Monthly Archives: October 2021

Let Your Light Shine.

Oh the beauty of flying into the city at night!

As my time away from home was coming to an end, I looked out the airplane window and just marveled at all the bright dotted lights filling the black night.  I saw traffic lights, car headlights, parking lot security lights, and even emergency flashing lights.

Multiple signs of life…portrayed through lights.

We can be those lights.  In this dark world, we can be the light.  Yes we can.  Every positive word can be a shining light.  Every kind act can be a shining light.  Every smile.  Every piece of encouragement to a hurting heart.  Every gift to a stranger.  Every visit to a lonely soul.

Every time we do something kind, we radiate light.  If we all do just one thing, collectively we can be just like those city lights in the dark of the night.

John 8:12 – When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

Shine bright, my friends.  Shine bright.

Are You A Fountain Or A Drain?

“He is a fountain and not a drain.”

Wow!  What a powerful statement!

The fact that someone is a fountain of positive energy rather than someone who would drain all the energy from you, was certainly a huge compliment.

I want to be a fountain and not a drain!  I want to be positive and spew out with sunshine and love.  I want to share my “fountain of hope” with others to show them all that Jesus has done for me by radiating joy.

I don’t want to be negative.  I don’t want to be THE DRAIN.  I don’t want to constantly be finding things wrong with other people and focusing on all the negative things going on in the world around us.

What if today we choose to be intentional about focusing on not being a drain?

What if, instead, we work hard to be the fountain?  The one sharing the love of Jesus by shining a light, radiating a sense of peace and sharing hope to a world of…….well……drains.

Are you ready?  Let’s get this fountain flowin’!

Old Fashioned Virtual Meetings


Cell Phones.

WOW.  So many ways to connect with others “in person” while not actually being “in person.”

Virtual took on a whole new meaning when the pandemic hit.  We were scrambling for ways to connect with those we like, love and work with to maintain relationships.  Some office teams even had virtual happy hours where everyone brought their own drink of choice, logged on to the same Zoom meeting and shared, laughed and connected.  Just to keep relationships going.

It’s amazing how this concept seems so new to us.  But “a virtual meeting of connection” is the way Jesus has connected with us for over 2,000 years.  We can sit in our own living rooms, with our own Bibles reading our own devotions of choice and feel the presence of Jesus in the same room.

We have access to Him through prayer 24/7.  Every single day of the year.  We can talk to Him, cry with Him and sit with Him any time we want; no access code needed.  Just a simple prayer of confession and a friend request to have a relationship with Him.

I love the new technology and all that it offers for us.  I love that we were able to find ways to connect during such a low time in our world.  I love that we were able to tap into this thousand-year-old concept of spending time together virtually.

Thank you, Jesus for preparing the way ……. one virtual meeting at a time.

*Zoom is a trademark of Zoom Video Communications.  FaceTime and iPad are trademarks of Apple, Inc.  Microsoft Teams is a trademark of Microsoft Corp.