Where is Present Heaven?

Where did Jesus go when he ascended in the sky after his resurrection?  Acts 1:9 says, And when he had said these things, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight.” Jesus was in a physical body.

Two Judgments Await Us

Every person will stand before the Living God in judgment -- twice.  The reason we will stand in judgment twice is not because of the inadequacy of the first one, but because of the difference in purpose between them

The Certainty of Death & Judgment

Everyone reading this sentence will stop breathing one day. Hi! Welcome to my blog. The only caveat to that first statement is: unless Jesus returns first. But if Jesus doesn't return in our lifetimes, there will come a moment in time when we will die.

My Deceased Son is Not the Wind

We often go to extremes to comfort ourselves while walking past the very things that will comfort us. 

One of the most shocking and unsettling things we experience in this life is losing a loved one. It hurts. To go from having someone in your life that you see and spend time with to them suddenly not being there is disorienting.

5 Insights From My December Sabbatical

The first day of my sabbatical was the last day of my son's life.

Writing that sentence is still strange. I struggle to believe it's true. But it is. I created my sabbatical plans months in advance. But my plan did not match God's plan.

Grace When The Rain Comes

I don't want to think about the flood of emotions that will bombard me on his birthday. I don't want to envision Kaleigh (10) and Kyra's (6) weddings and try to imagine the glaring absence of Kaleb's presence. Those things - Lord willing - will happen one day. But we don't need grace for sadness fifteen years from now. We need grace for today's.

Rejoicing in the Lion’s Den

This verse rings of happiness. I imagine it being recited by a family of smiling faces diving into a big meal. I see a church worship gathering beginning to sing praise songs and someone exhorting them with this verse. I see a man or woman repeating it to themselves as they gleefully walk into the new job they've been wanting . The passage sounds peppy. It feels lighthearted.

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