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Betrayed by someone close to you

By Dave Henning / June 4, 2020

“Honestly, I don’t know of any other pain in life that’s worse than being betrayed by someone close to you.  It changes everything.  After such an experience, the world is simply a different place — one far darker and crueler than you ever thought possible before.”- Phil Waldrep “It is easier to forgive an enemy […]


Brokenness – the antidote to shame

By Dave Henning / October 29, 2017

Brokenness is the antidote to shame.”- Dan Allender and Tremper Longman, The Cry of the Soul (1994) “The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.”- Psalm 34:18 (ESV) As Sara Hagerty continues Chapter 5 of Unseen, she admits she doesn’t relish thinking of herself as vulnerable.  Therefore, she explains: “Really, […]


An unhindered, unashamed reach for God

By Dave Henning / October 28, 2017

“[Mary of Bethany] lived out what she and all of humankind were created to crave: an unhindered, unashamed reach for God.”- Sara Hagerty In Chapter 5 (“Uncovered: Becoming Vulnerable”) of Unseen, Sara Hagerty notes that when Mary anointed Jesus’ feet with expensive oil, she accomplished what few of us allow ourselves to do.  As a […]


The “Are you okay?” question

By Dave Henning / December 31, 2016

“The ‘Are you okay?’ question is scary, because it has to do with the real you.”- Judah Smith “The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure.  Who can understand it?  I the LORD search the heart and examine the mind, to reward each.”- Jeremiah 17:9-10 (NIV) Judah Smith, lead pastor at City Church […]

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