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The discipline of waiting well

By Dave Henning / November 6, 2022

“Perhaps no discipline in the kingdom hero’s toolbox of faith is greater than the discipline of waiting well.  Far too many people forfeit their destiny simply because they bail out during the waiting.  They make it to the vicinity of their victory but give up before they grasp it. . . .  Close doesn’t count […]


Taming the raging beast of pride

By Dave Henning / November 17, 2018

“How do you tame the raging beast of pride in all its forms?  Through humility.  Nothing kills pride like humility does.  Only humility can get you out of what pride got you into.”- Carey Nieuwhof In Chapter 10 (“Habits of the Humble”) of Didn’t See It Coming, Carey Nieuwhof talks about how to become more […]


Curiosity – a discipline and a viewpoint

By Dave Henning / October 31, 2018

“Curiosity is a discipline, and it’s a viewpoint.  If you can adopt a curious outlook day after day, you will discover that cynicism  never gets a toehold.  Remember, the cynics are never curious and the curious are never cynics.  You will also discover that the full power of the gospel gets a firm hold in […]


When I listen in hiddenness

By Dave Henning / November 21, 2017

“When I listen in hiddenness, God’s thoughts reveal themselves and become precious.  My hearing, trained in that hiddenness, becomes attuned to the best kind of sound: my friend.”- Sara Hagerty “How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God!  How great is the sum of them!”- Psalm 139:17 (NKJV) Sara Hagerty concludes Chapter 13 […]


Conversations with God – tethered

By Dave Henning / November 7, 2017

“For Jesus, conversations with God began with desire, not discipline.  He stayed close to God.  Tethered.”- Sara Hagerty “But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.”- Luke 5:16 (NIV) Today Sara Hagerty discusses thoughts three and four of ways to grow toward friendship with God (Chapter 8, Unseen). 3.  Follow Jesus’ example of being […]


Put on the shelf for a season

By Dave Henning / September 2, 2017

“The desert may mean being put on the shelf for a season, but from your perch you will experience the reality of a living God like never before.”- Os Hillman “He reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with him.”- Daniel 2:22 Os Hillman continues Chapter 10 of […]


Worthless idols

By Dave Henning / April 8, 2016

“Those who cling to worthless idols forfeit the grace that could be theirs.”- Jonah 2:8 In Chapter 4 (“The Age of Reckoning- Symptoms of a Deeper Problem”) of Finding God in the Ruins, Matt Bays notes that one phrase from Jonah 2:8 really impacts him- could be.  Pastor Bays interprets the phrase to mean that something is […]


The undisputed boss

By Dave Henning / October 6, 2015

“Be very careful, then, how you live- not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity.”- Ephesians 5:15-16 “My schedule is far less about what I want to get done and far more about who I become.”- Bill Hybels Several years after Bill Hybels became a Christian at the age of seventeen, […]


Point-blank questions

By Dave Henning / June 29, 2015

When Jesus saw him lying there and learned that he had been in this condition for a long time, he asked him, “Do you want to get well?”- John 5:6 Mark Batterson begins Chapter 11 (“Self-Fulfilling Prophecies”) of The Grave Robber by reporting that, in November of 2004, a group of elite medical researchers met at […]


God’s workmanship

By Dave Henning / May 17, 2015

“For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”- Ephesians 2:10 In Chapter 4 (“Discerning God’s Will: Finding Purpose in the Uncertainty”) of Waiting on God, Charles Stanley states he’s found over his lengthy pastoral ministry that believers are most concerned about […]


God here in this moment

By Dave Henning / March 1, 2015

John Ortberg expands on his concept of “The Soul Experiment” as he concludes Chapter 10 of Soul Keeping.  When scientists conduct an experiment, John notes, they formulate a hypothesis concerning the anticipated results.  John then presents three assumptions, or hypotheses, to put The Soul Experiment to the test. 1.  God wants to make every moment […]


The disciplines of patience

By Dave Henning / February 16, 2015

“The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him.”- Lamentations 3:25 “Teach us, O Lord, the disciplines of patience, for to wait is often harder than to work.”- Peter Marshall In one of Vicki’s previous work lives, she was employed as a tour director for World Wide Country […]

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