All posts in " brokenness "

The blessedness of possessing nothing

By Dave Henning / November 24, 2016

“The blessedness of possessing nothing can not be learned by rote as one would learn the facts of physical science.  They must be experienced before we can really know them.”- A. W. Tozer, The Pursuit of God (1948) Ann Voskamp continues Chapter 5 of The Broken Way by affirming that the very moment of our […]


The quantum physics of God

By Dave Henning / November 20, 2016

“It’s the quantum physics of God: Your one broken heart always splits God’s hear in two.  You never cry alone.”- Ann Voskamp In Chapter 4 (“How to Break Your Heart in Two”) of The Broken Way, Ann Voskamp notes that times occur when you forget there’s any light in living or in your soul.  Remembering […]


Our union with Christ

By Dave Henning / November 19, 2016

“Ultimately, it comes down to this, that the real cause of our trouble is failure to realize our union with Christ.”- Martyn Lloyd Jones, Spiritual Depression: It’s Causes and Cures, 1965 “But now in Christ Jesus you who were once far away have been brought near through the blood of Christ.  For he himself is […]


How remembering becomes a healing

By Dave Henning / November 17, 2016

“There’s a cupping grace to it — how remembering becomes a healing.  We welcome remembering . . . hold remembering, we let remembering wrap around us and carry us like a dance that need not end.”- Ann Voskamp As Ann Voskamp concludes Chapter 2 of The Broken Way, she observes there are a thousand raw […]


The temptation to self-protect

By Dave Henning / November 16, 2016

“In His last hours, in His abandonment . . . He [Jesus] breaks the temptation to self-protect- – and gives the vulnerability of Himself.”- Ann Voskamp Ann Voskamp continues Chapter 2 of The Broken Way by describing a dare for the next leg of her journey.  Eucharisteo comprised the first leg.  However, the second leg leads […]


Liniments around the wounded heart

By Dave Henning / November 14, 2016

“The same hand that unwraps the firmaments of winging stars wraps liniments around the wounded heart; the One whose breath births galaxies into being births healing into the heart of the broken.”- Ann Voskamp “Maybe the love gets in easier right where the heart’s broke open.”- Shalom Voskamp As Ann Voskamp concludes Chapter 1 of […]


The interior of the soul

By Dave Henning / November 13, 2016

“There is one spectacle grander than the sea, that is the sky; there is one spectacle grander than the sky, that is the interior of the soul.”- Victor Hugo, Les Miserables Ann Voskamp continues Chapter 1 of The Broken Way by wondering how the interior of the soul lives with- and through- broken things.  Specifically, […]


The door to our Father’s heart

By Dave Henning / November 12, 2016

“The very thing we are afraid of, our brokenness, is the door to our Father’s heart.”- Paul Miller “Behold, I am making all things new.”- Revelation 21:5 Ann Voskamp follows One Thousand Gifts with her second book, The Broken Way: A Daring Path Into the Abundant Life.  Ann opens Chapter 1 (“What to Do with […]


Wounding and brokenness

By Dave Henning / May 17, 2016

“The two essential categories needing ministry and wounding and brokenness.”- John Eldredge As John Eldredge concludes Chapter 15 of Moving Mountains, he explores the categories of wounding and brokenness.  John believes it is important to draw a distinction between the two. 1.  Wounding.  John compares wounding to taking an arrow to the heart and soul.  […]


The words me too

By Dave Henning / April 12, 2016

It has been said that at the start of every friendship are the words me too.”- Matt Bays “Friendship . . . is born at the moment when one man says to another, ‘What!  You too?  I thought that no one but myself . . .”- C. S. Lewis, The Four Loves In Chapter 9 […]


Flaws are openings

By Dave Henning / November 18, 2015

“And the vessel he was making of clay was spoiled in the potter’s hand, and he reworked it into another vessel, as it seemed good to the potter to do.”- Jeremiah 18:4 Kyle Idleman concludes Chapter 1 of The End of Me with the encouragement that God loves to make the broken beautiful.  William MacDonald […]


Embrace the paradox

By Dave Henning / November 17, 2015

In Chapter 1 of The End of Me, Kyle Idleman asserts the plain truth is “as much as we fight it, we long for the freedom to admit we’re broken.”  We don’t, however, consciously realize our need to do it.  While that lack of realization is true for each of us, it’s most certainly true […]

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