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An adventuresome partnership with God

By Dave Henning / August 2, 2018

“When I say life is too short to play it safe all the time, . . . it’s really about making life an adventuresome partnership with God.”- John Ortberg In Chapter 12 (“Roll the Dice”) of When the Game is Over, John Ortberg weighs in on what he considers the most dangerous household object.  The […]


Willpower only accomplishes so much

By Dave Henning / July 23, 2018

“We actually receive greater power by surrendering. . . .  There is only so much that willpower can accomplish.”- John Ortberg “All you need to say is simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one.”- Matthew 5:37 (NIV) John Ortberg concludes Chapter 6 of When the Game is Over as he […]


Gently calling us toward the unseen

By Dave Henning / October 21, 2017

“We live for what is right in front of us, while God is ever so gently calling us toward the unseen.”- Sara Hagerty As Sara Hagerty continues Chapter 1 of Unseen, she notes that often most of our attention focuses on obvious accomplishments.  Yet, in her quiet time of beautiful waste, Sara realized she must […]


Pressing into maturity

By Dave Henning / May 10, 2016

“We are pressing into maturity both in our own character and in our partnership with God.”- John Eldredge In Chapter 12 (“Listening Prayer”) of Moving Mountains, John Eldredge writes that “the single most-significant decision that has changed my prayer life more than any other, the one step that has brought about greater results than all […]


I have called you friends

By Dave Henning / April 29, 2016

“Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.  You are my friends, if you do what I command.  I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business.  Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father […]

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