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Place ourselves in reality – pray the Lord’s Prayer

By Dave Henning / July 30, 2021

“As we pray the Lord’s Prayer, we place ourselves in reality.  This is a prayer of faith and hope, where we seek to have faith and hope in what we are praying, even as we recognize ways that our lives may not conform with the words in full.”- Kyle Strobel Kyle Strobel concludes the Interlude […]


A mirror to reflect our goodness – prayer?

By Dave Henning / July 26, 2021

“By our trying to clean ourselves up and do the work that God alone can do, prayer is put in service of our need to feel good about our spiritual life.  If we go to prayer looking for a mirror to reflect our goodness back to us, prayer will never be a life-giving place of […]


A warning sign something’s wrong – anger

By Dave Henning / June 28, 2020

“Anger isn’t wrong, but it is a warning sign that something isn’t right in your world.  It’s there to alert you for your protection.  Staying on alert for too long and acting under that pressure is where problems often occur.  Assess your situation, control your responses, and act constructively.”- Phil Waldrep Phil Waldrep concludes Chapter […]


Pre-decisions: the most important decisions

By Dave Henning / March 8, 2019

“Pre-decisions . . . help you make the right decision when you have to make a tough decision.  If you don’t make pre-decisions, you’ll end up making lots of bad decisions, because you’ll cave into your circumstances instead of sticking to your convictions.”- Mark Batterson As Mark Batterson continues Chapter 3 of Primal, he asserts […]


Sometimes the obstacle = the way

By Dave Henning / February 22, 2018

“But sometimes the obstacle is the way!  God gets in the way to show us the way.”- Mark Batterson “I have come here to oppose you because your path is a reckless one before me.”- Numbers 22:32 Mark Batterson concludes Chapter 7 of Whisper as he notes that we often believe when God closes a […]


God’s goal for our lives – Christlikeness

By Dave Henning / August 22, 2017

“God’s goal for our lives is Christlikeness more than our own comfort.  He has no problem allowing us to go through some times of discomfort if it means we will become more Christlike.”- Os Hillman In Chapter 6 (“Living Successfully Through Your Joseph Calling”) of The Joseph Calling, Os Hillman describes the precursor to the […]


Live in the reality of God’s love

By Dave Henning / July 31, 2017

“The goal is to walk in, talk in, and live in the reality of God’s love, a love that grounds us and establishes us regardless of the storms we face.”- Susie Larson As Susie Larson concludes Chapter 4 of Your Powerful Prayers, she stresses that Christ’s all-surpassing love fills us to spilling-over brim.  In the […]


Faith is our sixth sense

By Dave Henning / July 23, 2015

“Sometimes it looks like God is missing the mark because we’re too shortsighted to see what He’s aiming for.”- Oswald Chambers Mark Batterson concludes Chapter 23 of The Grave Robber with a discussion of the bold prediction Jesus made when He heard Lazarus was sick: “This sickness will not end in death (John 11:4).”  Pastor […]

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