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Come to Him with your longings

By Dave Henning / June 1, 2022

“What if instead of coming to God with your expectations, you learned to come to Him with your longings?  What if you brought your doubts, your dashed hopes, and your desires to God, trusting that He loves you and wants your story to have a hope-filled ending?”- Lina AbuJamra In Chapter 2 (“Why Did My […]


Toxic desire – our terms and our timing

By Dave Henning / June 26, 2019

“Desire is only toxic when we demand our desires be satisfied on our terms and in our timing.  Knowing what we want and getting what we want are not necessarily the same thing.”- Emily P. Freeman As Emily P. Freeman continues Chapter 8 of The Next Right Thing, she restates what we already know about […]


Open yourself to desire – painful, even dangerous

By Dave Henning / September 28, 2018

“Desire can be painful, even dangerous.  To open yourself to desire means becoming vulnerable to loss and regret.  No wonder you try to distance your desire and settle for envy. But desire can drive you to build an abundant life. . . .  If you want to be whole, open your heart to your desire […]


Conversations with God – tethered

By Dave Henning / November 7, 2017

“For Jesus, conversations with God began with desire, not discipline.  He stayed close to God.  Tethered.”- Sara Hagerty “But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.”- Luke 5:16 (NIV) Today Sara Hagerty discusses thoughts three and four of ways to grow toward friendship with God (Chapter 8, Unseen). 3.  Follow Jesus’ example of being […]


The danger of ignoring our hearts

By Dave Henning / June 3, 2017

“God knows the danger of ignoring our hearts, and so he reawakens desire.”- John Eldredge As John Eldredge continues the Spring section of Walking with God, he notes our unmet longings keep presenting themselves in one way or another.  However, John finds, from time to time God comes and actually stirs our longings and desires.  […]

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