Welcome to the official website of author JoAnna Oblander, and her book, A Glimpse of Heaven: One Woman’s Life-Altering Visit with God.
We all come to a point in our lives when we ask ourselves, “Why do I have to suffer? Why do people, the world, and life have to be so cruel and unfeeling?” It is at these times that we are most poised to receive answers to those questions. It is also the time when we can be most resistant to receiving them. Sometimes, as we question the value of our existence, those answers can seem elusive. It is for those questioning times that JoAnna Oblander wrote A Glimpse of Heaven. As the recipient of a near death experience and other profound life experiences that testify of God, her story will answer your questions, reach inside your heart, and extract the truth about who you are and who you are meant to become.
Her story will help you understand that your life has incredible purpose and that all experiences – especially the difficult ones – are opportunities for learning and personal growth! Start your journey of faith and personal growth today! Grab a copy of her book, A Glimpse of Heaven: One Woman’s Life-Altering Visit with God, and start receiving the answers to your most important questions! Find out more…
We are born creators. You might say we a are chip off of the old block! God is most definitely a Creator and we are most definitely His children! I not only witnessed God’s creative perfection in heaven but I also witnessed our amazing intelligence and the glorious abilities and strengths that we have been endowed with. I believe that we each have an innate desire to create. What I create may be different than what you create but that’s part of the plan. We each have our own unique contribution to make to this world! I hope and pray that you are manifesting your positive creative abilities and enjoying every minute!
Is it difficult for you to be yourself? Do you have a hard time believing that you are beautiful? I believe it is such a blessing that we each are so unique! Even identical twins have their own one-of-a-kind fingerprint! I think this is just one way that God communicates to us His belief in us and His ability to know us and love us each for ourselves! If you find believing in yourself or your beauty challenging, I hope you will make time for yourself and go to your Creator in prayer. Ask God to bless you with an understanding of His love for you and the gifts He has given you. Ask Him to help you see yourself as He sees you. If you are willing to watch and listen, I know that you will find your experience a blessing in your life!
With the presidential election coming up in our near future, I have spent more than a few moments thinking about the state of our country and the principles this nation was founded on. Our Founding Fathers knew who to seek guidance from. They knew the blessings that come from seeking God in their lives. They were not perfect men but they were godly men. Our country’s strength was and ever will be determined by our trust in God. May we all trust in God and may we elect those officials who do the same.
In Proverbs 23 it says, ” For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he”. Think of the heart – the emotions and the conviction that comes from the heart. The scripture seems to address what a man is. However, I believe that it also talks to what a man (any individual) can become. Is there something in your heart that you are passionate about? A cause? A quest? I hope you will listen to the positive whisperings of your heart – those whisperings that speak of doing wonderful and positive things! That is your divine guidance speaking to you! That is your spirit and your Creator attempting to communicate the amazing potential that you are meant to realize! Remember, if you can believe it, you can achieve it!
Our minds are a powerful tool! Give yourself one week. Pay attention to your thoughts. Are your thoughts really on track with what you want in your life? Take time to write down your thoughts! Then, if your thoughts need some redirection, start working at replacing those negative and destructive thoughts with positive and joyful thoughts! You will be amazed at the difference you will see!
Have you paid attention to your thoughts? Do you ever think about what you think about? Do you focus your attention on things that you have no control over? Do you talk trash to yourself? We all have unconscious thoughts that we need to be aware of. Those thoughts have a very powerful effect on our actions and our lives. We can steer our thoughts just like we can a car. First, however, we have to know what we are steering! God has given us the personal power to choose our thoughts and our actions. Although thoughts can be a little more tricky than choosing our actions – it is totally possible to get a handle on the process! Over the next week, pay attention to those quiet hidden thoughts that you have. I would encourage you to write them down. Beware that you might be surprised by some of those thoughts that are lurking in the background. Therefore, be sure that you don’t judge yourself based on those thoughts! Instead, be ready to identify those thoughts, get rid of the crummy ones, and replace them with positive self talk! Don’t expect to be a pro at redirecting your thoughts immediately! Keep practicing and paying attention and soon you will be great at keeping the kind of thoughts that will be positive and productive circulating in that amazing mind of yours!
If you want to be Happy, find someone who needs your service! Nothing is better for getting a better perspective on life than getting rid of the me me’s and focusing on the needs of others! I hope you have a wonderful Weekend!
We are all the result of our choices! Where are you today? What kind of choices have you made? Are you happy with those choices? I hope that you are. However, if you are less than pleased with your choices and/or you would like to make changes in your life, take some time to do some honest and sincere introspection. Once you give your life and your previous choices some time and attention, you will be in a position to understand the changes that you need to make. Undoubtedly, you will need to make some changes (we all do). True change is made most effectively with the Lord’s assistance! May all of your current and future choices bring you joy, peace, and happiness!
There are lives that have been profoundly changed by a simple smile. Perhaps, today, it will be your smile that changes someone’s life! Even if it only helps to brighten someone’s day, I hope you will share your smile with everyone you meet today!