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S.W.A.T. Them Away

Portals To Heaven : Now on radio and in book form - see below.

The bedeviling thing is that they don't wear red tights...

Hell must have a special division where they train vacation-demons like SWAT. It’s a skill that only the elite devils master.

Vacations are targeted because joy is serious.

I have rarely experienced that it’s an easy task preparing for a get-a-way. The time-crunchy thing is bad enough.

But there is something more than getting frazzled over who is watching the animals, watering the plants and God-forbid the weather suddenly turn and pipes freeze and the alarm goes off and …

No, it’s hell’s simultaneously subtle and vociferous full-scale attack on anyone daring to get closer to God through an out-of-the-country trip that might lead to an out-of-the-body experience. There is something that happens when fresh stimuli, differing culture and, in Italy’s case, the most beautiful art, food, architecture and geography in the world, clobber all of your senses.

Is this why Verdi offhandedly said, “You may have the universe if I may have Italy?”

OK then, it’s time to leave the keys with a loved one and tell them to be on guard for the SWAT team that doesn’t wear red tights.

PORTAL TO HEAVEN: Vacations are similar to our devotional time. It’s a fight worth having.Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, "Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.”

-Mark 6:31 NIV

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