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Your signature sin – what is it?

By Dave Henning / October 24, 2019

“So what is your signature sin?  No matter how hard you try, no matter how many times you’ve said, ‘I’m never going to do that again,’ you still keep on doing it?  What’s the destructive behavior that, when you look in the mirror after doing it, makes you shake your head and wonder . . […]


The cost of discipleship and non-discipleship

By Dave Henning / October 15, 2019

“The cost of discipleship is real, but the cost of non-discipleship is a life that never improves and stays stuck in relational breakdown and personal strife.”- Bob Merritt As Bob Merritt continues Chapter 1 of Done With That, he observes that it’s hard to let certain little annoyances  go for the sake of relationships.  Furthermore, […]


Self-control without repression

By Dave Henning / August 25, 2018

”We need to have spaces inside ourselves where we can have a feeling, an impulse, or a desire, without acting it out.  We need self-control without repression.”- Henry Cloud and John Townsend, Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life “Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you […]


Selfish ambition or godly ambition?

By Dave Henning / February 15, 2018

“We’re all driven by too much selfish ambition, but none of us has nearly enough godly ambition.  You can’t have too much ambition when it comes to the things of God.”- Mark Batterson “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit.  Rather, in humility value others above yourselves.”- Philippians 2:3 (NIV) As Mark Batterson […]


If we are faithless, he (Christ) remains faithful

By Dave Henning / October 8, 2017

“The saying is trustworthy, for: If we have died with him, we will also live with him, if we endure, we will also reign with him; if we deny him, he also will deny us; if we are faithless, he remains faithful – for he cannot deny himself.”- 2 Timothy 2:11-13 (NIV) “The MacDonald’s drive-through […]

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