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A subtle enemy: mind-numbing routine

By Dave Henning / December 13, 2019

“Routine is a subtle enemy.  We fall into a mental rut. . . .  And in that mind-numbing routine, we miss God’s call.  In those times, He often jolts us out of our mental fog and arrests our attention.  Only then do we wake up and listen.”- Charles Swindoll “When the LORD saw Moses coming […]


Routine commitments — time-consuming potential

By Dave Henning / July 27, 2018

“Routine commitments may look mundane, but don’t underestimate their power.  Any parent who has signed up a five-year-old on a soccer team knows the time-consuming potential of routine commitment.”- John Ortberg As John Ortberg continues Chapter 9 of When the Game is Over, he explores three flavors of binding commitments.  Those flavors – dramatic, routine, […]


The law of requisite variety

By Dave Henning / June 30, 2015

“Routine is one key to spiritual growth. . . . But when the routine becomes routine, you have to change the routine.”- Mark Batterson As Mark Batterson continues Chapter 11 of The Grave Robber, he asserts that if we want to get well, we need to hear what we’d rather not hear and do what […]

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