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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Sucker punches to our pride

By Dave Henning / August 23, 2016

“Honestly, most of the tests God issues come as sucker punches to our pride followed by a spinning Bruce Lee- style kick to our hypocrisy.”- Wayne Stiles In Chapter 7 (“The Surprising Place Where Waiting Begins”) of Waiting on God, Dr. Wayne Stiles summarizes our daily walk with God.  Dr. Stiles writes: “Our daily walk […]

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Prosperity’s greatest temptation

By Dave Henning / August 20, 2016

“Moses warned his nation (Deuteronomy 6:10-12) of prosperity’s greatest temptation: to forget God, who redeemed them from slavery.”- Wayne Stiles As Wayne Stiles continues Chapter 6 of Waiting on God, he notes that Joseph made no personal requests when he stood before Pharaoh.  Most noteworthy, Joseph said nothing of the injustices he’d endured.  Furthermore, he […]

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Tough circumstances

By Dave Henning / August 11, 2016

“With very few exceptions, tough circumstances simply reveal the holes in our hearts, not the holes in our lives.”- Dr. Wayne Stiles In Chapter 4 (“Going Backward, Moving Forward”) of Waiting on God, Wayne Stiles asserts that many people use physical or material substitutes as sedatives to a disappointing life not firmly founded on God.  […]

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