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    Casting anxiety in the direction of Christ

    By Dave Henning / March 25, 2018

    “Casting is an intentional act to relocate an object. . . .  Let this ‘throwing’ be your first response to bad news.  As you sense anxiety welling up inside you, cast it in the direction of Christ.  Do so specifically and immediately.”- Max Lucado “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”- […]


      A child of the King – the front of the line

      By Dave Henning / March 24, 2018

      “As a child of the King, you are at the front of the line.  You, at any moment, can turn to God.”- Max Lucado “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.”- Philippians 4:6 In Chapter 6 (“Prayer, Not  Despair”) of Anxious for Nothing, Max […]


        Appreciative inquiry – replicate what’s right

        By Dave Henning / February 3, 2018

        “There is a theory in organizational development called appreciative inquiry . . . Instead of  exclusively focusing on what is wrong and trying to fix it, you identify what’s right and try to replicate it.  Appreciative inquiry is playing to people’s strengths.”-  Mark Batterson “And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of […]


          Lean into hiddenness with God

          By Dave Henning / November 18, 2017

          “The ones who lean into hiddenness begin to see that conversation with God has more to do with a growing connectedness to His heart and less to do with getting the answer we want.”- Sara Hagerty Sara Hagerty concludes Chapter 12 of Unseen as she talks about what true growth in God requires.  Ms. Hagerty […]


            Conversations with God – tethered

            By Dave Henning / November 7, 2017

            “For Jesus, conversations with God began with desire, not discipline.  He stayed close to God.  Tethered.”- Sara Hagerty “But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.”- Luke 5:16 (NIV) Today Sara Hagerty discusses thoughts three and four of ways to grow toward friendship with God (Chapter 8, Unseen). 3.  Follow Jesus’ example of being […]


              Turning conviction into action

              By Dave Henning / September 3, 2017

              “It is certainly unnecessary to say that turning conviction into action requires great sacrifice. . . . Therefore the person who will ultimately soar like an eagle to the heights of the cloudless day and live in the sunshine of God must be content to live a relatively lonely life.”- L. B. Cowman, Streams in […]


                Holy grit and God’s abundant grace

                By Dave Henning / August 3, 2017

                “Standing strong and praying through those times in-between calls for holy grit and God’s abundant grace.”- Susie Larson “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.”- Hebrews 10:23 (ESV) Susie Larson concludes Chapter 7 of Your Powerful Prayers as she talks about contending for some of […]


                  God wraps His glory in hard circumstances

                  By Dave Henning / July 26, 2017

                  “Sometimes God wraps His glory in hard circumstances or ugly obstacles or painful difficulties, and it just never occurs to us that within those life-shaking events is a fresh revelation from Him.”- Anne Graham Lotz, Expecting to See Jesus In Chapter 2 (“Dare to Pray for Perspective”) of Your Powerful Prayers, Susie Larson reminds us […]


                    God is still pursuing you – to love you

                    By Dave Henning / July 23, 2017

                    “God is still pursuing you after you’ve placed your faith in Him — not to burden you with more tasks on the to-do list or to whip you into shape, but to love you.  He pursues you with an intensity that can breathe life into you.”- Jud Wilhite In Chapter 1 (“Dare to Pray Like […]


                      To neglect communion with God

                      By Dave Henning / July 21, 2017

                      “Some things may be neglected with but little loss to the spiritual life, but to neglect communion with God is to hurt ourselves where we cannot afford it.”- A. W. Tozer “May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully.  Then you will be made complete with all the […]


                        Being alone with God – fully yourself

                        By Dave Henning / July 8, 2017

                        “Being alone with God, you can fully be yourself.”- John Ortberg “When you pray, go into your room, close the door, and pray to your Father, who is unseen.  Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.”- Matthew 6:6 In Chapter 15 of The Me I Want to Be, John […]

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