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Greetings to all this fine day!

The video clip above is of my precious one-and-a-half year old granddaughter Rel dancing for joy while holding a copy of my son Benjamin’s new book entitled Optimisfits.

This book, Optimisfits, will soon be released nationwide by a major publishing house.

The book is a beautiful summation of Ben’s ever-expanding ministry in speaking Hope and Truth to a new generation that has been heartbreakingly plagued by despair, depression and even suicidal death.

Ben’s fervent and focused passion has been to see this diabolical darkness put to flight by His Light being communicated via the televised and nationwide teaching ministry, and it has made a huge impact on his generation (and beyond!).

You can discover more about his ministry by visiting the Hope Generation website at

Because of the very desperate need for hope in this new generation, Ben was approached by a publisher to produce a definitive book on this subject.

And here is where we can help... by pre-ordering the book, it will assure the largest possible roll-out in all the major bookstores.

So would you consider pre-ordering one today? Such will be a huge help in getting the book out.

(By the way, 100% of all the profits/royalties go back directly into the Hope Generation ministry.)

And I believe Optimisfits will be a real blessing to you personally, and to share with anyone you might be able to in this new generation.

To order, simply click on the following link:
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Thank you everybody!

Every Blessing,


Daily Devotional
September 24
Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
Colossians 3:2
Set your heart on things above. Live for Heaven, and you’ll enjoy life. How does that happen? Many ways, but I’ll suggest three ...

Number One: your treasure. Jesus said, ‘Wherever your treasure is, there will your heart be also’ (Matthew 6:21).

For one week, I had a crush on Denise Fuller and wanted to take her to our church youth group’s spring banquet. In order to pay for it, however, I had to sell my one share of American Motors stock which I had bought for twelve bucks. Now, I was really into my one share of stock — so much so that, although I was a big San Francisco Giants fan, before I checked out the box scores to see how Mays, Cepeda, and McCovey were doing each day, I turned to the stock page to check on American Motors’ progress. But when this banquet came up, I sold my one share of stock. And guess what. Once I sold my share, I never turned to the stock page again. I just lost interest.

When Jesus tells us to lay up treasure in Heaven (Matthew 6:20), it’s not God’s way of raising money. Knowing that where our treasure is, our heart will follow, it’s His way of raising our hearts and minds out of this world and up into Heaven. You see, if you invest your treasure in American Motors, that’s where your heart will be. If you put your treasure in your house or hobby, your heart will be there as well. Your heart follows your treasure — so one of the ways we set our hearts on things above is by investing in the Kingdom.

Secondly, we live for Heaven through our trials. I am convinced God will send a trial a day our way just to keep us homesick for Heaven. If He didn’t, we would become bound up in this earth and would miss out eternally on what He has in store for us.

A third way the Lord gets me to set my heart and mind on things above is by transfers — when the people we love precede us into Heaven. This process is very important because when you have transferred friends, parents, and spouses in Heaven, your heart longs to be there all the more keenly.

Treasures, trials, transfers — three ways our hearts can be constantly set on things above.
This Daily Devotional is an excerpt from the book "A Days Journey" by Pastor Jon. "A Days Journey" is a collection of 365 short devotions from the New Testament.  If you would like your own copy of "A Days Journey" you may click here to go to the SearchLight Store