Let the Light In

““Your eye is like a lamp that provides light for your body. When your eye is healthy, your whole body is filled with light.”‭‭Matthew‬ ‭6‬:‭22‬ ‭ Ah, lights. I love them! Lights are strung all around my wee house right now – in garlands. On trees. Around pictures and decor items. In lanterns. Battery companiesContinue reading “Let the Light In”

Dark Days

“You light a lamp for me. The Lord, my God, lights up my darkness.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭18‬:‭28‬ We are in dark days. And they are just going to get darker. Literally. The coming of the winter solstice means darkness gets the upper hand at these latitudes. Day-length shrinks dramatically. We wake up in the dark, and comeContinue reading “Dark Days”

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”

Back to Life

“The women were terrified and bowed with their faces to the ground. Then the men asked, “Why are you looking among the dead for someone who is alive?”‭‭Luke‬ ‭24:5‬ ‭ It’s finally happened. The annual spring sing-a-thon. It only happens, you see, when the frogs come back to life. Okay, so they weren’t technically dead.Continue reading “Back to Life”

A Really Bright Night Light

“In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, O Lord, will keep me safe.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭4:8‬ ‭ Ahhh, a good night’s sleep, that elusive delight. There’s just so much going on in these brains of ours, so many responsibilities and decisions and experiences and conversations to wade through and sort out, that theContinue reading “A Really Bright Night Light”

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”