Forty-three years ago, more than 80,000 young people crowded into the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas, on the final night of Explo '72, a huge Christian conference and music festival. Near the end of a long day of music and celebration, Rev. Billy Graham said, “I am asking you to light a candle…and we will start a spiritual fire here tonight that could sweep the world.”

Candles were handed out to everyone there, and one was lit ... then another ... then another. Just as that one small light was spread from person to person until the entire stadium sparkled, we can spread a little light every day to those around us. A kind word, a smile or a prayer may be just the thing needed to brighten the day of someone who may need it.

A thought from the Word ...

Matthew 5:14-16
You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
 
Prayers are appreciated for Brian and Allison Speer and other family and friends of our dear friend Faye Speer, who passed away early this morning. Click here to read more and see a video tribute from Brian Speer.
Just a quick reminder that the new feature film starring comedienne Chonda Pierce will be arriving in select theaters on October 27 at 7 p.m.! Laughing in the Dark is a deeply personal glimpse into her life and how her faith has kept her going during some very hard times. Click here for more and to see a preview...
The talented siblings of the Annie Moses Band celebrate America with their latest release, American Rhapsody. Click here for more!
We've just wrapped up Gaither Fest at Myrtle Beach for this year, and it was fantastic! We will soon have some photos up to share with you. If you were there, we hope you had a wonderful time. If not, we hope you'll join us next year! You can now pre-order tickets for next year's event by clicking here.
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