All posts in " mourning "

Inner anguish- when your heart is aching

By Dave Henning / September 25, 2018

“Inner anguish . . . forces us to embrace God, out of desperate, urgent, need. . . .  God is never closer than when your heart is aching.”- Joni Eareckson Tada “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”- Matthew 5:4 Alison Cook and Kimberly Miller conclude Chapter 11 of Boundaries for Your […]


Blessing hidden in the shadows

By Dave Henning / November 24, 2015

“There’s nothing life can throw at us that God can’t use to draw us closer to him.”- Kyle Idleman In Chapter 2 of The End of Me, Kyle Idleman observes that it’s human nature to do everything one can to stay away from suffering in the first place.  But we take things one step further […]


Blessing comes from the inside

By Dave Henning / November 21, 2015

Everybody has that sudden, painful longing for yesterday, when they didn’t know how good they had it, just before the world fell in.”- Kyle Idleman Kyle Idleman continues Chapter 2 of The End of Me with an example the Bible offers to help us figure out what Jesus means when He uses the word mourning. […]


Living the dream

By Dave Henning / November 19, 2015

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.”- Matthew 5:4 “The end of me often comes when my dreams come to an end.”- Kyle Idleman Kyle Idleman begins Chapter 2 (“Mourn to Be Happy”) of The End of Me by remarking that toward the top of his list of least favorite things is […]


Mourning and dancing

By Dave Henning / November 6, 2015

Bill Hybels continues Chapter 9 of Simplify with a discussion of some of the seasons Solomon mentions in Ecclesiastes 3.  Today he covers mourning and dancing. 1.  Mourn or dance.  Pastor Hybels writes that any kind of loss begets a need for grief: “If you have recently experienced the loss of a job, marriage, or […]

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