All posts in "Short Meditations"

Let my restless soul be still

By Dave Henning / November 15, 2022

“What a joy divine, / what a priceless gift, / God I’m yours and you are mine. / Let my restless soul / be still and know / I am leaning on your everlasting arms.”- Matt Maher and Lizzie Morgan, Leaning “I have said all this while I am still with you.  But the one […]


For the wonder of each hour

By Dave Henning / October 17, 2022

“For the wonder of each hour, / Of the day and of the night, / Hill and vale and tree and flower, / Sun and moon and stars of light / Christ, our Lord, to you we raise/ This our grateful hymn of praise.”- Folliott S. Pierpont, 1864 – For the Beauty of the Earth […]


Deep down every hurting heart knows

By Dave Henning / September 12, 2022

“Deep down every hurting heart knows/ We need the healer. / And only Jesus is the healer.” – Healer, Casting Crowns “The final coming of Christ . . . will be, in his own time, the final denouement of God, who is the blessed controller of all things.”- 1 Timothy 6:14-15 (PHILLIPS) My hometown of […]


Old song into a symphony

By Dave Henning / August 15, 2022

“You brought me blessings out of a tragedy. / You turned my old song into a symphony. / And with Your spirit living inside of me, / I’m a new creation, I’m a new creation.”- Mac Powell “Put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.”- Ephesians 4:24 […]


My guiding light every step I take

By Dave Henning / July 18, 2022

“Be the song I sing, / be my guiding light. / Savior of my soul, / be the Lord of my life.  / Every step I take, /always by my side. / I am yours, you are mine, / be the Lord of my life.”- Matt Maher “Let the words of my mouth and the […]


In the rhythm of the wind

By Dave Henning / June 20, 2022

“I hear your voice carried/ in the rhythm of the wind/ to call me out. / You would cross an ocean/ so I wouldn’t drown. / You’ve never been closer than You are right now.”- Jireh, Elevation Worship & Maverick City Music “When Pharaoh finally let the people go, God did not lead them along […]


And breathe in Your peace

By Dave Henning / May 16, 2022

“Peace holds me when I’m broken, / Sweet peace that passes understanding. / When the whole wide world is crashing down, I fall to my knees / And breathe in Your peace.”- Peace, We The Kingdom “While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.”- […]


Anchor of hope – righteous redeemer

By Dave Henning / April 11, 2022

“Great is the Lord, and most worthy of praise/ Refuge of strength to the end./ Righteous redeemer and mighty to save/ He’s the anchor of hope for all men.”- Ellie Holcomb, Anchor of Hope “On that evening of the first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear […]


The test of compassion is in the ‘and’

By Dave Henning / March 14, 2022

“Jesus’s life makes it clear that compassion isn’t just an emotion.  It’s more than just feeling sorry for someone.  Jesus shows us that compassion is a strong emotion that elicits a physical response.  The test of compassion is in the and.”- Kyle Idleman, One At a Time “When [Jesus] saw the crowds, he had compassion […]


Hands up to heaven – make a joyful noise!

By Dave Henning / February 14, 2022

“Hands up to heaven/ Make a joyful noise/ My heart had to hit the floor/ To find all I’m longin’ for/ But I know you’re so much more/ Than a joyful noise.”- Matt Maher, Joyful Noise “But be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making […]


These small beginnings

By Dave Henning / January 17, 2022

“Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin, to see the plumb line in Zerubbabel’s hand.”- Zechariah 4:10 (NLT) “The airplane stays up because it doesn’t have the time to fall.”- Orville Wright “No bird soars in a calm.”- Wilbur Wright The Adventures of Superman debuted September 19, […]


Cry out and shout all round about

By Dave Henning / December 20, 2021

“Sing high, sing low, sing to and fro,/ Go tell it out with speed,/ Cry out and shout all round about,/ That Christ is Lord indeed.”- Listen Lordlings Unto Me, 16th century Gascony carol “Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, ‘Glory to God in the […]

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