Category Archives: Fear of death

Nine things to know about widows

wise words of advice for those who care. Continue reading

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You will be resurrected

How final is death? Should we expect to be resurrected? Continue reading

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Remedy for a heavy heart

A heavy heart finds comfort and relief when we turn to the worship of praise. We have a great example of this from the disciple whom Jesus loved. Continue reading

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When we feel vulnerable and weak

How to face the vulnerability of living, suffering, and dying in a finite, fragile and fallen world. Continue reading

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Desiring Heaven – now…

God’s Spirit in me is the cause of my desire for a world filled with the presence of God and absent the things his presence will remove. Continue reading

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A screaming room in every hospital

Unbelief doesn’t shout bewilderment at a personal God. It shouts at blind fate. Belief shouts at a faithful and loving Heavenly Father. Continue reading

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Meet the citizens of heaven

It might surprise some to meet the true citizens of heaven. Many religious leaders “shut the door of the kingdom of heaven in people’s faces” (Matthew 23:13). Jesus said of them,  “You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to. ….You travel over land and sea to win a single convert, and when you have succeeded, you make them twice as much a child of hell as you are” (Matthew 23:14-15). Jesus said to these religious leaders, “religious leaders “shut the door of the kingdom of heaven in people’s faces” (Matthew 23:13). Jesus said,  “You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to. …Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes are entering the kingdom of God ahead of you” (Matthew 21:31). Continue reading

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Feeling discouraged?

We all know what it is like to feel discouraged. Take a moment and consider four recommendations for times of discouragement. Continue reading

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People in heaven prior to the resurrection

Life in heaven prior to the resurrection of our bodies. Continue reading

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Learning the art of dying well

Previous generation took aging parents into their homes to finish their time earth. This came with hardships, discomforts and sacrifices, but it also educated people in what earlier generations called, “The art of dying well.” Continue reading

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