About Bad Apples


It never ceases to amaze me how many excellent analogies are out there awaiting our notice, and how timely some of them can be.

Once again something landed in my inbox and for the umpteenth time I thought, I have to share this! And here it is:

Sometimes when we purchase a few apples and we take them home to enjoy we may find that one of the apples does not look the same as the other apples.  Our first bet is to throw it out, basing it on it’s bruises.  But if we only take a moment to cut it open we would realize how perfect the inside is.  You see, we are all so different in our outside appearances, but most times we need to look through our hearts, and not through our eyes. 

Especially if the apple is bruised inside…

Happy Saturday.

What Do We Have to Lose?


“Heaven Is So Real”. That’s the name of a book I couldn’t quite finish reading because most of the content left me wondering what is real and what isn’t. However, the author, Choo Thomas, did describe Heaven and Hell in some detail and how attainment of each is realized, which also had me wondering how many people have ever given these two places any thought at all.

Christianity makes up one-third of the world’s population. This religion teaches that the only way to Heaven, God’s abode, is to believe in Jesus, His Son…that he was born to save us, that he died to save us, and that he lives to save us from going to Hell. I believe. I believe I am not going to Heaven because I am a good person, do good deeds, live a good life, do not hurt anyone…I know that none of these things will get me into Heaven…only my belief in Jesus will get me there.

So far no one can “prove” that Heaven or Hell exists. However, after reading many descriptions of what Hell is presumed to be like, I am certainly glad I’m a believer.

It has been said that it is better to believe that God exists and to die and find out he doesn’t, than to not believe in him and die and find out that he does. In my opinion, that’s where Hell awaits.

Weighing the options; learning about the way, the truth, and the life (John 14:6) and choosing to believe, seems to me the best way to stay out of the “hot seat”.

What do we have to lose?