Anita and Ben Wedding Photo

Wedding photo

We Only Have a Glimpse of Heaven

Could we bear to live another second on this earth? God has given us glimpses of heaven and His ultimate victory, but I think He hasn’t given us the entire picture because living here in comparison would be impossible to endure.

There’s No Sin There                                       

You see, in heaven there’s no sin or the effects of sin – no broken relationships, no physical or emotional pain, no farewells in death, no shed tears for any reason. Doesn’t that sound heavenly, my friend? And if we trust Jesus to forgive our sins, that’s where we are headed.

We’ll See Jesus Face-to-Face

We will not only see our loved ones who have gone on ahead, we will see Jesus face-to-face. There will be no fear of judgement because He has paid for every one of our sins. He has provided the way for us to be there.

He Wants Us There!                                          Mende tribe in Liberia, West Africa

And He wants His followers there. He told His disciples He was going to prepare a place for them to be with Him where He is. He wants us with Him. We are most honored of all men. Forgiven sinners, free to love Him and others. Free to serve Him and others.

Cross-Cultural Couples - Ben Talks at Lutheran ChurchesHe Lives With Us Now in Our Hearts

We are living with Him now as He lives in our hearts. We need only be aware of it. He’s always there longing for us to share our day with Him. To rely on Him, to call on Him “in every trouble.” Big things and small. Sometimes I think the answers to my small and petty requests are so exciting because it means God is paying attention to every detail of my life. What can be better than that if I’m following Him faithfully?

The Most Important Thing to Know About Heaven

We cannot see heaven now. We have only a slight preview. But we do know the most important thing about heaven. Jesus, our Savior, will be there. Will we need anything else?                                                                                                                                                                                                    Ben Jr. honored by Landai

Until we meet in heaven, blessings on your journey of faith, anita

Beyond Myself Book Cover by Author Anita Katherine DennisBeyond Myself: The Farm Girl & the African Chief

I describe my journey of faith in my memoir of my love story. During the 1960s, I married my anthropology professor who was a hereditary African Chief of the Mende tribe in West Africa. This led me to visit Africa a number of times and live in his remote village for a year with our 3 boys doing lay missionary work. I certainly didn’t do things perfectly. And yet, the Lord has been so gracious in my life! I can only praise and thank Him!