Tag Archives: light

A Tale of Two Jacks

Two Jacks died on November 22, 1963. The assassination of the first, John F. (“Jack”) Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, made international headlines, and still frequently does. The death of the other, C. S. (“Jack”) Lewis, an … Continue reading

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Light

I’m not called to show people their darkness– They already know about that. I’m called to show them His light.  “Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father … Continue reading

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Morning has Broken

Last week, where we live, it was a cold, overcast Easter. But the Son still rose in our hearts. And His light remains.

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The Person in the Title

I love Christmas. And with all my heart I love the One whose birth it celebrates. But it wasn’t always so. I grew up in a nonbelieving home. Yes, we said “Merry Christmas!” but for us it was a secular … Continue reading

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Should Jesus Followers Celebrate Hanukkah?

Jesus did. With Malachi, the last of the Old Testament prophets, God’s presence seemed to cease. 400 years passed, during which time, like the 400 years the Israelites had spent in Egypt, God was silent. Where was he? Had he … Continue reading

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The Final Firefly

I saw a lone firefly last night Dear creature, why didn’t you make a right when you came to August? You missed your turn for happiness Now your time to burn has come to an end Or can it be … Continue reading

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Desire

“Desire is a flame that can light a lantern or burn down a house.” ~The Wishing Map

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His Face

I’m particularly taken by this translation of Revelation 22:4 by renowned theologian Dallas Willard. It captures viscerally the heart-stirring truth that to know God, “to see Him as He truly is,” is to be like Him (1 John 3:2). Oh, … Continue reading

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Unseen

Companion piece: Eclipse

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In Him is Life

May your life reflect that light. Always.

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