I just absolutely love this time of year!  There is just something about the festive lights that lift my spirits and warm my heart!

As we head into this most wonderful time of the year, it truly is, as we enter the season of Advent and a new month on the Hebrew calendar, too.

While varied traditions and different significance, the common theme of LIGHT is apparent in both.

I am reminded of a great song by Toby Mac where he echoes the theme of light; here is a part of his song, Light Shine Bright:

I wanna magnify your light
I wanna reflect the sunCut like precious diamondsWith the colors by the millionsThis is the only world we knowAnd for now this rental’s our homeIf we gonna be a reflectionGotta make this third rock glow(Just so you know)

Go check out the song if you’ve yet to hear it; its upbeat tempo and receptive chorus make this a catchy and fun song to sing aloud!

I pray as you enter this season, you find ways to share light in your respective sphere of influence.

One of the ways I am doing that is by inviting you to join Shine’s monthly membership group call tonight where I will share a mini-Bible-teaching on both of these light-filled-themes. We meet tonight 8-8:30PM EST via zoom.

This is one of my gifts to you this holiday season. I hope you join us, as I am confident this will offer additional insights to enhance your faith journey throughout this most exciting, hope-filled time of year!

If you are interested, simply click this link. (Note: you will want to have your Bible, a journal, a candle, and the elements for communion–a cracker or even a Cheerio and some drink other than water will be fine.)

Hope to see you tonight at 8PM EST

Now get out there and share your shine for the world to see!

“You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world.
God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public with this,
as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light-bearers,
you don’t think I’m going to hide you under a bucket, do you?
I’m putting you on a light stand. Now that I’ve put you there on a hilltop,
on a light stand—shine!”
Matt 5:14-15 MSG