The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

In basketball language, an excellent metaphor for shooting a basketball is an automobile, where the legs are the engine of the shot. If the basketball is short and doesn’t make it to the basket the problem is the engine (the legs).

In life, the legs or the engine to move with energy is evidence of health. People who have tons of energy have excellent health.

In basketball, the hands are the steering wheel to shooting the basketball. Soft hands on the ball make it possible to have proper backspin and arc. This creates a soft shot for the sweet sound of swish

In life, the hands can bring healing or harm. Wise fathers have soft hands when correcting a child. Ironworkers must have strong hands. Show me your hands and I will tell you about your work. A wise head means well-trained hands.

In basketball, the eyes are like the headlights on a car. Missing a shot by a small margin is an indication the basketball shooter watched the ball in flight instead of having a radar focus on the rim or backboard target.

In life, the eyes are the lamp to the soul. Doctors examine eyes to check the health of a patient.

Lights on is a choice we must make every single day of our life.

Lights on means getting rid of all anger bitterness and resentment. Lights on means forgiving others for their offenses and forgiving ourselves of our own.

Lights on means giving oxygen, encouragement to those who come into our lives on a daily basis.

Lights on and speaking with positive words and eliminating negative words.

Let’s all turn our lights on today and walk in the light as He is in the light.


Therefore if there is any encouragement in Christ, if there is any consolation of love, if there is any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and compassion, make my joy complete by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose. Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others. Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus EVERY KNEE WILL BOW, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

– Philippians 2: 1-11