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Chapter 31: Longing for a Break in this World

by Spring Road Church of Christ

Some days are hard.  Some days are so full of stress and anxiety and fear and heartache that you long to get away. Like we did recently.  We went to an all-inclusive resort in a paradise called the Dominican.  It seemed as if we had been put down right in the middle of the Garden […]

Chapter 30 / When You are Holding on for Dear Life

by Spring Road Church of Christ

One day in the late Spring they came to his cell in the Mamertine Prison in Rome and opened the door.  His executioners led him out of the city on the Ostian Road. As they were walking out, other travelers would have been walking into Rome.  They would have paid him little attention.  No one […]

Chapter 28 / God’s Search and Rescue Plan Involves You

by Spring Road Church of Christ

William Pilkenton was one month away from turning eight years old.  His family had traveled from Bellingham, Washington, to Tofino, British Columbia for a vacation.  He and his father were walking up from the beach when his father turned to look for him and realized he was gone. When children go missing, fathers start looking.  […]

Chapter 27 / Finding the Door to an Eternity of Sundays

by Spring Road Church of Christ

In the spring of 2010 archaeologists unearthed a 3,500-year-old door to the afterlife from the tomb of a high-ranking Egyptian official near Karnak temple in Luxor.[1]  This door was meant to take the official from death to the afterworld. Jack found another door to the afterlife.  He taught English literature at Oxford and spent many […]

Chapter 26 / Eliminate the Shanks From Your Life Swing

by Spring Road Church of Christ

Butch Harmon, who has instructed professional golfers from Fred Couples to Tiger Woods, tells the story of the club member who was having problems with the shanks. That is, a poorly played golf shot. He spent 20 minutes trying to get him to work his stance, his weight transfer, his wrists, his arms and shoulders, […]

Chapter 25 / The Greatest Question of All Time

by Spring Road Church of Christ

A BBC magazine answered the “101 greatest questions of all time.”[1]  What did they include?  Well, questions like “What is OK short for?”  Answer? “OK comes from ‘oll korrect’, a deliberately misspelled writing of ‘all correct.’ It was popularized in Boston newspapers around the 1840s when it was fashionable to go around spelling things incorrectly […]

Chapter 24 / Breaking Free from the Kingdom of Me

by Spring Road Church of Christ

Only 14.3 acres in total land mass, it is a small kingdom unto itself.  Located in three separate areas in the United States—part in Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Northern California—you can leave the United States and enter the Republic of Molossia.  It is considered to be a micro-nation . . .  a “nation within” our nation. […]

Chapter 22 / When Jesus Comes Knocking

by Spring Road Church of Christ

The knock came at the door of the inn.  It was late.  We can imagine the innkeeper had been burning both ends of the candle.  The census crowd had packed Bethlehem and he had finally locked the doors for the night. Until the knock.  He shuffled his feet through the dark and made his way […]