I learned a new word the other day: Earthshine. Earthshine is when sunlight reflects off the earth onto the moon and makes it shine. How cool is that! I never knew such a phenomenon existed.
It made me think. What do I reflect? And does what I display make the world around me shine?
So, over the next few weeks we are going to look back and look forward. We will reflect on the past year, so we can learn how to shine in the year to come.
Each blog post will contain questions to help you think about the past year and decide where you can do better in the New Year. And to help you pray your way through this, I’ve created a guide with scripture-inspired Looking Back and Looking Forward prayer prompts and space to record your reflections.
Posts in the #LookingBackLookingForward series
We had a wild turkey in our yard one winter. I spotted it through the window from the kitchen. “How the heck did it get inside our fenced yard?” I asked myself.
It strutted menacingly—head jerking back and … (read more…)
Skiing with my family, we took a chairlift higher up the mountain where only single and double black diamond runs—for experts only—could be accessed. … (read more…)
Of course, the dilemma is how to make purchases in a shop without having it bagged and … (read more…)
Huge areas of the city will be transformed with lighted art displays.
An event called (read more…)
I watched as one glassblower carefully extracted a glowing orange glob of molten glass from a searing furnace using a long metal rod, the blowpipe.
The glassblower sat down and gently rolled the rod backwards and … (read more…)