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We spend ourselves on what we value the most

By Dave Henning / January 10, 2018

“Yes, we spend ourselves on what we value the most.  Whether it’s money, time, energy, or emotions, we pour ourselves out on the thing that we deem most worthy of our devotion.”- Ann Swindell In Chapter 3 (“When Waiting Costs You Everything”) of Still Waiting, Ann Swindell discusses the high price of hiding.  On a […]


The worst kind of waiting there is

By Dave Henning / March 17, 2017

“But really the worst kind of waiting there is comes when you or I have to wait on God.”- Dr. Tony Evans “How long, O LORD, will I call for help, and You will not hear.”- Habakkuk 1:2 (NASB) In Chapter 15 (“The Patience of Detours”) of Detours , Dr. Tony Evans states that, although […]


Like little children

By Dave Henning / March 7, 2016

And he said, “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”- Matthew 18:3 “Every child is an artist.  The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.”- Pablo Picasso I completed my elementary/secondary student teaching practicum during the winter quarter […]



By Dave Henning / November 23, 2015

“Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.”-Colossians 2:6-7 “Pride slays thanksgiving, but a humble mind is the soil out of which thanks naturally grow.  A proud man is seldom a grateful […]


Till the sky spills over

By Dave Henning / September 8, 2015

“Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.”- Colossians 2:6-7 “When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.”- G. K. Chesterton […]


Souls centered on God

By Dave Henning / February 24, 2015

“My soul is downcast within me; therefore I will remember you . . .”- Psalm 42:6 “Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love . . . for to you I entrust my life (lift up my soul).”- Psalm 143:8 John Ortberg concludes Chapter 8 of Soul Keeping by stating that in the […]


When the soul grows short

By Dave Henning / February 23, 2015

“They traveled from Mount Hor along the route to the Red Sea, to go around Edom.  But the people grew impatient along the way.”- Numbers 21:4 “Nothing in man seems to intent upon God as the soul. . . . The soul seeks the Might One as though he is the soul’s own home, as […]


Soul power

By Dave Henning / February 4, 2015

“You’re a soul made by God, made for God, and made to need God, which means you were not made to be self-sufficient.”- Dallas Willard In Chapter 2 (“What is the Soul?”) of Soul Keeping, John Ortberg states that because our inner life is invisible, it is easy to neglect.  Unlike our outer self, no […]


An engaged heart

By Dave Henning / January 6, 2015

“As far as I can see, prayer has been ordained only for the helpless. . . . Prayer and helplessness are inseparable.  Only he who is helpless can truly pray.”- Ole Hallesby, Prayer Timothy Keller continues his discussion of the twelve touchstones of prayer by presenting the three things prayer requires.  Prayer requires: 4.  Grace- […]


The fear of God

By Dave Henning / December 25, 2014

“If you, O Lord, kept a record of sins, O Lord, who could stand?  But with you there is forgiveness; therefore you are feared.”- Psalm 130:3-4 In Chapter 7 (“Rules for Prayer”) of Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God, Timothy Keller discusses four rules of prayer in John Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion.  […]


Prayer in dark times

By Dave Henning / December 21, 2014

“One thing have I desired of the Lord, one thing will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord to behold the beauty of the Lord.”- Psalm 27:4 In today’s blog, Timothy Keller discusses St. Augustine’s three remaining principles of prayer. 2.  Pray for a happy life.  As Augustine previously […]


Unto us a child is born

By Dave Henning / December 15, 2014

“The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death, a light has dawned.”- Isaiah 9:2-3 “Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all the darkness.”- Desmond Tutu For my sixteenth Christmas, my parents gave me the opportunity to select […]

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