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Loving well in a traumatized world

By Dave Henning / February 4, 2023

“The way to loving well in a traumatized world requires a level of compassionate self-confrontation deep enough to face ourselves, which in turn enables us to relate differently to others.  In short, the person we must learn to love is ourselves, primarily. . . .  We are called to open ourselves to the healing available […]


Foundation of courage = vulnerability

By Dave Henning / December 10, 2021

“The foundation of courage is vulnerability . . . we have to show up and put ourselves out there.”- Brene Brown, Braving the Wilderness “Wonderful are your works, and my soul knows it very well.”- Psalm 139:14 (NASB) In Chapter 11 (“The Comfort of Being Known”) of Transforming Loneliness, Ruth Graham tells the story of […]


Places of weakness and vulnerability

By Dave Henning / April 18, 2018

“He [God] know our deepest fears and longings better than anyone, and He is supremely confident that these places of weakness and vulnerability are where He can prove Himself trustworthy to us.”- Banning Liebscher “The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my strength, is whom I will trust.”- Psalm […]


There is a crack in everything

By Dave Henning / December 20, 2017

“There is a crack in everything. . . .  That’s how the light gets in.”- Leonard Cohen, “Anthem” The man said, “This is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man.”- Genesis 2:23 In Chapter 9 (“Naked and Unafraid: The Paradox of […]


The Bible word for separate – often translated holy

By Dave Henning / December 4, 2017

“The Bible word for separate is kadosh.  It’s often translated as ‘holy.’ . . . God separated so that he could join together in ever-more-complex systems of thriving and delight.  To be holy is to become useful (emphasis author’s).”- John Ortberg In Chapter 3 (“Born to Bond”) of I’d Like You More . . . […]


The nexus of hiddenness and vulnerability

By Dave Henning / October 30, 2017

[God’s] nearness is most brilliant when I am most weak, here at the nexus of hiddenness and vulnerability before God.  He redefines my circumstances even without changing them.”- Sara Hagerty “But you, O LORD, do not be far off!  O you, my help, come quickly to my aid.”- Psalm 22:19 (ESV) Sara Hagerty concludes Chapter […]

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