Encounter Light in the Darkness

I woke up in the night and as I customarily do I took a look outside our bedroom window. It was so moonlit that everything was clearly seen. It was almost as bright a daylight. We had seen the moon rising as we came home earlier in the evening, but I had no idea just how bright and clear it would all be in the middle of the night. I’ll be the first to admit I don’t understand everything that I encounter in my life. Some things are especially hard to deal with. But as I focus on His light …

Light Under A Basket

Matthew 5:15 No one lights a lamp and puts it under a basket, but rather on a lamp stand, and it gives light for all who are in the house. I learned a song as a child that I still remember to this day. “This Little Light of Mine”.  You probably know this song too.  It speaks a very simple truth.  A light will not shine so others can see when its hidden away. This song also holds the truth of the following passage: Luke 8:16  “No one, after lighting a lamp, covers it with a basket or puts it …

What Do You Want for Christmas?

Danny asked me what I wanted for Christmas. I was hard pressed to think of anything. While I was thinking about it, he said I don’t want a thing. I’ve got what I want. That’s how I feel too. Now there will probably be something under the tree, but we received so much this year and we are very grateful to still have one another. Oh beloved, what are you longing for this Christmas? Do you have a list ready? Are you frantically hoping your list gets filled? Maybe you’re hopeless. Nothing has ever turned out right on Christmas anyway. …