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With Amazon efficiency?

By Dave Henning / January 22, 2024

“God’s way with us is waiting. . . .  No, God does not deliver on his promises with Amazon efficiency.”- Jen Pollack Michel, In Good Time “Come, Thou long-expected Jesus, / Born to set thy people free; / From our fears and sins release us; / Let us find our trust in Thee. / Israel’s […]


Receptivity + activity = life

By Dave Henning / June 30, 2022

“It is deceptively easy to think life is simply about knowing and going the right way.  That isn’t the whole of reality, nor is it particularly wise.  Life is not only about activity, but also about receptivity.  Simply let God lead you on, let God love you now, let God make the way.”- Ann Voskamp […]


The secret to growing slow – waiting

By Dave Henning / October 13, 2021

“In each season, you will find that the secret to Growing Slow comes in the waiting as the Lord plants seeds into the precious, yielding soil of you.  In this place, tucked under the dirt, you will grow roots deep enough to push forth the fruit of a life worth living.”- Jennifer Dukes Lee “I […]


Hope – founded in Christ – never truly disappoints

By Dave Henning / January 26, 2018

“Hope — when it’s founded in Christ — will never truly disappoint us.”- Ann Swindell ” . . . we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through […]


Waiting for healing and restoration

By Dave Henning / January 23, 2018

“Although I wait for healing and restoration, I do not wait alone.  We have the spirit of Christ with us always.”- Ann Swindell “I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, even the spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him […]


The gift of weakness – His strength is enough

By Dave Henning / January 9, 2018

“The gift of weakness is that it leads us to the only strong one.  And his strength is enough.  Enough for this day.  Enough for this life.  More than enough, actually.  It is all that we need.”- Ann Swindell “But he said to me, ‘My strength is sufficient for you, for my power is made […]


The road of weakness leads straight into waiting

By Dave Henning / January 7, 2018

“The road of weakness, it turns out, leads straight into waiting.  It’s a painful place to be.  It’s one we’d never choose on our own.”- Ann Swindell As Ann Swindell continues Chapter 2 of Still Waiting, she confesses she had to stop trying to make herself better.  Rather, she needed to wait.  Or, as she […]


Coming to know weakness in a broken world

By Dave Henning / January 6, 2018

“As humans who live in a broken world, we come to know weakness in the same way we come to know a new scar on our flesh; what is at first unfamiliar and new eventually becomes normal, consistent, even expected.”- Ann Swindell In Chapter 2 (“When Waiting Makes You Weak”) of Still Waiting, Ann Swindell […]


Brokenness – more normal than foreign

By Dave Henning / January 5, 2018

“All of us live with brokenness in our lives.  To varying degrees and in various ways, brokenness is more normal than foreign in the human experience.”- Ann Swindell in Chapter 1 (“When Waiting Makes You Broken”) of Still Waiting, Ann Swindell states she began to clearly understand brokenness at the age of eleven.  Up until […]


God’s people – a waiting people

By Dave Henning / January 4, 2018

“God’s people are often called to be a waiting people — not because he is unkind or unloving, but rather the exact opposite.  God’s people are a waiting people because he is an on-time God, not an on-demand one.”- Jess Connolly, Foreword to Still Waiting by Ann Swindell “There was a woman who had a […]


The worst kind of waiting there is

By Dave Henning / March 17, 2017

“But really the worst kind of waiting there is comes when you or I have to wait on God.”- Dr. Tony Evans “How long, O LORD, will I call for help, and You will not hear.”- Habakkuk 1:2 (NASB) In Chapter 15 (“The Patience of Detours”) of Detours , Dr. Tony Evans states that, although […]


Our impossible situations

By Dave Henning / August 29, 2016

“God never asks us to figure out a solution to our impossible situations.  Instead, he calls us to trust him.”- Dr. Wayne Stiles Jesus looked at them and said, “With man it is impossible, but not with God.  For all things are possible with God.”- Mark 10:27 (ESV) Dr. Wayne Stiles concludes Chapter 8 of […]

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