EDEN RESTORED: REVELATION 22
1. Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb 2. down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life,bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. 3. No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him. 4. They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. 5. There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever.
My brother went to his eternal home a year ago this month. He resides with my dad, uncle, nephew, and my grandparents.
Over the past year, I have been doing research and studying Heaven. The Bible mentions Heaven over 500 times in the Bible.
One day I was searching the web and I came across this video, “A place called Heaven”. It was two hours long, a part one and part two. The whole time I was watching this video, I felt I was there, in total peace, with a magnificent experience.
This man that saw 8 hours of heaven was in a car wreck. His name was Richard Sigmund.
Richard Sigmund, was born on March 19, 1941, in Des Moines, Iowa. His grandfather was praying as Richard was being born, and the Lord told him, “Through him, I will answer prayer.” Whose prayer? The prayer of his great-grandfather, who was a Spirit-filled, Jewish, circuit-riding preacher during the Civil War.
The Lord first appeared to Richard when he was four years old. As a child, he started preaching in a country Methodist church in Iowa. His grandfather knew healing evangelist Jack Coe Sr., and Rev. Coe brought Richard to Omaha in 1949 to preach. While the boy who became known as “Little Richard” preached, the anointing came upon him, and he saw angels. Later on in life, Richard was in a car wreck and for several hours pronounced dead.
He goes into exquisite detail about his visit to Heaven and God’s message for humanity!
“Jesus said to him, Never forget how much I love you and what I have done for you and how much I love those in the place you are going back to and I am preparing a place for them.
It seemed like the end for Sigmund when he was killed in a car crash – instead, it was a new beginning! In this vivid account, he offers a detailed view of the afterlife. You’ll be amazed at his descriptions such as the color of stones, buildings, the architecture, he experiences different aromas and even touches some- thing in heaven and it would be humming, singing songs in praise towards the Lord. At one point,he picks a fruit off a strange tree and eats it. He describes it as a unique taste.
Richard says, that everyone that goes through the veil, had a path to follow towards heaven that was unique for them. Everything is alive there, as he saw these huge flowers, which would turn to face him as he walked, and he could pick up the flower, smell it, just put it back into its place, and it would immediately grow again.
In the book of Revelations, Chapter 22, Jesus speaks of Heaven as “All things new”. Heaven is called Glory! It is beyond our comprehension. All we know for sure is it is a real place with real peo- ple whom have real bodies in a eternal life called Home. John 14:2 My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you. Heaven is a prepared place for prepared people. There are trees, walls, gates, jewels, a graphic portrait of Paradise!
The Bible states there is a river that runs through it. Beautiful pure mountain streams, and the Tree of life that bears fruit that the people there can eat and enjoy. It is a place called Glory, as God is beautiful and glorious! We have things to do there, worship, and serve our Lord Almighty! We never grow old, weary or tired, as we live in perfect fellowship to him in the gorgeous wonder of his presence. Life there is togetherness, and triumph. Corinthians 13:9 “ For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child,” I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
When we get to heaven, we will know each other fully, perfect holiness in presence of our God!
But who will be there? People that have washed in my blood, unless they are born again will be on the other side of Heaven’s gate.
And what does it mean to be “washed in the blood” and be born again?
It means to cleanse oneself from sin through self-examination and repentance, asking God for help, Trust him, and to reform one’s life and acknowledge the good that you do is God working within you. All people that believe in Jesus, God’s son, and he died and saved them of their sins, and ask forgiveness, will be there!
There is no doubt that Jesus is coming suddenly, immensely and no one knows when, but only in a blink of an eye! Revelations is the last book of the Bible. But we as believers will receive mes- sages forever. America is becoming Babylon! We must not be passive! Love powers evil, and Jesus is the overcomer! Victor! It is our duty as Christians to share God’s message, and tell people about our Jesus! We need to prepare for his coming be- cause Jesus says to us, “I am coming back soon, at a time when people don’t think,” I am coming back .”
What does the word “Hospitality” mean? The definition: The friendly reception and treatment of guests, or strangers, in a warm and generous way.
Hospitality is the relationship between the guest and the host, or the act or practice of being hospitable. This includes the reception and entertainment of guests, visitors, or strangers.
Southern Hospitality with Debbie Dillard is a relationship between the guests, visitors, and residents that locally live in the areas of Shreveport Bossier City. She will be hosting, and welcoming you to our Hometown of Shreveport/ Bossier City.
Since our show reaches the homes of 25 parishes and counties of Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Texas, let us bring that good Ole’ Southern Charm right into your homes and meet the friendliest people such as Leaders of the Community, Businesses on the go, profiling Small Businesses, and sharing with you just what we have to offer!
Whether if you are visitor or a resident, there is tons of entertainment, and excitement on our show that will aim to please you! We want to introduce to you on each show, the Award Winners of Customer Service in different categories of Home Improvement, Hospitality, Auto, and Entertainment. After all, we want to be your guide in receiving The Best of Where to Go, Stay, and Play!
Debbie will introduce to you our Top Restaurants, meet the chefs, see their signature dishes cooked right before your eyes, and we will entertain you by taking you on a tour to the areas casino’s!
