Tag Archives: eternity

Hanging From the Ledge of Heaven

Harold Lloyd in Safety Last When I was a young man, I began searching for the meaning of life. Along the way, I wrote a travel journal, a mix of prose and poetry, and labelled it Fool’s Odyssey. I was still … Continue reading

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The Dawn From on High

Photo credit: Fenced Ranch at Sunrise On this date 45 years ago a sunrise like no other broke upon me. From that time forth I began to learn who I really was, why I was here, and where–or rather to Whom–I … Continue reading

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The Kingdom of Joy

Yesterday, Anne Alexander, a dear friend and longtime missionary who is grieving the recent loss of four loved ones, wrote: “Today I woke early with the thought that my passport is for the Kingdom of Joy, but that I have … Continue reading

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Our Human Experience

Thought for the Week I woke up at 4 a.m. this morning, and did what I always do when I wake up early: Obsessed. Sometimes I obsess about big life issues. In this case it was about a minor, recurring … Continue reading

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Free Will

Thought for the Week There are those who do not believe in free will, of course. And they are free to believe that, if they wish (see what I did there?). But I do believe in it. In fact, I … Continue reading

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A Reason to Hope

Dedicated to Bill Sweeney, his wife Mary and their family Some years are unforgettable, some we wish we could forget. Just as 2001 marked the beginning of an era of fear from terrorism, 2020 marked the beginning of an era … Continue reading

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Life in Death

“And now brothers, I will ask you a terrible question, and God knows I ask it also of myself. Is the truth beyond all truths, beyond the stars, just this: that to live without him is the real death, that … Continue reading

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You Are More Than Just a Body

Seascape by Marek Ruzyk Thought for the Week I still have a lot left to learn. But one thing I know is this: I’m not here to simply live until I die. I’m here to grow my soul, to tend … Continue reading

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There is No Such Thing as Nothing

Thought for the Week The word nothing doesn’t mean “non-existence.” It only means the absence of a specific or defined thing. For example, a buyer might ask a property owner whether there is “anything” on a particular parcel of land. … Continue reading

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The Purpose of Your Life

Thought for the Week We are not the only creatures on earth who look up at the stars. But we are the only ones who look up and ask, “Why?” “Yes, your life has a purpose.” said Rhema. “What?” Gina … Continue reading

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