All posts in " passion "

Handle the pain of work: well-equipped

By Dave Henning / July 9, 2020

“Where’s an area where I can handle the pain of work better than the people around me?  The area where you are more well-equipped to suffer is the work you were meant to do.”- James Clear, entrepreneur In Chapter 4 (“You Can Stop Feeling Self-Indulgent”) of Your Blue Flame, Jennifer describes what happens when you […]


Passion and excellence in serving others

By Dave Henning / November 29, 2019

” . . . serving others with passion and excellence requires heart-focus.  For Jesus this was reaffirmed when he disappeared to be with his Father.  When we quiet ourselves to hear his voice, we are more likely to discern our mission for a given season.”- Jeff Manion “The whole town gathered at the door, and […]


Experience the Spirit in your work

By Dave Henning / July 15, 2017

“If I cannot experience the Spirit in the work I am doing today, then I can’t experience the Spirit today at all.”- John Ortberg “Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might.”- Ecclesiastes 9:10 John Ortberg begins Chapter 20 (“Let Your Work Honor God”) of The Me I Want to Be […]


The givenness of sacrifice

By Dave Henning / November 29, 2016

“What if the deeply satisfying life was found in the givenness of sacrifice — to something of significance — through the spirit?”- Ann Voskamp As Ann Voskamp concludes Chapter 6 of The Broken Way, she stresses the futility of depending on circumstances.  She notes: “No change in circumstances can change your life like meaning and […]


Building a mound of snow

By Dave Henning / November 4, 2016

“Art that loves people can be as simple as building a mound of snow and letting people slide down.”- Tom Eggebrecht in Chapter 8 (“Love People”) of Fully and Creatively Alive, Tom Eggebrecht describes one key to pursuing your passion and chasing your dream.  That key- to love and care for people.  Hence, Pastor Eggebrecht […]


When passion and purpose meet discipline

By Dave Henning / November 3, 2016

“It [hard work] will be successful when passion and purpose meet discipline.”- Tom Eggebrecht “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”- Oscar Wilde Tom Eggebrecht notes in Chapter 6 (“Be Yourself”) of Fully and Creatively Alive that you attract others to be part of your dream through your unique personality, gifts, talents, and desires.  In […]


Pay versus passion

By Dave Henning / October 15, 2015

Bill Hybels concludes Chapter 4 of Simplify by discussing the fourth foundational alignment to filter your former and any potential future job through. 4.  Compensation.  Most often when we think of the word compensation, we associate the word with cash wages.  But compensation is much more than that.  Pastor Hybels adds that compensation includes how […]


The truth is your friend

By Dave Henning / October 13, 2015

Bill Hybels continues Chapter 4 of Simplify by stating he finds it helpful to filter your former job- or any revitalized and revisioned vocation you’re seeking in the future- through four foundational alignments: passion, culture, challenge, and compensation.  The first two alignments will be discussed today. 1.  Passion.  God wired each of us with a […]


The place where you are

By Dave Henning / August 24, 2015

Today John Ortberg begins his discussion of eight ways God’s wisdom can lead us to, as well as help us through, open doors we encounter- as found in Chapter 5 of All the Places to Go. 1.  Stop waiting for a spontaneous outburst of passion.  Andy Chan, who heads up the Office of Personal and […]

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