All posts in " shalom "

An unafraid and untroubled heart

By Dave Henning / July 7, 2022

“The only way a heart can ever be unafraid and untroubled is for it to be undivided.  Why beg God to divide seas for me if my heart for Him is divided? . . .  Why do I expect God to make a way if I’m often going my own way? – Ann Voskamp “You […]


Bypass the hard roads?

By Dave Henning / June 27, 2022

“Turns out you can only find the way through when you look both back and forward — and believe that no matter what direction you’re looking, nobody gets to bypass the hard roads, that this handful of five tried-and-true words are you most honest compass: ‘ And it came to pass.’ “- Ann Voskamp “Fully […]


An atmosphere of peace, shalom

By Dave Henning / March 25, 2021

“I can’t wait for others to bring me peace.  I need to make the decision to bring an atmosphere of peace, shalom, into every situation I’m placed in.  Yes, this is hard.  And yes, I still find myself resistant to it.  But this is good for me.  This peace isn’t conjured up by us; it […]


God sings a louder song – back to a place of hope

By Dave Henning / September 16, 2019

“God sings a louder song than suffering ever could, a song of resurrection, renewal , restoration, and re-creation.”- Aubrey Sampson “The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud […]


Swing – when it comes, it comes as a gift

By Dave Henning / December 31, 2017

“Swing . . . [is] never fully under our control.  When it comes, it comes as a gift. . . .  The biblical term for ‘swing’ is shalom.”- John Ortberg John Ortberg continues Chapter 13 of I’d Like You More . . . as he talks about the rowing term “swing.”  Pastor Ortberg notes it’s […]

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