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Loss is a crucible – indeed

By Dave Henning / March 19, 2021

“Loss is a crucible.  It presses into the deepest places from which we loved, causing such pain we often don’t know how to make sense of the despair.  Memories as crystal clear as if they were happening right now dance in front of us, letting us see the beauty of what used to be our […]


The crucible of longsuffering

By Dave Henning / March 13, 2019

“I want the promised blessing of Psalm 40:4: ‘Blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD.’  I forget that this kind of trusting in God is often forged in the crucible of longsuffering.  God isn’t picking on me.  God is picking me to personally live out one of His promises.”- Lysa TerKeurst As Lysa […]


Forgiveness in the crucible

By Dave Henning / March 8, 2016

Today June Hunt puts the issue of forgiveness in the crucible (Chapter 5, How to Forgive) as she discusses the second most common rationale she’s heard that creates a barrier to forgiveness.  As Ms. Hunt describes it, putting the issue of forgiveness in the crucible is “where lofty thoughts meet the earthly reality of suffering.” 2.  […]

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