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IM000874.JPGThis sign is outside of Lighthouse Church in Grand Haven, MI.

How many times have you received notices in the mail  informing you you’ve won a free cruise or trip? You just need to call the phone number provided. The trips are never really free. They usually want you to listen to their presentation and then pressure you to buy a time-share or something else.

There is one trip that is free. You don’t have to buy anything. You don’t have to earn it. No contest to enter and hope you’ll win.

It’s the trip you can take at the end of your life to heaven. The only obligation on your part is to open your heart to Jesus.

“But because of His great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions – it is by grace you have been saved.”   (Ephesians 2:4-5)

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this not from yourselves, it is a gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast.”   (Ephesians 2: 8-9)

All we need to do is have faith in Jesus Christ and a place will be waiting for us in heaven, free of charge.

What better time, than when the New Year is approaching, to turn to Jesus. It’s time to let Him in. It’s time to share His inheritance of eternal life. The trip is free. Don’t pass up this opportunity.



For those of you who don’t know about Tastefully Simple, it’s a line of mixes to make delicious food fast and easy. There’s bread, cake, dips and spreads, drinks, desserts, sauces for meat. They all taste great and are simple to use, hence Tastefully Simple. It takes very little effort on your part to make delicious dishes.

There is another thing which is simple to obtain – Salvation.

Paul said, “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith  – and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast.”    (Ephesians 2:8-9)

You don’t have to work hard to earn Salvation. You don’t need to worry if you’re good enough to get Salvation.

Salvation is a gift from God. It’s not something you can buy or work for. All you need to do is believe that Jesus is the Son of God and that He endured the punishment for your sins when He was crucified on the cross. He then had victory over death by rising from the dead. Once you’ve turned your heart, soul, and body to Jesus, Salvation is given to you. It’s that simple.

Do you believe in Jesus Christ? If not, what are you waiting for?