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In the rhythm of the wind

By Dave Henning / June 20, 2022

“I hear your voice carried/ in the rhythm of the wind/ to call me out. / You would cross an ocean/ so I wouldn’t drown. / You’ve never been closer than You are right now.”- Jireh, Elevation Worship & Maverick City Music “When Pharaoh finally let the people go, God did not lead them along […]

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Do It for a Day: How to Make or Break . . .

By Dave Henning / April 9, 2022

Do It for a Day: How to Make or Break . . . (Multnomah, 2021) Win the Day served as a prequel to Mark Batterson’s latest book, Do It for a Day: How to Make or Break Any Habit in 30 Days.  Pastor Batterson continues to shepherd National Community Church (Washington, DC) as lead pastor.  […]

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Another in the fire, standing next to me

By Dave Henning / May 17, 2021

“There is another in the fire,/ standing next to me./ There is another in the waters,/ holding back the sea./ And should I ever need reminding/ what power set me free,/ there is a grave that holds no body,/ and now that power lives in me.”- Chris Davenport and Joel Houston, Another in the Fire […]

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Win the Day: 7 Daily Habits . . .

By Dave Henning / May 11, 2021

Win the Day: 7 Daily Habits . . . (Multnomah, 2020) Win the Day: 7 Daily Habit to Help You Stress Less & Accomplish More is Mark Batterson’s latest book.  Mark continues to serve as lead pastor of National Community Church in Washington, DC.  In the Introduction, Pastor Batterson underscores that everything in your past […]

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Desirable difficulty – an oxymoron?

By Dave Henning / April 19, 2021

“Desirable difficulty.  Sounds like an oxymoron, doesn’t it?  What’s desirable about difficulty?  At first glance, nothing!  Upon further review, everything.”- Mark Batterson “In fact, [the other ants] left in such a hurry that none of them noticed the two ants who stayed behind.  ‘Why go back?’ one asked the other.  ‘The place may not feel […]

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Habit stacking – come awake, come awake!

By Dave Henning / March 22, 2021

“Habit stacking is . . . coupling a habit that comes easy . . . with a habit that requires a little more discipline. . . .  Habit stacking is designing daily rituals by leveraging everyday activities.”- Mark Batterson Now when Jesus came to the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, .  . […]

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Wild Goose Chase: Reclaim the Adventure . . .

By Dave Henning / October 8, 2020

Wild Goose Chase: Reclaim the Adventure . . . (Multnomah Books, 2008) Mark Batterson, lead pastor of National Community Church in our nation’s capital, wrote Wild Goose Chase: Reclaim the Adventure of Pursuing God in 2008.  Mark considers his first book, In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day a prequel to this […]

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The immanence of God – closer than close

By Dave Henning / June 15, 2020

“God is bigger than big, but that’s a little intimidating if left by its lonesome.  The good news?  There is a theological counterbalance to that bigness.  It’s called the immanence of God.  God is closer than close.”- Mark Batterson, Whisper This is what the Sovereign LORD, the Holy One of Israel, says: “In repentance and […]

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Double Blessing: How to Get . . .Give It

By Dave Henning / February 24, 2020

Double Blessing (Multnomah, 2019) Double Blessing: How to Get It.  How to Give It. is the latest book by Mark Batterson, lead pastor of National Community Church in Washington, D. C. Academically, Pastor Batterson holds a doctor of ministry degree from Regent University.  In his Introduction, Mark notes that God’s original blessing to Adam and […]

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Start lighting candles – quit cursing the darkness

By Dave Henning / February 17, 2020

“As Christ followers, we should be more known for what we’re for than what we’re against.  Translation?  Quit cursing the darkness and start lighting candles. . . .  Because cursing the darkness doesn’t cut it.  We’re called to flip blessings.”- Mark Batterson “And he (God) did rescue us from mortal danger, and he will rescue […]

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God placed in the hands of angry people

By Dave Henning / January 20, 2020

“If you project human failings onto God, you end up with ‘God in the Hands of Angry People.’  It’s not God’s fault, unless you blame Him for giving us free will.”- Mark Batterson, Double Blessing “May the LORD smile on you and be gracious to you.  May the LORD show you his favor and give […]

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Primal: A Quest for the Lost Soul of Christianity

By Dave Henning / May 1, 2019

Primal (Multnomah, 2009) Mark Batterson, lead pastor of National Community Church (Washington, D. C.) wrote Primal: A Quest for the Lost Soul of Christianity in 2009.  Just like prime numbers possess an indivisible quality, certain truths qualify as primal truths.  And chief among these truths is the Great Commandment (Matthew 22:37, Mark 12:30).  It’s Christianity […]

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