Where moths and vermin do not destroy,
and where thieves do not break in and steal.
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be.
(Matt. 6:20-21 KJV)
Do you fear death even though you are a believer?
Fear is conquered by the knowledge that you understand the question. Witness how I answered the soul-searching question that Jesus asked me when I was found blue without a heartbeat, at the age of nineteen. This faith-affirming true account of how I walked through heaven is here for your instruction and education. My tale of an angler and his catch on the bank of the river of life may make you realize that even the fish stories are true in the afterlife. The sights and sounds of the great plaza just beyond the Pearly Gates can inspire deep reflection on your expectations based on the accounts you have read before. The first encounter with Jesus reveals aspects of the Lord to modify your vision of the Shepherd as he tends his flock in His own delightful way. The indescribable sights were boundless as I entered through the massive doors to the mansion that He had prepared for me. Hear how I reacted when I saw my name written in the Book of Life.
Inspired by the grace of God, these connections and recollections were revealed during my struggles as God guided me down lifes untraveled roads. Follow the revelations of my multiple births, rebirths, the beauty of death, and how I found true treasures.
I pray that you dont miss this miraculous story and be the one who is forgotten and left behind! No one likes to carry their own boots and saddle during lifes difficult challenges.
Friends describe her as a Cinderella with a gypsy flair. She describes herself as a Cinderella with a Scarecrow brain! She explains she is the Scarecrow in the Wizard of Oz, searching for her brain. At age 19, a bizarre car accident exposed her to carbon monoxide poisoning. The CO2 poisoning had the effect of a tornado, blowing her brain clean and leaving debris for her to piece together. Little was left of her recollections and operation of the simplest of things were difficult. The doctors, in 1972, informed her that she made medical history. They had never treated anyone with this level of carbon monoxide in their blood that had survived. There was really no tried and true treatment. The doctors couldn’t tell her parents if she would ever recover abilities or her memory. It would take time. How much no one knew.
Recently there was a question in a bible study class. She was asked for remembrances of being baptized. Since she could not recall being baptized, she told this astonishing, incredible account of her miraculous journey through Heaven and of conversations with Jesus. The bible study class were ecstatic upon hearing this recollection. The teacher encouraged her to write it down so others could share this experience. This enormous undertaking would prove difficult as her memories of English classes past were gone and even her basic handwriting skills had been damaged in the accident. With God’s help and her computer, she decided to make the attempt. The outcome was this true account of her journeys through Heaven and life. The struggles that she encountered became a revelation in faith and hope. Cindy hopes you will renew your spirit and become rebirthed, as she did. Appreciate the fresh start in life that was given freely through grace, perseverance and of course Love. This traveled road may resemble a fairytale, however she will assure you that fairy tales don’t always end like we think they should. She desires for you to see life differently and inspire you to embrace the treasures of life.
Cindy has two grown sons, three sisters, and one brother. She is an aunt, a great aunt, a wife, a friend, and a believer in JESUS. Being raised on a farm, in a small town in Texas, in the 50’s, 60’s and early 70’s, gave her a unique perspective towards nature and a way of life that is slowly disappearing. Cindy wishes that you join her in her quest to Be a Treasure, Earn a Treasure, Make a Treasure, Give a Treasure, Witness a Treasure and Embrace a Treasure. It is a way of life that will add many blessings to your family’s life as well as your own. You don’t want to be the one that is forgotten and left behind. No one likes to carry their own boots and saddle during life’s difficult journeys.
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She currently lives on Cedar Creek Lake, near Dallas TX, where she transforms, mirrors, tables, crosses and chandeliers into beautiful forms of art through the use of driftwood. Her online shop has been recognized in several magazines, as well as on the internet. Whether it be with looking at life as the beholder of her home based business “Reclaimed Objects,” or perhaps through the eyes of Jesus, her love of nature is readily apparent. Cindy desires that you will discover your own heart’s desire. To look at life through the eyes of Jesus and nature. To recall the distant past of times and things gone by. Whether it be your own life or an unfulfilled dream. Upon reflection, Cindy hopes you will renew your spirit and become rebirthed, as she did. Appreciate the fresh start in life that was given freely through grace. Understand this to be a new beginning. Realize that we are not on this earth alone. There is something greater to our purpose than just following your own desires.
In his bestselling book Evidence of the Afterlife, Dr. Jeffrey Long showed us that there is a strong scientific case for life after death. Now, he goes further, revealing evidence that God is real. At the Near Death Experience Research Foundation, Dr. Long studied the stories of thousands of people who have journeyed to the afterlife. Though there are a wide variety of differences in how people experience NDEs—some see a bright light, others go through a tunnel, still others experience a review of their life—he discovered that many of the accounts shared a remarkably similar description of God; a Supreme Being who radiated love and grace.
Expanding on his analysis begun in Evidence of the Afterlife, God and the Afterlife is the first intensive exploration of the people who have reported going to the frontier of heaven, met God, and have returned to share their journey. Groundbreaking and profound, it provides new insight into the human experience and expands our notions of mortality, offering possibility, hope, and comfort.
When she was pregnant with her second child, Stephanie Arnold had a sudden and overwhelming premonition that she would die during the delivery. Though she tried to tell the medical team and her family what was going to happen, neither the doctors nor her loved ones gave her warnings credence. Finding no physical indications that anything was wrong, they attributed her foreboding to hormones and anxiety.
One member of the medical team did take her concerns seriously enough, and made the fateful decision to order extra units of blood “just in case.” Then, during the delivery, Stephanie suffered a rare Amniotic Fluid Embolism. She went into cardiac arrest and flat-lined for 37 seconds. She died. Using the supplementary blood, the medical team revived her, and she remained unconscious for more than six days.
After months of recovery, Stephanie began to remember details of her experience, details she knew because she had witnessed the entire dramatic event, including her death, from outside her body—beside other spirits that were with her. In this remarkable true story, Stephanie recounts her harrowing journey and shares her surprising spiritual discoveries: we are not alone and have more loving help than we can imagine surrounding us.