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Benevolent detachment – the practice

By Dave Henning / August 3, 2020

“Over time I’ve found no better practice to help clear out my cluttered soul than the practice of benevolent detachment.  The ability to let it go, walk away — not so much physically but emotionally, soulfully.”- John Eldredge (emphasis author’s) “Thou must be emptied of that wherewith thou are full, that thou mayest be filled […]


Love others sacrificially and boldly

By Dave Henning / October 6, 2017

“Only the gospel gives us the security (of union with Christ) to risk reputation and hurt in order to love others sacrificially and boldly.”- Jared C. Wilson “Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.”- Romans 12:12 Jared Wilson continues Chapter 7 of The Imperfect Disciple with the first three of Nine […]


God’s goal for our lives – Christlikeness

By Dave Henning / August 22, 2017

“God’s goal for our lives is Christlikeness more than our own comfort.  He has no problem allowing us to go through some times of discomfort if it means we will become more Christlike.”- Os Hillman In Chapter 6 (“Living Successfully Through Your Joseph Calling”) of The Joseph Calling, Os Hillman describes the precursor to the […]


The black hole of hopelessness

By Dave Henning / September 2, 2016

“When we focus on the here and now- and especially on all the pain life has handed us- the black hole of hopelessness sucks us in and surrounds us.”- Wayne Stiles In Chapter 10 (“The Hope of Dying with Unfulfilled Dreams”) of Waiting on God, Dr. Wayne Stiles writes that after a series of stabbing […]

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