Do you have certain books that you pull out and read again and again in different seasons of your life? Somehow the words that make up these special books anchor you back to reality or bring comfort and hope.
Heaven Your Real Home by Joni Eareckson Tada is an anchoring book for me.
Joni experienced a diving accident as a teenager that left her paralyzed from the shoulders down. She overcame depression and suicidal thoughts to become an artist, author, singer, speaker, and founder of Joni and Friends, a non-profit for the disabled community. You can visit the JAF ministries website here http://www.joniandfriends.org/ There are great resources for kids and families on this site.
Through her process of recovery Joni thought about Heaven often. The result of these discussions and study provided the material for her book.
Life moves so very quickly. I sometimes forget what I am a part of, what we are all a part of, is SO MUCH BIGGER. I would like to share some of my favorite parts for encouragement to you. Also, for hope that you might know without a doubt that you are amazing.
1 John 3:2 What we will be has not yet been made known.
~Somehow, somewhere within you is the pattern of the heavenly person you will become.
~In every person there is a facet of the Lord’s loveliness that only he or she can uniquely reflect.
WHERE YOU ARE IS NO MISTAKE
Acts 17:26 From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands.
~Through faith we understand we are not physical beings having a spiritual experience, but spiritual beings having a physical experience. Peter Kreeft
Do you ever feel restless, hungry for more? Life is not forever, heaven is your real home.
~For me, true contentment on earth means asking less of this life because more is coming in the next.