All posts in "Short Meditations"

Accept your acceptance

By Dave Henning / November 20, 2023

“Neither are you [an exception to acceptance].  So for heaven’s sake, accept your acceptance.”- Max Lucado, God Never Gives Up on You “Now thank we all our God / With hearts and hands and voices, / Who wondrous things has done, / In whom His world rejoices; / Who from our mother’s arms / Has […]


Only ten seconds away

By Dave Henning / October 23, 2023

“We’re only ten seconds away from mountain-moving faith.  Encountering God changes everything.”- Susie Larson, Closer Than Your Next Breath “Like a swallow or a crane I chirp; I moan like a dove.  My eyes are weary from looking upward.  O Lord, I am oppressed; be my pledge of safety.”- Isaiah 38:14 (ESV) Six major populations […]


In Christ alone my hope is found

By Dave Henning / September 18, 2023

“In Christ alone my hope is found / He is my light, my strength, my song. / This cornerstone, this solid ground / Firm through the fiercest drought and storm.”- In Christ Alone, v. 1 “O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you […]


A more profound Alleluia!

By Dave Henning / August 14, 2023

“How often, making music, we have found / A new dimension in the world of sound. / As worship moved us to a more profound Alleluia!.”- Lutheran Service Book 796, verse 2 “Let Christ’s teaching live in your hearts, making you rich in true wisdom.  Teach and help one another along the right road with […]


No standing still in the Spirit

By Dave Henning / July 17, 2023

“In the life of the spirit there is no standing still; if a person does not do what is right the very second he knows it is the right thing to do . . . the ‘knowing’ becomes more and more obscured.”- Soren Kierkegaard, The Sickness unto Death “If we say that we have no […]


And night shall be no more

By Dave Henning / June 19, 2023

“E’en so Lord Jesus, quickly come / And night shall be no more. / They need no light nor lamp nor sun / For Christ will be their All,”- Paul Manz “Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow nor reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds […]


Internal tug-of-war: rejoice!

By Dave Henning / May 15, 2023

“When you feel the battle of an internal tug-of-war, rejoice!  If the Holy Spirit wasn’t at work in you and around you, you’d have no such conflict.  You’d just . . . keep your own plans and go about your day. . . .  The Holy Spirit will always advocate for you to practice the […]


Christ will hold me fast

By Dave Henning / April 17, 2023

“When I fear my faith will fail, Christ will hold me fast. / When the tempter would prevail, He will hold me fast. / I could never keep my hold through life’s fearful path, / For my love is often cold, He will hold me fast.”- He Will Hold Me Fast, Selah lyrics “Whoever dwells […]


Silence happens on Saturday

By Dave Henning / March 20, 2023

“Silence happens on Saturday.  After trouble hits you, after the agony of Friday, you call out to God. . . .  On Saturday, in addition to the pain of Friday, there is the pain and the silence of the absence of God.”- John Ortberg, Who is This Man? (2012) “Surely he hath borne our griefs […]


Weary traveler, restless soul

By Dave Henning / February 20, 2023

“Weary traveler, restless soul / You were never meant to walk this world alone. /It’ll all be worth it, so just hold on. / Weary traveler, you won’t be weary long.”- Jordan St. Cyr “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do […]


Show us the way of Jesus

By Dave Henning / January 16, 2023

“Tear down the walls between us, / Make way for love to heal us. / Show us the way of Jesus. / Where He is found / In common ground.”- Matt Maher, Common Ground “Even the stork in the heavens knows her times, and the turtledove, swallow, and crane keep the time of their coming, […]


A challenge as well as a promise

By Dave Henning / December 19, 2022

“The incarnation, Christmas, means that God is not content to be a concept or just someone you know from a distance.  Do what it takes to get close to him.  Christmas is a challenge as well as a promise about fellowship with God.”- Timothy Keller, Hidden Christmas “That which was from the beginning, which we […]

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