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Grain of our character – embrace spiritual practices

By Dave Henning / November 3, 2021

“We need to embrace the spiritual practices consistent with the grain of our character.  Ideally, these practices will meet our deepest joy and our deepest need.  As with physical exercise, if our spiritual exercises are life-giving, they will become sustainable and even enjoyable over time.”- Ken Shigematsu (emphasis author’s) Ken Shigematsu concludes Chapter 3 of […]


Spiritual crisis, intellectual problem

By Dave Henning / July 30, 2020

“[Shallow attention] isn’t just an intellectual problem; it’s a spiritual crisis.  It’s pretty hard to hear ‘deep calling unto deep (Psalm 42:7)’ when we’re forced into the shallows of our own hearts and souls by this frenetic world.  Jesus heard my surface prayers; he came to my rescue.”- John Eldredge “Whoever believes in me, as […]


Sustainable spiritual growth

By Dave Henning / June 15, 2017

“Sustainable spiritual growth happens when I actually want to do what I ought to do (emphasis author’s).”- John Ortberg As John Ortberg continues Chapter 4 of The Me I Want to Be, he asks this proven conversation stopper.  He queries, How are your spiritual disciplines going?  Most people, John quips, mention a very short list […]

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