All posts in "Short Meditations"

When God’s enough, there’s grace enough

By Dave Henning / January 23, 2017

“When God’s enough, there’s grace enough.”- Ann Voskamp, The Broken Way “Therefore since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand.”- Romans 5:1-2 “However weak we are, however poor, however little […]


Far, far better things ahead

By Dave Henning / January 2, 2017

“There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.”- C. S. Lewis, Collected Letters “Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity.  All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as […]


Tinsel in a tangle

By Dave Henning / December 12, 2016

“Don’t get your tinsel in a tangle.”- Anonymous “The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light; they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.”- Isaiah 9:2 (KJV) “Hope is patience with the lamp lit.”- Tertullian During my childhood years, most people in my […]


Honey that blunts the sting

By Dave Henning / November 21, 2016

“Kindness in ourselves is the honey that blunts the sting of unkindness in another.”- Walter Savage Lander “Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.”- Proverbs 16:24 Ed and Loretta Sheldon lived next door to my parents, Bill and Elinor, for about ten years.  Ed drove semis for […]


One step away from coming home

By Dave Henning / October 31, 2016

“You’re one step away from coming home . . . One step away from arms wide open.”- Casting Crowns “How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord Almighty!  My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the Lord; my heart and flesh cry out for the living God.  Even the sparrow has found a […]


God is in control

By Dave Henning / October 10, 2016

“When you accept the fact that sometimes seasons are dry and time are hard and that God is in control of both, you will discover a sense of divine refuge, because the hope is in God and not in yourself.”- Charles Swindoll “Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is […]


At the whisper of Your call

By Dave Henning / September 19, 2016

“Oceans will part, nations come, at the whisper of Your call. Hope will rise, glory shown, in my life Your will be done.”- Hillsong United “When you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you saying, ‘This is the way; walk in it.’ “- Isaiah 30:21 (NIV) […]


Our Christian colors

By Dave Henning / September 6, 2016

“We must show our Christian colors if we are to be true to Jesus Christ.”- C. S. Lewis “Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.”- Psalm 25:5 Throughout my 22-year Lutheran elementary teaching ministry, whole family ministry constituted one of my […]


Strong enough?

By Dave Henning / August 22, 2016

“I know that I’m not strong enough to be everything I’m supposed to be.”- Matthew West “I can do all things through him who strengthens me.”- Philippians 4:13 “Strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands- and then just eat one of the pieces.”- Judith Viorst, children’s […]


Step by step

By Dave Henning / August 1, 2016

“And step by step You lead me, and I will follow You all of my days.”- Rich Mullins “The heart of a man plans his way, but the LORD establishes his steps.”- Proverbs 16:9 “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”- Martin Luther King, Jr. On our recent […]


God’s recreation

By Dave Henning / July 18, 2016

“Mine is the sunlight, mine is the morning Born of the one light, Eden saw play. Praise with elation, praise ev’ry morning, God’s recreation of the new day.”- Verse 3, Morning Has Broken (Eleanor Farjeon, 1931) “There the ships go to and fro, and the leviathan, which you formed to frolic there.”- Psalm 104:26 William […]


Bear witness

By Dave Henning / July 5, 2016

“Anyone can perform good deeds for an audience; the best among us do their greatest work when no one is present to bear witness.”- Ken Poirot “The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs- heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we […]

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