Saturday, November 27, 2010



Lighthouses serve an important purpose. From a Roman lighthouse at Dover Castle to scattered lighthouses along the Pacific and Atlantic coasts, lighthouses work to emit light through a system of oil lamps, electric lights, prisms, and mirrors.  Although modern electronics has replaced many them for actual use, they still serve as a reminder of their duty as guards of the night.   Their lights still shine and they serve as a reminder of the guidance they gave to pilots who navigated the sea.  Visiting lighthouses that dot the coastline serve as an object lesson to stories in history.  They provide beauty, intrigue, and a sense of adventure to all who visit them and climb their narrow, winding staircases to a view from the top.  Scripture tells us that we are to be a light to the world.  Just as the lighthouse, we are to shine.  The Newboys, in the course to their famous song appropriately entitled "Shine", share these words:

Make 'em wonder what you've got
Make 'em wish that they were not
On the outside looking bored
Let it shine before all men
Let'em see good works, and then
Let 'em glorify the Lord

"We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won't need to tell anybody it does. Lighthouses don't fire cannons to call attention to their shining ---
they just shine."
  Dwight L. Moody

Go, take on the day, and don't forget to SHINE!


  1. I'm shining, my friend. Thank you for the reminder!

  2. What a great photo! And I love that song-it is one of my favorites.
    Have a great day! Lisa :o)

  3. I'm trying, but really I just want a nap. Sleepy is my name today.

  4. Hi La Tea Dah...I tried to shine today as I continued Christmas decorating. I LOVE the holidays. It takes me about three days to decorate but then I enjoy the rest of the season to the hilt.

    Nice lighthouse! Take care. Susan

  5. Great word! What a beautiful lighthouse this one is. Now I've got to see if I can find this song...


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