Your corner’s coming

Chris Heinz —  October 14, 2015 — 3 Comments

Usually when you want to give up, breakthrough is just around the corner.

Stay in it.

Don’t throw it in, don’t relent, don’t hang up the towel.

You…

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I’m not Wonder Boy (though I try to be).

I can’t scale heights and walk on water. My eyes do not see through things. I can’t promise not to disappoint you. I can’t save your world.

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A few years ago, we had a fish.

I say we HAD a fish because we don’t have a fish anymore. I killed it.

You see, I really wasn’t enjoying this fish, and it was getting on my nerves…

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“A Christian is one who points to Christ and says, ‘I can’t prove a thing, but there’s something about his eyes and his voice. There’s something about the way he carries his head, his hands, the way he carries his cross–the way he carries me.'” – Frederick Buechner

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Be careful what you pray for

Chris Heinz —  October 5, 2015 — 1 Comment

Last week I challenged us to be praying for more love, gentleness, humility or patience.

Did you do it? How did it go?

Well, I prayed for more patience. And you know what happened?

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There’s a saying that goes, “What you put in, you get out.”

We use this when trying to motivate our kids to stick with an activity: “Come on Johnny, unless you put time into karate, you’re not going to enjoy it.”

Or we coach ourselves with this same advice: “Okay Me, if I master accounting, it’ll pay off eventually.”

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Did you ever anticipate something so much, then you got disappointed because it didn’t deliver?

“Riverdance” was like that for me. At one time, Riverdance, Michael Flately, and Irish stepdancing was all the rage. Everyone was talking about, and trying to Riverdance.

So when Riverdance came to town, Colette and I got tickets. I was super excited. I did some stepdancing in front of my mirror leading up to it.

But when the event came…

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Looking for some testers

Chris Heinz —  September 30, 2015 — 2 Comments

In a few weeks, we’re launching a one-of-a-kind website to draw Christians into the one-of-a-kind Jesus.

We’re looking for people who would serve as testers…people we could ask, “Hey, what do you think of this?” and “Hey, can you do that?”

You’d have to offer honest feedback and keep your testing private. It doesn’t pay, but you’d be doing some real good.

If you’re interested, let me know and I’ll be in touch if you are needed.

Oh and please visit http://www.ChristNow.com right now to see what we’re planning.

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The boy with the waxen leg

Chris Heinz —  September 29, 2015 — 1 Comment

On Thursday, Jemar is having surgery. It’s an amazing story how he got to this point.

You may remember Jemar from my trip to the Philippines in May. I met him in Masbate, which is a small island about an hour’s flight from Manila.

Jemar had a bad infection in his leg, so I snapped a photo, and when I returned to the big island, I showed a missionary friend.

A group of doctors were at the missionary base that day, and after examining the picture, said he must get to a hospital in Manila right away.

I asked the LORD, “How would he get to Manila?” We had $26 in our ministry bank account. Then…

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I challenge you

Chris Heinz —  September 25, 2015 — Leave a comment

Today there are all kinds of challenge shows – singing, talent, dancing, cooking, ninja, even preaching, which by the way, I can’t figure out if it’s real or a joke.

Well I’ve got a challenge for you for the next week…

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