During April 2018 I will be blogging about my memories as MOM OF 6 from A to Z . These challenge posts will also be found at Creation and Compassion http://marcyhowes.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, April 9, 2014



Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.  

I believe in heaven.  Just as Jeremiah lived in heaven before he was born, I lived in heaven a long time ago with my Heavenly Father and with all of the people I know.  So did you.  We lived as spirit children of our Heavenly Father.  I believe that after this life on earth our spirits will return to heaven.  At some point, because of Jesus Christ's atonement and resurrection, our spirits will be reunited with our perfect, resurrected bodies.  We will continue to live, learn and grow in heaven. 

 I have been fascinated throughout my life with the thoughts of heaven, and have loved learning more about heaven.  I have read many accounts of people who have had near-death experiences or who have experienced actual death and returning or being brought back to their bodies on this earth.  One of my favorites is this book that has recently been made into a movie which premiers on April 16th.  We rarely go to movies, but I'm anxious to see this one.


Four year old Colton had amazing experiences during his short time in heaven.  He visited with the great grandfather who died thirty years before he was born.  He met his sister who died before she was born.  He visited with Jesus Christ and God and learned more of the Holy Ghost.  Jesus really loves children.  Heaven is beautiful beyond our imagination, and it is a real place.   

Now the Lord had shown unto me, Abraham, the intelligences that were organized before the world was; and among all these there were many of the noble and great ones;
And God saw these souls that they were good, and he stood in the midst of them, and he said; these I will make my rulers; for he stood among those that were spirits, and he saw that they were good; and he said unto me:  Abraham, thou art one of them; thou wast chosen before thou wast born.  
And there stood one among them that was like unto God, and he said unto those who were with him:  We will go down, for there is space there, and we will take of these materials, and we will make an earth whereon these may dwell;
And we will prove them herewith, to see if they will do all things whatsoever the Lord their God shall command them.
Abraham 3:22-25, Pearl of Great Price


  1. I'm looking forward to Heaven. I would like to read Heaven is for Real. I've heard it's inspiring.

    1. t's a beautiful book and story told with the simplicity of a young child. I look forward to seeing the movie too.

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