As the quote above says, we are to shine not for our own glory, but to point others toward the Lord ... even if, sometimes, we never know the effect we have.

I was reminded of this idea when I read Rory Feek’s recent blog post about how although his wife Joey is so sick with cancer, she is still overseeing efforts for lots of (literal) seeds to be planted. Though she knows she may not see the harvest (but I hope she will!), it’s important to her to keep on planting, as she has done every year.

When we plant seeds in the lives of others, we may see the harvest, but we may not … we just have to trust the Father to bring a good crop in His timing.

A thought from the Word...

Matthew 5:16
In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

Kelly Nelon Clark found herself tears at Disney World recently. No, Mickey Mouse didn't make her cry ... they were happy tears about some news she had just received! Click here to find out more...
This new little sweetie is named Brayden ... and we think that's why his cap has the letter "B" on it ... although, he was born just two days before the Super Bowl and his daddy was rooting for the Broncos! Click here to find out whose little blessing this is...
We always love Homecoming columnist Squire Rushnell's Godwink stories, and he just shared a beautiful one on his Facebook page about two stranded ladies who were blessed right when they needed it ... and by someone they never expected! Click here for more...
Mmm, we spotted a recipe at Gaither.com and had to share! Bill's mom, Lela Gaither, was known for her delicious Barbeque Meatballs ... click here for that recipe!
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