That Burns

“But their evil intentions will be exposed when the light shines on them, for the light makes everything visible. This is why it is said, “Awake, O sleeper, rise up from the dead, and Christ will give you light.””‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭5:13-14‬ ‭ Ouch. See those blisters? I got them one day working out in the garden.Continue reading “That Burns”

Face the Light

““ ‘ “The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.” ’”‭‭Numbers‬ ‭6:24-26‬ ‭ I used to be able to walk through this arch. You know – upright. Not folded in half like a freshly launderedContinue reading “Face the Light”

Live as People of Light

“For once you were full of darkness, but now you have light from the Lord. So live as people of light!”‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭5:8‬ ‭ She’s looking rather – brilliant, isn’t she? Glowing, one might say. She’s got that something extra, that joie de vie, that sense of being lit from within. It rather makes one’s breathContinue reading “Live as People of Light”

A Brilliant Smile

“‘May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace.’”‭‭Numbers‬ ‭6:24-26‬ ‭ Our eyes met and her very first response, the automatic one, was to smile. And oh, how that smile was appreciated. ItContinue reading “A Brilliant Smile”

Light That Leads to Life

“Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.””‭‭John‬ ‭8:12‬ ‭ Incredible, what you can see with proper lighting. Like – where you are on the highway,Continue reading “Light That Leads to Life”

Light Eaters

“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it.”‭‭John‬ ‭1:5‬ ‭ “Everyone hold onto the rail please. I’m going to turn off the lights. You’ve never seen darkness like this in your life – it’s important that you be grounded and safe while the lights are off. Ready?” And – yep.Continue reading “Light Eaters”

The Lord Will be My Light

“Do not gloat over me, my enemies! For though I fall, I will rise again. Though I sit in darkness, the Lord will be my light.”‭‭Micah‬ ‭7:8‬ ‭ It’s dark. So dark. And we haven’t even gotten to our darkest day yet. That day is several weeks in the future. Every twenty-four hour period untilContinue reading “The Lord Will be My Light”

Coat of Many Colours

“As the light approaches, the earth takes shape like clay pressed beneath a seal; it is robed in brilliant colors.”‭‭Job‬ ‭38:14‬ ‭ Meet Joseph. He’s a ninebark shrub. Do you like his coat? Yeah. Me, too. I love the colours he sports this time of year – he’s pretty at any time during the growingContinue reading “Coat of Many Colours”

Sit in the Sun

“Give thanks to him who made the heavenly lights— His faithful love endures forever. the sun to rule the day, His faithful love endures forever.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭136:7-8‬ ‭ My plants that need to stay indoors all winter tend to complain by this time of year. They tend to get etoliated, too. They tend to be what-now?Continue reading “Sit in the Sun”

Chasing the Light

“Their minds are full of darkness; they wander far from the life God gives because they have closed their minds and hardened their hearts against him.”‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭4:18‬ ‭ There’s no grump like a report card grump. Jaw clenched. Eyes on screen. Toes curled with determination. Body rigid. Mind completely consumed with one thought. Get. Finished.Continue reading “Chasing the Light”