Expressions on eARTh, as It Is in Heaven is a collection of the poetry, creative writing, and songs by Cameron Beyenberg. It is an attempt at connecting the heart of the Creator with the hearts of Creation. It is a dream of stirring all to a deeper relationship with Christ Jesus, leading to greater creativity and artistic expression.
The heart beat of this book is to inspire and empower Christians to walk out their callings as God’s Beloved Children in all the creative ways possible. The hope is that it will stir faithful and obedient love that blesses those who are not even thought to be blessed. The author hopes that readers may be released into the fullness of God’s creative love.
“Cameron has the unique ability to take the often unutterable and spiritually grand words of our life and put them on the page for us to observe the language of our hearts. This is a triumphant work of bringing both spiritual and biblical truths into direct alignment with powerfully intimate creativity.”
—Pastor Fraser Venter, MDiv, Lead Pastor at Cucamonga Christian Fellowship
“Cameron is a deep thinker; he writes through the kingdom lenses of grace, mercy, and scandalous love, giving practical insights from his life’s experiences. The poetic songs and writings will draw you right into the very presence of the heart of God.”
—Dr. Dave Collins, Wagner Leadership Institute, Claremont Healing Rooms
I have been interested in writing since the second grade, but it was only after I trusted in God and began a close walk with Him that I have written this book. God truly has spoken to my heart and allowed me to write the poetry and prose found in When God Speaks. This is a book that has been written from life experiences and deep meditation. I write about many joys and sorrows that come straight from the heart. Many of the words are the way I perceive life in and through others. People are a blessing and are meant to be encouraged and filled with love and happiness. It is with joy that I share my thoughts, poetry, and prose with family and friends and, yes, with strangers yet to become friends. I hope you find this book a joy and an encouragement to read again and again.
—Frances Ann Spillers
Human beings have many issues and problems in life, which are normal, and need encouragement, love, and inspiration. These poems were written with much love, thought, and prayer, and strive to help those who need it.
Parents who have never had the opportunity to hold the child they lost often find comfort by retreating to a special place in their imagination. In this place, their own patented version of heaven, they see this child, they kiss the tiny cheek, and they grasp the searching fingers in their own. Although they cannot show this child human love, they pray the angels will, and they imagine him or her being held closely. They imagine her forehead being kissed by an angel. They see him running with his friends. They see her sharing a smile with her best friend.
If they have lost their child to an illness, disease, or tragic accident, they picture that child as healthy, whole, innocent, and beautiful. They see that little personality developing in a warm environment of growth, acceptance, and love.
Memory and imagination are wonderful gifts. Perhaps God gave these gifts to His creation because it is through these venues that healing takes place—peace may only come after a lifetime of remembrances. These imagined scenarios are often discouraged by some who feel that to forget is the answer. However, God understands the grief of parents who have lost a child. He realizes that sometimes the thread of imagination is what parents cling to until that day when they will hold that child … perhaps for the very first time.
This story comes from the imagination of one who often visits this special place where life continues for lost children.
The author examines the invaluable gift of time within the context of eternity, through the lenses of profound themes in the forms of storytelling and poetry. Employing urgency and directness, these poems encourage you to consider knowing Christ, and to make Him known, your priority. The command of The Great Commission dominates your thoughts more completely as you read and meditate on the truths confronted herein. From questions about the gift of righteousness and the abundance of grace, to the importance of decision making and the potency of the blood of Jesus, The Big One uses a simple and straightforward style to convey a message of joy, faith, peace, and hope. The benefits of struggles in the life of the believer and the power of God’s love are conspicuous throughout. These discussions are centered not only on the eternal destiny of mankind, but also on the possibility of living successfully and abundantly in this life. The Big One flowed from a loving relationship between the author and his Savior and is a unique gift from God. These verses portray fundamental concepts in a lucid, unpretentious and honest manner. As you read, you will experience a magnetism which pulls you to the secret place of the Most High and propels you toward the real reason you are alive—to fear, obey, and glorify God.
Have you ever felt lost or alone? Have you had a need for love or hope and couldn’t find it? God sends us messages all the time, but often we don’t hear Him or listen to Him. I have been there.
Listen as God speaks to each of us through “His heart-felt poems.” Feel His personal message to each of us. Let Him renew the hope in us with His Love. We are not alone. We are not unloved. We may feel lost, but He is there to find us. Let us find the answers together in God’s inspired words of love and encouragement to us.
Other Side of Through encourages those reading this book to keep moving forward in Jesus. We say we live, move, and have our being in Jesus. Jesus went through things. We too must grasp hold of the fact that we will go through things. Some things may be pleasant, others not so pleasant. There is comfort, however, in knowing we live, move, and have our being in someone who has already said, “It is finished.” John 19: 30 states, “Jesus, therefore, had received the vinegar, he said, ‘It is finished.’ He bowed his head, and gave up the ghost. Jesus has already gone through for us. If we live, move, and have our being in Jesus, the things we are going through are already finished. Jeremiah 29: 11 states “I know the thoughts I think toward you, saith the Lord; thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” We have an expected end that has been determined according to God’s plan for our lives. My prayer is that after you have read The Other Side of Through, you will be motivated to keep moving forward in Jesus toward your destiny