All posts in " Mother Teresa "

Implied flow – Jesus’ love concept

By Dave Henning / June 25, 2023

“Though much healing work happens when we turn inward, it is also true that healing happens, when, as we are able, we turn outward — toward our neighbors who need support.  Part of what I love about Jesus’ words here is that there is an implied flow within this concept.  It’s not love your neighbor […]


Our ordinary acts of love

By Dave Henning / May 8, 2022

“We don’t know and aren’t responsible for the results, but realizing the extraordinary things God can do with our ordinary acts of love, we need to always choose love.  We plant the seed and water the seed, but God makes it grow.”- Kyle Idleman Kyle Idleman concludes Chapter 12 of One At a Time with […]


A little pencil in His hand

By Dave Henning / April 14, 2022

“I don’t claim anything of the work.  It is His work.  I am like a little pencil in His hand, that is all.  He does the thinking.  He does the writing.  The pencil has nothing to do with it.  The pencil has only to be allowed to be used.”- Mother Teresa “For it is God […]


The deep friendship and love of Jesus

By Dave Henning / December 9, 2021

“Every page of the New Testament tells us about the deep friendship and love that Jesus feels for us.”- Emilie Griffin, Green Leaves for Later Years In Chapter 10 (“The Affirmation of Being Chosen”) of Transforming Loneliness, Ruth Graham talks about three verses from John 15.  These verses convey Jesus’ words of love.  And Ruth […]


Mountain of doubt – silence before God

By Dave Henning / August 20, 2021

“But if we’re going to defeat the mountain of doubt in our lives again and again, silence is going to have to become part of life.  We’re going to have to learn to get comfortable with it.  Because silence before God is a source of strength.”- Nicki Koziarz “The LORD is in his holy temple; […]


Uncharted territory – living without the past

By Dave Henning / May 20, 2021

“However painful the past may have been, it can also feel more stable than the uncharted territory of living without it.  Sometimes we prefer to live in the uncertainty of dysfunction rather than embrace the uncertainty of change.  At that point we can become so attached to our wounds that they become part of who […]


God and three pennies

By Dave Henning / June 30, 2016

“But with God and three pennies, I can do anything.”- Mother Teresa Shortly after Mother Teresa took her vows, she shared her vision, her what if, with her mother superiors.  She told them she had three pennies and a dream from God to build an orphanage.  Displaying narrow framing, Mother Teresa’s superiors told her three […]

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