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The fatigue alarm goes off

By Dave Henning / September 27, 2023

“There is nothing more tiring than giving it all we’ve got only to discover it didn’t make much difference. . . .  When your way isn’t working, you feel that nothing you do matters.  You’re not making a difference, so it doesn’t take long for the fatigue alarm to start going off.”- Kyle Idleman “Elijah […]


Popular Opinion 1:1 – our own Bible verse

By Dave Henning / August 4, 2022

“Others of us have written our own Bible verse: ‘God helps those who help themselves’ (Popular Opinion 1:1).  We’ll fix ourselves, thank you.  We’ll make up for our mistakes with contributions, our guilt with busyness.”- Max Lucado “Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted […]


Jesus playing the violin – beauty in busyness

By Dave Henning / September 9, 2019

“Most of us will someday realize we didn’t [notice beauty in the midst of busyness] either.  From the perspective of heaven, we’ll look back on those days — those busy, cluttered days — and realize, That was Jesus playing the violin.”- Max Lucado In Chapter 16 (“That’s Jesus Playing the Fiddle”), the final chapter of […]


Godward, gospel-centered busyness

By Dave Henning / December 20, 2018

“Godward, gospel-centered busyness has the potential to remind you of who you are as a child of God, what your potential is even when you are suffering, and the things that God has called you to do that are eternally bigger than you and what you are facing.”- Paul David Tripp Paul David Tripp completes […]


A hedge against emptiness

By Dave Henning / December 8, 2015

Today Kyle Idleman discusses the second guest in Luke’s account of the Parable of the Great Banquet.  The second guest has purchased five yoke of oxen and wants to try them out.  His excuse reveals his true concern is with work, responsibility, and busyness- all a hedge against emptiness. Pastor Idleman cites a June 2012 […]

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