Beauty For the Heart~Christmas Lights

Yesterday was warm we decided to put our christmas lights up outside. I laid them out and checked each strand to make sure they were working. Colt loved the christmas lights and I snapped a quick picture with my iphone.

Jesus said of His people:  

“You are the light of the world.  A city on a hill cannot be hidden.  Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl.  Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.  In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.”  (Matthew 5:14-16, NIV)

Let your light shine and have a blessed Sunday!

Simply Sunday~~Walk as Children of Light

Hey friends!

This morning I’m teaching about walking in the light (life with Christ) verses walking in the darkness (life without Christ). Ephesians 5:8 says, For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light.

I want to walk as children of light, don’t you? I want my life to reflect the light of His righteousness, His love and His grace! I can’t do that without consistently spending time in His word.

Every time I teach about being in the light, a song comes to my mind. It’s a blast from my past! I love Christian music and grew up with Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith and Steven Curtis Chapman.

I also loved DC Talk! I don’t know if you all know them but they were popular in the 90s and my kids and I use to crank this song up really loud (my now grown kids are going to kill me).

In case you’ve never heard it, here’s the song. Have a wonderful Sunday :-)


Do you have a favorite christian song from the past?

Countdown To Christmas~Light A Candle


It’s December 7th!! This month is flying by and as always I am super busy!

Right now I’m sitting here in peace and quiet looking at my Christmas tree. In a few moments my house will be full of noise as we have six extra guests in our home.

I’m going to have to let my sister, Traci, explain that to you. Her whole family has been with us for two nights. You can head over to her blog and I’m sure she’ll be talking about it in the next few days. Life has been really crazy for her lately!

Anyway, each Wednesday we are setting aside time to remind ourselves to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas. The first week we read the Christmas story, and last week we focused on doing random acts of kindness.

Today, we are going to light a candle. If your like me you have candles throughout your home during the holidays. I love the scents and the warmth that candles add to our home during the Christmas season.

The Bible tells us that Jesus is the light of the world.

John 8:12 says, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

“I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness.” John 12:46

“But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.” 1 John 1:7

So this week, to help us remember that Jesus is the reason for this season let’s light a candle each day. Place a candle in a prominent spot in your home (mine is on my kitchen table) and light it for a few hours each day. Every time you pass by that candle remember that Jesus is the reason we are celebrating Christmas.

If you have children at home this would be a great time to read the scriptures with them and share about Jesus being light in a dark world and it’s important for us to shine His light.

This is a simple way to help us focus on Jesus during the Christmas season. I hope your having a Christ filled Christmas and thank you for stopping by.

What is your family doing to keep Christ in Christmas?

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