“Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.”


One of the great, inspirational quotes from Maya Angelou, truly a shining light for us all. The world is a little dimmer with her passing but hopefully we will keep her light bright through the memories and add to it by letting our own lights shine.

My post from yesterday…

Is Your Light Shining?

Condolences, memories, and smiles!

Maya Angelou (1928-2014)


Is Your Light Shining?

We all have a light inside of us. It’s the light of God, who created each one of us in his own image and likeness of love. The world is so dark these days because we keep our light from shining. Let our lights shine and the darkness in the world diminishes. It’s that simple. Continue reading

God Means Life to Be So Very, Very Simple!

As I have said/written thousands of times, God means life to be so very simple. We are the ones who complicate it. Like a closet or basement, we accumulate “junk” that we don’t use but that crowds out useful living space. Rather than periodically go through our closets and throw out—or better yet, donate—what we don’t use we accumulate stuff. Well, that’s exactly what we do in our minds. What should be so simple we complicate. Continue reading

Let Jesus In!

I learned this week that it’s not enough to believe in Jesus and follow his command to LOVE. You have to actively let Jesus into your life. He’s always a heartbeat away but you have to bring him into your heart. No religious mumbo-jumbo; just practical advice on how to live life to the fullest and conquer any obstacles. Continue reading

Are You Taking the Nails Out of the Cross or Hammering Them Back In?

You and I put Jesus on the cross. We had a hand in each nail strike. That’s because Jesus hung on that bloody cross to save us. Every day we are either taking the nails out to get Jesus off our personal cross or hammering them back in. This week I did some hammering as I let the noise of the world overwhelm me. Continue reading