All posts in " comfort zone "

Saving face or saving grace?

By Dave Henning / January 1, 2024

“Ask God to use you in ways above and beyond your abilities and capacity.  Be willing to move out of your comfort zone.  Trade saving face for saving grace. . ..  Your identity is never up for grabs.  So go where He sends you.”- Susie Larson “Now he who supplies seed to the sower and […]


The edges of our discomfort

By Dave Henning / June 22, 2023

“It can feel like a difficult truth, but it’s truth just the same: The edges of our discomfort are where significant growth happens.  And certainly we always hold this tension with the reality that many of us trauma survivors have lived most of our lives outside our comfort zones or along the edges.  This is […]


Let my restless soul be still

By Dave Henning / November 15, 2022

“What a joy divine, / what a priceless gift, / God I’m yours and you are mine. / Let my restless soul / be still and know / I am leaning on your everlasting arms.”- Matt Maher and Lizzie Morgan, Leaning “I have said all this while I am still with you.  But the one […]


Planting seeds produces inner growth

By Dave Henning / October 22, 2021

“Planting seeds produces inner growth that we carry with us for the rest of our lives, no matter where we roam.  That growth impacts both what we do and who we are.”- Jennifer Dukes Lee In Chapter 13 (“You are Allowed to Change”) of Growing Slow, Jennifer Dukes Lee asserts that even though we plant […]


Outlive Your Life: . . . Made to Make a Difference

By Dave Henning / September 10, 2019

Outlive Your Life (Thomas Nelson, 2010) Max Lucado, who serves as Senior Minister of Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, wrote Outlive Your Life: You Were Made to Make a Difference in 2010.  As some point, Pastor Lucado contends, you come to realize that you’re neck deep in life.  And, even though you didn’t request […]


Word pictures – speaking the truth in love

By Dave Henning / February 24, 2018

“Word pictures take a little more time and a little more effort to construct, but few things are more effective when it comes to speaking the truth in love.”- Mark Batterson Mark Batterson concludes Chapter 8 of Whisper as he posits that God speaks in moving and mental pictures because they effectively speak the truth […]


The smallest of beginnings

By Dave Henning / November 26, 2016

“It takes great trust to believe in the smallest of beginnings.”- Ann Voskamp “If you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in the darkness and your gloom be as the noonday.”- Isaiah 58:10 (ESV) Ann Voskamp concludes Chapter 5 of The Broken Way […]

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