Arise, shine, for our light has come!

“Arise, shine, for your light has come,    and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.2 See, darkness covers the earth    and thick darkness is over the peoples,but the Lord rises upon you    and his glory appears over you.3 Nations will come to your light,    and kings to the brightness of your dawn."Isaiah 60 Salvation is joining in with God, becoming partners in God's initiatives of light, justice, mercy, grace, peace, love... …

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MERRY CHRISTMAS! BLESSED DAY!

David and Beks sharing light with their church family Christmas Eve A child is born to us, a son is given to us,    and authority will be on his shoulders.    He will be named    Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,    Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.Isaiah 9:6 Here is a short message of greetings, love, celebration, and peace. Merry Christmas to everyone! …

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the solution to darkness is not artificial light

Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.”John 8:12 - Derek Maul writes about hope and light Have you ever woken up in a dark bedroom, maybe …

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God called us out of the darkness into his wonderful light.

But you are not like that (people who reject God), for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light. “Once you had no identity as …

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the relationship between light and the one with eyes to see

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.” - John 8:12 As someone who appreciates photography, I find light fascinating. Not so much as something to be manipulated as a resource to work with. I …

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I hope we haven’t put Jesus in a cardboard box and thrown him back in the attic already…

In him was life, and that life was the light of all humankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. - John 1:4-5 I sometimes think I'd like to start a national campaign to highlight and promote better understanding and more accuracy when it comes to Christmas. There is so much we …

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This week must be about grace, light, encouragement, and love #election2020

What came into being   through the Word was life,    and the life was the light for all people.The light shines in the darkness,   and the darkness does not extinguish the light. - John 1 Happy Monday, friends. My lead image today is that of candlelight in church. It is critically important that we shine with intent and integrity, …

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So Shine Already! (An encouraging evening and a devotional gem)

“But my righteous one will live by faith.    And I take no pleasure    in the one who shrinks back.”But we do not belong to those who shrink back and are destroyed, but to those who have faith and are saved.Hebrews 10:38-39 Today's post has two pieces: First, my absolute delight at the beauty of intentional community and the …

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