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Trials reveal where you’ve looked for life

By Dave Henning / December 5, 2018

“Trials reveal your true thoughts and desires, where you have been looking for life, where you have sought meaning, and where you have looked to give you hope.”- Paul David Tripp “The creation looks forward to the day when it will join God’s children in glorious freedom from death and decay.  For we know that […]


Groaning in suffering builds intimacy

By Dave Henning / December 23, 2017

“The difference between grumbling and groaning has a similar effect on intimacy, whether with God or with people: Groaning in suffering builds intimacy.  Grumbling destroys intimacy.”- John Ortberg John Ortberg continues Chapter 10 of I’d Like You More . . .  as he offers additional distinctions between groaning and grumbling.  John takes special note that, […]


Shattering the illusion of self-mastery

By Dave Henning / December 22, 2017

“Suffering, like love, shatters the illusion of self-mastery.  Recovering from suffering is not like recovering from a disease.  Many people don’t come out healed; they come out different. . . .  Instead of recoiling from the sort of loving commitments that often lead to suffering, they throw themselves more deeply into them.”- David Brooks, The […]

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