Posts Tagged "Light"

Soon

Posted by on Feb 4, 2015 in Articles | 5 comments

Soon

She strained her eyes to see through the darkness.  No light, not even a spark in the distance.  No sign of her visitor.   “Soon,” she said to herself as she closed the door to her simple home.  She moved across the room, checked the bread baking in the oven, and made sure the bottle was still full of wine.  She had to be ready.  She turned the wick in her lamp up a little higher.  It was darker than usual out, after all.  The light had to be seen from far away.    He could see the faint light from a great distance.  He had to make it to that light.  He knew that was...

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Delighting in Simple Pleasures

Posted by on Nov 16, 2014 in Articles | 0 comments

Delighting in Simple Pleasures

It’s snowing again.  I know; it comes with the territory.  You can’t live in Northern New York and not expect snow from November to April (some years, October to May!).  I dread this time of year.  As soon as the first snowflake appears, I hide in the house, wrap myself in blankets, and ask God why in the world He brought me here.  I spend a lot of time staring out the window, longing for the warmth, sunshine, grass, and flowers.  The snow, unfortunately, is inescapable.  It’s one of those things that you just have to accept and deal with.    Yesterday was a three-hour...

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To Have Wings Like a Dove

Posted by on Feb 7, 2014 in Articles | 0 comments

To Have Wings Like a Dove

It’s been a rotten day.  Nothing truly terrible has happened – no illness, no catastrophes, no kids in jail (yet), no bodily harm has been inflicted (yet).  It’s just been, well, rotten.  It’s been one of those “all the little things have added up” sorts of days.   I didn’t sleep well last night (So? What’s new?)  I was awakened at 5:15 by my wonderful, noisy husband who was trying a little too hard to not be noisy.  I dozed until 6:30, at which time he always kisses me good-bye and wishes me a good day before he leaves for work.  I drifted back to sleep, only to...

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Light Keepers

Posted by on Jul 10, 2013 in Articles | 0 comments

Light Keepers

“Let your light shine before men…” Matthew 5:16   “If you were to ask a Light Keeper what they do, they would tell you that they keep the light lit.” (The Worlds Lighthouse Encyclopedia)   What is it that a Light Keeper REALLY does?  It’s more complicated than merely making sure that a light switch is in the “on” position, especially years ago when satellites and remote controls were a futuristic fantasy.  A Light Keeper is responsible for making sure that the fog-penetrating, night-illuminating fire, blazing through the multi-prism lens (known as a Fresnel lens)...

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The Manifest Church

Posted by on Dec 12, 2012 in Articles | 0 comments

The Manifest Church

The clouds are black and foreboding this afternoon.  Darkness is stretching its talons across the town, gripping tighter and drawing the shadows together.  Heavy, Styrofoam-like balls of snow pelt the windows and the side of the house.  It’s a good day to be inside, out of the wind and snow.  Yet, despite the gloomy winter afternoon, a speck of God’s presence is visible on the landscape.   The steeple of the little country church can be seen for miles.  From nearly any spot in my backyard, its white spire is discernible above the trees.  The tip points straight to heaven, a...

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