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ASK YMI: How Can I Be Happy in Heaven If My Loved Ones Aren't There?

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How can we be happy knowing that our loved ones are suffering? We struggle with guilt and ask ourselves: Have I not been earnest enough in sharing the gospel with them? Is it because I haven’t been praying for them consistently? Could I have been a better testimony at home?

Habits To Hoard Beyond The Pandemic

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How many toilet rolls have you bought recently? If you’ve lost count, well, you’re probably not alone. One thing this Covid-19 pandemic has shown us is that we all have a tendency to hoard things for self-preservation, or even just for a sense of security.

Heaven Isn’t Our Final Hope

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When I was a kid, my aunt told me that everyone who dies becomes an angel, is given wings and lives in a perfect place called heaven. Secular society has built up this idealistic fantasy of a place that’s floating in the clouds somewhere, where all “good” people go and spend forever in paradise.

The Day We Were Robbed

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“I’ve to run. My flat . . . someone’s entered my flat. I must go,” I told my boss in a barely audible whisper. I could hardly believe my ears when I received a phone call from my sister to say we had been robbed.

How Narnia’s Fantasy Led Me to the Truth

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At church as a child, when I was supposed to draw a picture of what I thought heaven would look like, I scribbled yellow crayon all over the page, conveying light and glory. Heaven was a mystery to me, and I feared it would be like my illustration

The Compulsory Queue

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ODJ: Tasting Heaven

I wrote a book recently about recovering from broken dreams (Resurrection Year). It tells the story of my wife and I being unable to start a family. To our surprise, a TV producer read the book and sent a film crew to make a documentary of our story. The weeks leading up to filming were intense. There was so much to prepare, and the thought of describing our journey on camera made Merryn

5 Myths about Heaven

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All of us want to go to heaven don’t we? But let’s be honest: not everything about heaven seems that enticing, does it? For example, if all we do in heaven is sing to the Lord—sure, it’s a good thing—won’t it get a bit boring, especially for those of us who aren’t that great at singing?

Why Does It Have To Be This Way?

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Life. It’s unpredictable. Some days it’s peaceful, other days it’s tumultuous. Sometimes it’s beautiful, other times it’s dreary. Some of us enjoy good health and long life, some of us suffer continually and die early. Ever paused and asked why?