“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:14-16

Shine On


  • My light is but a little one,
My light of faith and prayer;
But lo! it glows like God’s great sun,
For it was lighted there.
  • I may not hide my little light;
The Lord has told me so.
’Tis given me to keep in sight,
That all may see it glow.
  • Shine on, shine on, shine on bright and clear;
Shine on, shine on now the day is here.

The Christian Life


I was discussing with a friend about living the Christian life. My friend believes that we should avoid all things and all people who are not of like mind. But I disagree.

How can we witness if we isolate ourselves from others? It is truly the WWJD moment. My father used to say that we live by example and others should see Christ through us. I agree with that thinking.

Dad was on to something!


Glow for God


Do you remember glow worms? When my daughters were little they loved these toys because you only had to squeeze them to make them glow in the night. For a scared child, this radiant light was comforting.

There are some nights and even some days when I could personally use a glow worm. My mind runs ragged with thoughts of gloom and doom and I am constantly amazed at how our minds can play tricks on us and bring back memories of the day or even days past. Anxiousness ensues.

I think back to scripture when Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the two tables of the covenant law. It is reported in the Bible that Moses’s face was radiant. When God revealed Himself to Moses, his fact reflected God’s glory.

The children’s hymn “This little light of mine” encourages us to be a beacon of light for others to see. We are to become glow worms for God.

While this may be simplistic, I do believe that shining a light on the darkness of this world and our fellow sinners results in a glow so bright the whole world will shine with the love of God.

Be a beacon for someone…even if you glow only for yourself. Let your light shine, let the truth of Christ glow through you.

The Radiant Face of Moses – Exodus 34:29-35

When Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the two tablets of the covenant law in his hands, he was not aware that his face was radiant because he had spoken with the Lord. When Aaron and all the Israelites saw Moses, his face was radiant, and they were afraid to come near him. But Moses called to them; so Aaron and all the leaders of the community came back to him, and he spoke to them. Afterward all the Israelites came near him, and he gave them all the commands the Lord had given him on Mount Sinai.

When Moses finished speaking to them, he put a veil over his face. But whenever he entered the Lord’s presence to speak with him, he removed the veil until he came out. And when he came out and told the Israelites what he had been commanded, they saw that his face was radiant. Then Moses would put the veil back over his face until he went in to speak with the Lord.

Sometimes there are no answers…


This past week has been a hard one for people of faith.

In the one place you expect sanctuary, respite, and acceptance is the Church. This was not so in South Carolina.

Nine precious people were overwhelmed by extremist hatred and paid for it with their lives.

It doesn’t make sense. There are no answers. God did not cause this.

I do know this…

Hate will not win. Darkness is overcome by light. Love never dies and God still sits on His throne.

I look for a brighter and better tomorrow but I won’t forget the sacrifice of so many.

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 (NIV)