Behind the Song: Sweet Beulah Land

This is the song my dear friend was asking me to find, but she was so pleased to re-discover Beulah Land, Is This Not the Land of Beulah and Dwelling in Beulah Land. Sweet Beulah Land is the best known song referring to the land of Beulah to audience’s today.  The song focuses on heaven and how wonderful it will […]

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Behind the Song: Dwelling in Beulah Land

This is one of the better known versions of a Beulah Land song to people today. The song was written by C. Austin Miles. After attending the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and the University of Philadelphia, Miles became a pharmacist.  In 1892, he abandoned his pharmacy career and wrote his first Gospel song.  He was following his life long dream […]

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Behind the Hymn: Is this not the land of Beulah

Not a lot is known about this hymn. The records in the public domain attribute the song to William Hunter and states he wrote the song sometime before 1884. However, other records credit William B. Bradbury with writing the hymn.   He is best known for providing the music for the children’s song, Jesus Loves Me.  John W. Dadman wrote […]

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Behind the Hymn: Beulah Land

I have a dear friend that is named Beulah.  Every time I see her she ask me to sing her song for her.  When she first asked I was taken aback by this question and discovered there is not just one song about Beulah land.  No, in actuality there a handful of songs about Beulah land.  So this month we’re […]

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Movie Review: 90 Minutes in Heaven

Having heard Don Piper speak, I  was enticed to read his books several years ago.   I knew this would be a powerful movie based on his testimony. The movie shows the power of overcoming and triumphing adversity. If you don’t know Rev. Piper’s story, he was in a terrible car accident in 1989.  He died for 90 minutes.  However, a […]

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How Beautiful Heaven Will Be

The Lord Will Be Our Light

I had the joy of listening to Rev. Don Piper speak on Sunday evening. He is the author of 90 Minutes in Heaven, where he shares his story of being hit by a semi-truck, died and went to heaven for 90 minutes, as a minister friend prayed over him, before being sent back to earth. His story was a reminder […]

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Even When We Fall, We Can Have Eternal Life

The death of Whitney Houston shocked the world this week. In a time when we know too much about our celebrities, it was still a surprise. For me it was a reminder of my youth and fond memories for The Bodyguard. Whitney had a lot of troubles and demons, but she also had a faith that is undeniable. In all […]

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