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Full cruciformity

By Dave Henning / December 29, 2016

“Full cruciformity . . . to give someone your broken heart means breaking pride, breaking lies, breaking fear.”- Ann Voskamp Ann Voskamp continues Chapter 18, the concluding chapter of The Broken Way, by noting the benefit of sitting in your burn and brokenness.  As you live into the givenness even of your brokenness, the crisis […]


Generous in sharing our brokenness

By Dave Henning / December 28, 2016

“Generosity does give birth to intimacy — but there’s a far deeper intimacy when we’re generous in sharing our brokenness.”- Ann Voskamp Ann Voskamp begins Chapter 18 (“Why You Don’t Have to Be Afraid to Be Broken”) with a definition of faith.  Ms. Voskamp defines faith as “confidence in the kindness of God, no matter […]


Brokers of healing

By Dave Henning / December 24, 2016

“We can be brokers of healing exactly where we have known the most brokenness.”- Ann Voskamp “I’m telling the solemn truth: Whenever you did one of these things to someone overlooked or ignored, that was me- you did it to me.”- Matthew 25:36 (The Message) Ann Voskamp concludes Chapter 16 of The Broken Way by […]


The greatest danger to our soul

By Dave Henning / December 18, 2016

“The greatest danger to our soul is not success or status or superiority — but our self-lies.”- Ann Voskamp Continuing in Chapter 14 of The Broken Way, Ann Voskamp discusses our identity in Christ.  She emphasizes that our identity in Christ remains the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.  Furthermore,  criticism can’t change our identity in […]


Grounded transparently in God

By Dave Henning / December 17, 2016

“You are most who you are meant to be when no wind in the world can stop you from being grounded transparently in God.”- Ann Voskamp As Ann Voskamp continues Chapter 14 of The Broken Way, she observes that when people steal a part of you, you must fill the vacuum.  You must find yourself once more.  Yet, we must […]


Repentance- the whole life of believers

By Dave Henning / December 9, 2016

“Our Lord and Master Jesus Christ, by saying: Repent, intended that the whole life of believers should be repentance.”- Martin Luther, Ninety-five Theses “Repent and believe in the gospel.”- Mark 1:15 In Chapter 12 (“Breaking Your Brokenness”) of The Broken Way, Ann Voskamp begins by citing Timothy Keller.  Pastor Keller once wrote: “The joy of […]


Believing against all odds

By Dave Henning / December 8, 2016

“By believing against all odds and loving against all odds, that is how we are to let Jesus show in the world and to transform the world.”- Frederick Buechner “Give our Lord the benefit of believing that His hand is leading you, and accept the anxiety of feeling yourself in suspense and incomplete.”- Pierre Teilhard […]


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 […]

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