Category Archives: Heaven

Framing a Stroke – Which Frame?

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How should I look at my experience with a stroke?  My recovery has been excellent, but the truth that I had a stroke still stands.  It’s disturbing. I come face to face with the age old question: If there is a God, … Continue reading

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Whispers from Beyond this World

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Every once-in-a-while I have a momentary awareness of unseen but very real spiritual activity.  It usually happens at night.  Last night, after pleasant patio dinner with all of our children and our one (napless and rather bleary-eyed) three-year-old grandson I couldn’t get to sleep.  For no good … Continue reading

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Wonderings

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I wonder about the physiology of laughter.  How is it that humor generates a spontaneous giggle? And then I wonder what makes something funny.  What is the definition of humor?  (I suppose I could research these things, but today I’m just wondering.) … Continue reading

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Only God Can Stop the Rain

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What do rising flood waters and recent violent events have in common?  They are both relentless. The Chicago area is flooded today.  Rivers and rain water intruded into streets, back yards and houses.  Sump pumps valiantly ejected water from below the foundations of houses and buildings, but they did not always … Continue reading

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Heaven’s Headlines in the Days Before Jesus Died

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If heaven published a newspaper, what would the big stories have been in the days leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus? And what would Jerusalem’s newspaper have reported during the same week? Publisher’s note: These are the second issues of The Jerusalem Journal and … Continue reading

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Beatitudes and Anti-Beatitudes

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“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.    Blessed are the rich in self-sufficiency and pride, for theirs are the kingdoms of this world. Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.  … Continue reading

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Forward Looking Hope

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My family lost a loved one this week.  Wednesday’s funeral service for my Uncle Carl was a lovely tribute to his well-lived life, and the lunch that followed was an opportunity to share hugs, tears and laughter with aunts, uncles, and cousins.  It … Continue reading

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How Would You Fix this Broken World?

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Last Thursday I wrote a blog post imagining fictional newspaper headlines in the days surrounding Jesus’ birth.  I was blissfully unaware on Thursday of the horrible non-fiction headlines that would be created on Friday.  (Sadly, my post Jesus Wept written last July in reaction to the Colorado theater shootings … Continue reading

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What if Heaven Published a Newspaper?

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What would heaven’s headlines say? Today’s U.S. headlines warn of fiscal cliffs, rising taxes, and dangerous volatility in the Middle East.  These situations deserve our attention, but are they of eternal importance?  Maybe; maybe not. Many “big” headlines of 2012 will be forgotten by 2013.  However, there are small … Continue reading

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An Ordinary Day in the Life of an Heiress

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Can you imagine being heir to an estate worth forty billion dollars?  Me neither. But, what if we are heirs to an even larger fortune? A recent encounter in the grocery store reminded me that I am, in fact, an heiress. While I … Continue reading

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