All posts in " wholeness "

Alignment with God’s truth

By Dave Henning / May 3, 2023

“Because I want to be whole, I must keep other people’s comments about me separate from what I believe about myself.  Therefore, I must stay whole by keeping what I know, what I feel, and what I believe in alignment with God’s truth about who I am.”- Lysa TerKeurst “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy […]


The same old sacred rhythms – wholeness

By Dave Henning / July 25, 2022

“Wholeness is falling in love with the same old sacred rhythms, the same old places, the same old miraculous people every day all over again.  This is the way of Love Himself.”- Ann Voskamp “Let your religion be less of a theory and more of a love affair.”- G. K. Chesterton “You yourselves have seen […]


Our vices – own them and name them

By Dave Henning / May 19, 2020

“I’ve found that once we own and name our vices, we can unearth the role that they play in pointing us to our Redeemer and refining us. . . .  We can learn slowly over time how to best grow as we glean wisdom from what would otherwise paralyze us.”- Meredith McDaniel In Chapter 8 […]


Naked truth – the need to confront

By Dave Henning / November 6, 2019

“If we don’t confront the naked truth, we’ll spend too much time and money on things that remain here on earth and not enough on the one thing that goes with us.  Because ultimately the only thing you take with you into heaven is other people.”- Bob Merritt As Bob Merritt continues Chapter 10 of […]


Self-control without repression

By Dave Henning / August 25, 2018

”We need to have spaces inside ourselves where we can have a feeling, an impulse, or a desire, without acting it out.  We need self-control without repression.”- Henry Cloud and John Townsend, Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life “Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you […]


Needing a good understanding of trauma

By Dave Henning / June 21, 2018

“Most people don’t have a good understanding of trauma.  All they know is that it’s a bad thing that they have tried to avoid as much as possible.  But even with the best efforts to stay clear of collisions in life, sometimes trauma is as unavoidable as encountering the night.”- Christa Black Gifford In Chapter […]


Embrace the paradox

By Dave Henning / November 17, 2015

In Chapter 1 of The End of Me, Kyle Idleman asserts the plain truth is “as much as we fight it, we long for the freedom to admit we’re broken.”  We don’t, however, consciously realize our need to do it.  While that lack of realization is true for each of us, it’s most certainly true […]


Secure in Christ

By Dave Henning / March 28, 2015

Today Sara Horn concludes her discussion of Seven Habits of Highly Resentful People in Chapter 2 of How Can I Possibly Forgive?. 3.  A highly resentful person is constantly disappointed by others and by life in general.  Many of the disappointments we face in life are legitimate and hurtful.  However, resentment can take hold of […]

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