Wednesday, February 23, 2011



I’m sending birthday wishes to my grandpa who turns 94 today!

My sister and aunt took Grandpa out for lunch and sent me this cell phone picture.

Unfortunately, Grandpa recently fell and needs a sling to keep his arm secured while his shoulder heals.

We all admire Grandpa for his cheerful spirit and ability to be thankful for his blessings amidst the trials of life.  Grandpa has always been able to look at the bright side.



I’m wondering. . . will I live to be 94?

Only God knows.

If I do, I no doubt will have been through more life challenges, heartache. . .

and joy and well.


But will I be thankful through the trials?

I look ahead at the future for my kids. . .

And wonder how we will lead, guide, let go and watch them fly, fail, laugh, cry as they navigate their own waters of life.

More and more I find myself thinking (the Holy Spirit nudging). . .PRAY!

I must pray without ceasing.

During our school table time we are reading the book, Heaven is for Real, A Little Boy’s Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back.

Our reading today was an encouragement for us to pray because God really is listening!

Here’s a brief synopsis of the book:

Colton, not yet four years old, told his parents he left his body during the surgery – and authenticated that claim by describing exactly what his parents were doing in another part of the hospital while he was being operated on.  He talked of visiting heaven and relayed stories told to him by people he met there whom he had never met in life, sharing events that happened even before he was born.  He also astonished his parents with descriptions and obscure details about heaven that matched the Bible exactly, though he had not yet learned to read. 

This book gives a thrilling glimpse into eternity for those who believe and encourages those who doubt.


As believers we wonder what heaven will be like.

The kids ask questions about heaven.

Although some details leave us wondering we know it will be perfect.

Perfect joy, perfect peace, perfect worship, perfect love. . .

Whether age 94, 44, or 4 we are all one day closer to eternity.

I am thankful beyond words that I know where I’m going and I don’t need to wonder about that.

May we as believers be a beacon of light to share our Jesus with those who may not know Him.

Let’s not let others be left wondering. . . and let them live life with the peace of knowing.


Happy Wednesday. . .last one in February!


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