Kyle Heimann

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How God Got Me to Go to Honduras for a Year

I’ve always been envious of people who hear the voice of God. Stories in the Bible, stories of saints, and fellow Christians who are able to tell me what God told them have made me feel like I’m doing something wrong. I felt like I wasn’t holy enough to hear God’s voice (this may still be part of it). But at the same time, I feel blessed that at several pivotal moments in my life, I have had absolute certainty as to the right choice to make. I never doubted when I  ...

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My Gardening Fails, Your Spiritual Tips

I might be the worst gardener in the world. Here are some spiritual tips from a horrible gardener. ——— After living in “the city” for several years, my wife’s dream came true and we moved into the country. Behind the house we purchased were two small, raised gardens, but we had dreams for something much bigger. Having had a small, yet fruitful garden in town, we wanted to expand our garden into an open field behind our new home. The Epic Garden I rented the biggest  ...

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Marshmallows and Virtue

Lent is like the Marshmallow Test. Allow me to explain. — There is a basic experiment called “The Marshmallow Test.” It was conducted with 4-year-old kids who were brought into a room, one at a time. The kids were given a plate with a single marshmallow on it. The adult said he needed to leave the room for a bit and that the kid could eat the marshmallow if she wanted. But if the kid could wait until the adult returned and not eat the marshmallow, she would be able to eat two  ...

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My Best Lent Ever: Rice and Beans

One Lent, I did something very drastic. And that ended up being my best Lent ever! When I was living in Honduras, I was living with three other guys. We were all discerning priesthood or religious life, and we were all striving for holiness. We would constantly challenge each other to more prayer or more simplicity. More simplicity sounds like an oxymoron, but let me explain. Patrick might have had four t-shirts on his shelf and I asked if he really needed all four of them. He thought about  ...

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Amigos in Mexico

One time I went to Mexico, accepted a ride from strangers, and then they gave me the keys to their friend’s apartment when he was out of town. This is that story. When I was in college, another student that volunteered with youth ministry was trying to get a group to go to Mexico over Christmas break. He put together a packet of information that painted a picture of an adventure that would take us to beaches and cities, traveling by bus and by foot. The trip that I agreed to was  ...

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Do Something Awesome (With Seemingly Insignificant Gifts)

Here is your one tip on how to do something awesome. But first, a story. Most people have heard the story of the “Feeding of the 5000.” Other than the Resurrection, it is the only miracle told in all four Gospels (Matthew 14:13-21, Mark 6:31-44, Luke 9:10-17, and John 6:5-15). This fact alone should make us suspect that it is an important story. My favorite version is from the Gospel of John, partially, because John 6 is such an awesome chapter of the Bible. Basically, after hearing about  ...

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This is a Story, All About How, My Microwave EXPLODED

This is a story about my first microwave. I remember getting one when I was in college. It was amazing. I could cook food or reheat leftovers so easily. I opened the freezer and grabbed a chicken potpie and put it in the microwave for a couple minutes. This is also the story about how I ruined my microwave. There was a warning on the package to remove the potpie from the miniature aluminum (or was it tin?) pan. If I had read the directions for the microwave, I would have seen that I  ...

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Seeing Upside Down

I remember taking a psychology class and learning about an experiment where George M. Stratton made some glasses that flipped the image going to his eyes; so everything was upside down. When he first put them on, he was disoriented. It was pretty obvious to him and everyone around him that something was wrong. After four days, everything was still upside down, but on the fifth day, the images appeared upright. This experiment has been repeated many times, and with time, people are able to  ...

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12 Days of Christmas

12 Days of Christmas. 12 Days of Give-aways.   12th Day of Christmas: Free “Shirt Printing Guide”   11th Day of Christmas: Free “The Proof is in the Pudding” Instrumental MP3   10th Day of Christmas: Free “Hip Hip Hooray Chord Book”   9th Day of Christmas: Free “Little White Square” Mp3   8th Day of Christmas: Free “Mary” jpg   7th Day of Christmas: Free “Host the Nearly Perfect Youth  ...

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Weekly Blogging Awesomeness

Stories move us, and inspire us. Jumping off a 30 foot platform. The last time I tried a back-flip. Eating only beans and rice for lent. Seeing upside down. Scars. Marshmallows, running, getting pick-pocketed, the grand canyon, mopeds, ant poison . . . I have many stories to tell. In 2016 I am going to start a weekly blog. Right now I am committing to 52 blogs, one posted each week. These will be various stories and analogies that will allow me to explain my faith. My hope is that it is  ...

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