Wednesday, November 4, 2009

90 Minutes in Heaven

In light of the recent passing of my good friend Don Bowen from earth to heaven, I thought that people might enjoy hearing about the book 90 Minutes in Heaven: A True Story of Death & Life. This book has been a great encouragement to me.

Here is a brief synopsis provided by followed by a brief video teaser that includes photos from the accident as well as commentary from the author.

On the way home from a conference, Don Piper's car was crushed by a semi that crossed into his lane. Medical personnel said he died instantly. While his body lay lifeless inside the ruins of his car, Piper experienced the glories of heaven, awed by its beauty and music.

Ninety minutes after the wreck, while a minister prayed for him, Piper miraculously returned to life on earth with only the memory of inexpressible heavenly bliss. His faith in God was severely tested as he faced an uncertain and grueling recovery. Now he shares his life-changing story with you.

90 Minutes in Heaven offers a glimpse into a very real dimension of God's reality. It encourages those recovering from serious injuries and those dealing with the loss of a loved one. And now it is available in this audio edition, emotionally read by Don Piper himself. The experience dramatically changed Piper's life, and it will change yours too.

I hope this is a blessing to you!


Tuesday, November 3, 2009

To You Be The Glory

To You Be The Glory is one of my favorite songs from Glory Revealed II. This song puts to music Romans 11:33-36.
33Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God!
How unsearchable his judgments,
and his paths beyond tracing out!
34"Who has known the mind of the Lord?
Or who has been his counselor?"
35"Who has ever given to God,
that God should repay him?"
36For from him and through him and to him are all things.
To him be the glory forever! Amen
Even if you could care less about the scripture reference or words of the song, I hope that you will enjoy the music. However, this passage and beautiful song are a reminder that He is worthy of all my praise. To Him be the glory!

You can listen to the song and watch a video related to it by clicking the picture below.

I hope this is a blessing to you and yours!


Monday, November 2, 2009

Until We Meet Again Friend...

This is a personal tribute to my friend Don Bowen to keep his smiling face etched in my memory forever.

Don, you have always been a great friend through the years. I loved discussing all things Directory Services with you during your tenure at Sun. I loved even more swapping spiritual encouragements during good times and hard times. These last couple of years though, Don raised the bar on encouragement not only to me but to everyone that followed his pilgrimage through his blog. Even my mom, a cancer survivor herself has followed your blog and been encouraged immensely by it.

To Eileen and the girls, my prayers continue on for God's comfort and provision for you in the days and years ahead.

2 Corinthians 5 reminds us that to be away from the body is to be present with the Lord. Many have been praying for a big miracle for Don these last couple of years. On October 31st of 2009, Don finally got the biggest miracle of all to be embraced by the loving arms of his Lord. I look forward to seeing you again one day my friend. Until then, blessings to you and yours!

Your friend and brother in Christ!