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A dream without a deadline

By Dave Henning / April 16, 2021

“If you don’t define when and where you will eat the frog, it will never happen.  A dream without a deadline is called a wish. . . .  The way you make time is by scheduling your priorities first, then letting things of lesser importance fall off your to-do list.”- Mark Batterson Mark Batterson concludes […]


Building the wall in front of you

By Dave Henning / May 14, 2018

“Focus on building the wall in front of you.  Some of the most powerful lessons God wants to teach us are the simplest.”- Banning Liebscher, Rooted (2017) “Above the Horse Gate, the priests repaired the wall.  Each one repaired the section immediately across from his own house.”- Nehemiah 3:38 (NLT) “Help me want the Giver […]


Faithfulness to build the wall

By Dave Henning / April 14, 2018

“Faithfulness to build the wall is not giving up on your dream; it’s trusting God with your dream.”- Banning Liebscher “Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might.”- Ecclesiastes 9:10 (NIV) Banning Liebscher continues Chapter 2 of Rooted as he observes why many people find it hard to focus on the task […]


God’s goal for our lives – Christlikeness

By Dave Henning / August 22, 2017

“God’s goal for our lives is Christlikeness more than our own comfort.  He has no problem allowing us to go through some times of discomfort if it means we will become more Christlike.”- Os Hillman In Chapter 6 (“Living Successfully Through Your Joseph Calling”) of The Joseph Calling, Os Hillman describes the precursor to the […]


Building a mound of snow

By Dave Henning / November 4, 2016

“Art that loves people can be as simple as building a mound of snow and letting people slide down.”- Tom Eggebrecht in Chapter 8 (“Love People”) of Fully and Creatively Alive, Tom Eggebrecht describes one key to pursuing your passion and chasing your dream.  That key- to love and care for people.  Hence, Pastor Eggebrecht […]


When passion and purpose meet discipline

By Dave Henning / November 3, 2016

“It [hard work] will be successful when passion and purpose meet discipline.”- Tom Eggebrecht “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”- Oscar Wilde Tom Eggebrecht notes in Chapter 6 (“Be Yourself”) of Fully and Creatively Alive that you attract others to be part of your dream through your unique personality, gifts, talents, and desires.  In […]


A posture of servanthood

By Dave Henning / October 27, 2016

“God won’t put you in a position of leadership until you take a posture of servanthood.”- Mark Batterson In Chapters 19 (“The Thirteenth Virtue”) and 20 (“A Hundred Years from Now”) of Chase the Lion, Mark Batterson discusses servanthood germinating seeds of faith.  The author notes that many of Scripture’s greatest leaders started out as […]


View affects vision

By Dave Henning / October 11, 2016

“View affects vision.”- Mark Batterson “He [the Lord] took him [Abram] outside and said, ‘Look up at the heavens and count the stars- if indeed you can count them.”- Genesis 15:5 In Chapter 8 (“Field of Dreams”) of Chase the Lion, Mark Batterson informs us he lives by the following formula adopted for Summit Leaders […]


Equilibrium in God’s sovereignty

By Dave Henning / October 6, 2016

“I find my equilibrium in God’s sovereignty.”- Mark Batterson As Mark Batterson concludes Chapter 5 of Chase the Lion, he notes that all the possible permutations involved in making the right moves can overwhelm us.  Yet, Mark encourages, with God ordering our footsteps, we shouldn’t be nervous.  Eventually, God uses everything in our past for His […]


The size of your dream

By Dave Henning / September 30, 2016

“The size of your dream may be the most accurate measure of the size of your God.”- Mark Batterson “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory . . .”- Ephesians 3:20-21 As […]


Living the dream

By Dave Henning / November 19, 2015

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.”- Matthew 5:4 “The end of me often comes when my dreams come to an end.”- Kyle Idleman Kyle Idleman begins Chapter 2 (“Mourn to Be Happy”) of The End of Me by remarking that toward the top of his list of least favorite things is […]

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