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Chosenness = wish fulfillment?

By Dave Henning / June 21, 2022

“Chosenness doesn’t mean you get wish fulfillment, but that you get hesed-attachment.  Because wish fulfillment doesn’t ultimately fulfill like hesed-attachment fills us, with communion that begins to heal trauma. . . .  This is the way of hesed; this is the way our Father heals our trauma.  He will make a way through to what […]


Trials reveal where you’ve looked for life

By Dave Henning / December 5, 2018

“Trials reveal your true thoughts and desires, where you have been looking for life, where you have sought meaning, and where you have looked to give you hope.”- Paul David Tripp “The creation looks forward to the day when it will join God’s children in glorious freedom from death and decay.  For we know that […]


The crazy, transforming power of adoration

By Dave Henning / November 8, 2017

“This is the crazy, transforming power of adoration.  We use our words to praise God and in the process find ourselves getting healed of false perceptions of Him.”- Sara Hagerty “He delivered me because He delighted in me.”- Psalm 18:19 (NKJV) Today Sara Hagerty concludes her discussion of six thoughts to help us grow toward […]


To neglect communion with God

By Dave Henning / July 21, 2017

“Some things may be neglected with but little loss to the spiritual life, but to neglect communion with God is to hurt ourselves where we cannot afford it.”- A. W. Tozer “May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully.  Then you will be made complete with all the […]


Full cruciformity

By Dave Henning / December 29, 2016

“Full cruciformity . . . to give someone your broken heart means breaking pride, breaking lies, breaking fear.”- Ann Voskamp Ann Voskamp continues Chapter 18, the concluding chapter of The Broken Way, by noting the benefit of sitting in your burn and brokenness.  As you live into the givenness even of your brokenness, the crisis […]


A willingness to be inconvenienced

By Dave Henning / December 14, 2016

“A willingness to be inconvenienced is the ultimate proof of love.”- Ann Voskamp As Ann Voskamp continues Chapter 13 of The Broken Way, she discusses the phrase “side by side” in Hebrews 10:33.  The writer of Hebrews refers to those who stood side by side with those publically insulted and persecuted.  Ann notes that “side […]


Our daily liturgies

By Dave Henning / December 3, 2016

“Our loves are formed by our daily liturgies.”- Ann Voskamp “To love at all is to be vulnerable.  Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly be broken.”- C. S. Lewis In Chapter 8 (“Why Love is Worth Breaking Your Heart”) of The Broken Way, Ann Voskamp provides the sole way to rise to […]


A cascade of grace

By Dave Henning / November 25, 2016

“And these acts of kindness, gifts of grace, they start a cascade of grace to fill a multitude of canyons in a hurting world.”- Ann Voskamp “Give away your life; you’ll find life given back, but not merely given back — given back with bonus and blessing.  Giving, not getting, is the way.”- John 6:38 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Walk with God

By Dave Henning / February 27, 2015

“Our souls were made to walk with God.”- John Ortberg John Ortberg begins Chapter 10 (“The Soul Needs to be with God”) of Soul Keeping by stating that the Bible, particularly the Old Testament, is permeated with the sense that the soul was designed to search for God.  Pastor Ortberg explains why the soul seeks […]


Souls centered on God

By Dave Henning / February 24, 2015

“My soul is downcast within me; therefore I will remember you . . .”- Psalm 42:6 “Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love . . . for to you I entrust my life (lift up my soul).”- Psalm 143:8 John Ortberg concludes Chapter 8 of Soul Keeping by stating that in the […]

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