Monday, November 14, 2011

I Like This Joke!

Three buddies die in a car crash, and they find themselves at the pearly gates.

They are all asked, "When you are in your casket and friends and
... family are mourning upon you, what would you like to hear them say
about you?

The first guy says, "I would like to hear them say that I was the
greates doctor of my time, and a great family man."

The second guy says, "I would like to hear that I was a wonderful
husband and school teacher who made a huge difference in our
children of tomorrow."

The last guy replies,
"I would like to hear them say... LOOK!!! HE'S MOVING!!!!!"

haha! Hope you liked it!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Paul Wrote from Athens to The Saints in Thessalonica About 60 AD-ish

Today I saw this in the New Testament of the Holy Bible and I thought it was very cool. This is part of a letter that Paul the Disciple of Jesus Christ wrote while he was in Athens to the Saints in Thessalonica. This was probably around 60 AD or so. I like it because it gives them specific things to be aware of.

I like how he said to not do anything to quench the Holy Spirit. You know those few times when you are deep in prayer and you feel like God himself is just right there with you? Those are the times you are feeling the Holy Spirit. You can also sense the presence of the Holy Spirit at other times, too. 

I also like how he asks the brethren in Thessalonica to pray for them. That shows that Paul was very humble, even though he was a strong leader.

The reference for this is 1 Thessalonians 5:14-25 found in the New Testament of the Holy Bible.

14 Now we exhort you, brethren, awarn them that are bunruly, ccomfort the dfeebleminded, esupport the fweak, be patient toward all men.
15 See that none arender bevil for evil unto any cman; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.
16 aRejoice evermore.
17 aPray without ceasing.
18 In every thing give athanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
19 aQuench not the bSpirit.
20 Despise not prophesyings.
21 aProve all things; hold fast that which is good.
22 aAbstain from all bappearance of cevil.
23 And the very God of peace asanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
24 Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.
25 Brethren, pray for us.

With love.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Who Is Jesus?

Thank you for reading my blog. I can see from my stats analysis that some of you are from places where Jesus is not usually taught or talked about very much. From this analysis I realize that I should not assume that you have the same knowledge about Jesus that I have. In my next few posts, I will share with you what I know about Jesus Christ.

You will see that Jesus is greater than any other person that lived on the earth, because he is more than just a person. He is our Savior and the way by which we can have immortality and eternal life.

We can read more about him in the New Testament of The Holy Bible. Here is one website which has the King James Version of the Holy Bible: This is a link to The New Testament in the Holy Bible. This book was written by Luke, a physician who traveled with Paul. Paul started out being active persecuting Christians until one day on his way to Damascus to persecute some more Christians, he saw a vision of the Lord Jesus. This event changed the course of his life. Paul then did a 180 degree turn and traveled to preach about Jesus. This all happened around 60 AD.

When I was a child, I learned about Jesus at a private religious school I attended. Later, I learned that He is the one who agreed to make an atonement for our sins and overcome death so that we could all choose to return to Our Heavenly Father. He was born to Mary over 2000 years ago. He died at the early age of 33 when he was crucified on a wooden cross. The most significant part is that just before his death, he took upon himself all of our sins. I do not know how he did this, but I know he was allowed to do it. The pain was so incredible that he sweated blood. He died on the cross the next day and three days later he was resurrected, meaning his body was whole and his spirit and his body were reunited. Only Jesus was able to overcome death and he did this for each one of us. It is hard to understand how he can know each one of us, but He literally knows each one of us by name. When we pray to God the Father in Jesus' name, our prayers are heard. Guaranteed.

In death our spirit separates from our bodies. However, because of the great sacrifice that Jesus made on our behalf, we will one day be resurrected. Our bodies and our spirit will reunite and be together in a healthy state forever after that.

So, is Jesus just another great prophet? I submit to you that he is greater and more powerful than any person who has ever lived on this earth. At some point, we must each recognize what Jesus did and that he is our advocate with our Father in heaven.

....more later......

With love.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

"I Am a Child of God" a Song for Children, Or is It?

There is a song for children called "I Am a Child of God". The third verse goes like this:

I am a child of God.
Rich blessings are in store;
If I but learn to do his will
I'll live with hime once more.
Lead me, guide me, walk beside me,
Help me find the way.
Teach me all that I must do
To live with him someday.

By: Naomi Randall and Mildred Pettit

We have been given the ten commandments and the two greatest commandments. We know that Jesus loves each and every one of us so much that he laid down his life and took it up again. He also atoned for our sins by taking our sins upon himself so that his mercy could compensate for justice. In so doing, he became our advocate with the Father. We can pray directly to God our Father in the name of Jesus Christ if we are on his same team.

