Category Archives: heaven

The eye of a needle

I try to share my words from the other side of the pulpit. Here are today’s nuggets. May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer. … Continue reading

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I Need a Hug … A Sonni Hug

Don’t ever doubt there are angels among us. I know that fact from personal experience. I’ve seen it all my life. I’ve had people pop into — and unfortunately — out of my life just when I needed an extra … Continue reading

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Tears on Earth … Joy in Heaven

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die … — Ecclesiates 3:1-2a August 20. November 20. August 31. March 25, April 12, … Continue reading

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The Back Story

Heaven Shining Through continues to make its mark. In the past few days, I have heard the comments, “That was my story”, “I shared it with the kids {skipping over just one part} and it opened up some interesting conversations … Continue reading

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Five Minute Friday — Include

You know the drill. I’ll post this Five Minute Friday contribution, link at Kate’s place on Facebook at  http://www.fiveminutefriday.com and scan through the incredible work of my fellow writers. As I always say, you should try it as well — … Continue reading

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Celebration of Life

I attended a Celebration of Life for Arlene Richardson this morning. I didn’t know Mrs. Richardson; I attended in deference to a close church friend. Mrs. Richardson was her mother. It was my first in Maine, but certainly not the … Continue reading

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Waiting for a Hug

I was going through some files the other day and came across the eulogy I delivered for my very good friend, confidant and counselor, Sonni. It struck me. She died two years ago today and, just like my wife, there … Continue reading

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