All posts in "Short Meditations"

Thy will be done

By Dave Henning / June 6, 2016

“There are two kinds of people; those who say to God, ‘Thy will be done,’ and those to whom God says, ‘All right, then, have it your way.’ “- C. S. Lewis “Even the stork in the heavens know her times, and the turtledove, swallow, and crane keep the time of their coming, but my […]


Wash me in mercy

By Dave Henning / May 16, 2016

“There’s nothing too dirty that You can’t make worthy.  You wash me in mercy.  I am clean.”- Natalie Grant “But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.”- 1 Corinthians 6:11 A painting of two swans serenely resting in […]


What does love look like?

By Dave Henning / May 2, 2016

“What does love look like?  It has the hands to help others.  It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy.  It has eyes to see misery and want.  It has ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men.  That is what love looks like.”- St. Augustine “May the favor of the […]


Rainbow days

By Dave Henning / April 18, 2016

“On rainbow days God’s presence is hard to miss.”- John Ortberg God said, “This is the sign of the covenant I am making between me and you and every living creature with you, a covenant for all generations to come.  I have set my rainbow in the clouds . . .”- Genesis 9:12-13 “And when […]


Every falling tear

By Dave Henning / April 4, 2016

“When we can’t bottle our tears up anymore, God catches every one in His bottle.  God’s catching every falling tear because He won’t let us fall apart.”- Ann Voskamp “You keep track of all my sorrows.  You have collected all my tears in your bottle.  You have recorded each one in your book.”- Psalm 56:8 […]


Thanks be to God

By Dave Henning / March 21, 2016

“O death, where is your victory?  O death, where is your sting?  The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.  But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”- 1 Corinthians 15:55-57 “I’m not interested in having an orchestra sound like itself.  I […]


Like little children

By Dave Henning / March 7, 2016

And he said, “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”- Matthew 18:3 “Every child is an artist.  The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.”- Pablo Picasso I completed my elementary/secondary student teaching practicum during the winter quarter […]


Expect great progress

By Dave Henning / February 15, 2016

“Your Promised Land life . . . is there for the taking.  Expect to be challenged.  The enemy won’t go down without a fight.  But expect great progress. . . Breakthroughs outnumber breakdowns.”- Max Lucado, Glory Days “Not a word failed of any good thing which the Lord had spoken to the house of Israel.  […]


If God had a refrigerator

By Dave Henning / February 1, 2016

“If God had a refrigerator, your picture would be on it.  If he had a wallet, your photo would be in it. . . . Whenever you want to talk, he’ll listen.  He can live anywhere in the universe, and he chose your heart.”- Max Lucado “For you are my rock and my fortress; and for […]


No longer a slave

By Dave Henning / January 18, 2016

“So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God.”- Galatians 4:7 (ESV) “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.  You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror.  I […]


Back in the box

By Dave Henning / January 4, 2016

“Now there is great gain in godliness with contentment, for we brought nothing into the world and we cannot take anything out of the world.”- 1 Timothy 6:6-7 “Contentment does not come when we acquire enough.  It is a product of the way we think.”- John Ortberg On the occasional fall/winter Sunday afternoon the Henning […]


Arise, shine!

By Dave Henning / December 14, 2015

“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon you.”- Isaiah 60:1 “The question is not, ‘Do you have a problem?’  The question is, ‘Does the problem have you?’ “- Joel Osteen When I reminisce about second grade at Northeast School in Evergreen Park, Illinois, three distinct memories surface.  The first two […]

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