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Change His nature to suit you?

By Dave Henning / September 16, 2021

“God does not change His nature in order to make you feel better about yourself.  This is something human beings often try to do; alter their behavior so that other people will respond to them in ways that are warm and accepting.  God does not change.”- Dr. Charles F. Stanley “Jesus Christ is the same […]


The language of dreams – the fourth love language

By Dave Henning / February 23, 2018

“The language of dreams is the fourth love language, and it’s God’s lingua franca.  There is no dialect that God speaks more fluently or frequently in Scripture.  Whether it’s dreams by night or dreams by day, God is the Dream Giver.”- Mark Batterson “At Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon during the night in a […]


Let your dreams grow

By Dave Henning / November 9, 2016

“Allow yourself the opportunity to let your dreams grow as the shifting happens.”- Tom Eggebrecht Pastor Tom Eggebrecht writes in Chapter 15 (“Diversify Your Dream”) of Fully and Creatively Alive that diversifying provides one way of letting your dreams grow.  Most noteworthy, the key involves being mindful of your talents, as accountant Daniel Robinson explains: […]


“Try again. Fail better.”

By Dave Henning / November 5, 2016

“Try again.  Try again.  Fail better.”- Samuel Beckett Pastor Tom Eggebrecht writes in Chapter 9 (“Help People” of Fully and Creatively Alive that the way to improve any relationship involves honoring the other person’s dreams.  Therefore, first determine what the other person wants to do, become, or achieve.  Next, help them do it.  Tom strongly […]


Dream bigger dreams

By Dave Henning / October 25, 2016

“If you want to dream bigger dreams, get around dreamers.”- Mark Batterson In Chapter 17 (“The Rabbit Room”) of Chase the Lion, Pastor Mark Batterson observes that getting where God wants us to go involves a partnership.  Left to our own devices, we’ll fail to achieve our dreams.  Somewhere along the way, we find ourselves […]


What God does for us

By Dave Henning / October 24, 2016

“We think what God does for us is for us, but it’s never just for us. . . . God is thinking nations and generations.”- Mark Batterson “The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off- for all whom the LOrd our God will call.”- Acts 2:39 Mark Batterson […]


Criticize by creating

By Dave Henning / October 1, 2016

“Criticize by creating.”- attributed to Michelangelo Mark Batterson concludes Chapter 2 of Chase the Lion by talking about the day the prophet Samuel showed up on David’s doorstep.  As usual, David was tending the sheep, as he did day in and day out.  Yet, David’s earthly father failed to foresee David’s promise.  He saw nothing more, or less, than […]


Deep convictions

By Dave Henning / July 6, 2016

“Big dreams require deep convictions.  the heights of your accomplishments will never exceed the depth of your convictions.”- Mark Batterson In Chapter 30 (“Keep Calm and Carry On”), the concluding chapter of If, Mark Batterson stresses that you must live according to your convictions if you expect to make a difference.  Next, Batterson offers four […]


Goals, dreams, and relationships

By Dave Henning / May 15, 2015

“And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.”- Hebrews 11:6 Today Charles Stanley continues his discussion of six common idols we often hold too tightly as he covers goals, dreams, and relationships. 3.  Goals […]

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