Tag Archives: heaven

The Good Mosquito

As summer draws to a conclusion (in my hemisphere, at least), here’s a (sort of) tribute to the season’s least appreciated occupant. I dreamed I was a fat mosquito and thought it not a sin to drain the blood of … Continue reading

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Grateful Forever

What if we thanked God for literally everything he’s given us, starting with the hearts and minds and voices to thank him? I mean, heck, everything comes from him, so there wouldn’t be time for anything else! It would literally … Continue reading

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Heaven or Hell?

Heaven is often represented as a reward, a perfect place for the righteous to dwell in. But it’s not the reward I seek. I’d rather be in Hell with God than in Heaven without him. Of course, that’s not possible, … Continue reading

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Dream Logic

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
I dreamed I’d flown to London. I was about to call my wife to tell her, “Honey, we’ve landed safely,” when the alarm went off. My first thought was, I’ll leave her a message, but…

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Is Robin Williams in Hell?

Here’s a re-post of one of my earlist blogs, dedicated to actor-comedian Robin Williams, who died on this date four years ago. Robin Williams’ death brought on the expected flood of tributes, but also a smaller wave of hellfire pronouncements … Continue reading

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Ticket to Heaven?

Real faith, life-changing faith, isn’t legal, it’s relational. So if you’re asking, “How do I get into heaven?” you’re asking the wrong question. Heaven is God’s home, as it were, and the way to “get in” isn’t to pick the … Continue reading

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The Source

The world’s idea of joy is but a reflection. And we cannot live in a reflection. We have to flip it over to see the Source, the place where Joy lives, continually calling for us to come home. “This people’s … Continue reading

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