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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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Our impossible situations

By Dave Henning / August 29, 2016

“God never asks us to figure out a solution to our impossible situations.  Instead, he calls us to trust him.”- Dr. Wayne Stiles Jesus looked at them and said, “With man it is impossible, but not with God.  For all things are possible with God.”- Mark 10:27 (ESV) Dr. Wayne Stiles concludes Chapter 8 of […]

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Slammed doors

By Dave Henning / August 21, 2016

“Slammed doors do more than bend your nose; they keep your heart pliable, sensitive, and available to God’s leading.”-Wayne Stiles Dr. Wayne Stiles concludes Chapter 6 of Waiting on God by observing that “circumstances always change our minds about God.”  Circumstances either (a) tempt us to doubt God’s promises or (b) draw us closer to […]

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Demonstrate faith

By Dave Henning / August 18, 2016

“Joseph saw what seemed to contradict God’s promise as an opportunity to demonstrate faith- not a reason to doubt or abandon it.”- Wayne Stiles Dr. Wayne Stiles continues Chapter 6 of Waiting on God by empathizing that there will be days in life where you truly believe you can’t hold out.  As the author poignantly […]

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Faithfulness in obscurity

By Dave Henning / August 16, 2016

“God sees our faithfulness in obscurity as preparation for increasing influence.”- Dr. Wayne Stiles “Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.”- Galatians 6:9 In Chapter 6 (“The Opportunity of Obscurity”) of Waiting on God, Wayne Stiles states that while waiting on […]

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God’s goal for leading us

By Dave Henning / August 14, 2016

“God’s goal for leading us, it seems, isn’t to take us somewhere as much as it is for us to follow.”- Dr. Wayne Stiles In Chapter 5 of Waiting on God, Wayne Stiles observes that on occasion our walk with God feels like we’re the butt of some juvenile prank.  God points the direction. Then, […]

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The proper time

By Dave Henning / August 13, 2016

“The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food at the proper time.”- Psalm 145:15 Wayne Stiles concludes Chapter 4 of Waiting on God by noting that when the apostle Paul penned, “Love is patient,” he literally wrote, “Love is being patient.”  The original Greek word defines patience as a continual […]

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Failure to wait on God

By Dave Henning / August 12, 2016

“Every sin we commit represents a failure to wait on God.”- Dr. Wayne Stiles As Wayne Stiles continues Chapter 4 of Waiting on God, he emphasizes that “waiting on God for satisfaction extends . . . to our entire walk with God.”  Our failure to wait on God for satisfaction often comes because the new […]

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Hope while we wait

By Dave Henning / August 3, 2016

“God selected events to give us hope while we wait.”- Wayne Stiles “Whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction, so that through perseverance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.”- Romans 15:4 As Dr. Wayne Stiles continues Chapter 1 of Waiting on God, he notes that we try […]

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God, in real life

By Dave Henning / April 3, 2016

“God, in real life, is nothing like the God we’ve been taught about in church.”- Matt Bays Matt Bays rivets your attention and at the same time sets the tone for Finding God in the Ruins: How God Redeems Pain with the opening sentence of his preface: “God, in real life, is nothing like the […]

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If God had a refrigerator

By Dave Henning / February 1, 2016

“If God had a refrigerator, your picture would be on it.  If he had a wallet, your photo would be in it. . . . Whenever you want to talk, he’ll listen.  He can live anywhere in the universe, and he chose your heart.”- Max Lucado “For you are my rock and my fortress; and for […]

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