makes you feel empty.  You’ve run everything through a ‘you’ filter your entire life, and you’re still not happy.”- Carey Nieuwhof “If you try to hang on to your life, you will […]

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