Tag Archives: Heaven

Surprise Reunion

I enjoy watching those surprise reunions between military personnel and their family members after they have been separated for a long time. A typical scheme is to have the returning enlisted person pretend to be the catcher at a baseball … Continue reading

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Still Competitive

Frenchman Robert Marchand recently set a new world record in his age group for bicycling the greatest distance in an hour. His age group? 105 and over. Marchand doesn’t have much (any!?) competition in that age group. And the fact … Continue reading

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How Good Do I Have to Be?

The Cleveland Cavaliers fired head coach David Blatt yesterday. Evidently the front office thought that Blatt was not the person who could lead them to an NBA championship. The decision came as a shock to many. The Cavaliers currently have … Continue reading

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Didn’t Earn It

“Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out, and your dog would go in.”—Mark Twain. Heaven is not earned. Most of the world’s religions say that you get to go to heaven because of your … Continue reading

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I Like My Version Better

A preacher was reading John 14 from a modern translation in a Bible study group. He read, “In my Father’s house are many dwelling places.” Immediately, an elderly lady stopped him and said, “I want you to read that Scripture … Continue reading

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Nothing Else Matters

Dr. E. Stanley Jones, a Christian, once spoke at a university in India.  His topic was eternity. When Dr. Jones finished his speech and sat down, the president of the university, who was a Hindu, stood up and said, “If … Continue reading

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What Kind of Person?

Let’s say that, like many other people, you believe that there is a heaven and a hell. Let’s say that you understand that all people will spend eternity either in heaven or in hell. And let’s say that you believe … Continue reading

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Ticket Required

My wife went to a Black Friday sale that actually started at 6:00pm on Thursday. She followed the standard procedure of getting a ticket for the item she intended to buy, then going to stand in the proper line until … Continue reading

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The Captain

Bob Russell likes to tell the following story. I hope it blesses you. An old, experienced fisherman was sitting on the bank of the Ohio River years ago, hoping for some action on the end of his line. A young … Continue reading

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That’s How that Song Goes!

The chimes from the church up the street were playing Love Divine, All Loves Excelling. I had grown up singing this old hymn, so I tried to remember the words and sing along with the music. At one point I … Continue reading

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