But let’s not forget about the areas finest Shopping Districts, boutiques, and finally go inside leading hotels and meet and greet the general managers so they can better guide you on the place to stay when visiting Shreveport/Bossier Louisiana!
Our show will air on KMSS each month, and soon to come, every two weeks, updating Calendar of Events, and more! Each show will be on Social Media for the world to see on Face Book, Youtube, and our Web site, www.littlebigmag.com. Come explore the possibilities with Southern Hospitality and Debbie Dillard!
After doing our first show, listen to what two of our clients have to say!
Testimony 1. Jerry Notini
Thank you for inviting us to be on your first show. We enjoyed our interview and we are very pleased with the video footage you made. We think your show is a real hit and would love to be featured again.
Jerry Notini Kolniak
Testimony 2. Twine Restaurant, owner Rick Rose
The exposure from Southern Hospitality has been tremendous to a new restaurant like Twine. We have made so many new friends from Debbie’s incredible gift of highlighting the best aspect of our business or any business! Debbie cares about the subject and the reader. It’s her goal to create that magical match up, and it works!
If you haven’t seen our show, just go to You Tube, type in Southern Hospitality with Debbie Dillard, and click on the link! Then, go to Southern Hospitality of Bossier City, on Face Book and like us!
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The new magazine has gone digital and we no longer print magazines. We now offer a new way to advertise and be gentle on our client’s pocket book!
Our new market strategy is Stand Out Exposure, and this is how it works! When you buy an ad in our new digital magazine, we give back by giving you a coupon and listing of each issue, Free! Wait! That’s not all!!
Our new show, Southern Hospitality with Debbie Dillard is a video magazine that airs on KMSS 33, giving you a designated market area including 25 parishes/counties of Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas.
The DMA Population totals 933,000, Metro Households, 384,000, DMA Cable penetration includes 33%. After the show airs once each month, it then is filtered into Face Book, You Tube, and our web site, www.littlebigmag.com.
It stays online for 30 days until another show replaces it. This allows our clients a variety of visualization platforms that utilizes the giant shift in media consumption!
We give you the option of buying a bundle package which includes sponsorships to our show, pop ups, commercial spots, segments, and more!
You can bundle it up receiving print ads in our Digital Magazine,or if you choose to stick with digital print media, we have special discount rates and the choice is yours! Our show will start off airing once a month growing into 2 shows a month very soon.
As usual, owner Debbie Dillard has every advertiser’s best interest at heart and will go the distance in giving you the Package Deal that will make your business grow.
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A few weeks ago, Newsweek became the latest magazine to announce it would cease publication of the Newsweek printed edition in favor of a digital-only format at the end of this year. Smart Money Magazine ceased print publication in the summer, and rumors have swirled that the U.K.’s The Guardian is in the process of finalizing there decision in a digital only publication.
As PR professionals, we have all been in meetings with clients, both new and old, where the first outlets they describe as their “home runs” are print publications, but they are steadily being eclipsed by their online counterparts and new Internet-only media. Now, lets see the difference of the positive/negatives of both of them.
- Earned media begets owned media. As the fields of public relations, social media, and marketing become more integrated; Tweets, and Facebook posts are rated high-quality that elevates brand awareness to the next level and ensures that the media coverage you secured has a higher value to the client.
- Tracking tactics. With the advent of Google Analytics, tracking the results of an integrated social media and PR campaign has become easier. While Google Analytics can help show the potential impact of a print hit by looking at direct traffic to your website. This level of information can provide insight to clients on what is and isn’t working for media outreach.
- It’s a numbers game. A large majority of online outlets have higher circulations then traditional print publications. In fact, many magazines and newspapers are outdone by their own online counterparts; The Sunday print edition of the New York Times has a circulation of a little over two million, while the online-only version has over 15 million unique visitors per month.
- Content. It lives! While that mention of your client in yesterday’s newspaper is
probably now in the recycling bin, a mention in a media site continues to live on
well past the date it was posted.
- SEO-tastic. Print articles will more than likely mention your company’s website,
but this requires readers to go to a computer and physically type in a link to access product or brand information. Online media takes out that middle man, placing hyperlinks directly to a client’s home page, product page, or blog right in the body of the article. With the simple click of a button, readers can be exposed to the latest news and offerings by your clients. In addition to this easy exposure, every one of these links leading back to your website is great for your SEO, and as more original articles with links to your website appear on popular, well- respected websites, your SEO value will only increase.
- Integration of assets. Articles in a print publication are limited in the type of assets they can incorporate. For example, print media can only include a photo (and the inclusion of a photo is usually dependent on space) and occasionally QR codes, aside from text. With online features, you have ability to share other assets you have created, such as slideshows and videos, making your client and their product or service that much more attractive to potential consumers.
- Constant content. Unlike magazines that tend to be released monthly and newspapers that come out daily or weekly, online outlets are constantly looking to generate and update content. This need for continuous content creation allows PR pros to not only approach online sites and editors with varied, strategic angles, but also gives a platform to immediately make outreach for clients when there is breaking news.