“God Eyes”

“The LORD doesn’t see things the way you see them. People judge by outward appearances, but the LORD looks at the heart.”(1 Samuel 16:7)Several years ago I had the opportunity to spend time with a person I had only known for a few years. Our paths had crossed in several classes at church but that was the extent of our interactions. She had invited me over to have a conversation about end-of-life matters. What I never would have guessed, as I prepared to…

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What Does Heaven Smell Like?

A few weeks ago, as I was washing my hands, a random thought entered my brain: “What does heaven smell like?” I stopped what I was doing and tried to figure out what could have triggered that thought – and then I realized it was the aroma of the hand soap I was using. It is a scent I find very pleasing and is called “Rain Water”. Clean, light, fresh, cool. My sense of smell triggered a thought of what it may be…

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