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The jagged rocks of real life

By Dave Henning / August 27, 2022

“There are moments in all our lives when our romantic notions of being able to call our own shots are quickly dashed against the jagged rocks of real life.  Thankfully, the ancient witness of Scripture knows what to do with the dynamism of real life.  The biblical writers aren’t shocked about anything, even an unexpected […]


A newly liberated exile shakes off passive rescue wishes

By Dave Henning / September 13, 2018

“Once a newly liberated exile has unburdened, make sure it has shaken off its passive rescue wishes.  It must learn to get out of the victim place and kindly ask for what it wants.  When you experience the freedom that comes from being unburdened, ask God for strengths and resources to help you thrive.”-Alison Cook […]


Bring home the part you left behind

By Dave Henning / September 11, 2018

“So you have to bring home the part of you that was left behind. That is not easy, because you have become quite a formidable person, and your fearful part does not know if it can safely dwell with you.  Your grown-up self has to become very childlike– hospitable, gentle, and caring — so your […]

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