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The unexpected loss of light

By Dave Henning / October 28, 2023

“When disillusioned, we too can be startled by the unexpected loss of light.  But to paraphrase my now-not-so-little Louie, it is okay.  The Light of the World still is, even when we cannot see, hear, of feel Him.”- Alicia Britt Chole “It’s okay.  The sun is still on.”- Alicia’s son Louie, then age 5 In […]


Salt and light – witness, service, friendship

By Dave Henning / December 18, 2020

Christians fulfill important callings in every place they reside, being salt and light (Matthew 5:13-16) through witness, service, and friendship. . . .  These can seem insignificant and even bothersome, but wherever God places you, He also calls you.  These are often the most life-impacting callings we have.”- Rev. Jeffrey Leininger “Let you light shine […]


The Next Right Thing: A Simple, Soulful Practice . . .

By Dave Henning / July 22, 2019

The Next Right Thing (Revell, 2019) Wall Street Journal bestselling author Emily P. Freeman’s latest book is The Next Right Thing: A Simple, Soulful Practice for Making Life Decisions.  Emily’s also enrolled at Friends University to pursue a Masters in Christian Spiritual Formation and Leadership.  First, the author observes that we all handle the pressure […]


Speed bumps = hard decisions

By Dave Henning / July 19, 2019

“Our hard decisions become our speed bumps, and thank God for that.  Decisions are his way of saying I love you. . . .  Our choices shape our lives, and they shape us.  But we remain in God’s hand no matter what.  Let’s begin to trust ourselves as we walk with our friend Jesus. . […]


Our soft spot – where God often speaks to us

By Dave Henning / February 1, 2018

“All of us have a soft spot, and that is often where God speaks to us.”- Mark Batterson “Or do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God’s kindness is meant to lead you to repentance?”- Romans 2:4 (ESV) In Chapter 2 (“The Voice”) of Whisper, Mark […]


There is a crack in everything

By Dave Henning / December 20, 2017

“There is a crack in everything. . . .  That’s how the light gets in.”- Leonard Cohen, “Anthem” The man said, “This is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man.”- Genesis 2:23 In Chapter 9 (“Naked and Unafraid: The Paradox of […]


Light speaks to us of God’s goodness

By Dave Henning / December 6, 2017

“Light speaks to us of God’s goodness; darkness speaks of our need.  But both can become offers of God’s presence.”- John Ortberg “It is important to know if we are alone in the dark.”- Stephen Hawking “By day the LORD directs his love, at night his song is with me.”- Psalm 42:7 In Chapter 4 […]


Arise, shine!

By Dave Henning / December 14, 2015

“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon you.”- Isaiah 60:1 “The question is not, ‘Do you have a problem?’  The question is, ‘Does the problem have you?’ “- Joel Osteen When I reminisce about second grade at Northeast School in Evergreen Park, Illinois, three distinct memories surface.  The first two […]


Z marks the spot

By Dave Henning / July 6, 2015

“No one lights a lamp and puts it under a basket.  Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house.  In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so everyone will praise your heavenly Father.”- Matthew 5:15-16 “In the gospels the […]


Unto us a child is born

By Dave Henning / December 15, 2014

“The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death, a light has dawned.”- Isaiah 9:2-3 “Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all the darkness.”- Desmond Tutu For my sixteenth Christmas, my parents gave me the opportunity to select […]

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