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Thursday, October 23rd 2008

8:29 AM

The Difference A Candle Makes

Do you have a hard time getting up in the morning?  As the days get shorter, it’s dark when the kids head out for the school bus.  This also means they’re still in bed five minutes before it’s due.  L  So, we’re in a mad dash again and everybody’s grumpy.

This morning I lit some candles in the kitchen.  I’m amazed at how much light two little votives can make!  They seemed to chase the gloom away while they sparkled on the clean countertop (thanks to flylady!).

Have you noticed that a person shining for Jesus can have that same effect?  Life gets overwhelming and gloomy, and yet that single light brightens the world! 

Take time to sit at your Savior’s feet this morning, and then go light your world!



5 user comments.

Posted by RazorFamilyFarms.com:

What a beautiful post!!!

Tuesday, October 28th 2008 @ 9:10 AM

Posted by Sally Ferguson:

Thanks Lacy, keep shining for the Lord!
Tuesday, October 28th 2008 @ 11:05 AM

Posted by Dianne E. Butts:

Thank you so much for this thought today, Sally. It means more than I can tell you... Well, guess I'll try.

I had to go for a doctor's appointment today. I don't like going to this office. While I'm grateful that they are keeping a close eye on my health, this particular office has always felt "dark." I don't mean the lighting is bad--I mean when I walk in I "feel" like the place is spiritually dark. I've asked God, "Are there no Christians in this place? Everyone here is dealing with or recovering from a serious illness: cancer. We need to know Your light and Your Spirit and Your people are here, bringing Your light into this place."

This morning the nurse who took me back for my six-month check up was new. We chatted a little. She asked what I did for a living. I told her I write magazine articles. She asked who I write for. I told her mostly Christian publications. She said, "Oh I'm a Christian." I told her I didn't know if there were any Christians in this office. She said, "Oh yes. Besides me, there's Lisa and Anne..."

Like your story, that was like someone lighting a candle in that gloom. What a comfort she was to me as she let her little light shine!
Wednesday, October 29th 2008 @ 1:42 PM

Posted by Sally Ferguson:

This is the perfect example of a way one person can make a difference! I appreciate your willingness to share that picture!
Wednesday, October 29th 2008 @ 2:34 PM

Posted by lynn@queenofthecastlerecipes.com:

I agree, candles are wonderful. They're great to eat breakfast by on those dark winter mornings :)
Thursday, October 30th 2008 @ 12:27 AM