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The language of anxiety

By Dave Henning / February 14, 2023

“The language of anxiety is core to understanding calm presence.  Anxiety is usually understood in terms of fear and timidity, but it is not so much about feeling afraid as it is an automatic way of functioning.  Anxiety  . . . flows through all of us, which is why paying attention to the anxious forces […]


Create Gods of our liking

By Dave Henning / December 3, 2022

“King Herod’s violent lust for power points to our natural resistance and hatred on the claims of God on our lives.  We create Gods of our liking to mask our own hostility to the real God, who reveals himself as our absolute King.”- Timothy Keller “For I do not understand my own actions.  For I […]


Tornado into chaos when crises surface

By Dave Henning / July 30, 2022

“We still face fears without facing God.  He sends Exodus-level demonstrations of power: sunsets, starry nights, immeasurable oceans.  He solves Red Sea-caliber problems and air-drops blessings like morning manna.  But let one crisis surface . . . and we tornado into chaos.  Rather than turn to God, we turn from him, hardening our hearts.  The […]

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