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  • We Had Been Given A Gift To Go The Whitewater ...

    Contributed by Brad Henry on Dec 9, 2011

    We had been given a gift to go the Whitewater Center in Charlotte, NC to go on a Rope Course and Zip Line. First of all you get into a harness which feels like you are a two year old that has just gotten into trouble for the 20th time. Now you are on a leash, a short leash. The rope course is more

  • In Awe Of God

    Contributed by Brad Henry on Dec 9, 2011

    IN AWE OF GOD Pictures of the Grand Canyon are amazing. When we lived in Phoenix, Arizona we went to see the Grand Canyon in person. When I stood at the edge of the canyon and looked out words cannot express the beauty, enormity and creation of God's wonder. Pictures and words could never have more

  • It

    Contributed by Brad Henry on Dec 9, 2011

    IT Each of us has an "IT" that is keeping us from joy and being free from worry. It isn't until we let go of that "IT" that we will be free. We can talk about all the steps to get out of addictions, the steps to curtail anger, animosity, jealousy, fear of death and a host of other worries and more

  • I Came Upon My 3rd Grade Report Card From A Small ...

    Contributed by Brad Henry on Dec 9, 2011

    I came upon my 3rd grade report card from a small school in Western Pennsylvania. The teacher wrote, "I feel Bradley could do so much better. Inattentive." Well not much has changed. ADD started early. But I was not inattentive when it came time for sports. Why the disconnect? It is because I more

  • Playing God

    Contributed by Brad Henry on Dec 9, 2011

    PLAYING GOD Have you ever felt like you were adrift in the ocean with no clue on how to get to shore? A lot of times in life we get a curveball when we are expecting a fastball. We get frustrated when we try to figure God out. Without knowing it a lot of times we even try to play God. When you more

  • 1 Peter 4:12 "Dear Friends, Do Not Be Surprised ...

    Contributed by Brad Henry on Nov 11, 2011

    1 Peter 4:12 “Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you.” I have a doctor’s appointment this morning to see what is going on. I am tried all the time, can hardly move with pain and a host of other ailments. OK so I more

  • Burn The Ships

    Contributed by Brad Henry on Nov 2, 2011
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    BURN THE SHIPS In the 1500’s there was a commander named Cortes who was trying to conquer the Yucatan Peninsula for its gold. To prevent retreat Cortes ordered his ships to be sent to sea and scuttled so they could not retreat. How where they to get home? They weren’t--they would either win or more

  • Have No Fear Of Sudden Disaster...

    Contributed by Brad Henry on Oct 27, 2011

    HAVE NO FEAR OF SUDDEN DISASTER... I was taking Julie and the boys on the Blue Ridge Parkway from Asheville to Boone, North Carolina. First of all let me say we didn't make it. I rounded a corner in the road and all of a sudden you could see down a couple thousand feet. The "Grip" came on, my more

  • Authority At The Airport

    Contributed by Brad Henry on Oct 25, 2011

    AUTHORITY AT THE AIRPORT Someone the other day told me they had a problem with Security at the airport from something they left in their carry on. Then it got me to thinking, which is a bad idea anyway, about my TSA encounter. I had an early morning flight and I got through security at more

  • Are You Ready For A Missions Trip?

    Contributed by Brad Henry on Oct 24, 2011

    ARE YOU READY FOR A MISSIONS TRIP? Last Wednesday I received a text from a dear friend of mine in Phoenix. He said that his 15 year old daughter Katie was going in for some tests to determine the reasons for some health issues she was having. I went to bed without knowing the results. I woke up more

  • Holy Spirit: The Forgotten God

    Contributed by Brad Henry on Oct 19, 2011

    HOLY SPIRIT: THE FORGOTTEN GOD ALL the ruthless Ninevites from the commoner to the King of Assyria repented and God did not send destruction. But why did these ruthless people listen to Jonah who was just one man? I have been struggling with this very question and asked God to help me speak to more

  • Sometimes We Must Start Over

    Contributed by Brad Henry on Oct 18, 2011

    SOMETIMES WE MUST START OVER When Jonah was in the belly of the fish he didn't know he was going to Nineveh. He thought his life was over. So he tried to make things right with God. Jonah 2:8 "Those who cling to worthless idols forfeit the grace that could be theirs." So what does this more

  • How Far Was Jonah Running Away?

    Contributed by Brad Henry on Oct 14, 2011

    HOW FAR WAS JONAH RUNNING AWAY? Let me give you a little perspective on how far Jonah was running away. Joppa was on the far eastern side of the Mediterranean Sea. Tarshish was on the western side of the coast of Spain bordering the Atlantic Ocean. That is approximately 2,200 miles away. That more

  • God Knows

    Contributed by Brad Henry on Oct 7, 2011

    GOD KNOWS The receiving line at the memorial was very long as Jim and Steph had many family members that came from Texas and Georgia. Halfway through the line, I was introduced to Jim's sister, brother and nephew. They said "Are you the Brad Henry that wrote the devotional about my brother?" I more

  • Giving Brings Hope And Purpose

    Contributed by Brad Henry on Sep 29, 2011

    GIVING BRINGS HOPE AND PURPOSE I have a friend that called me last night. I have known him for many years and he has been struggling with uncertainty like most folks in his business. He was also questioning, "Is this what the Lord wants me to do?" Well, he just came back from a trip where he more

  • When We Have Nowhere Else To Go  PRO

    Contributed by Brad Henry on Sep 28, 2011
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    WHEN WE HAVE NOWHERE ELSE TO GO Over the years we have had many gut wrenching stores of families killed in an accident only to leave a mother or father behind. To wake up in a hospital bed hurting physically then realize that your entire family is gone would be unfathomable. Now none of us are more

  • Nuk Nuk Nuk

    Contributed by Brad Henry on Sep 27, 2011
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    NUK NUK NUK As you know our 12-year-old son Chase is autistic. I have introduced both our boys to a very intellectual series of programs called The Three Stooges. The problem with Chase being autistic is he can do a "Nuk Nuk" almost anywhere at anytime. So the slapstick has started at our house. more

  • Behind The Scenes

    Contributed by Brad Henry on Sep 20, 2011
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    BEHIND THE SCENES No wonder we are frustrated with the plans we see. We see injustice, but we don’t see behind the scenes. At Disney World there is a whole city underneath the Magic Kingdom. People are changing clothes, making outfits, and doing all the work to make everything above ground go more

  • Are You Doing What You Are Called To Do?  PRO

    Contributed by Brad Henry on Sep 19, 2011
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    ARE YOU DOING WHAT YOU ARE CALLED TO DO? Last week was a very interesting week. About a year ago, when our finances started to dwindle, I sent my resume out to an Executive Search Group (Headhunter). Now that’s a unique name! Last week, I got a call that there was a possibility of an awesome more

  • Death As Reward

    Contributed by Brad Henry on Sep 15, 2011

    DEATH AS REWARD I am reading a book that has changed a lot of the ways I think about things of God. One statement really got me. "Your life is free to be radical when you see death as your reward." The book “Radical” by David Platt. That’s it isn’t it? That is why we worry. Because we more