Gift #779: The golden light on the water at Standing Bear Lake


“…. seeing our Father in everything makes life one long thanksgiving and gives a rest of heart, and, more than that, a gayety of spirit, that is unspeakable.”
Hannah Whitall Smith

Jesus’s word from John 10:10
….”I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.”


As I was out walking the other morning, the sun was on my back and was casting a shadow of myself on to the sidewalk In the shadow, I had these great long slim legs. I was loving how I looked, feeling pretty darn good about myself but then reality set in (sigh) and I had to admit, it was a shadow not the real me. That is what shadows do, distort, sometimes for the good with my looong slim legs and sometimes not so good. The truth about my body or about anything else is in the light.   When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12Image