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Our human heritage = adventure

By Dave Henning / October 4, 2022

“Adventure is not a human commodity.  Adventure is our human heritage.  The Creator gifted us space on a terrestrial planet and invited you and me to learn and know who we are in relation to it, thus giving us deeper understanding as we relate to him.”- Timothy D. Willard “Not all those who wander are […]


Adventure along the journey

By Dave Henning / October 3, 2022

“Adventure is something that happens along the journey.  It’s what happens to you during the expedition.  It cannot be planned.  It must be experienced in the moment.”- Timothy D. Willard (emphasis author’s) “We are plain quiet folk and have no use for adventure.  Nasty disturbing uncomfortable things!  Make you late for dinner.  I can’t think […]


Everyone’s a Niggle

By Dave Henning / March 24, 2020

At the conclusion of his Introduction to Every Good Endeavor, Pastor Timothy Keller relates an overlooked story by J.R. R. Tolkien entitled “Leaf by Niggle”.  Niggle had one particular picture he was trying to paint- it was to start with a leaf, then a whole tree, followed by an entire forest with snow-tipped mountains in […]

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