All posts in " Mary and Martha "

The treasure of friendship

By Dave Henning / August 24, 2022

“Having friends means we never have to walk this weary planet alone.  And the treasure of friendship is an inheritance God has provided for all of us.  But many of us are living lives bereft of deep friendship. . . .  One of the greatest gifts the church can give to the world is her […]


Appealed to the love of Jesus – Mary and Martha

By Dave Henning / January 21, 2021

“[Lazarus’ sisters] appealed to the love of Jesus and stated their problem.  They did not tell him how to respond.  No presumption.  No overarching or underreacting.  They simply wrapped their concerns in a sentence and left it with Jesus.  A lesson for us all perhaps?”- Max Lucado “A man named Lazarus was sick.  He lived […]


Recognize pain – or deny our emotion

By Dave Henning / December 5, 2020

“Most of us were not taught how to recognize pain, name it, and be with it.  But what we know now is that when we deny our emotion, it owns us.  When we own our emotion, we can rebuild and find our way through the pain.”- Brene Brown, Braving the Wilderness “My heart pounds in […]


A slippery slope = self-promotion

By Dave Henning / March 2, 2020

“It’s a slippery slope, this thing of self-promotion.  What begins as a desire to serve Christ metastasizes into an act of impressing people.  When this happens, gifted Marthas become miserable mumblers.”- Max Lucado As Jesus and the disciples continued on their way to Jerusalem, they came to a certain village where a woman named Martha […]

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