All posts in " peace "

God and prayer

By Dave Henning / January 8, 2016

Max Lucado concludes Chapter 12 of Glory Days with the observation that, like Greg Pruett, God and prayer are all you have left as well.  Like Joshua, you are facing battle and five kings are bearing down upon you: “Discouragement, deception, defeat, destruction, death.  They roar into your world like a Hells Angels motorcycle gang.  Their […]


The blessing of God’s presence

By Dave Henning / November 22, 2015

“You’re blessed when you feel you’ve lost what is most dear to you.  Only then can you be embraced by the One most dear to you.”- Matthew 5:4 (The Message) In surprising ways, suffering makes room in our spirit for us to know and experience the blessing of God’s peace and presence.”- Kyle Idleman Kyle […]


Where’s the fire?

By Dave Henning / October 19, 2015

“You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.”- Isaiah 26:3 “We are not at peace with others because we are not at peace with ourselves, and we are not at peace with ourselves because we are not at peace with God.”- Thomas Merton “Hurry is not […]


Examining your work life

By Dave Henning / October 12, 2015

In Chapter 4 (“From Restless to Fulfilled: Refining Your Working World”) of Simplify, Bill Hybels reminds us that we spend roughly one-third of our adult life at work.  We will have one of two experiences on the job: (a) work will add significant levels of fulfillment and joy to life or (b) it will create […]


The right course of action

By Dave Henning / August 25, 2015

“Whenever we have an opportunity, let us work for the good of all.”- Galatians 6:10 (NRSV) “Never try to choose the right course of action in the wrong frame of mind.”- John Ortberg John Ortberg continues his discussion of some ways God’s wisdom can lead us to, as well as help us through, open doors […]


Hello Dave

By Dave Henning / June 15, 2015

Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching.  My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.”- John 14:23 (NIV) “God is at home, it’s we who have gone out for a walk.”- Meister Eckhart “Prayer is the most concrete way to make our home […]


Anger toward God

By Dave Henning / April 25, 2015

As Sara Horn continues Chapter 9 of How Can I Possibly Forgive?, she points out that the mistake we make in getting angry with God is that He is our only true source for receiving he help and peace we need.  We are implicitly saying that God is worse for us than better, that He […]


Forgiveness Myths

By Dave Henning / April 16, 2015

Sara Horn begins Chapter 7 (“Getting Over It and Other Myths”) of How Can I Possibly Forgive? by discussing five myths we fall for when it comes to forgiveness.  The first two forgiveness myths are presented in today’s blog. 1.  Myth: Forgiveness should be easy.  Sara astutely observes that “when we need it, forgiveness seems like […]

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