Tag Archives: Heaven

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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Vocation, Value and Virtue: Three Ingredients of Meaningful Work

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“I want to do something meaningful with my life.” Have you said this?  I’ve said it, and I’ve  heard it from many others.  What, then, is meaningful work? The specific answer to that question is different for each person, but I’d like … 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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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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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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Will we be Gymnasts in Heaven?

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How do those Olympic gymnasts do it?  Athletic perfection is a beauty to behold.  I marvel at the physical strength, grace, skill and mental toughness of Olympic athletes in general, but in my opinion the gymnasts are the strongest and most skilled of … Continue reading

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What is your Vision of a Perfect World?

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In a perfect world…fill in the blank.  It’s no secret that our world is far from perfect.  When I read stories of little girls and duct tape or hear of another child shot in gang crossfire, I ache for a world in which … Continue reading

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