All posts in " sadness "

Fight for joy, sad, angry, fear

By Dave Henning / May 12, 2024

“Let’s fight for joy. . . .  But let’s surprise the world and also be sad and angry and scared when it’s fitting — not because our God isn’t big enough to conquer those things, but because He’s big enough to hold those things.  Our faith is big enough to hope in the midst of […]


God’s gifts sparing us from self-inflicted sadness

By Dave Henning / October 26, 2018

“I now believe the signs (of the seven greatest challenges) we explore in this book exist for all of us, whatever stage of the journey we might be on.  These warning signs, if recognized and heeded, are gifts from God to spare us from the self-inflicted sadness and heartbreak that mark too many lives these […]


Create a sacred place for suffering

By Dave Henning / September 23, 2018

“How you process [deep sorrow] will determine its effect on your life.  If your suffering has become your identity, it’s too close to you.  Create a sacred place for suffering in your heart, and it will make you more like Christ.”- Alison Cook and Kimberly Miller Alison Cook and Kimberly Miler continue Chapter 11 of […]


When we pray our honest feelings

By Dave Henning / December 12, 2017

“When we pray our honest feelings in God’s presence, we have a place to stand before him.  Remember, we are not our feelings.  We have feelings, but our feelings don’t have us.  God has us (emphasis author’s).”- John Ortberg John Ortberg concludes Chapter 6 of I’d Like You More . . . as he exhorts […]

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