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Disillusionment challenges

By Dave Henning / October 18, 2023

“Disillusionment is not all loss.  Losing an illusion opens the way to gaining a reality.  Removing false ideas clears a path to finding truer ideas.  The soul-deep sadness of disillusionment challenges and then refines and purifies our beliefs with the fire of Truth.”- Alicia Britt Chole “When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide […]


Challenges and obstacles in life

By Dave Henning / May 13, 2019

“It’s easy to look at the things of this world to solve our challenges and obstacles in life, but when we submit our lives to Christ, His grace, mercy, peace, and love will bring true fulfillment to our lives.”- Bethany Hamilton, professional surfer who ultimately returned to competition following 2003 shark attack in which she […]


God’s gifts sparing us from self-inflicted sadness

By Dave Henning / October 26, 2018

“I now believe the signs (of the seven greatest challenges) we explore in this book exist for all of us, whatever stage of the journey we might be on.  These warning signs, if recognized and heeded, are gifts from God to spare us from the self-inflicted sadness and heartbreak that mark too many lives these […]


An initial response of resistance – God still calls

By Dave Henning / August 3, 2018

“Another striking aspect of these stories (call narratives): even though people almost always have an initial response of resistance, God never reacts by saying, ‘Oh, I can see where this would be pretty scary.  Okay, never mind.  I’ll get somebody else.’ “- John Ortberg Today John Ortberg discusses the second and third consistent patterns found […]


Life’s complexities and challenges

By Dave Henning / January 30, 2017

“Life’s complexities and challenges would be far less complex and challenging if we could approach every day like Jesus did: from heaven to earth.”- Judah Smith “No one has ascended into heaven except he who descended from heaven, the Son of Man.”- John 3:13 Pastor Judah Smith concludes Chapter 10 of How’s Your Soul? with […]


Ready or not . . .

By Dave Henning / July 31, 2015

“The truth about being ready is you’ll never be ready.”- John Ortberg As John Ortberg continues Chapter 2 of All the Places to Go, he notes that there’s a whole syndrome around the fear of not being ready for life, opportunities, or challenges.  It’s called “failure to launch.”  The problem is that life, opportunities, and […]

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