This functional baseball bat-shaped beacon is known as the Chirma Hang "Baseball" Lighthouse and it is located in Busan, South Korea. It, along along with a sculpture of a ball and a glove, was built to symbolize the importance of baseball to Busan and to commemorate Korea’s first ever gold medal in Olympic baseball at the … Continue reading What Else Does Your Light Convey?
Do you have a bucket list? I do. Of course, it includes visiting what I consider to be some of the most awe-inspiring lighthouses in the world, but it also includes riding on a hot air balloon! Hot air ballooning is a worldwide fun and memorable activity for the entire family. There are over 20 … Continue reading You Lift Me Up!
“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it."-Matthew 7:13,14 Pictured above is the Cies Lighthouse. It was built between 1851 and 1853 … Continue reading The Narrow Road is Also Curvy
Take the ones you loveAnd hold them close because there is little timeAnd don't let it break your heartI know it feels hopeless sometimesBut they're never really goneAs long as there's a memory in your mind"Hold On to Memories" - Song by Disturbed Lighthouses were built to last. They were made to withstand the fiercest … Continue reading Hold On to Memories
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.
"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!
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
God, pick up the pieces. Put me back together again. You are my praise! -Jeremiah 17:14 (MSG) I recently came across a website that turns any image into an interactive jigsaw puzzle. You can imagine the fun I've been having uploading my favorite lighthouse images (including photos of those I have personally taken) and putting … Continue reading The Missing Piece
Can you name a famous leaning tower? Do you know where it is? Chances are you thought of The Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy. Can you think of another one? Did you know that there are over 50 other known slanted spires and tottering towers in the world? Some of them are even more … Continue reading Leaning Towers
I've come across some incredibly beautiful lighthouses on the internet, many of which I hope to personally visit someday. Today I figured I would search for some strange and unusual looking ones and I actually came across quite a few. This one, The Alprech Lighthouse in Boulogne-sur-Mer, France, truly caught my attention. Can you guess … Continue reading When You Don’t Fit The Mold