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A healthy relationship with our heavenly Father

By Dave Henning / October 1, 2020

“A healthy relationship between parent and child moves from dependence to independence.  But a healthy relationship with our heavenly Father moves in the opposite direction.  Spiritually speaking, we start out in a state of total independence. . . .  Spiritual maturity is moving along a continuum toward total dependence on God. . . .  It […]


The quest for significance – a delicate dance”

By Dave Henning / August 7, 2018

“But the quest for significance is a delicate dance.  If I do it by myself for myself, it’s death.  If I do it with God for others, it’s life, because whatever I do with God for others does not go back in the box.”- John Ortberg Jesus said, “You are the salt of the earth.  […]


Still predictably unpredictable

By Dave Henning / February 4, 2018

“When I survey Scripture, I see God showing up in strange place, at strange times, in strange ways.  And I don’t think anything has changed.  God certainly won’t contradict Himself, but He is still predictably unpredictable.”- Mark Batterson In Chapter 3 (“The Whispering Spot”) of Whisper, Mark Batterson wants us to be clear about one […]


Obey the whisper – see what God does

By Dave Henning / January 30, 2018

“When you take your cues from the Holy Spirit, you’ll do some things that will make people think you’re crazy.  So be it.  Obey the whisper and see what God does.”- Mark Batterson “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is […]


The drive to significance – the creative impulse of God

By Dave Henning / October 23, 2017

“Unlike egotism, the drive to significance is a simple extension of the creative impulse of God that gave us being. . . . We were built to count, as water is made to run downhill.  We are placed in a specific context to count in ways that no one else does.  That is our destiny.”- […]


Shattered dreams – unexpected doorways to destiny

By Dave Henning / August 29, 2017

“Shattered dreams often become the unexpected doorways to a destiny we could never appreciate without them.  God has an amazing ability to turn our sin into something that will be used to build his kingdom when we turn completely away from our sin.”- Os Hillman In Chapter 9 (“Stage 2:Character Building”) of The Joseph Calling, […]


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. […]


Detours: The Unpredictable Path to Your Destiny

By Dave Henning / March 21, 2017

Detours (B & H Books, 2017) Detours: The Unpredictable Path to Your Destiny is the most recent book from Dr. Evans, founding and senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas.  The word detour implies there’s  a destination, or destiny.  Specifically, destiny involves bringing glory to God as “people come into contact with Him […]


Negative potential in your experience

By Dave Henning / March 19, 2017

“Sometimes you need some negative potential in your experience to take you further than you would go on your own.”- Dr. Tony Evans In Chapter 16 (“The Path of Detours”) of Detours, Dr. Tony Evans observes that while everyone appears to want a blessing, few want development.  Yet, for Joseph to fulfill his role as […]


The key to your spiritual success

By Dave Henning / March 15, 2017

“The key to your spiritual success is focus (emphasis author’s).”- Dr. Tony Evans As Dr. Tony Evans concludes Chapter 13 of Detours, he reminds you of the need to maintain focus on the right perspective as you meander though detours to your destiny.  Even though you quite possibly feel removed from purpose, passion, and peace, […]


Using the negative to produce a positive

By Dave Henning / March 13, 2017

“Providence includes using the negative to produce a positive.”- Dr. Tony Evans “As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good in order to bring about this present result, to preserve many people alive.”- Genesis 50:20 (NASB) In Chapter 12 (“The Perfection of Detours”) of Detours, Dr. Tony Evans concentrates […]


A leash around our souls- unforgiveness

By Dave Henning / March 7, 2017

“Many of us are being hindered from our destiny because we are being held hostage by a leash around our souls called unforgiveness.  This leash keeps jerking us back and jerking us back.”- Dr. Tony Evans Dr. Tony Evans begins Chapter 9 (“The Pardon of Detours”) of Detours as he notes that many of us […]

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