Spreading the Light this Christmas

IMG_0009 Maybe it's the twinkle lights. All the candles everywhere. But I just can't get my mind off light this season.

Possibly it's because everything has felt so hard. My eyes are doing a soul deep search for some light. Dialated huge and hungry.

Right above the #Sentprints article the headline said that churches are less influential. That might be true. We might have forgotten that influence doesn't come from a pulpit or a program, but from people. We are the church. We spread the Light.

 "Life began by Him. His Life was the Light for men.  The Light shines in the darkness. The darkness has never been able to put out the Light." John 1:4-5

So you don't feel like a world changer? I get that. I don't usually either.

How do we do it? Where do we start?


I want you to go start a pot of coffee and while it's brewing I want you to walk down the street. Across the street. Around the block. And invite someone to come share it with you. Share the light. Tell them the heart behind that old nativity set. Share the story of your advent candles.

There is no easier time to share Jesus than Christmas. It doesn't have to be heavy, it just has to be done. And we can do it better together. 

So will you join me for this year's Home for the Holidays? 20 minutes? Once a week? Right where you are? Coffee? A meal? A candle?

Home for the Holidays is a weekly invitation to invite you neighbors into your home for just a little bit and read and advent scripture and light a candle. Easy Peasy. Around here we do a meal, but it doesn't have to be that. It can be anything. It turns out even the people that think your a crazy Jesus person are willing to come have a meal and light a candle during Christmas!

Leave a comment to let me know you are joining or tag you social media pics with #HomefortheHolidays15

For more info on Home for the Holidays:

How to Turn a Holiday into a Holy Day

Home for the Holidays Info Page

The Importance of Joyeux Noel