Tag Archives: heaven

Truly I Tell You…

A learned Theologian passed away. At that same moment, a Child died. In the blink of an eye, the two appeared before God. The Theologian wrinkled his nose and said, “Hmm, you’re not what I expected.” But the Child threw open her … Continue reading

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A Different Kind of Wall

Bil was a proud man (yes, he spelled his name that way). Trust me, I know because I have an excess of pride myself. I came to know him when he played the lead role in my production of A … Continue reading

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The Christmas Experience

While still newlyweds, my wife and I visited Plimouth Plantation in Massachusetts, the impossibly authentic re-creation of America’s first Pilgrim colony occupied by role-playing historian-actors who literally live out the daily lives of the original inhabitants. During the course of our day … Continue reading

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Heaven

We think we understand. But do we? I suspect the main sound heard at the entrance to heaven is not the fluttering of angel’s wings, but the slapping of foreheads, accompanied by startled “Ohhh”s! “How great is God–beyond our understanding!” … Continue reading

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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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