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    Repeated positive activity – devote yourself

    By Dave Henning / December 9, 2019

    “Devote yourself to repeated positive activity that grows steadily over time.  The challenge with this type of movement is that you rarely detect forward progress from day to day. . . .  Coming to grips with the slow speed at which goodness travels it critical if you are to maintain the long, persistent journey of […]

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      An endurance race – faithfulness

      By Dave Henning / November 30, 2019

      “Faithfulness is an endurance race and is most successful when traveled in the company of those who encourage our steady movement.”- Jeff Manion “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor.  If either one of them falls down, one can help the other up.  But pity anyone who falls […]

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        Nobody escapes the fire – nobody!

        By Dave Henning / November 10, 2019

        “To quote Judith Viorst, ‘If I were in charge of the world / You wouldn’t have lonely.’  But we do have lonely, and nobody escapes the fire.  Nobody!”- Bob Merritt “In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have to suffer grief in all kinds of trials.  These have […]

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          A God-created capacity to rethink

          By Dave Henning / April 21, 2019

          “I never want to become a closed system.  I never want to feel like I have it all figured out. . . .  to quit trying new things.  Why?  Because God didn’t just create us with the capacity to think.  He created us with the capacity to rethink.”- Mark Batterson As Mark Batterson continues Chapter […]

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            Step into greater faith and rest

            By Dave Henning / April 21, 2018

            “God is always going to be inviting, nudging, and challenging you to step into greater faith and rest.  The Enemy, however, is going to push you to step into fear and ungodly striving by trying to make things happen in your timing and through your own wisdom and effort rather than God’s.”- Banning Liebscher (emphasis […]

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              Learn to love the cave – rooted in faithfulness

              By Dave Henning / April 17, 2018

              “You have to learn to love the cave. . . .  In the cave, you become rooted in faithfulness and obedience to God above all else, and you uproot the weeds of man pleasing and the fear of man.”- Banning Liebscher “He made my mouth like a sharpened sword, in the shadow of his hand […]

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                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 […]

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                  Cling to Christ, abide in Him

                  By Dave Henning / April 3, 2018

                  “Make it your aim to cling to Christ.  Abide in him.  Is he not true, honorable, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent, and worthy of praise?”- Max Lucado “Fix your thoughts on whaat is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirble.  Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.” Philippians […]

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                    Great blessing out of difficulty

                    By Dave Henning / September 9, 2017

                    “God will not permit any troubles to come upon us, unless He has a specific plan by which great blessing can come out of the difficulty.”- Peter Marshall Os Hillman applies the Joseph calling to the larger stories of Jacob, Moses, and Paul, respectively, in Chapters 14-16 of The Joseph Calling.  Next, in Chapter 17 […]

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                      True forgiveness of those who wrong us

                      By Dave Henning / September 5, 2017

                      “True forgiveness of those who wrong us demonstrates more than anything else whether or not you are serious about walking with God on a deeper level.”- Os Hillman As Os Hillman continues Chapter 11 of The Joseph Calling, he underscores that times exist when people must do things out of pure obedience.  In other words, […]

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                        Cure for the fear of failure

                        By Dave Henning / October 18, 2016

                        “The cure for the fear of failure is failure in small enough doses that we build up an immunity to it.”- Mark Batterson “There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear.”- 1 John 4:18 Mark Batterson concludes Chapter 12 of Chase the Lion by offering his definition of faith: half of […]

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                          Our greatest shortcoming

                          By Dave Henning / October 9, 2016

                          “I think our greatest shortcoming is not feeling good enough about what God has done right.  When we undercelebrate, we fall short of the glory of God.”- Mark Batterson As Mark Batterson concludes Chapter 7 of Chase the Lion, he notes that after an upset Israelite victory over the Philistines, Samuel built an altar.  Next, […]

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