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Feeling lost in our loneliness

By Dave Henning / November 26, 2021

“How do we move from feeling lost in our loneliness to being where we long to be — more deeply connected to God and to others?  We learn to watch for God to show up and intervene in our lives when we are lost in our loneliness.”- Ruth Graham (emphasis author’s) “[Hagar] gave this name […]

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The solution for loneliness = love

By Dave Henning / November 25, 2021

“The solution for loneliness is love.  Specifically, the love of a good God who sees you, sympathizes with you and possess the power to do something about your loneliness.”- Annie Lent “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say, rejoice!  Let your gently spirit be known to all men.  The Lord is near.  Be anxious […]

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A desperately lonely picture – pelican in the desert

By Dave Henning / November 24, 2021

“[David] paints a desperately lonely picture.  Pelicans need the water, not the wilderness.  The wilderness is no place for them.  David’s lonely pelican is desolate, dejected, defeated, despairing, distressed . . .” – Ruth Graham “I am like a pelican of the wilderness.  I am like an owl out of the desert . .  . […]

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Gathering our loneliness and shame

By Dave Henning / November 23, 2021

“Let’s begin by gathering our loneliness and shame and taking them home to our Father, who will overwhelm our shame with His perfect love and satisfy our deepest longings for belonging.”- Ruth Graham “Even in laughter the heart may ache, and the end of joy may be grief.”- Proverbs 14:13 (ESV) “God makes a home […]

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What a hurricane is to a mosquito

By Dave Henning / November 22, 2021

“God is to problems what a hurricane is to a mosquito.  No match.”- Max Lucado, You Were Made for This Moment “For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place. . . .  And who knows but that you have come to your royal position […]

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Loneliness is a wilderness

By Dave Henning / November 21, 2021

“Loneliness is a wilderness, but through receiving it as a gift, accepting it from the hand of God, and offering it back to Him with thanksgiving, it may become a pathway to holiness, to glory, and to God Himself.”- Elisabeth Elliot In Chapter 1 (“The Pelican in the Wilderness”) of Transforming Loneliness: Deepening Our Relationship […]

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Survival Guide for the Soul

By Dave Henning / November 20, 2021

  Survival Guide for the Soul (Zondervan, 2018) Survival Guide for the Soul: How to Flourish Spiritually in a World that Pressures Us to Achieve is the second book authored by Ken Shigematsu.  Ken serves as senior pastor of Tenth Church in Vancouver, BC.  It’s one of the largest, most diverse city-center churches in Canada.  […]

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Best part of our Striving and Soulful Adams

By Dave Henning / November 19, 2021

“We are able to live out of the best part of our Striving Adam selves because we are not afraid to pursue actions that involve risk and possible failure.  We also live out of the best part of our Soulful Adam selves as we seek to deepen our relationship with God and the people around […]

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God especially values things that are hidden

By Dave Henning / November 18, 2021

“We too can live the quiet, hidden life of an everyday saint, knowing that such a life is not hidden from God.  God especially values things that are hidden, obscure, and overlooked.”- Ken Shigematsu “God blesses those who hunger and thirst for righteousness.”- Matthew 5:6 (NLT) Ken Shigematsu concludes Chapter 11 of Survival Guide for […]

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Live for an audience of one

By Dave Henning / November 17, 2021

“When Jesus says we are not to parade our good deeds or accomplishments before others, but rather to live for an audience of one (Matthew 6:1-4), he is not denying our natural desire to be noticed – he is simply redirecting it.  Jesus teaches us to live for the  applause of our Father in heaven.”- […]

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Make space to listen to God – spend the time

By Dave Henning / November 16, 2021

“If we don’t make space to listen to God, we won’t be able to perceive the ways he is speaking to us. . . .  But as we spend time with God in prayer, attend to his ways in Scripture, and deepen our relationship with him, we will become aware of the small signs of […]

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My life telling me who I am – listen

By Dave Henning / November 15, 2021

“Before I can tell my life what I want to do with it, I must listen to my life telling me who I am.”- Parker Palmer, Let Your Life Speak “Trust in the LORD with all you heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will […]

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