Showing posts from January, 2024


  EMBRACING Heaven is for Real! Heaven is for Real is about a child who almost dies from a burst appendix in 2003…or does he actually die? According to the doctors, his vital statistics proved he was alive during the three minutes he left his body and visited Jesus in heaven! Colton Burpo was almost four years old. He was too young to have been trained to lie about the many things he saw in heaven. Child-like innocence comprehended and recalled those three minutes as a longer experience, for during that time Colton sat on Jesus’ lap, played with his sister (who had died after a 2-month pregnancy but had grown into childhood in heaven), watched his father in the future fighting the devil with a sword, got to know his grandfather who now looked like a young father-figure, and saw his parents grieving for him in two other rooms in the hospital. He described Jesus’ hair, the garment he wore, the blue sash across his chest, and a face that was not captured by any past artist…his fath
  FRUITS OF FASTING   You can read in the Bible how fasting produced happiness and good fortune for many people like Daniel, Moses, David, Paul, Peter, (many others) and Jesus, himself. I have been fortunate to experience just that. I fasted for three weeks before my church’s yearly 21 days of fasting in 2024 to bring in the new year. I had been slacking off on my prayer life and had not been hearing from my God for several months. I felt empty and unloved. He had spoken to me clearly during and after the last two years’ fasts. I wanted to hear from Jesus again, so for those three weeks before our church fast started, I acclimated myself to fasting. That way, when I began the 21 days of church fasting, I would be in a good routine to fast properly…my body would be used to the lack of food, and my mind would be focused on prayer and worship. It worked! I heard from God the 2 nd night of the 21 days! Not everyone hears from the Holy Spirit in the same way. But, during my fast two years