Shine

I know a man who claims to prefer Hell, And I could almost believe him For he clings so tightly To bitterness and decay.   I see others embrace darkness When life becomes hard, Their surrounding ills mimic The pain aching inside.   There are times When no one seems to care, And we think,Continue reading “Shine”

Light

God is light. In Him, there is no darkness at all. He warms the chill, restores vigor to the weak, and gives hope in despair. He lightens hearts heavy with burdens. Surroundings blurred in a haze of cloudy vision regain their color and brilliance. His glow reveals beauty we could not see. The Light illuminatesContinue reading “Light”

Take Heart

The word, encourage, comes from the Old French, encouragier, which means “to make strong” or “to give heart.” We all seem to need and thrive on encouragement. So what makes our hearts faint and in need of strengthening?   The Faint of Heart A major heart-weakener is fear—the anxiety or anticipation of something we perceiveContinue reading “Take Heart”