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WayMaker: Finding the Way . . .

By Dave Henning / July 26, 2022

WayMaker: Finding the Way . . . Ann Voskamp recently released her latest book, WayMaker: Finding the Way to the Life You’ve Always Wanted (Thomas Nelson, 2022).  In addition, Ann is the wife of a farmer, mama to seven, and the author of four New York Times bestsellers.  Like the full moon starting to wane, […]


A shroud of cloud with flaming blaze

By Dave Henning / July 6, 2022

“A shroud of cloud with a flaming blaze at its center, ‘to give them light on the way they were to take’ (Nehemiah 9:12) . . . .  What’s clouded in mystery is a flame to light the way.  The cloud over you is also the light before you.”- Ann Voskamp ” . . . […]


Haunting questions answer key

By Dave Henning / July 3, 2022

‘If your prayers always happened, then you would happen to be God.  If God thought it best to hand out the answer key to all the haunting questions, He would.  But, instead, He slips His hand through ours because the key to all the questions is being with Him. . . .  He is the […]


Survival Guide for the Soul

By Dave Henning / November 20, 2021

  Survival Guide for the Soul (Zondervan, 2018) Survival Guide for the Soul: How to Flourish Spiritually in a World that Pressures Us to Achieve is the second book authored by Ken Shigematsu.  Ken serves as senior pastor of Tenth Church in Vancouver, BC.  It’s one of the largest, most diverse city-center churches in Canada.  […]


Incarnate the gospel

By Dave Henning / December 27, 2016

“It’s relatively easy to pontificate on how to live the gospel; it’s infinitely harder to incarnate the gospel in your life.”- Ann Voskamp “When he went ashore he saw a great crowd, and he had compassion on them, for they were like sheep without a shepherd.”- Mark 6:34 (ESV) As Ann Voskamp continues Chapter 17 […]


Grieving how plans change

By Dave Henning / December 16, 2016

“Grieving how plans change — is part of the plan to change us.”- Ann Voskamp “He [Jesus] willingly chose isolation so you might never be alone in your hurt and sorrow.”- Joni Eareckson Tada “But this happened so the works of God might be displayed in him.”- John 9:3 In Chapter 14 (“Breaking the Lies […]


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 […]


Cruciform self-giving

By Dave Henning / November 27, 2016

“Cruciform self-giving is the distinctive dimension of holiness.”- Michael Gorman “A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out.”- Isaiah 42:3 In Chapter 6 (“What’s Even Better than a Bucket List”) of The Broken Way, Ann Voskamp confesses her daily need to re-member koinonia.  That daily process enables […]


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 […]

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