All posts in "Short Meditations"

    The disciplines of patience

    By Dave Henning / February 16, 2015

    “The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him.”- Lamentations 3:25 “Teach us, O Lord, the disciplines of patience, for to wait is often harder than to work.”- Peter Marshall In one of Vicki’s previous work lives, she was employed as a tour director for World Wide Country […]


      Lessons from an amaryllis

      By Dave Henning / February 2, 2015

      “But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”- 2 Thessalonians 3:18 “The fatal metaphor of progress, which means leaving things behind us, has utterly obscured the real idea of growth, which means leaving things inside us.”- G. K. Chesterton My wife Vicki’s favorite flower is the amaryllis.  It is […]


        Awaken my soul

        By Dave Henning / January 19, 2015

        “Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.”- Ephesians 5:14 “There is no short cut to achievement.  Life requires thorough preparation- veneer isn’t worth anything.”- George Washington Carver During my undergraduate years at Concordia- River Forest, I spent my summers practicing with the Ashburn Lutheran Church softball team.  Actual […]


          The control wheel

          By Dave Henning / January 5, 2015

          “Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope; because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.”- Lamentations 3:21-22 “Everyone has oceans to fly, if they have the heart to do it.  Is it reckless?  Maybe.  But what do dreams know of boundaries?”- Amelia Earhart A […]


            Unto us a child is born

            By Dave Henning / December 15, 2014

            “The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death, a light has dawned.”- Isaiah 9:2-3 “Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all the darkness.”- Desmond Tutu For my sixteenth Christmas, my parents gave me the opportunity to select […]


              Christ before me

              By Dave Henning / November 24, 2014

              “Be strong and courageous.  Do not fear or be in dread because of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes before you.  He will never leave you or forsake you.”- Deuteronomy 31:6 “God made the world round so we would never be able to see too far down the road.”- Isak Dinesen […]


                I can just be me

                By Dave Henning / November 3, 2014

                “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”- Psalm 73:26 “Superman, when he goes after someone, is essentially not trying to beat them. He  is trying to save them from themselves.”- Max Landis When I was seven years old and beginning my second year of […]


                  Just be held

                  By Dave Henning / October 21, 2014

                  “He will tend his flock like a shepherd; he will gather he lambs in his arms, he will carry them in his bosom.”- Isaiah 40:11 “Christianity is not about religion.  It’s about faith, about being held, about being forgiven.  It’s about finding joy and finding home.”- Bear Grylls My wife Vicki’s ninety-five year old aunt, […]


                    The Father’s Song

                    By Dave Henning / October 1, 2014

                    “And you show that you are a letter from Christ delivered by us, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.”- 2 Corinthians 3:3 “A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.”- […]



                      By Dave Henning / September 16, 2014

                      “You have been a refuge for the poor, a refuge for the needy in his distress, a shelter from the storm and a shade from the heat.”-Isaiah 25:4 “Sometimes God brings His greatest rains with a storm.  Sometimes God brings His greatest blessings with your difficulty.”- Alisa Hope Wagner The date- Friday, April 21, 1967.  […]


                        The Finch Whisperer

                        By Dave Henning / September 2, 2014

                        I have engraved you on the palms of my hands.”- Isaiah 49:16 “Put everything in God’s hand and eventually you’ll see God’s hand in everything.”- Author unknown After Erling Kjelland returned home to Chicago following his service in the U. S. Navy during World War II, his wife presented him with two blue parakeets.  That […]


                          I Sing for Joy!

                          By Dave Henning / August 19, 2014

                          “For you have been my help, and in the shadow of your wings I sing for joy.”- Psalm  63:7 “No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.”- William Blake During my childhood years in Evergreen Park, IL, our next door neighbors, the Millars, had a large cage in their family room […]

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