Thursday, February 10, 2011

Little by Little

Jesus didn't say,
"try to be the light of the world"
"you could be the light of the world." 
"you might someday be the light of the world."

He said,
"you ARE the light of the world."

Little by little, the the days grow longer and brighter.
Each additional minute of sunshine brings more light and joy.

Let us bring a transforming glow to the darkest parts of life.

Little by little, the world grows brighter and more loving because
 You ARE
 a light to me
and to

 ~ Maria

Inspiration for this post came from the sermon last weekend.
{sharing something for Friday Pretties at Joyce's blog
and  for Beverly's How Sweet the Sound ~ Pink Saturday post}


koralee said...

What a wonderful reminder my sweet friend...Just what I needed to hear right now...thank you. xoxoxo

koralee said...

Forgot to tell you that my Molly is not coming home in March now...she is off to Sweden to school until June....oh how I will miss her but I am happy she is enjoying her time and meeting so many wonderful people...just thought I would give you an update. xoxoxoxo love to you.

Barb said...

Just as my little light seems to be flickering, you help me with your own light, Maria. Happy Valentine's Day to you and Chris.

Wanda Metcalf said...

This is so wonderful! As Valentines Day comes to us we should all remember he also didn't say like most people... He said LOVE ONE ANOTHER in 20 different verses.

God Bless Maria

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Another wonderful post. Believe it or not, I put my tea candles on a black petit plate in a heart yesterday evening... I find myself telling my children almost every evening during diner, look it's not dark yet, Spring is arriving.
Your words are always perfectly chosen.
Love and Hugs for a loveliest of weekends, dearest Maria xoxo * xxxx

dcrelief said...

Maria, this is so pretty and tender.

It's me said...

Wowwwww...this is so beautiful and so true !!...wonderful post darling thanks!! and you are my light on this

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

Beautiful reminder of the purest, truest Love!
Happy Friday Pretties,

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Yes and Amen...what a beautiful post.
Now for us all to go and light up the world with His glow!

Rebecca said...

Yes! Makes me think of the song...

There is a candle in every soul
Some brightly burning, some dark and cold
There is a Spirit who brings fire
Ignites a candle and makes His home

Carry your candle, run to the darkness
Seek out the hopeless, confused and torn
Hold out your candle for all to see it
Take your candle, and go light your world
Take your candle, and go light your world

Julie Harward said...

I know that you are a light to me..thank you for that! :D

Jason said...

Thank you Maria for being a light in my life for all these years. ;>)

~Chris said...

Ooooops... I'm sure your son would say the same... but this was from me. :>)

Diana said...

You are a light to all of us Maria!
Love Di ♥

Wanda said...

Dear are light and salt and bring all of us such beauty and inspiration with your blog.

klahanie said...

And the impending spring reminds us of the magical rebirth of the great outdoors. Indeed, a timely reminder to look inside and embrace the inner child in our great indoors:-)
Thanks for this wonderful posting, Maria and thank you for your thoughtful comment on my site. Very much appreciated.
May you have a peaceful and positive weekend. In kindness, Gary :-)

Donnie said...

Thank you for this sweet post. Have a happy Pink Saturday.

Jacqueline said...

What a wonderful picture and message! I adore you heart of lights. May your light shine! Happy Pink Saturday.

Becky said...

I really like the way you made the heart with the pink votives. Happy Pink Saturday.

Roo said...

amen!! so beautiful maria. "it only takes a spark to get a fire going....that's how it is with God's love, once you've experienced it..."

A Serenade for Solitude said...

Such a sweet and special reminder. Thanks. xx

Lori's page said...

Ohh, such sweet and profound truth, thank you Maria. Yes, enjoying more light over here, too, and looking so forward to spring! Have a blessed day today, and a Happy Valentine shortly, love, Lori xxx

Robert Brault said...

Lovely, Maria. I am among those counting the minutes of additional sun each day, now up to 2 1/2 minutes per day. And the added sun is like the light you describe -- it supplants an equivalent darkness, doubling its benign effect.

Gabriela Delworth said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

Lovely candles!

~ Gabriela ~

Hazelmarie Elliott (Mattie) said...

As we all wait for lengthening light of springtime days - you offer your own lovely thoughts to lighten our hearts! Simply beautiful, Maria...


Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Great reminder! Love the candles!
Hope you have the sweetest of Pink Saturdays!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh amen.Happy hearts day to you and yours.

The Captain's Daughter said...

Gracious! What a beautiful post, Maria. Thank you for this reminder. Just what I needed today!

With love and appreciation,