Tag Archive: death

#8 I see dead people

Growing up as a funeral director’s kid gave me a familiarity and even comfort with death that none of my friends shared, nor wanted to share. Coming in at number eight of my… Continue reading

#9 Faith plus works or faith that works?

Number nine on my top ten posts in honor of my ten year blogging anniversary begins with a horrifying hypothetical scenario. Is this not what works-based salvation necessarily leads to? Picture this: You’re… Continue reading

The final fork

I just can’t get into a storyline peppered with names like Smeagol, Boromir, and Isildur. Huh? Especially when they inhabit bizarre worlds constantly in danger from creepy or menacing orcs, balrogs, and the… Continue reading

A heavenly transaction

This is Part 7 of my personal reflection series 35 years a saint. You can read my introduction here. So there I was, a new creation. Ta da! You know that dance scene at the end… Continue reading

The most momentous junction

New Year’s resolution….blah, blah, blah.…lose weight, quit smoking, get healthy.…blah, blah, blah….off the diet, still lighting up, quit the gym….blah, blah, blah. Wait eleven and a half months. Repeat. It’s that time of… Continue reading

Prescription for a sick world

I have lately felt more overwhelmed than usual by all the evil in the world. Murders, rapes, child abuse, sex trafficking, tortuous persecution. We see it in the news every day…a sad and… Continue reading

The hope of happiness

In the debate over same-sex marriage and homosexuality, just as in other issues about which people disagree, the answer to one question will mostly determine which side one will support: Or perhaps more… Continue reading

O death, you really should just surrender

I am closer to death today than I was yesterday. So are you. How close, neither of us knows, but there is a day coming when death and I will meet on the… Continue reading

Like the rest of mankind

Us versus them. We’re right; you’re wrong. They’re bad; we’re good. We’re all about reason; you’re mentally insane. There are a lot of lines being drawn these days, lines meant to distinguish the… Continue reading

Hold on….heaven awaits

The more the world goes to hell the more I long for heaven. Peace…goodness…love…joy. Everlasting perfect bliss without the slightest hint or danger of violence, deception, immorality, hatred, sadness, suffering or pain. This… Continue reading

Calculating incalculable losses

What’s wrong with this picture? Aside from a numbered loss being labeled “incalculable.” As simply a commentary on the personal toll the coronavirus pandemic has taken on many, this front page of the… Continue reading

Is a continuing lockdown morally right?

If it wasn’t so sad and pathetic it would be funny…these self-righteous men who won’t defend the lives of innocent unborn children talking about how “No one is expendable” and they won’t accept… Continue reading

Death is all about perspective

We need to be thinking about heaven. People are dying and families are grieving and government leaders are making life and death decisions. Do they know that this life is not all there… Continue reading

What about the unreached? Part 2

Before I continue I need to emphasize that I am expressing my own views on the doctrine of salvation and do not represent any particular denomination or church. I freely admit that I… Continue reading

12 Gifts of ChristX – Confident hope

Oh, the frenzy on the Ellen show this time of year. I’ll bet tickets for her 12 Days of Giveaways 2020 are already sold out. You snag one of those and not only… Continue reading