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The Favor of God

January 2013
By: Mark Hiehle
All of us have things or places that we consider our favorites. We say we have a favorite dessert, restaurant, vacation spot, or book. These things are considered our favorites because we prefer them over another. It is interesting to see the term favor, favored, and favoritism in Scripture.  ...
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Breaking Chains

October 2012
By: Mark Hiehle
Years ago, Miles McPherson was the keynote speaker at a Care Net conference. He shared an illustration that I will never forget and have used many times when speaking. Miles shared that the Gibbons monkey is hunted because of its valuable pelt, but is it is an elusive animal. It has great hearing an...
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Are You a Contradiction?

July 2012
By: Mark Hiehle
I love hearing a good turn of a phrase or a creative play on words — words crafted together that make you think or make you smile. Something that makes me think or laugh comes from words that are put together which actually contradict each other. The literary term is oxymoron. These words should not...
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Being Real

April 2012
By: Mark Hiehle
I love collecting and sharing stories that I hear. Not long ago, I heard a story about a boy who went to the local drug store to purchase three gifts; one-, three-, and five-pound boxes of candy, each to be gift wrapped. The druggist asked the boy why he needed three boxes. The boy said, "I am so ex...
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Jesus' Family Tree

January 2012
By: Mark Hiehle
We have all done it — we come to a genealogy list in the Bible and skip right over that section. We think to ourselves, Just get to the good stuff — the story. Why did God have the writer put a list of "who was the father of whom" in the Scripture anyway? Because there is an important me...
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Walking by Faith Toward Adoption

October 2011
By: Mark Hiehle
Walking by faith is filled with both excitement and surprise. You trust that the Lord will provide, but you never know exactly how or when. Walking by faith is a journey into the unknown, trusting that the Lord directs your steps. As we stepped out in faith to adopt our second child from China, we b...
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Seeing From God's Perspective

July 2011
By: Mark Hiehle
Have you ever been surprised to discover that a situation was very different when you saw it from a different perspective? I heard a story of two mothers talking about their children one day. As they talked, one mom said to her friend, "My life has been transformed." "What happened?" "I took your ad...
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The Rest of the Story

April 2011
By: Mark Hiehle
The story is told of police officers who were using a radar gun to check the speed of vehicles as they came over the crest of a hill. Suddenly, their radar registered a speed of 500 miles per hour. They tried to reset their equipment, but suddenly it shut down. Moments later, a low-flying military F...
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