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A gateway to growth and discovery

By Dave Henning / March 4, 2021

“We have to get to a place where the pain we’ve experienced is a gateway leading toward growth, learning, discovery, and eventually helping others.  But if the pain is what I’m simply running into over and over, it’s a stop-gate preventing me from getting over or getting through the situation.”- Lysa TerKeurst In Chapter 7 […]


Desperate thirst – an indicator of present and coming growth

By Dave Henning / November 14, 2017

“What if this desperate thirst is the scene the psalmist (Psalm 42:1) had in mind?  A soul full of such longing for God that nothing else matters.  And a thirst that is actually a good thing, an indicator of present and coming growth?”- Sara Hagerty “You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I […]


A place above sea level

By Dave Henning / November 10, 2016

“When your attitude is aimed to a place above sea level, you will not only find yourself in higher places, you will bring others to those higher places right along with you.”- Tom Eggebrecht Chapter 17 concludes Fully and Creatively Alive.  In this chapter, Tom reminds us that people who pursue an artistic alternative discover […]


Lessons from an amaryllis

By Dave Henning / February 2, 2015

“But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”- 2 Thessalonians 3:18 “The fatal metaphor of progress, which means leaving things behind us, has utterly obscured the real idea of growth, which means leaving things inside us.”- G. K. Chesterton My wife Vicki’s favorite flower is the amaryllis.  It is […]

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