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Until we hit rock bottom – why wait?

By Dave Henning / May 9, 2020

“Why do we wait until we hit rock bottom before we allow others to enter into our mess?  Maybe it’s because we believe a lie that says we must keep all the plates spinning or there might be something wrong with us.  But when it all falls apart, we are left lonely and isolated, longing […]


Place of thriving or existence of surviving

By Dave Henning / June 22, 2018

“When pain monsters come to feed on your broken heart, you will move from a place of thriving into an existence of surviving. . . .  But whatever name you slap on it, pain that isn’t dealt with will eventually require your immediate attention.”- Christa Black Gifford Christa Black Gifford continues Chapter 2 of Heart […]


Needing a good understanding of trauma

By Dave Henning / June 21, 2018

“Most people don’t have a good understanding of trauma.  All they know is that it’s a bad thing that they have tried to avoid as much as possible.  But even with the best efforts to stay clear of collisions in life, sometimes trauma is as unavoidable as encountering the night.”- Christa Black Gifford In Chapter […]


Rooted: The Hidden Places Where God Develops You

By Dave Henning / May 31, 2018

Rooted (WaterBrook, 2017) Banning Liebscher, lead pastor of Jesus Culture Sacramento, recently penned Rooted: The Hidden Places Where God Develops You.  Pastor Liebscher first asserts that every follower of Jesus carries a deep desire for visible, lasting impact on the world.  Yet, that desire originates not in us, but in God.  As a follower of […]


Learn to love the cave – rooted in faithfulness

By Dave Henning / April 17, 2018

“You have to learn to love the cave. . . .  In the cave, you become rooted in faithfulness and obedience to God above all else, and you uproot the weeds of man pleasing and the fear of man.”- Banning Liebscher “He made my mouth like a sharpened sword, in the shadow of his hand […]


The first key to thriving

By Dave Henning / April 13, 2018

“The first key to thriving is to focus on building the wall in front of you.”- Banning Liebscher “Above the Horse Gate, the priests made repairs, each in front of his own house.”- Nehemiah 3:28 (NIV) In Chapter 2 (“Thriving in the Process”) of Rooted, Banning Liebscher believes it’s possible not only to thrive, but thrive in the […]

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