Is Heaven For Real

I just watched Heaven Is For Real. It stirred me so much. I always know in my heart that Al is in heaven. He believed in God, of course he is in heaven. The thought of anywhere else has never entered my mind. Why should it? I believe in God.





God is a touchy subject among  us that walk this earth. I usually don’t get into the topic of God because of arguing that happens with everyone’s different views.

We are a group of living, human beings that in general, demands to see what we see in order to believe. It is not a fault, but a way of life. We live in pain, and there is gnashing of teeth and wicked tongues among us. Not just you but me also.

In this movie it positively shows that what I say is the truth. A church begins to collapse as it can not see nor understand what has not been shown. If a congregation can mistrust, than surely we are no better in acting the same way.

But what about a young child, can a child who is born in innocence see and  believe without question? Should we believe them or chalk it up to hallucinations or an over-active imagination.

After seeing this movie I fell to my knees. I wanted to believe there is a heaven. I needed to believe so that I know Al is at peace today and all brand new. I wanted to know that every pain, and sad heart I feel and angry words spoken to me were somehow going to be worth it in the end. In the movie the child star says there are no old people; that all are young. There are no glasses he stated. Does this mean Jesus heals? Are we put back into the state of which we were born in?

I believe we are. Jesus promises us that if we truly believe in him and follow him he will make us all brand new when we leave this earth. We shall be in his image and walk and sit with him. Can you imagine what it was like to be sitting on God’s lap?

Oh the sacrifices we make here on earth. The sin that is within us, the trials and tribulations, isn’t it all worth it if the reward in the end is heaven? A walk with God, a healing of our body, no more famish, no more weight issues, nor bullying, no worries; isn’t it all worth it?

Everything we obtain here on earth is nothing but mere pebbles according to the rewards in heaven. This movie took my faith and boosted it up. It helped me to stand taller, to fight harder, to speak louder. I don’t have to walk afraid, the only fear I have is fear itself, for God is with me.

He will walk my life beside me. He will guide me if I listen. He will heal me and forgive me when I decide to make my own decisions instead of listening to him. Oh what a mighty world we live in. I have nothing and yet I am rich for knowing God.

For me, I needed to see the movie. I needed to learn to  have faith in what I can not see. Of course I must be cautious and I will have trials until the day I die, but I will walk through  tall grasses like a deer walking and listening for his words, until I see my maker.deerI recommend that every person, believe or not, see this movie. If for no other reason than to make you think. I know it did me.



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Shoes, just plain old shoes

What’s in a pair of shoes you ask

Why these are the last things I bought

The last thing Al asked for

The last thing we argued about

As his toes would no longer

Stretch out to wear them

Of all my possessions I own

Nothing can make me cry

Easier than these shoes

These wonderful

Shoes full of memories

Al able to talk to me

Al able to make decisions

Al able to recognize

On his last few months

When he could no longer speak

No longer eat

No longer decide

When all he could do is

Feel pain through and through

These shoes sat at the foot

Of his bed with hope carried

That maybe, just maybe

A miracle would appear

And Al once again

Could wear them  again

Are these for sale?

Hell no, they are priceless

Take what you want

Steal from me blind

Accuse me of having

Something you want

But don’t take his shoes

Don’t take my spirit

Don’t take my memories.

I love you Al, dear brother

Written by,

Terry Shepherd





It’s raining

God heard my prayer

He is throwing out the old

And cleansing all my air


It isn’t the clouds that bore me

Or the way they seem to hover

It is all the old processes

That take over all and cover


The rain can wash away

The way Jesus wipes our tears

Rain can make it seem so dreary

But God can wipe away the fears


If we don’t look closely

We will not always see

The way God answers our prayers

In the way that can only be done through thee.

Written by,

Terry Shepherd