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Gifts hidden in suffering – redeemed

By Dave Henning / October 8, 2019

“There are gifts hidden in suffering that can be redeemed only in the experience. . . .  Compassion, which literally means ‘suffering with,’ may feel like the most futile kind of suffering.  It changes nothing.  It hold no hope of changing anything.  Yet to be compassionate is to see with a God’s-eye view.”- Desmond Tutu, […]


Friendship and love come as gifts

By Dave Henning / August 13, 2018

“We cannot make friendship and love happen.  They come, when they come at all, as gifts.  But we can make space for them.”- John Ortberg “And if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.”- 1 Corinthians 13:2 (ESV) In Chapter 18(“Winning Alone is Called Losing”) of […]


All a work in progress – exercise your gifts

By Dave Henning / February 28, 2018

“I’m a work in progress, and so are you.  But don’t let inexperience keep you from exercising your gifts.  Don’t let doubt keep you from exercising your faith.  And don’t let the fear of people keep you from speaking into their lives, as God leads.”- Mark Batterson Today in Chapter 9 of Whisper, Mark Batterson […]


Taproot of life

By Dave Henning / August 15, 2016

“The taproot of life- our relationship with Jesus Christ- remains the silent, unseen, and yet essential source of what makes life really matter.”- Dr. Wayne Stiles As Dr. Stiles continues Chapter 5 of Waiting on God, he observes that no one likes to be forgotten.  That’s because we feel being forgotten underscores our irrelevance.  As […]

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