Thursday, June 30, 2011


I was 
shocked, confused, bewildered 
As I entered Heaven's door, 
Not by the beauty of it all, 
Nor the lights or its decor. 

But it was the folks in Heaven 
Who made me sputter and gasp-- 
The thieves, the liars, the sinners,
The alcoholics and the trash. 

There stood the kid from seventh grade 
Who swiped my lunch money twice. 
Next to him was my old neighbor 
Who never said anything nice. 

Bob, who I always thought 
Was rotting away in hell, 
Was sitting pretty on cloudnine, 
Looking incredibly well. 

I nudged Jesus, 'What's the deal? 
I would love to hear Your take. 
How'd all these sinners get up here? 
God must've made a mistake. 

'And why is everyone so quiet, 
So somber - give me a clue.' 
'Hush, child,' He said,
'they're all in shock. 
No one thought they'd be seeing you..' 


Remember...Just going to church doesn't make you a 
Christian any more than standing in your garage makes you a car. 

Every saint has a PAST... 
Every sinner has a FUTURE!

Now it's your turn... Share this poem.

Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil...
It has no point! 
(Special thanks to my friend Joanne for sending this!)


  1. Good morning Linda!! I have Tyler on my lap helping me to type this right now. Nope...not easy since he thinks he needs to type too. hahaha! Love the poem! Looks like you have your blog up and running great! I really like it. Have a wonderful day! Tyler wants me to play cars with him right now. He says "Hi!" too! Love you!

  2. Thanks for your encouragement - it means so much to me. "HI" to Tyler too...give him a big hug from me :)

  3. Very Nice Angel Linda.....Love the sketches of Jesus and the children and also your emotions come through so clear! I will be following.
    Love, Lorri Cavins

  4. Hi Lorri! Great to see you hear! Thanks for the compliment on how I convey my emotions. I appreciate you following me here too. I hope you'll continue to enjoy! ;0)