Sunday, October 31, 2010


When most of us think of heaven, we think of fluffy clouds, pearly gates, and maybe even God judging us for telling that little white lie to get out of jury duty.

Heaven may be all those things, but I love how author Randy Alcorn describes what WON’T be in heaven in his book  “Heaven”.

“What Won’t Be in Heaven” by Randy Alcorn

No death, no suffering. No funeral homes, abortion clinics, or psychiatric wards. No rape, no missing children, or drug rehabilitation centers. No bigotry, no muggings or killings.

No worry or depression or economic downturns. No wars, no unemployment.  No anguish over failure and miscommunication.

No con men.  No locks. No death. No mourning. No pain. No boredom. 

No arthritis, no handicaps, no cancer, no taxes, no bills, no computer crashes, no weeds, no bombs, no drunkenness, no traffic jams and accidents, no septic-tank backups.  No mental illness.  No unwanted e-mails.

Close friendships but no cliques, laughter but  no put-downs.  Intimacy, but no temptation to immorality.  No hidden agendas, no backroom deals. No betrayals.

Imagine mealtimes full of stories, laughter, and joy, without fear of insensitivity, inappropriate behavior, anger, gossip, lust, jealousy, hurt feelings, or anything that eclipses joy.

That will be Heaven.


  1. Great post. I will have to check out that book. I have not heard of it before.

    I always loved that old Baptist hymn I used to sing at church growing up, When we all Get to Heaven. It says "What a Day of rejoicing that will be. When we all see Jesus, we'll sing and shout the victory!"
    I love it. Still gives me chills.

  2. AMAZING!! That all those things that won't be in Heaven- consume us to some degree here in this place -which sometimes I wonder -is this HELL?

  3. If there was a "like" button in the blog world, I would click it here.

  4. Mrs. Fab, it's ironic.....they played that song the same day. It's one of my favorite hymns. Makes me want to shout thinking about it!

    Thanks Kathryn;-)