All posts in " Beatitudes "

A sunset and the eyes of a stranger

By Dave Henning / January 18, 2021

“Some people think You just live in cathedrals made of stone/ But I know you live inside my heart, I know that it’s your home./  And I’ve seen you in a sunset and the eyes of a stranger on the street./  That’s who You are to me.”- Chris Tomlin “Happy are the people who know […]


Supernatural joy in the midst of suffering

By Dave Henning / August 8, 2019

“According to Jesus, the state of being blessed . . . is a promise of the experience of supernatural joy in the midst of suffering, of God’s presence in the midst of pain, and of the hope that one day, we’ll experience blessing in full when God’s kingdom comes.”- Tina Boesch “Blessed are those who […]


Impossibility of the blessing comes to life

By Dave Henning / August 7, 2019

“First Abraham and Sarah laughed at the impossibility of the blessing.  Then they laughed because the impossible came to life.  And God laughed with them, memorializing their laughter in the name of their son, who would remind them of the joy that comes at the end of a long season of painful waiting.”- Tina Boesch […]


Turning things upside down – or right side up?

By Dave Henning / September 16, 2017

“Jesus wasn’t turning things upside down.  He was turning them right side up.”- Jared C. Wilson “He disarmed the rulers and authorities and put them to open shame by triumphing over them in him.”- Colossians 2:15 As Jared Wilson continues Chapter 2 of The Imperfect Disciple, he stresses that Jesus was turning things right side […]

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