Heaven

Where Do We Go When We Fall Asleep For the Last Time?

BY BRANDON HANSON

I just visited a dying woman. When I arrived, she was sleeping so deeply that she had to be gently shaken awake. It took some persistence. She was quite exhausted. Dying must be hard work. As soon as she had shaken off her sleep she was bright, alert, and clear.

Where Do We Go When We Fall Asleep For the Last Time?

The Only Bar In Town

BY ROBERT FARRAR CAPON

On Shelter Island, where I used to live, there is an odd local custom. Every Friday evening, at exactly five minutes of five, the fire siren goes off. For years, I wondered about it. What was the point? They tested the siren every day at noon, so it couldn’t be that.

The Only Bar In Town

The Hell of Bookkeeping

BY ROBERT FARRAR CAPON

It is the evil eye, you see – the eye that loves the darkness of its bookkeeper’s black ink, the eye that cannot stand the red ink of unsuccess as it appears in the purple light of grace. Bookkeeping is the only punishable offense in the kingdom of heaven. For in that happy state, the books are ignored forever, and there is only the Book of life.

The Hell of Bookkeeping

Do Pets Go To Heaven? Why I Think So…

BY BRUCE HILLMAN

As a pastor I am often asked if pets go to heaven? The question may sound childish, or even sentimental, but it is extremely important for those who ask it. As the owner of a beloved German Shepherd myself, Winston, I know the deep love we can have for our animal companions.

Do Pets Go To Heaven? Why I Think So…

How Sinners Get To Heaven

BY MARTIN LUTHER

Notice that Christ represents the Father to us as none else than the all-loving and magnetic one, and he brings us through himself to the Father. Everything Christ does tends to help us to acquire a loving confidence in the Father.

How Sinners Get To Heaven

Go Home, Son

BY EVAN WELCHER

To quote Kill Bill  “This is me at my most masochistic.” Or to put it another way, this is me at my most Focus On The Family. It was February in Minneapolis, frigid in and out. Nine or so months had crawled by since my Resplendent Bride’s home-going, and there I was at a Pastor’s conference.

Go Home, Son

A Small Note on What God Does Through Pain

BY EVAN WELCHER

Around this time last year my Resplendent Bride wrote this note on her CaringBridge site: “I missed it yesterday, but yesterday marked one year since my life was changed forever. A tumor was found in my chest this time last year and I was diagnosed

A Small Note on What God Does Through Pain