THRiVE 2018 ~Reflections~ In the Light of the World


Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world.

Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness,

but will have the light of life.”  John 4:8D75_4368

What a joy and privilege it was to gather with you!  THRiVE 2018 was such a blast! We worshiped the God we love and learned more about Him. We found our stories and journeys have a consistent thread… The Light of the World.  As multiple generations gathered together, many 3 generation families!- it’s electrifying to acknowledge that THE Light of the World lives and shines in all those who call Him LORD.  In Him, we draw our strength for each new day.

May He continually remind you of these truths from THRiVE 2018:




Child of God~

You have a “little” light and you can let it SHINE.
shine your light
You no longer walk in darkness-You walk in the Light!  Live in the light!
The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; 
on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.
Isaiah 9:2
You know this truth-
God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.
1 John 1:5
You can SHINE your light in the presence of your enemies.
Wow!  Didn’t God use Gracia’s story to teach us all!




You will see how He provides Light for you along your journey if you keep looking for Him. Keep your eyes wide open for the “glow leaves”. 


Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.
Psalm 119:105
You are His unfinished masterpiece and He will continue His work in you…  Phil 1:6 
For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus,
so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.
Ephesians 2:10



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You shine bright because the Light of the World is in you.  


Polish. Chip. Chisel.  God is working in your life.  He will continue this work until He calls us home.  All of the chisel, chip and polish is for the purpose of becoming a masterpiece that carries The Light of the World! Give Him access to your whole life.  Let Him do His work in you.

You have a gift that has been given to you by the Holy Spirit. 
Have you waved your white flag of surrender as Paige shared and put fear in its place?  
 For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God,
which is in you through the laying on of my hands.  
For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, 
but gives us power, love and self-discipline.
2 Timothy 1:6
You have sisters around the world who know Jesus and who need our prayers.  
Remember the source of strength Francine inspired us to have in life’s difficulties?  It’s the same strength she possessed while being held captive- Christ in you- Colossians 1:27.
You can saturate yourself with scripture daily just as you did in the 360 prayer room.  



He sent forth his word and healed them; he rescued them from the grave.
Psalm 107:20
You can sing in the morning, when you rise… Give Me Jesus!  



Instead of things this world tries to offer, whisper… Give Me Jesus, Give Me Jesus.  
Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love,
for I have put my trust in you.
Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.
Psalm 143:8
Ladies, it was pure joy gathering with you! Shine your light!  You are precious in His sight.  

Until next time… THRiVE 2019 For Great is Your Faithfulness

Psalm 143:8

P.S.  I love hearing from you!  Your life stories inspire all that we do at THRiVE!

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