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Generous listening – hearts

By Dave Henning / November 10, 2023

“Honestly, learning to hear other’s hearts more loudly than their words is a skill that would help us all.  Generous listening is becoming a lost art. . . .  As a culture, we now collect information in clips and bit that are rarely, if ever, capable of capturing the complexities of a human heart.”- Alicia […]


The depth of the lie we embrace

By Dave Henning / June 2, 2022

“We can tell the depth of the lie we’ve embraced by the level of disappointment we experience in our lives. . . .  [God] won’t let His children believe lies about Him.  He’s a God of truth and that truth includes the truth about who He is, and who we are, and what He expects […]


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 […]


The rearranged places where God comes close

By Dave Henning / October 14, 2021

“If I know too much about what was to come, I would have resisted and manipulated.  I would have rushed through the seasons that hurt the most, rather than staying in the rearranged places where God chose to come close.”- Jennifer Dukes Lee In Chapter 5 (“Letting Go of Expectations”) of Growing Slow, Jennifer Dukes […]


Expectations and hopes – exceeded!

By Dave Henning / October 9, 2020

“There is one pursuit we can go on, however, where our expectations and hopes are not only realized — they are exceeded. . . .  It is the pursuit of a deeper, sacred, more intimate connection with Jesus.  This pursuit is not one of striving or begging; rather, it is one of inheriting and embracing.  […]

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