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 all worry a little from time to time. However, when that worry becomes more than a brief moment and, instead, becomes a habitual way of life; it becomes a deterrent to our progress and our happiness. Worry and fear are both faith erasers. Where one or both are found, faith is eroded and/or non-existent. Faith and hope feed our progress. Worry and fear destroy our progress. God’s desire for us is to grow and flourish! He is not a God of fear and worry – He is a God of faith, hope and love! When you are inclined to worry, think about how God would want you to handle the situation? Would He want you to shrink with fear and worry? Or, would He want you to move forward with hope and faith? May your today be full of faith and strength!
I have found no better refuge and no better foundation to build my life on than that of my Lord. He never steers me wrong. His guidance is always 100% accurate. His love for me is unwavering. I have seen His perfection and it is not just myth – it is reality. There is no better coach, mentor and friend. There is no better family member. No matter what I do and no matter what thanks I have to offer, I will never be able to do enough and give enough thanks for the gifts, strength, and abundance that I receive from Him daily.
Do you take time to relish the simple daily pleasures of your life? Do you take time to recognize the simple joys? What about the the moments that bring a smile to your face? Every day I am blessed to have moments in my life that bring me joy. Whether it is a slobbery kiss from a grandchild, a funny story from my husband or seeing complete strangers interact in a loving way towards each other – these and many other things! bring me joy! I treasure the simple, yet priceless joys of my life! I hope you do too!
I enjoyed creating today’s meme! I also appreciate the work ethic example that Thomas Edison provided to mankind. He certainly wasn’t afraid of work and he wasn’t afraid of failing! The ability to work is such a gift! Lessons learned from failure are also gifts! I hope as we head into the weekend that you and I will reflect on this last week and all of the gifts that were provided to us through our experiences and the strength that was lent to us by the Lord! Have a Great Weekend!
Do you make it a practice to exercise Gratitude in your life every day? Gratitude will help heal your heart and grant Abundance an entryway into your life! May your life be filled with blessings and may you be grateful for all of them!
I am often guilty of looking at a project that is mine to accomplish or create and becoming overwhelmed. At my age, I have been a part of a lot of projects! Being that I am no newcomer to the concept of projects, you might think that I should be used to the whole concept. What I have found, however, is that each project is not just a project; it is a growth experience. Growth always means something new or enlarging my skill set. The last several years it has meant learning to utilize new technologies! Is there anyone out there who finds keeping up with all of the new social media and technologies a piece of cake? If so, I am in awe of you! For me, it seems I just get the hang of something and then it changes or there’s something additional I need to learn! I remember when I was first married, just learning to cook and manage a home was a HUGE challenge for me. Now, as I work to learn new things, cooking and homemaking are my comfort zone. Life would be so easy if that’s all I had to do! What I have learned is that the new end of an experience is never easy and was never meant to be. And, if I just attack a project by determining what the end result needs to be and break it into the steps that need to be accomplished, it all becomes manageable. Very few things can be accomplished overnight or in one giant leap. But mountains can be moved a rock at a time!
Corrie Ten Boom is one of my heroes. I remember reading her book, The Hiding Place, when I was somewhere around 12 years old. Even at that young age, I recognized the incredible strength that Corrie, her sister, and others exercised in their efforts to hide and protect their Jewish friends. Corrie and those who worked with her were mortal Saviors. She was a very special person and I believe that she was able to do the amazing things she did and continue to have the special attitude that she had throughout her life because she knew in whom she could trust. I don’t know what experiences Corrie had prior to her efforts to hide Jews from the Nazis but I feel confident that her experiences had taught her that God could be trusted to guide her no matter what the situation was. Having seen God during my near death experience, I know of His perfection and I too know that we can trust Him to guide us. Before my near death experience, I often had a difficult time imagining how God could direct my life when I knew He had so many other lives that He was a part of. I also struggled in my confidence to trust that He could or would do a better job of managing my life than I was capable of on my own. However, in heaven, I saw clearly His perfect abilities. I know now that when I entrust my life to God, He will walk beside me and help me create a life far more superior and filled with greater joy, satisfaction and meaning. He will take my little agate self and transform me into a diamond. The good news is that all that He is able to do for me, He is able to do for you and for all mankind! Our Divine Father is no respecter of persons. He loves each of His children perfectly – He stands at all times ever ready to assist and guide us!
Do you keep expecting your life to change without intentionally making any changes? Doing the same things over and over and expecting a different result really is insanity! If you want to create a different and improved life, you have to create different ways of thinking and doing! Here’s to a wonderful week of change and improvement!
The weekend is coming and when I think of weekends, I always think of gathering with family and friends! As I mentioned in an earlier post this week, I love Abraham Lincoln! I love how he was such an example of addressing adversity in positive ways. Sometimes relationships struggle; most often those relationships are with family, friends or associates. There are many ways to heal those relationships. Where abuse is present, the story changes and we won’t deal with that today. However, when we are only dealing with personality conflicts and such there are multiple strategies that can be used. Exercising patience, compassion and love are always positive moves. I have found that utilizing prayer and God’s guidance are key to finding the right strategy and finding the answers I need! If you are having relationship issues, I hope and pray that you will reach out to God and make the effort bring greater love and peace into your life!
Attitude has a powerful influence on what we do and who we become. It plays hand in hand with our belief system. If you want to succeed – you must have the attitude of a winner. If you want to fail, all you have to do is have the attitude of a loser. We are not born with our attitudes; but we do come to earth with inherent personalities. In heaven, before we were born, we all believed in our ability to succeed; that is why we agreed to be born into this world. Attitudes can be learned and they can be practiced. It may not be an overnight process, but it can be a successful process if we want it to be bad enough. What attitude do you want to have? What success are you meant to manifest? What “Altitude” do you want to climb to? It’s all within your reach and God is standing by to help you! #Attitude, #Zig Ziglar, #Personal potential, #personal growth