More simply said, Jesus is literally our brother and our Savior. Our Father in Heaven is also his Father. They both love us so much. They love it when we pray because they love to hear from us, their family. It is so simple that even children can understand it.

With love.

Friday, November 4, 2011

He Said "Come Follow Me"

Jesus invited everyone when he said "Come Follow Me". He has an open door policy and wants us each to draw close to him.

How do we do this? One way to do this is through prayer. We simply address his father in an attitude of reverence. We can start by saying "Dear Heavenly Father". It is that simple. Then when we finish talking to Our Heavenly Father, we can close by saying "in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen"  Very very simple.

Today is a good day to talk to God. Draw close to God and Jesus. There is no reason to wait. They love you very very much and want to hear how your day is going. If it has been awhile, tell Heavenly Father everything in your heart. Pray outloud if you can. Don't be surprised if you can feel him listening. If you cannot feel him listening, I promise you that he is.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Love is What Life is About

On my first blog yesterday I wrote about near death experiences (NDE). They have been happening to people for a long time. It is not a new thing, but with the availability of internet, the stories are more available. The other night I watched some NDE stories on the internet. I made sure that I was in the family room with other people around and it was brightly lit. I didn't want to get weirded out. The stories I read affected me in a good way. I did not get weirded out at all. With my already substantial understanding of the holy scriptures, while listening to these stories, I was able to better understand what Jesus expects from us and what "Paradise" in heaven may be like.

Here is a website you can use if you want to hear some of these stories firsthand:  My favorites are Betty Eadie and Vicky Noratuk. I have also read "The Message" by Lance Richardson and liked it a lot, especially the second half when he is describing the experience. Another good book is "Return from Tomorrow" by George Ritchie. I am looking forward to reading "Heaven is for Real". Here is the website for that book This is the story of a four year old who had an NDE. His name is Colton Burpo in Nebraska, USA and it happened several years ago. I heard him on an interview on YouTube when he said "I learned heaven is real and you are going to like it."

You know, I could intellectualize all day about what I would think Jesus expects from us, but please forgive my simplicity when I say that He wants us to love one another. We should serve one another and love one another. End of story.

What do I do with that, right? Because now I feel like I should have more love for all living creatures. I even looked at our Yorkie yesterday and said to her, "Does this mean I have to love you more?" She is kind of yappy and sometimes tries my patience. Haha!  But truly it is all about relationships. The only things you get to take with you: knowledge and relationships. And our personalities will be the same, too. If we are Oscar the Grouch or Eeyore here on earth, we will be there, too! ;D

So, what relationships do I need to make better? And does this mean that instead of worrying about myself and my problems that I should now reach out to others? Selfishness breeds so many problems. I can see where being the opposite of selfish (selfless), would actually be more productive.
Here are stories of people reaching out to serve and show love to their fellow man: and  There are so many ways to give service. Even small acts of service can go a long way to make someone's day better. Jesus said "Love one another."

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

What I Learned or Was Reminded of While Watching Videos of the Experiences People Have Had with the Life after Earth Life

Yesterday I took the time to watch several YouTube videos about people’s experiences with near death experiences (NDE). I learned or was reminded of several things. And there were common experiences that were brought up over and over again.

The people who have experienced NDEs all expressed that they felt love. They felt so much love that they did not want to come back to earth. For various reasons, they were told warmly but firmly that they had to come back. One little boy had to come back because God was answering his father’s prayer to bring him back. Others were told that they had not yet completed their mission here in life.

It is an interesting thing about the “mission” in life: apparently you cannot be told what it is or else you would hurry and do it so that you could return back to God’s presence right away. In completing your mission too quickly you would miss out on learning experiences, which is another reason we are here in our mortal bodies on earth.

When they spoke of meeting Jesus, they said they already knew him and that they were remembering him from before. They all confirmed that God is good. They confirmed that Jesus in all his glory is brighter than the noon day sun and that he is a being of light even though he is in the form of a man with arms and legs, a face, etc. (The little boy said his eyes were sea blue.) The common thread of love and attention from our Heavenly Father and his son, Jesus, confirmed for us that everything happens for our good, even though we do not recognize it at the time. During each of their near death experiences, they were shown things which uniquely made them feel comfortable: Things for which they had a reference point.

