My Dear Blogger Friends, my husband had is MRI and tomorrow physical therapist, not Psychotherapist as I mistakenly wrote last night, LOL.

Had a good day, I will miss him a lot when he goes back to work.

I feel in my heart that his MRI will be OK and we will know tomorrow morning.

So, tonight is an early night.

Thank you for your visits and like.

God Bless you all,




Prayers would be appreciated it.


This devotion was originally published in December 2017.

Our nation and our world are growing darker by the moment. Ignorance, defiance, rebellion, deception, violence, greed, anger, dishonesty, immorality and murder have become almost commonplace. As I was wondering what you and I could do that would make any difference, I was reminded of Genesis 1:1-3 by a Christian brother, Sammy Rodriguez, in a message he delivered to the American Association of Christian Counselors.

Genesis 1 tells us that in the beginning, God created everything. As planet Earth dangled like a shapeless blob in space, it was covered in darkness. The first words that God spoke were not, “Let there be love,” or “Let there be hope” or “Let there be faith.” His first words were, “Let there be light.” As a result, this planet and the cosmos were forever changed.

God’s response to darkness was to turn on the Light. Thousands of years later, on a dark, starry night outside of Bethlehem, once again God spoke into the darkness and in essence said, “Let there be Light.” And a Baby was born—a Baby who was Himself the Light of the world. And human history was forever changed.

What should be our response to the darkness in our world? For myself, I want to turn on the Light. Because …


When a light is turned on, it immediately makes itself known, and it reveals objects not seen in the darkness.

Light reveals itself

  • How is God described in 1 John 1:5? What do you think this means?
  • Would it be possible to know God if He chose not to reveal Himself? See 1 Timothy 6:15-16.
  • Which two ways does God reveal Himself to us? Read John 1:1-2, 14; Revelation 1:1-2, 16; 19:11-13.
  • What are some primary things God has revealed about Himself? See Genesis 1:1; Isaiah 40:28; 43:15; Exodus 3:13-15; Mark 1:9-11; John 3:16.
  • Who specifically is the Light? Consider Matthew 4:16; John 1:3, 18; Colossians 1:15-17; John 8:12.
  • When Jesus said that His disciples—you and me—are to be the light of the world, explain what He meant simply, as to a child. Read Matthew 5:14-16.
  • Write a brief summary of anything God has revealed to you personally in the last four weeks about Himself through His Word or through His Son.

Light reveals ourselves

  • What has His Light revealed to you about yourself that you hadn’t known previously? Look at Psalm 90:8; Proverbs 20:27; Psalm 139:23-24.
  • What have you done about the revelation? Consider 1 John 1:8-10.
  • If the Light has come, why is the world so dark? See John 3:19-21.
  • Is there anything or anyone that can hide from the Light? See Luke 12:1-3; 1 Corinthians 4:5; Psalm 139:11-12.
  • When did the Light penetrate the darkness of your life? Write a brief account of how you came to faith in Christ? Colossians 1:13-14.


If we want to make a difference in our world, instead of attacking the darkness with more darkness, we simply need to turn on the Light.

  • What encouragement do you receive from 2 Samuel 22:29 and Isaiah 42:16?
  • How are we to combat darkness? Read 2 Corinthians 10:3-5; Ephesians 6:17-18; John 13:34-35; 1 John 1:7-8.
  • While the Light is more powerful than darkness and can dispel it, how can the Light be defeated? See what’s implied in Matthew 5:15 and Matthew 26:69-74.
  • What are some other ways you have observed the Light being hidden?
  • Have you witnessed darkness being dispelled from someone’s mind, heart or life through the Light of the Gospel? Write a brief description.


Light and darkness cannot abide together.

  • When God created light, what was one of the first things He did? See Genesis 1:3-4, 14, 16-18.
  • What similar effect did Jesus have? John 1:4-5; 7:40-43; 12:46.
  • Think about it: Is the light divisive? Read 2 Corinthians 6:14.
  • How will this division be played out in eternity? Consider Matthew 8:12; 25:29-30; Revelation 21:22-27.
  • Give some examples of people who have let their light shine, and have been labeled intolerant and divisive.
  • When you hold up the Light and it causes division and separation, why do you think you did something wrong?


Anyone who gets up in the middle of the night understands the necessity of turning on a light.

