Headed to Heaven

Headed to Heaven

Everyone recognizes the brilliant physicist Albert Einstein and his famous equation E = mc2 (even though many of us have no clue what it means). The story is told that while traveling on a train, Dr. Einstein was unable to find his ticket when the conductor came by. He frantically looked in his pockets, briefcase, seat beside him, but to no avail. The kind conductor reassured him, “Dr. Einstein, I know who you are. We all know who you are. I’m sure you bought a ticket. Don’t worry about it..” The conductor continued down the aisle and then turned to …

There’ll be No Hypocrisy in Heaven!

There’ll be No Hypocrisy in Heaven!

It will be wonderful to live in heaven where no one will need to try and impress each other. And whether we admit it or not, deep within each life is the desire to be loved and accepted. I believe the most devout and famous preacher long to be accepted by his congregation. Pastors are human, and they want to be loved and accepted. In the largest churches, if attendance dwindled down consistently, pastors would be looking for other churches to pastor. I’m not suggesting the message be watered  down, but he wants to present the gospel in an appealing manner …

Don’t Get Too Comfortable

Don’t Get Too Comfortable

    Several song writers have written about this thought using the following words:     This world is not my home; I’m just passing through. Angels beckon me from heaven’s open door: And I can’t feel at home here anymore.   When we realize our time on earth is like a vapor, which is seen, but almost instantly disappears; therefore, we should place less emphasis on our earthly homes, and spend more time preparing for our heavenly homes. Because no matter how expensive our house and the value of other earthly possessions, at death we leave them behind: remember Job stated this truth …

Life is Not Just About Me!

Life is Not Just About Me!

      Life is not Just about Me!   No matter how impoverished or elaborate an infant’s environment, her natural inherited nature is selfishness. She is unable to express this thought, but evidently she thinks that the entire world revolves around her and her wishes. When she is hungry, she cries and her mother lets her nurse or gives her a bottle. She is satisfied and stops crying. But she was fed when hungry; so the next time she is hungry, she does a repeat performance and gets results. Then she becomes tired lying in her crib, and begins crying; soon she …

Life Is Meaningless Without God

Life Is Meaningless Without God

      Life is Meaningless without God   I had planned to use Solomon’s words in the first chapter of Ecclesiastes to illustrate this topic, but don’t need to use Solomon’s life: because my early life is an excellent example of the futility of life without God. I remember that I lived from day to day with no purpose or goal. Perhaps as a child, as long as I had two parents to love me, a roof over my head, and plenty to eat, I was fairly satisfied. But when I graduated from high school my outlook on life changed. I …

A Pilgrim’s New Direction

A Pilgrim’s New Direction

    A Pilgrim’s New Direction   Wish I could tell you after becoming a believer in 1939, everything was up-hill, and I lived happily ever after, but not true. I brought a lot of baggage into my new relationship, and it would take many years to sanctify my life. Not aware of that truth and reading such scriptures as the following troubled me.”Therefore. if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold all things are become new.” 2 Corinthians 5: 17 As I look back on my life, I know God had a wonderful life planned …

My Early Homes

My Early Homes

      My Early Homes   Perhaps my humble beginning and being reared in a small three room house, with no closets, nor other conveniences contributed to my desire to live in bigger and more expensive houses. However, the first house Ray and I rented after our marriage was a three room house, then another small house, and since we had furniture, we rented several small unfurnished apartments until after graduating from college. Always, we had rented a place to live, but soon after moving to Granbury, Texas, we made a down payment on our first house. It was so much nicer than houses or apartments in …

My Eternal Home

My Eternal Home

    My Eternal Home   We are given some idea of what our eternal home will be like, but finite minds are unable to fathom its magnificent beauty: for we have no earthly home with which to compare it.  Any multi-million house will pale in its majesty. If my understanding is accurate, our final home will be New Jerusalem: because we are told that God will destroy the present heaven and earth.  I believe the New Jerusalem will be my final home after the thousand years of Jesus reign on earth, battle of Armageddon, Satan’s doom, and the Great White Throne …

On Earth As It Is In Heaven

On Earth As It Is In Heaven

“May your Kingdom come; may your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” [Matt [6:10]] MAY YOUR KINGDOM COME Matthew 13 contains seven parables Jesus told to describe God’s Kingdom, all based on everyday life in the first century. The one that caught my attention this week is the parable of the yeast: Jesus said, “The Kingdom of heaven is like this. A woman takes some yeast and mixes it with a bushel of flour until the whole batch of dough rises.” [Matthew [13:33], GNT] YEAST FOR THE WORLD As Christians, we’re called to be yeast for …