March 7: “On Dying and Angels”

While death is an ugly thing, it is the doorway to the heavenly home of the Jesus-follower. Further, there are heavenly beings in the room when our loved one dies.

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October 6: “Living for Eternity”

4 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: 1 Kings 9Ephesians 6Ezekiel 39Psalms 90 Today’s Bible Verse(s): Psalm 90:2 (CSB): “Before the mountains were born, before you gave birth to the earth and the world, from eternity to eternity, you are God.” Reflections on Today’s Bible Verse(s): What is time? I didn’t ask “What […]

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August 3: “Looking Forward to Heaven”

4 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Judges 17Acts 21Jeremiah 30-31Mark 16 Today’s Bible Verse(s): Jeremiah 31:33 (CSB): “ ‘Instead, this is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel after those days’ — the LORD’s declaration. ‘I will put my teaching within them and write it on their hearts. I […]

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July 14: “Jesus’ Imperfect Heavenly Body”

11 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Joshua 20-21Acts 1Jeremiah 10Matthew 24 Today’s Bible Verse(s): Acts 1:9 (CSB): “After he had said this, he was taken up as they were watching, and a cloud took him out of their sight.” Reflections on Today’s Bible Verse(s): It is so fun(!) to read through the […]

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June 20: “The Strange Beauty of Death”

6 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Deuteronomy 25Psalms 116Isaiah 52Revelation 22 Today’s Bible Verse(s): Psalm 116:15 (CSB): “The death of his faithful one is valuable in the Lord’s sight.” Reflections on Today’s Bible Verse(s): The verse that I have chosen for today seems a bit unusual. In fact, it may seem odd. “The […]

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October 22: “God’s Eternality and Our Comfort”

4 Minute Read + Scripture readings TODAY’S BIBLE READING: Jeremiah 39:1–41:18 2 Timothy 1:1-18 Psalms 90:1–91:16 Proverbs 26:1-2 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Psalm 90:2 (CSB): “Before the mountains were born, before you gave birth to the earth and the world, from eternity to eternity, you are God.” REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Our Verse for Today […]

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February 8: “How Long is Eternity?”

5 Minute Read TODAY’S BIBLE READING: Exodus 28:1-43 Matthew 25:31–26:13 Psalm 31:9-18 Proverbs 8:12-13 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Matthew 25:46 (CSB): “And they will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.” REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Our Verse for Today is as simple as it is powerful. It is easy to read […]

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Heaven will not be a long church service! (—Sigh of relief!—)

I’ll have to admit that the thought of Heaven wasn’t too attractive to me as a young child. Of course, I understood that Hell needed to be avoided for obvious reasons. But, Heaven … well … what’s so great about a long worship service that never, ever, ever, ever ends? I’ve been in some worship […]

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Removed from Eden

This morning, as I have again recently started my yearly journey of reading through the entirety of Scripture, I came across Genesis 3:22-24. Here’s how the New Living Translation reads:   22 Then the Lord God said, “Look, the human beings have become like us, knowing both good and evil. What if they reach out, take […]

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