All posts in " Charles Spurgeon "

Stand still – a very easy thing?

By Dave Henning / July 5, 2022

“I dare say you will think it a very easy thing to stand still, but it is one of the postures which a Christian soldier learns not without years of teaching.  [Stillness] is one of the most difficult to learn under the Captain of our salvation.”- Charles Spurgeon “Moses answered the people, ‘Do not be […]


A fairytale dream come true?

By Dave Henning / June 22, 2022

“What if one way seems like a fairytale dream come true — and another way is fair and true?  There is a way that looks right — and another way that is right. . . .  There is a way that seems right to the senses that leads nowhere good for the soul.”- Ann Voskamp […]


Lay all the broken pieces before God

By Dave Henning / May 26, 2022

“Will you lay all the broken pieces before Him and let Him do what only He can do?  He will put some of them back in place and some . . . you won’t need anymore.”- Sheila Walsh Sheila Walsh concludes Chapter 10 of Holding On with the final eight names for God found in […]


The sun never grows weary of shining

By Dave Henning / May 20, 2022

“In the same way, the sun never grows weary of shining, nor a stream of flowing, it is God’s nature to keep His promises.  Therefore, go immediately to the His throne and say, ‘Do as you promised.’ “- Charles Spurgeon “So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God.  There we will […]


Kissing the wave – innovate

By Dave Henning / March 10, 2022

“Kissing the wave is doing the best you can with what you have where you are.  It confronts the brutal facts, but those brutal facts force us to innovate.”- Mark Batterson “I have learned to kiss the wave that throws me against the Rock of Ages.”- attributed to Charles Spurgeon Mark Batterson prefaces Day 12 […]


Kiss the wave – what I’ve learned

By Dave Henning / April 9, 2021

“I have learned to kiss the wave that throws me against the Rock of Ages.”- attributed to Charles Spurgeon “The obstacle is not the enemy; the obstacle is the way.”- Mark Batterson In Chapter 3 (“The Obstacle is the Way”) of Win the Day, Mark Batterson talks about Dr. Frederick Treves (1855-1923).  A British surgeon, […]


In hot pursuit of the spiritually blind

By Dave Henning / January 20, 2021

“Jesus is in hot pursuit of the spiritually blind.  They populate every pathway of every corner of the world.  He finds them.  And he touches them.  He may use a vision, or the kindness of a friend, or the message of a sermon, or the splendor of creation.  But believe this: he came to bring […]


A dream detoured or delayed

By Dave Henning / January 24, 2020

“If you’ve ever had a dream detoured or delayed, you know how discouraging a dream deferred c an be.  But it’s often when we’re just about to give up that God shows up.”- Mark Batterson So [the angel] said to me, “This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by […]


Childhood wonder exists in life’s complication

By Dave Henning / September 23, 2019

“When we watch little children run around the backyard, spotting fireflies for the first time, we remember, don’t we — that even in life’s complication, childhood wonder and abundance still exist.  It just takes a bit of love to draw them out.”- Aubrey Sampson “God is too good to be unkind and too wise to […]


The tree of life in it’s wintertime

By Dave Henning / March 5, 2019

“My dear friends, you will never see the tree of life aright unless you first look at the cross. . . .  Thus, then, Jesus Christ hanging on the cross is the tree of life in its wintertime.”- Charles Spurgeon, The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit Series (1911) “Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he […]

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