  • Describe how God used light to direct the children of Israel when they were wandering in the wilderness in Exodus 13:21 and Nehemiah 9:12.
  • How does God direct us? See Isaiah 48:17; Isaiah 30:21; Psalm 119:105.
  • What does it mean to walk in the Light? Read 1 John 1:6.
  • What do we need to do to walk and live in the Light? See Psalm 56:13; Isaiah 2:5; John 10:1-5; 1 John 1:7; 2:9-11.
  • How evident is it to your spouse, best friend, children, co-worker or neighbor that you are walking in the Light?


Like moths drawn to a flame, people are attracted to light.

  • Who is the Light who attracts others in John 8:12?
  • Who is attracted to the Light? See Isaiah 60:1-3.
  • Why is the Light so irresistible? Read John 6:44.
  • What one event above all others draws people to the Light? See John 12:32.
  • How do the above verses underscore the power of the Gospel? Consider Romans 1:16-17.

My gift to the King this Christmas is to renew my commitment to persevere in punching holes in the darkness … exalting Jesus, sharing the Gospel, speaking the truth, living a holy life … by simply turning on the Light.  ©2017 Anne Graham Lotz

Anne Graham Lotz has proclaimed God’s Word worldwide for more than 30 years. Her latest book, The Daniel Prayer, and the accompanying video Bible study, is available from major booksellers.

From The Desk Of Billy Graham

With a frequency that is amazing, the Bible affirms the fact of the bodily resurrection of Christ. Perhaps the most direct of all its statements is Luke’s account in the book of Acts, where he reports, “To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days” (Acts 1:3). What are we going to do with these “many infallible proofs”? Someone asked my colleague George Beverly Shea how much he knew about God. He said, “I don’t know much, but what I do know has changed my life.” We may not be able to take all of this evidence into a scientific laboratory and prove it; but, if we accept any fact of history, we must accept the fact that Jesus Christ rose from the dead.

Audio: Billy Graham explains how the risen Christ is adequate for the world’s problems.

Prayer for the day

All the arguments concerning Your existence are refuted, Lord Jesus, as I feel Your presence each day. It causes my soul to rejoice knowing that You, my living Lord, are with me!

It’s always something, Day 15

Today’s reading is drawn from Genesis 44:16.

The wedding guests were in place. The grandparents were properly seated in the second row. The mother of the bride had just been escorted to the first row, across the aisle from the groom’s mother and dad. The air was filled with the kind of indescribable excitement that only a wedding can bring.

This was especially true for me, since I was the dad at the back of the church with our daughter Missy on my arm. She had waited a lifetime for this very moment.

The pastor and our future son-in-law were preparing to enter the church from one of the sanctuary’s front doors on the organist’s cue. They checked to be sure that everything was in place. It was, including the wireless microphone clipped to the minister’s robe. Unfortunately, the minister didn’t know that the mike was on!

“Well, Jon,” Reverend DeVries joked to the anxious groom, “You can still back out.” Of course, neither man had any idea that this very private conversation was being broadcast to almost 600 people. The congregation held its collective breath.

“No way,” was all Jon said.

An audible snicker passed over the seated guests like a wave. My wife sighed in relief. The color returned to the faces of Jon’s parents.

Has this ever happened to you? You have done everything in your power to do the right thing. No stone is left unturned. In your opinion, your plan is as perfect as a plan could be. Nothing could have described our daughter’s wedding better than this. But in spite of all of this detailed planning, the technician in the sound booth turned the microphone on too early. It could have been an embarrassing disaster.

Joseph’s brothers had followed his instructions to perfection. They had done everything exactly as they were told to do. But at his master’s command, Joseph’s servant had slipped a silver chalice into Benjamin’s sack of grain, and now these men were being accused of stealing — and they weren’t guilty. So they returned to Egypt and threw themselves at Joseph’s feet, begging for his mercy.

Isn’t it interesting that, even though they were not guilty of this particular charge, they knew they still needed forgiveness? Because of other things they had done — selling their brother like a used car, for one — they still needed Joseph’s mercy.

Regardless of how well you and I have planned this day, something will probably go wrong. One of those little unexpected things will pop up, and we’ll be faced with a little — or a substantial — detour.

Well, our merciful Heavenly Father has a little message for us. In spite of the seeming flawlessness of our plans, something will develop a glitch. Count on it. And the lesson to be learned is the one these men learned that day. Perfection is unachievable. God’s mercy is always necessary for our inescapable sinfulness . . . impeccable plans and all.

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