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Lord, Let Your Light Shine!

Even a casual Christian glance at the state of our world today can cause despair. I find myself asking, along with King David, “When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do?” Psalm 11:3 (NIV)

You can tell by my title where this is headed. The Psalmist answers his own question soon enough:

For with you is the fountain of life, in your light we see light.

Psalm 36:9 (NIV)

This particular verse brings to mind the story of Christ meeting a Samaritan women at the town well. She thinks he needs a drink, but He offers her the bottomless fountain of eternal life.

Then there’s Zacchaeus, a hated tax collector who has lots of money and possessions but is missing the light of God in his life. Everything changes when Jesus invites Himself over to the despised man’s house.

My point is, God’s light can transform anyone and anything before we can blink. Few people wanted a relationship with the two folks mentioned above, but Jesus did.

Kind reader, is there someone in your life whom you fear is beyond redemption? Perhaps they are not. Please join me in prayer: 🙏 Lord, let Your light shine!❤️

Our Heavenly Father brightens lives, too! Thank you for reading. 🙏❤️ prayers and love.


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Christian Living evangelism

Please Read if You’re From Earth

A few weeks ago I shared in a post, Kid Shoes, how I love to joke with young children at my school. It’s fun, for instance, to ask four-year- olds if I can try on their shoes. The look on little faces, as they consider this request, is priceless.

However, if I ask an eight-year-old the same caliber of question, I’ll likely get a more definitive answer. Case in point: a third grader came to school the other day carrying his completed science project–a plaster model of planet earth. I admired his handiwork, and then quipped, “I live there!” Without missing a beat, he said, “Everyone does.”

The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it;

Psalm 24:1 (NIV)

If this world, together with everything and everyone on it, belongs to God we should act like it. This is not a plea for committed Christians to become “tree hugging” earth worshipers. It’s more about the person to our right and left. Are we behaving like we live on the same planet?

Kind reader, the human residents on this blue speck in space are bent toward sin and self absorption. But the gospel itself reveals a loving creator with a different agenda–a God willing to sacrifice Himself to save us.

🎶”He gave His life. What more could he give? O, how He loves you and me!”🎶

Kurt Kaiser

And who needs to know this?

Everyone does.

Thank you for reading. 🙏❤️


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amswered prayer Christian Living

Unless the Lord Builds the House

Back in early July, I shared a post about our historic church receiving a makeover. Getting Things Done with God told the tale of our 80- something-year-old building which was in dire need of repairs, but the price tag seemed impossible.

Enter God, who excels at doing the undoable. The miraculous renovation is complete! A few readers asked me to post an update when the work was accomplished. So, here’s the before and after:

🎶”Isn’t she lovely? Isn’t she beau-ti-ful?” 🎶

Our little chapel got a new slate roof, beautiful cooper trim, resealed stain glass windows, and…

Custom solid wood doors! Yes, that’s a bicycle lock on the handle. They’re so new they don’t have dead bolts yet.

Unless the Lord builds the house, it’s builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchmen stand guard in vain.

Psalm 127:1

Here’s an original worship song to celebrate the occasion. Thank you for reading. 🙏❤️