All posts in " disappointment "

Neglected loss, disappointment, and grief

By Dave Henning / August 23, 2020

“I’m beginning the conversation with neglected loss, disappointment, and grief not because those are the main issues in any person’s life, but because those are the things we tend to run from.  Of course we do. . . .  Problem is, we are running from huge tracts of our own soul, leaving them behind, and […]


Stay ahead of the pain, weariness

By Dave Henning / November 24, 2019

“My theory is that when you’re driving ninety miles per hour, you stay ahead of much of the pain.  But pull into a rest stop, and disappointment catches up and parks beside you. . . .  And weariness.  Sometimes you don’t realize how tired you’ve become until you stop moving.”- Jeff Manion On Day 10 […]


Cab driver suggestion box

By Dave Henning / March 18, 2019

“The one thing you shouldn’t do is try to tell a cab driver how to get somewhere.”- Jimmy Fallon If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.”- Psalm 139:9 (NIV) […]


Disappointment – lingering a little too long

By Dave Henning / March 12, 2019

” . . . in your most private moments you want to scream words you don’t use around your Bible friends at the unfairness of it all.  You, too, have memories that still hurt.  Realities that make you swallow back tears. . . .  And you’re disappointed that today you aren’t living the promises of […]


Smile on the outside, implode on the inside

By Dave Henning / February 26, 2019

“Pretending away reality never makes thing better.  It just causes you to implode on the inside while smiling on the outside.  That’s no way to live.  Sometimes to get  your life back, you have to face the death of what you thought your life would look like.”- Lysa TerKeurst In Chapter 1 (“Between Two Gardens”) […]


Pain gets our full attention

By Dave Henning / March 5, 2018

“Nothing gets our full attention like pain.  It breaks down false idols and purifies false motives.  It reveals where we need to heal, where we need to grow.  It refocuses our priorities like nothing else.  And pain is part and parcel of God’s sanctification process in our lives.”- Mark Batterson “I would still have this […]


Two trip wires

By Dave Henning / June 11, 2015

As Mark Batterson continues Chapter 3 of The Grave Robber, he wants his readers to clearly understand that only God can perform miracles.  God gets all the glory.  Yet, Mark adds that almost every miracle has a human element.  And while some miracles take a single step of faith, others require multiple attempts. Pastor Batterson […]


Secure in Christ

By Dave Henning / March 28, 2015

Today Sara Horn concludes her discussion of Seven Habits of Highly Resentful People in Chapter 2 of How Can I Possibly Forgive?. 3.  A highly resentful person is constantly disappointed by others and by life in general.  Many of the disappointments we face in life are legitimate and hurtful.  However, resentment can take hold of […]

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