All posts in " desert fathers "

Thoughts and prayers?

By Dave Henning / February 6, 2023

“Thoughts and prayers. . . .  As a culture, ‘prayer’ has become code for a sentimentalism that is mildly sympathetic to tragedy but is helpless or even apathetic to producing real transformation. . . .  Some [prayers] lead to compassionate love: a force with power to turn a culture or redeem a live.  Others lead […]


The One Minute Pause creates soul space

By Dave Henning / August 1, 2020

“The One Minute Pause . . . sounds almost too simple to be a practice that brings me more of God, but it’s very effective.  Because what it does is open up soul space, breathing room.  And God is right there.  Over time, the cumulative effect is even better.  It’s reshaping the pace of my […]

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