Pictured above is the Orfordness Lighthouse located on Orford Ness, in Suffolk, England. The 98 ft. brick tower was completed in 1792. Unfortunately, as with many other lighthouses built close to coastal waters, it slowly succumbed to the encroaching sea. Over the years, the shoreline was brought only a few feet from the lighthouse itself. … Continue reading Unstable and Fruitless
Almost every lighthouse ever built was as a result of having many ships and countless lives lost at sea. Their commissioning proved to drastically minimize tragedies by steering seafarers away from danger and guide them safely to shore. But there are a couple of stories that seem to contradict the life-saving purpose of these sentinels … Continue reading Right Time. Wrong Place.
Here comes the rain again Raining in my head like a tragedy Tearing me apart like a new emotion. "Here Comes the Rain Again" 1983 - Eurythmics The featured image reminded me of how life occasionally brings showers of blessings as well as torrential rains of pain. As lighthouses for God in a fallen world, … Continue reading Here Comes The Rain Again
"But I wouldn't know your peace without the hard times or be thankful for relief without the pain. I wouldn't love the light if it were not for the darkness or appreciate the sun Without the rain." -Thank You for the Storm- The Carr Family. From the Album Thankful Growing up in the Caribbean, I am … Continue reading Thank God For Storms!
"See, I have taken away your sin, and I will put fine garments on you." -Zechariah 3:4 This is North Pierhead Lighthouse located on the north side of the Manistee River, in Manistee, Michigan. First built in 1869, it was destroyed by fire and later replaced by a light on the south pier in 1873, … Continue reading Ready To Dress You Up!
I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them. - Isaiah 42:16 The photo above depicts a light trail along the path to Formentor Lighthouse, an active beacon … Continue reading Follow The Light
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Lighthouses can serve as both Daymarks (on clear days) and as Beacons (at night and during storms). Either way, they accomplish what they were built to do, which is to keep mariners away from danger and/or guide them safely to shore. As lighthouses for God, Christians have also been commissioned to warn unrepentant sinners of … Continue reading Before the sun sets
You are all around me on every side; you protect me with your power. Psalm 139:5 (GNT) As long as we are among the living, we will encounter challenges that will consist of anything from losing a wallet to developing a life-threatening disease. All around us, there are people who have faced or are facing … Continue reading Surrounded by You
Vintage Postcard from Atlantic City, NJ - Mailed in 1963 [See Credits] "You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts. - The Apostle Paul (2 Corinthians … Continue reading Lighthouse Postcards to the World