In Heaven Eating Bon Bons by the Pool with Jesus

Good day to you! My name is Jolene Philo, and I’m so glad you stopped by the Different Dream website. You arrived just in time for the launch of a new weekly feature. Starting today, every Monday’s post will direct you to my other website, Down the Gravel Road. There, you’ll find a post of interest to parents of kids with special needs and book lovers.

Once a month, including today, the post will be a devotional. Other times it may be a book or product review usually featuring a give away. Sometimes, it will be an update on one of my writing projects (some special needs-related, others not so much) or an excerpt from a work in progress. The new feature was made necessary because of an increasingly busy writing and speaking schedule. I hope you like it and thank you in advance for your readership and understanding.

In Heaven Eating Bon Bons by the Pool with Jesus

For momentary, light affliction is producing for us
an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison,
while we look not at the things which are seen,
but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal,
but the things which are not seen are eternal.
2 Corinthians 4:17–18

The past month’s news has been a parade of one horrible event after another. An ebola epidemic in west Africa. Refugee children flocking into the country only to learn they aren’t welcome. Israel and Gaza at war. A passenger plane shot down by a missile.

The parade is never-ending. Sometimes, I can’t stand to listen anymore and turn off the news. I don’t even want to exist in this ocean of sorrow. I don’t want a job where parents of kids with special needs email with problems I can’t solve. I don’t want to live in a country where people hold up signs and scream obscenities at innocent children. I don’t want live in a world, which the Bible says, will end with death and destruction on a massive scale.

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Jolene Philo is a published author, speaker, wife, and mother of a son with special needs.

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