All posts in " Dietrich Bonhoeffer "

Fundamental rule of all meditation

By Dave Henning / July 14, 2022

“Seek God, not happiness — this is the fundamental rule of all meditation.  If you seek God alone, you gain happiness that is its promise.”- Dietrich Bonhoeffer “Christ is not valued at all unless He is valued above all.”- Augustine In Chapter 12 (“Clematis”) of WayMaker, Ann Voskamp observes that place that stretch your limits […]


Prayer book of the church – the Psalms

By Dave Henning / July 25, 2021

“The Psalms are the church’s prayer book [because] . . . they are the prayers of the people of God that find their fullest meaning in Christ’s own praying of them.  We now pray these in Christ and in the name of Christ, and in him those prayers can become our own. . . .  […]


Lends us his ear, gives us his word

By Dave Henning / July 6, 2019

“It is God’s love for us that he not only gives us his word but also lends us his ear.  So it is his work that we do for our brother when we learn to listen to him.  Christians, especially ministers, so often think they must always contribute something when they are in the company […]


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 […]

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