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Life after Death



We are always of good courage,
Therefore are always confident;
Our hope will never discourage,
Because my faith is evident.

We know while we are at home,
We are not absent in the Lord;
For we do not wander or roam,
And remaining in one accord.

For we walk by faith, not by sight,
With good courage and confidence;
Doing everything that is right,
Maintaining righteous diligence.

We would rather be with the Lord,
Than in a corrupted body;
Knowing that I am not ignored,
In remaining righteous and holy.

Whether we are home or away,
In our leisure or labor;
We will be trusted to obey,
To please Him and our neighbor.

The day will come when we appear,
Before the judgment seat of Christ;
Showing how much we are sincere,
And all that we have sacrificed.

So that each of us will receive,
What is due for what we have done;
Showing our faith we believe,
In the Father, Spirit, and Son.

Copyright ©2023 Richard Newton Sherrer

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Our Heavenly Dwelling 2 Corinthians 5:6-10

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Written on January 25, 2023

Submitted by sir_ricky on January 24, 2023

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Richard Newton Sherrer

I was born and raised on a farm in Pennsylvania. It was a small family farm that was handed down through 8 generations of Sherrer men until my father; Newton just could not make a living from it any longer. He thought that I would make a better living away from the farm. So, I decided to join the Air Force in 1969 upon graduating from high school. I gained quite a bit of experience and insight on life while in the service. Even though I was only stationed on the east coast of the US, my Air Force career took me to Germany and Korea. After 20 years wearing of the blue uniform, I decided going in a different direction and found myself becoming very diverse in many different fields. Something still seemed missing to me after being separated from the service for about 10 years. The Air Force was a way of life for me, but really missed life in Korea. I found myself changing careers again. Poetry was an interest of his since my days in high school. With returning to the Lord, I felt motivated to write of my Christian beliefs. I started looking at Bible verses and reflecting on my own personal experiences. The Bible was found to be as true today as to when the various books were written. I could see much of what the Bible is teaching us as valid as every in modern time. It felt only natural to me on using his personal experience based on Bible verses and see much of my own life written in the Scriptures. God inspires me what to write about though. I do not claim to be an expert on God or the Bible. I am just a Christian who has become enlightened to write poetic verses from the Holy Scriptures. more…

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