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Shining Moments

Valentines Day sparkles with shining moments –

times when I moved into His Steps

days when I’ve done the unusual, the unexpected

moments when my heart has practically burst with joy

when I’ve seen that special light in another eyes.

Valentines Day can be a difficult day

for those who have recently lost a loved one

or for those who do not know that they are deeply loved by the King.

On many a Valentines Day I’d stand for what seemed like hours

at the card counter

looking for just the right cards

for some very special women.

I’d write a short note,

and place it in the mail with a prayer that God would use it to bless another.

Valentines Day would come

and I’d be so happy knowing that I had done what I could.

My heart would want to write it in the sky

that God Loves YOU.

That He’s the One Who not only created you but also knows everything about you

and loves you still.

Oh, the wonder of it all!

His Love sent Jesus to pay the debt of our sin

amazing grace

and He lives today.

In a world that celebrates love

passing on His Love to another is greater still.

So many today hunger for significance.

In a busy, complex world that races from activity to activity

they feel lost


and forgotten.

What better way to celebrate the day

than to let another know

that they are loved


and very important.

It takes so little

to make a big difference.

Dare to do something different this year.

Let this Valentines Day sparkle with brightness

that reaches out

with love.

Reach into the highways and byways.

Step into those places that few dare to go

with that glorious

and ever fresh truth.

You are loved!





Shining Moments

The flowers reach for the sun

    And my heart yearns for You.

In a sometimes cold and unfeeling world

   You continue to shine your Love

        All over us.

Touching and making our ordinary moments


And how very exciting it is to know

      You’ve only just begun to show your Glory.


Years ago there was an elderly man.

I can see him in my mind although I have long since forgotten his name.

But I would go to church every Sunday

  And look for him.

Not because of what his job was

    Or how many letter came after his name

Not because of what kind of car he drove

    Or the fancy house he lived in.

No, you see he passed out


You remember—

      Those square-shaped white pieces of gum that came in a box.

He always carried a box with him

   And when he saw a child

     he stopped and reached in his pocket

       brought out the box

          and passed out a few into all the waiting hands.

              Into my small hand.

              Even mine.

I felt so loved

    so special

      so cared for.

That’s how I think God wants us all to live

Touching the lives of those near and far

    And showing them they are special.

Because God loves

           and cares

             and shows it again and again.

             that all glory goes to Him.

He shone brightly through this man as he wove his way among the children.

He continues to shine today.


Shine brightly through me today, O Lord.

In a thousand different ways.

I can sense it. It is true.

You’ve only just begun to reveal your Glory.