I’m reading a book, Imagine Heaven: Near-Death Experiences, God’s Promise, And The Exhilarating Future That Awaits You (John Burke), that gives some common, exciting visions of heaven from people purporting to have been there near death. Although God’s promise is there is an eternity, and heaven is one side of that eternity, there is a heaven on earth in each of us. We just need to find it inside of us and this life becomes heaven, regardless of its twists and turns. And find that heaven inside of you and the eternity of heaven is a sure thing. Continue reading
This is a great quote to remember every day…
When we think of the journey of life, the going is more important than the arriving. We are not here to be somewhere. We are here to live and to share our lives with each other. Our lives are the ultimate pilgrimage. Reverend James O’Leary, I Think I Am Happier Than I Think I Am
Share your life with at least one person today. Better yet, share it with everyone you meet. Try to give just a little of yourself with everyone around you today. And tomorrow and tomorrow.
The walk of life is more important than the end of the journey. Remember that and the journey never ends in an eternity of bliss.
“No time like the present” tells us to get things done now and don’t put them off till tomorrow. Because tomorrow we may regret not getting things done yesterday, when it was the present. We get so trapped in time, worrying about what can/will happen tomorrow and what we should have done in the past, that we have so little time for the present. Not living for today, and stopping to enjoy the moment, is why so many people are unhappy, unfulfilled, and not at peace with themselves. Take a lesson from God: He only lives in the present. Continue reading
Yes. You can read the book (Heaven is for Real) about a little boy’s journey to heaven and back, or wait for the movie based on the book due out for Easter 2014. Or you can read any number of books about heaven experiences or, better yet, talk to a person who has had a “heaven” experience. My wife is a nurse who in her critical care days saw these experiences up close with patients on death’s edge. Or you can READ the Bible and understand that eternity is God’s promise to us. How we LIVE this life depends on where we spend that eternity—in heaven or down there. Continue reading
Maybe I’m the exception but I live a lot of my life in the past or the future. I spend a lot of time thinking about what I did or did not do yesterday—or what I need to do tomorrow. I’m realizing that I spend so little Continue reading
I’m tired of roaming the desert in my life. Like the Israelites, it’s been far too many years with way too little progress. It’s time to break out of the desert and cross over to the Continue reading
First, I know that heaven exists. How? Aside from our promise from God for eternal life, I have had too many brushes with heaven in my life. I have heard nurses, including my wife, talk about patients who Continue reading
Here is a must read story from Newsweek—Heaven Is Real: A Doctor’s Experience With the Afterlife. I highly recommend you read it, especially if you question “what’s next” after this brief life.
I’ll let the story speak for itself and will simply end with this thought…
Even though our outer nature is wasting away, our inner nature is being renewed day by day. For this slight momentary affliction is preparing us for an eternal weight of glory beyond all measure, because we look not at what can be seen but at what cannot be seen; for what can be seen is temporary, but what cannot be seen is eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:16-18