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When Your Way Isn’t Working

By Dave Henning / October 15, 2023

When Your Way Isn’t Working Zondervan published Kyle Idleman’s latest book, When Your Way Isn’t Working: Finding Purpose through Deep Connection with Jesus, in 2023.  Currently, Kyle serves as senior pastor of Southwest Christian Church in Louisville, KY.  First, Pastor Idleman stresses, when you struggle with the fact that you’re struggling, that makes your struggle […]


The bootstraps factor – ego appeal

By Dave Henning / October 2, 2023

“The bootstraps factor is the feeling of self-sufficiency that comes when we make something happen despite difficult circumstances.  Connection means that we require help and strength from another source and can’t make things happen on our own.”- Kyle Idleman As Kyle Idleman moves on in Chapter 7 of When Your Way Isn’t Working, he suggests […]


Margin and time = connection

By Dave Henning / September 25, 2023

“It’s not just ‘more’ that wears us out; it’s the speed by which we live.  The problem is we keep adding more and doing it faster.  More and faster may be the words that mark our lives, but connections require margin and time.- Kyle Idleman “[Elijah] came to a broom bush, sat under it, and […]


Controlling metaphor = wheel hub

By Dave Henning / September 13, 2023

“Think of a controlling metaphor as the hub of a wheel, with all the spokes connected to that hub.  The controlling metaphor anchors the concept and conversation. . . .  There is incredible power in identifying the controlling metaphor for your life.  These metaphors give us a common language, clear direction, and a firm foundation.”- […]


Your connection with the Vine

By Dave Henning / September 12, 2023

“When your way isn’t working, check your connection with the Vine.  You are the branch, and the branch’s most important job is to stay connected with the Vine.”- Kyle Idleman “I am the vine; you are the branches.  If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me […]


Individuality – the most concern

By Dave Henning / July 16, 2019

“The people I know who are the most concerned about their individuality, who probe constantly into motives, who are always turned inwards toward their own reactions, usually become less and less spontaneous, more and more afraid of the consequences of giving themselves away.”- Madeleine L’Engle, A Circle of Quiet In Chapter 22 (“Walk into a […]


Irrelevance – no connection to surrounding culture

By Dave Henning / November 11, 2018

“Irrelevance happens when the language, methods, or styles you use no longer connect to the culture and people around you.  Essentially, you end up speaking a language people no longer understand or appreciate.”- Carey Nieuwhof In Chapter 7 (“Change Never Asks Permission”) of Didn’t See It Coming, Carey Nieuwhof talks about the silent creep of […]


Our need for constant connection with God

By Dave Henning / July 10, 2018

“Pain brings deepest brokenness, and a hurting child always wants to run into the consoling, safe arms of a loving parent.  Feeling our pain doesn’t prove that we lack faith — it proves our need for constant connection with God.”- Christa Black Gifford “The Spirit of the LORD GOD is upon me, because the LORD […]

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