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Love is from God

By Dave Henning / January 14, 2017

“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and  whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.  Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.”- 1 John 4:7 In Chapter 5 (“Is Love God or Is God Love?”) of How’s Your Soul?, Judah Smith states […]


Downward mobility

By Dave Henning / December 22, 2016

“Grace is always a movement of downward mobility.”- Ann Voskamp Concluding Chapter 15 of The Broken Way, Ann Voskamp observes the sun cascading down an old wooden barn ladder next to the dinner table.  She likens grace to the spilling down of that sunlight.  Ann encourages: “The world changes when we don’t categorize, polarize, or demonize people […]


Love like there’s no tomorrow

By Dave Henning / December 11, 2016

“Love like there’s no tomorrow, and if tomorrow comes, love again.”- Max Lucado “Christ goes to the cross, and we are invited to follow to the same cross.  Not because it is the cross, but because it is His.”- Peter Kreeft, Making Sense Out of Suffering (1986) In Chapter 13 (“The Inconvenient Truth No One […]


Believing against all odds

By Dave Henning / December 8, 2016

“By believing against all odds and loving against all odds, that is how we are to let Jesus show in the world and to transform the world.”- Frederick Buechner “Give our Lord the benefit of believing that His hand is leading you, and accept the anxiety of feeling yourself in suspense and incomplete.”- Pierre Teilhard […]


Pick up your cross

By Dave Henning / December 6, 2016

“Pick up your cross.  It’s the only way you or anyone else can know a resurrection.”- Ann Voskamp Ann Voskamp complete Chapter 10 of The Broken Way by stating that suffering’s present around every corner.  Furthermore, suffering lurks in every act of love.  As a result, in order to bear love out into the world, […]


Our daily liturgies

By Dave Henning / December 3, 2016

“Our loves are formed by our daily liturgies.”- Ann Voskamp “To love at all is to be vulnerable.  Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly be broken.”- C. S. Lewis In Chapter 8 (“Why Love is Worth Breaking Your Heart”) of The Broken Way, Ann Voskamp provides the sole way to rise to […]


Die in the diminutive

By Dave Henning / December 2, 2016

“Real love dares you to the really dangerous: die in the diminutive.”- Ann Voskamp “This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us.  and we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.”- 1 John 3:16 (NIV) As Ann Voskamp concludes Chapter 7 of The […]


Real love is a roof

By Dave Henning / December 1, 2016

“Real love is a roof. . . . If I can learn to receive, can I become love that breaks itself open, that pours itself out, and that becomes a roof over another?”- Ann Voskamp “Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”- 1 Corinthians 13:7 Ann Voskamp continues Chapter […]


Letting yourself be loved

By Dave Henning / November 30, 2016

“Letting yourself be loved is an act of terrifying vulnerability and surrender.” – Ann Voskamp In Chapter 7 (“Love Is a Roof for All Our Brokenness”) of The Broken Way, Ann asks why we find it so hard to receive love.  It seems easier to pour out love to others than accept love poured out […]


Waiting room theology

By Dave Henning / November 28, 2016

“Look, the whole lot of us are done with waiting room theology.  We are done waiting for some elusive future moment to say life is good enough. . . . some big, exciting enough experience to finally think we’ve arrived at the abundance of being and living enough.”- Ann Voskamp Ann Voskamp continues Chapter 6 […]


A cascade of grace

By Dave Henning / November 25, 2016

“And these acts of kindness, gifts of grace, they start a cascade of grace to fill a multitude of canyons in a hurting world.”- Ann Voskamp “Give away your life; you’ll find life given back, but not merely given back — given back with bonus and blessing.  Giving, not getting, is the way.”- John 6:38 […]


Talk to your problems about God

By Dave Henning / October 16, 2016

It’s okay to talk to God about your problems, but at some point you need to talk to your problems about God.”- Mark Batterson In Chapter 11 (“Fight Club”) of Chase the Lion, Pastor Mark Batterson stresses that there comes a moment in every dream journey when you must fight for what you believe in.  […]

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