All posts in " brokenness "

    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 […]


                    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.  […]

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