All posts in " transform "

Eliminate shame from our relational diet?

By Dave Henning / May 30, 2020

“Although it is tempting to hope that we can eliminate shame from our relational diet, it is futile to wish for this.  Our hope is, rather, changing our response to it as we journey together toward God’s kingdom. . . .  As such  . . . we starve [shame] over time, not by avoiding it […]


Some arbitrary joke life plays on us

By Dave Henning / September 28, 2019

“And all of us, no matter what we face, want to know that we aren’t alone, that hope exists on the other side, that this isn’t all some arbitrary joke life has decided to play on us.  Ultimately, we want to know that our time in this wilderness will transform into a blooming, healing, beautiful, […]


Agape – an overflowing love

By Dave Henning / August 15, 2019

“Agape means nothing sentimental or basically affectionate.  It means understanding, redeeming good will for all men.  It is an overflowing love which seeks nothing in return. . . .  When we rise to love on the agape level, we love men not because we like them, not because their attitudes and ways appeal to us, […]


Facing the future in teaspoons of time

By Dave Henning / March 8, 2019

“I could only face the future in teaspoons of time. . . .  When there is an undoing in your life, there is an unknowing of every next millisecond.  Every next breath.  The peaceful predictability of what you thought would be your life is suddenly replaced by a very unexpected darkness and silenced you aren’t […]


The created heart – never your enemy

By Dave Henning / June 24, 2018

“The created heart is never your enemy, but instead is like a building that holds the contents of the real you formed at conception — your authentic and individual self.  Your heart comes alive when you are doing what you were created to do . . .”- Christa Black Gifford Christa Black Gifford concludes Chapter […]


Like a river of living water – the Holy Spirit’s flowing

By Dave Henning / June 11, 2017

The only way to become the person God made you to be is to live with the Spirit of God flowing through you like a river of living water.”- John Ortberg Jesus stood and cried, saying, “If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.  He that believeth on me, as the scripture […]

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