I took a trip to visit my daughter, son-in-law, and most especially my newest granddaughter. While visiting, my wife and I helped the new young family around the house. One day I noticed the lettuce garden was overrun with chickweed so I began to weed it. As I got halfway through the bed, it was looking pretty good, weed-free. About that time, my son-in law walked up and asked me why I was pulling up all the plants he had…..
Jesus says we are to love our enemies. We don’t especially want to be around people that bug us or make us uncomfortable. We find ourselves trying to avoid them. We don’t consider that we may be the only Christian influence that person may have in his/her life. For example; A man I work with has a Muslim friend, an atheist friend, a drug dealer friend and a drinking buddy. What influence is he missing? Do I care enough? I…..
Do you have friends who need to hear about the gospel but you worry that you might sound too preachy? You don’t want to turn them off, but really want to reach their heart? I have been happy? excited? Thrilled!!! to hear of this book being used as an evangelism tool. A (very long) parable describing the Christian struggle to listen to Gods voice and obey His instructions. The book is an admission of the many times Christians fail. But, even…..
Thirty six years of my life were spent hanging and finishing drywall, the result being, 9 surgeries and a lifetime of pain. The sad thing was that I could always list each event without skipping a beat. I remember them as if they happened yesterday. But the blessings?? The hugs from God?? Why can’t I list them without having to take the time to think? Maybe it’s because I don’t dwell on them. Maybe it’s because I don’t recognize them……
Who is better than who, the rich man or the poor man? Is the old man of less value than the young man? Who does God love more, the Haitian, the African American, the Caucasian, or the Asian? If I was purple and you were green, who would God love the most? If you are standing on the ground and I am on the top rung of an eight foot ladder, who is closer to God? If I am the…..
Grab a book off the book rack in your local grocery store and the odds are, the story line is familiar, and meaningless. The good guy gets the bad guy, the girl gets the guy, or, we are surprised at the end when we find out who done it. Same idea, just a slightly different twist at the end. We close the book and ask ourselves, why did we pay $9.99 for that?? Many prolific writers churn out books like…..
Sometimes the characters in Heaven Comes Later find themselves assuming they know more than they actually do. Don’t we all. I see a tattoo covered biker, bloody and swearing outside of a bar, being led away in handcuffs by a police officer. My 1st assumption would not be that someday I’ll be seeing that biker standing with the Lord when I arrive in Heaven. No. I naturally make a worse assumption. In the book, Heaven Comes Later, the good guys…..
I’ve had people comment after reading ‘Heaven Comes Later’ that the book surprised them as to the content. After seeing the cover, one man told me he doesn’t read religious books about heaven. I told him it wasn’t about heaven. It’s about many things, but it isn’t about heaven. It’s about bitterness, it’s about abuse, forgiveness, relationships and yes, hope that the promised land is ahead. But it isn’t about the promised land. The man responded, “Nevertheless, I don’t read religious…..
Hello friends, Below you’ll find a short excerpt from the Preface of Heaven Comes Later, a ‘sneak preview’, if you will. Enjoy, and let me know what you think in the comment section! “Slavery has always been a part of human history, a dark side of all races that cannot be denied. Growing up in the United States of America in the mid-1900s, I learned about the enslavement of blacks by whites and wondered what it felt like to be…..