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"God's Heaven - Out Beyond the Sun"

“God’s Heaven - Out Beyond the Sun”

 June out beyond the sunset..

(June - Somewhere out Beyond the Sun)

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"God's Heaven - Out Beyond the Sun"

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In a Kingdom somewhere out beyond the Sun...

is the Christian’s home when our life on earth is done.

Jesus promised us a mansion when on earth we die...

 It’s a place of awe and wonder somewhere in the sky.

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It was  an early October morning in the year 2008...

When God swung open wide His Heaven's Gate.

June's weary shoulders felt his gentle touch...

as God's words of Love were softly spoken...

 "June you have suffered long and much..."

"the shackles of Alzheimer's are now broken!"

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When our family circle is once again restored...

With June and mother Ellen as our guide...

We’ll walk in Heaven’s splendors side by side...

With God's love for an eternity as our reward...

In that Kingdom somewhere out beyond the Sun.

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Stan Berg –February 2016

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Stan’s Note:  On Saturday morning, 13 February 2016, I awoke with most of the above poem outlined in my head...I am not claiming divine inspiration but this has never happened before...while it was very unusual to have this happen I can only assume it is the result of my Christian faith...but then who knows...I immediately got out of bed and wrote down what I could remember before I would forget...later in the day I reworked it into a more proper poetic format....below is the exact reference to one of my favorite passages from the book of John that I briefly touched on in the above poem... As with most of my poetic efforts it is a very short poem.

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“In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.”   (John 14:2 KJV)

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Reader's Comments

Marsha McKneely Ault  - Nacogdoches, Texas - (13 February 2016): "Beautiful poem Stanton. You do not need Dianne Cogar or me!!!! Truly inspirational. Touched my heart and love the picture." 

Bessie Peery - Nashville, Tennessee - (13 February 2016): "This is so awesome Stan, a very touching photo, Happy Valentines to you."

Dianne Cogar - Springfield, Ohio - (13 February 2016): "What a beautiful Poem Stan... From deep in your heart came something truly wonderful...I absolutely love the picture... I love this new page... And I have a feeling that you will be inspired to write even more beautiful poems to add to it for your beloved June."

Susan Landry  - Shediac, New Brunswick - (13 February 2016): "OMG ..thought is was my mom...looks just like her...love it."

Charolette Hill Horne  - Jonesboro, Arkansas - (13 February 2016): "Breathtaking!"

Linda Casey-Overholt  - Coshocton, Ohio - (13 February 2016): "Lovely and lovingly said dear 'Stan!!!Ohio hugs and blessings!!" 

Connie Sue Lowers  - Decatur, Tennessee - (13 February 2016): "Absolutely beautiful!"

Evangelist Miriam Ruth - Bilston, United Kingdom - (14 February 2016): "Beautiful and it is Divinely Inspired."

Angela Brown - Burnley, Lancashire, United Kingdom - (14 February 2016): "I love this picture Stanton."

Joanne Ovey - Barnstaple, Devon, United Kingdom - (14 February 2016): "This is so lovely."

Deb Apuli - Hopkins, Minnesota - (14 February 2016): "What a perfect way to start Valentines Day; thank you!"

Rhonda Tonn - Chilliwack, British Columbia - (14 February 2016): "Very nicely put! And yes one day we will walk those streets of gold with our loved ones!! Thanks Stan!"

Narayan Prabhu  - Puttaparthi, India - (15 February 2016): "Very well said: How True in Life."

Sherrie Penner Terning - Cokato, Minnesota - (15 February 2016): "Mine and my mother's favorite Bible verse.. it's easy to relate to ...Happy Valentines Day to you and June!"

Helen Kiely-O'Regan - Cork, United Kingdom - (15 February 2016): "Just beautiful Stanton."

Patricia Speck  - Cardiff, United Kingdom - (24 March 2016): "Very beautiful words Stan . To God be the glory for your very evident talents He has given you and for your strong faith in Him. Thank you for encouraging, and uplifting us. Indeed...this world is not our home...we are just passing through. We are going to a beautiful place He has prepared for us ...where there is no sadness, pain or parting. Amen!!! Thanks be to God for His wonderful love. Someone, somewhere needed to hear this message is my belief....and we all need a reminder at times. Thank you."

Cindy Jones - Lake Jackson, Texas - (24 March 2016): "Stan, that poem is absolutely beautiful. God gave you that poem to share with us. Thank you!!!!"

Angela Brown - Burnley, Lancashire, United Kingdom - (24 March 2016): "Love the picture and love your comments Stanton."

Janice Wells - Saugus, Massachusetts - (24 March 2016): "You inspire me!...Please keep writing your poetry..."

Ena Castle - Brisbane, Australia - (25 March 2016): "Hugs to you Stanton.Such a beautiful poem. Ena."

Jackie Irving - Liverpool, United Kingdom - (25 March 2016): "Your poem is beautiful ...that's the only way I can describe it Stan ...I love it ...but then you know how I feel about poetry and the written word ...just reading some of the comments to your post shows me that the word beautiful has cropped up right throughout... and I can only agree with that sentiment...thank you so much for sharing this Stan ...take care and God bless you."

Kat Wheeler - Tampa, Florida - (11 October 2017): " Thank you so very much for posting this beautiful poem for me & others to read !!! I feel in my heart , that you were given the words from June as a Valentine's Day present for you , also I truly believe without a doubt , that God helped you to remember the words that June whispered in your ear as you lay sleeping during the night .May God , continue to help comfort you & keep you safe until the very special day you are reunited with your beautiful Wife in Heaven ."

Dianne Cogar - Springfield, Ohio - (11 October 2017): "Stan, your dream obviously took you back to a sober view of what you were feeling and witnessing at the time of your loss... it's as if your heart just recently called on you to put your vision and emotions into perspective... all of which were collected from around that painful time. Back when June and your sweet mom were ready to meet their maker, I think it would have been far too difficult for you to push yourself through the tears and heartache to write something as meaningful and lovely as this poem. You needed some time for healing before you could focus... YOUR POEM IS SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL."

 

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June's Passing

June 1994

After an almost 12 year journey into the shadows of Alzheimer's, early one morning in late October 2008, an exhausted June felt God's gentle touch on her shoulder and heard the words: "Come Home June!" As June lay like a wounded soldier on a battlefield, it was God's Angels that ushered June into a Heavenly Kingdom to the sound of a chorus of Angels...and into June's new home, a "Mansion on the Hilltop", where there is no pain, nor illness nor tears...June's funeral notice as published in the Minneapolis Star in October 2008 can be seen on this website in the drop down menu under the "In Memoriam" label - just Click on:

"June K. (Rolstad) Berg - In Memoriam"