7 Things I Learned About My Heavenly Father By Watching My Earthly Mother

Mom's coverMy family just celebrated my mom’s 60th birthday with a surprise party. While I was assembling old photos for a slideshow honoring her life, I was reminded of all the ways she has shown me—and others—who God is and the truth of His nature.

The following quote was recently posted on Facebook. I didn’t see an author listed, but I couldn’t have said it better myself…

The light that shines the farthest shines brightest close to home.

Here are just a few of the ways Mom has radiated God’s light and taught me how to do the same.  Continue reading

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Scribe’s Playlist — Light Up the Sky

Scribe's PlaylistGod is Light. But, it can sometimes be difficult to see or feel His presence through the darkness of our circumstances. The good news is, like physical light which exists beyond the visible spectrum, He is always there.

So, I invite you to share my headphones for a moment and enjoy…

Light Up the Sky

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God’s Light Shines in the Darkness

Light shines in darkness

The Bible teaches that God is light. (1 john 1:5, and other passages). But what does that mean to us?

The following video explores God’s nature as light and His ability to shine within us through Jesus. The narrator discusses this in spiritual tens and relates the concept to natural light and the electromagnetic spectrum. Continue reading

It Never Gets Dark in Heaven

As a child, were you afraid of the dark? Have you ever feared what is to come once you close your eyes forever?

For most of us, my guess is, the answer to both is yes.

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Scribes Playlist — Alive Again

Scribe's PlaylistI’ve searched through my playlists for a song to match the theme of the wonderful video posted here on Tuesday. Several themes stood out to me after watching it, and I finally settle upon one: if we truly long for God’s presence, He will break through any darkness we allow in our lives to reach us, sometimes in startling ways.

With that in mind, I invite you to share my headphones for a moment and enjoy…

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A Dream of Light (video)

I was blessed a few moments ago to stumble across the video “Finding God’s Light When in Darkness.” Special thanks to Karensera for posting this on YouTube.

I’ll just let the video speak for itself.

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Flashlight Faith Etiquette

“Hey! Don’t shine that thing in people’s faces.”

If you’ve spent time around children under the age of ten, chances are you said that at least once.

flashlightThe most common response, at least in my experience…”Why?”

What is it with kids and flashlights anyway? Well, to answer the child’s question, we can go with the old, tried and true, “because I said so.” But, that usually just gets us another, “why?”

Instead, let’s look at the real reasons and the purpose for which the flashlight was designed. I think we’ll find more than the do’s and don’ts of childhood play. Continue reading

Scribe’s Playlist — In Jesus’ Name

Earlier this week, I posted the story of how a friend’s decision to text me the hilarious name of a pastry late at night saved my life. The truth is, as funny as that name was, she would never ordinarily send it to me at 1:00 a.m.

Because we pray for each other daily, her heart was open to hear the whisper-soft prompting of God. Thus, though I am thankful for her quirky sense of humor and cool head in the midst of an emergency, it was God’s perfectly timed nudge that saved me. Even before we knew anything was wrong, His hand was protecting me.

So, in thanks to Him, I invite you to share my headphones for a moment and enjoy…

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Storm Light

Cloud_in_the_sunlightHave you ever looked closely at a rainbow? Or been mesmerized by the vivid colors of sunlight edging or poking through a storm cloud? A few rays of light can turn the darkest thunderhead into an amazing work of art.

Just as God’s Light can transform the storms in our lives into works of beauty and brilliance.

Cliché? Maybe. Still, no less true.

Okay, but how? Continue reading