Shine

I sat in the warmth of a summer eve in my friend’s back yard. Enjoying the moment when the sky turns from shades of soft pinks and blues to dark blues and black, I glimpsed a faint light flickering in the distance. A few seconds later, another buzz of light, brighter and more convincing. I…

Light shines on

Though surrounded by darkness, we have hope. Hope that darkness does not overpower Light. The Light shines on. Meditate on this reality: Darkness has not, cannot, and will never… Extinguish (NLT) Comprehend (KJV) Diminish (TPT) Understand (NLT) Absorb (AMP) Grasp (NASB) Put out (MSG) Perceive (YLT) Overcome (HCSB) Appropriate (AMPC) Master (NET) Apprehend (JUB) Suppress…

O Holy Night

We all need Christmas right now! And I don’t mean the feel-good Santa version, even though it does add to the season. I mean the pull-your-Bible-out-and-dig-deep-into-the-story-of-Jesus-Christ’s-birth true Christmas! While we are consumed in chaos and darkness this year, we need a reminder of the reality of Jesus coming as light to a dark world. The…

Welcome in

“Light has a way of welcoming in the truth and letting it put its feet up, which in turn means that everything not like it, though it may invite itself over, can’t get comfortable enough to stay.” // Jackie Hill Perry (shared by @Gracelaced on Facebook)

Make me an instrument

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me bring love. Where there is offense, let me bring pardon. Where there is discord, let me bring union. Where there is error, let me bring truth. Where there is doubt, let me bring faith. Where there is despair, let me bring…

Invincible summer

My hope for each one of you in the midst of your winter, dealing with hard times, low times or so-so times … is that you will find, hidden amidst this rough terrain, an inextinquishable light and a feeling of weightlessness as you give pieces of your cares and trials over to God. The light…

Christmas is here

They (The shepherds) hurried to the village and found Mary and Joseph. And there was the baby, lying in the manger. Luke 2:16 Christmas is here. After years of the world waiting, anticipating and pining… Jesus was born. Not at all the way the Messiah’s entrance was expected… but ever so simply, quietly and beautifully…