They said that there were people and ancestors “on the other side” to greet them and that they were not allowed past a certain point. In two instances, their tale was the same; that Jesus put his hand up and firmly said, “No”. Indicating that they could not pass a certain point. However, neither of them knew what would happen if they did cross that point. They assumed that if they did, then they would not be able to return to earth.

Communication between their spirits and the other beings they saw was not by any particular language. They could understand, even though they were not receiving knowledge through their native language. They said it was like they just knew things - things that they could never begin to understand on earth like complex math and music.

Every one of them expressed that they had a body and that they could feel it - like their own earthly bodies only a lot lighter. In fact, one petite little lady said that her earthly body feels heavy and clay-like now. She also said that she had a dim light in her spiritual body which intensified as she learned more of spiritual things on her NDE journey. They talked as if they had all the same senses that we have on earth. One lady is blind on earth, so it took her a little while to adjust to being able to see: She had to figure things out. They described feelings within themselves as they experienced emotions and movement. One lady said that when she tried to touch the arm of the nurse working on her, her hand passed through the nurse’s arm with no response from the nurse. And several of them mentioned that when they tried to talk or shout to the medical staff, nobody could hear them. So, it seems that in the spirit they could touch other spiritual things, but they could not touch or communicate with earthly things.

Music and math were mentioned a lot. Light was mentioned a lot. Several people said there were colors that they had never seen before here on earth. A couple of them mentioned that even the blades of grass were shining with light and one girl said that the grass was happy she was walking on it.

The little boy was only 4 when he had his near death experience and he said that Heavenly Father was huge. He said God was so big that he could hold the earth in the palm of his hand.
Travel and time were completely different than what we are accustomed to on earth. They said they could travel very quickly and as soon as they thought about someplace, they were instantaneously headed toward the thing that they had just thought about. When they wanted to go slower they could. They all said there is not time in a linear fashion like we know it here. One lady tried to explain her perception of time and said it was not linear, but it was like layers of dimensions all happening congruently.

Several times I heard that they saw their life in “review” and as they were watching their life events, they not only saw their own perception of what was happening, but could understand and feel the emotions of all the other people involved in that event.

A couple of people were being interviewed and asked how they knew it was not something other than a near death experience. They had different answers. The blind lady said it could not have been something she imagined because she was born blind and had no idea or concept of what sight was like. Another lady said she had experienced hallucinations when she had lost a lot of blood in childbirth and it was nothing similar. They were sure that this was nothing earthly. They had a difficult time trying to explain their experiences in words.

One man was saying that he is an intellectual here on earth and when he had his near death experience he was very surprised to learn that eternal things are not based on intellectual pursuits at all. He was chuckling as he explained that his intellectual interest was not necessary or even considered over there.

In summary, then, we know from these NDE people that Jesus is alive and well and living in heaven with God, our Heavenly Father. They are two separate beings with a form similar to ours except theirs is filled with an extremely higher intensity of light. There is a place called heaven which is ruled by love and there is a place of pain and suffering which is ruled by fear. One lady said that the people in the horrible place knew they were stuck there and their only hope is that nobody else would have to come there and experience that awful state of misery and literal pain.
We also know that we are loved. In hearing all these stories and experiences combined with my own prior research, it was again confirmed in my mind that God and Jesus know us and we know them. We cannot remember them right now because we are here, away on assignment, to accomplish some goals. We are loved beyond our comprehension and even in our darkest hour we are not alone. We are all in the same family with God our father. He resides in a luminescent place that many called Heaven. (I think it is nice that the word is so close to “haven”.)

The most important thing for us to do on this earth is to accept Jesus and what he did for us. I know that sounds trite and overused. From what the NDE people said, that is the most important thing to realize. The next action step for us is to share this message with all other people that we can so that they can make the choice to accept Jesus. It sounds too simple and we like to make things more complex than that. But that is it: Love Jesus and God and tell others about them.
I find this topic very interesting and as I listen to their NDE stories, it feels like somewhere in the far recesses of my brain, I recollect and can envision some of the things they speak of. I hope to have time to hear more stories from people of other cultures and countries. The ones I heard were so far were all in English.

I would like to mention that I think it is awesome that these people are coming forth in the media to share their stories which can now be added to the accounts of prophets in The Holy Bible and The Book of Mormon, two books that I find very informative about Elohim, God our Heavenly Father and Jehovah, also known as His Son and our eldest brother, Jesus Christ. They both have many other names and titles by which they are known throughout the history of the earth.

If you are interested in hearing more or have information on the topic to share, please contact me via email at to give me your email address. I will let you know if I learn anything further. (FYI, I’m only using this email account for this and will not pass your email information to anyone else.)