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Our greatest opportunities

By Dave Henning / July 18, 2023

“We beat ourselves up over the mistakes we make, but our biggest mistakes double as our greatest opportunities. . . .  Each of us has a unique combination of experiences and influences.  In the words of Morrie Schwartz, ‘I am every age, up to my own.’ “- Mark Batterson “When you move past self, life […]


True litmus test of spiritual maturity

By Dave Henning / April 17, 2019

“The true litmus test of spiritual maturity isn’t how much you know.  It’s knowing how much you don’t know.  It’s coming to terms with the fact that God is not an object of knowledge as much as He is a cause of wonder.  and that sanctified sense of wonder fuels a holy curiosity to keep […]


Our litmus test for worship

By Dave Henning / April 8, 2019

“What if  . . . our litmus test for worship was a heart that breaks for the things that break the heart of God?  What if we saw compassion as a form of worship?  Worship without words.  Worship beyond words?”- Mark Batterson “It’s more noble to give yourself completely to one individual than to labor […]


Grace is only grace if . . .

By Dave Henning / April 27, 2017

“Grace is only grace if it goes both ways . . . a two-way street.  Receiving it from God but refusing to give it to others isn’t an option.  Grace flows.”- Kyle Idleman “Get rid of all bitterness, rage, and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.”- Ephesians 4:31 In Chapter 4 […]


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, […]


Your litmus test

By Dave Henning / April 16, 2016

“And if you doubt what happened, wondering if it really mattered, let the pain be your litmus test.  Where pain is present, a wound exists.”- Matt Bays In Chapter 13 (“Someone Else’s Story- Telling Your Story”) of Finding God in the Ruins, Matt Bays asserts that telling the truth is not easy.  It’s not because […]


The litmus test of trust

By Dave Henning / February 8, 2016

Mark Batterson begins Chapter 11 (“No Answer”) of The Circle Maker with the litmus test of trust: 1.  Do you trust that God is for you even when He doesn’t give you what you asked for? 2.  Do you trust that He has reasons beyond your reason? 3.  Do you trust that His plan is […]

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