Light in the Darkness

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[Reposted and updated from January, 2012] The people who walk in darkness Will see a great light; Those who live in a dark land, The light will shine on them. (Isaiah 9:2, also referenced in Matthew 4:16) Have you happened … Continue reading

Christmas Mourning

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Reposted (with minor updates) from December, 2012.  This holiday season I am especially praying for my mother, sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews and children, as we each struggle to process the myriad of emotions related to my father going home to … Continue reading

Gandalf on Sovereign Plans

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Near the beginning of The Fellowship of the Ring, Gandalf the Grey has a very frank discussion with Frodo, in which he explains much of the history and nature of The Ring of Power.  Within this conversation, Tolkien sets the … Continue reading

Boromir the Abuser

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In my current rereading of Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, I have just completed The Fellowship of the Ring and am beginning The Two Towers.  This is the point at which the fellowship is broken, with parties going different directions … Continue reading

Light in the Darkness

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Reposted and updated from January 5, 2012.  It seemed particularly appropriate in light of recent tragedies at a normally joyous time of year. The people who walk in darkness Will see a great light; Those who live in a dark … Continue reading

Christmas Mourning

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Reposted (with minor updates) from December 21, 2011. We speak of Christmas as the most joyful time of year.  We sing lyrics, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” And Christmas is a wonderful time of great joy and … Continue reading

Light of the World

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Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, “I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life. (John 8:12) Light!  What is light? Is light energy?  … Continue reading

Where there is Darkness…

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I sat huddled at my desk, face pressed into palms supported by elbows propped on desktop, staring into the darkness of my own hands…feeling the darkness pressing in from all sides.  The work day was ended.  It was time to … Continue reading

On the Back Side of God’s Glory

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Then Moses said, “I pray You, show me Your glory!” And He said, “I Myself will make all My goodness pass before you, and will proclaim the name of the LORD before you; and I will be gracious to whom … Continue reading

Reflecting His Glory in Darkness!

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Reflected Glory! Holy, Holy, Holy, is the LORD of hosts, The whole earth is full of His glory! (Isaiah 6:3b) Have you noticed the beautiful Full Moon this week?  Isn’t it gorgeous? I took the attached picture last Friday evening, January 6, … Continue reading