i am the moon with no light of my own / still You have made me to shine
and as i glow in this cold dark night / i know i can't be a light unless i turn my face to You
- sara groves, "You are the sun"

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Here goes...

thus begins the adventure.

you might be wondering about the title. here's the deal:

* when we come face to face with our struggle, our brokenness, our failure, our complete resistance to what God is trying to do in our lives, and we can't take it anymore, it's time for an *about face*. some may call this repentance. i call it a turning point, and the most powerful day of my life.

* so, then, where do we turn our gaze? when we don't have to look at the dark anymore, we *face the light*. the only Light that can reflect Glory off our faces to shine into the darkest corners of this world. the only Light that died so we may live, and loves us 'til our broken hearts are made whole. truly, the only Light that will banish the darkness once and for all. my heart is lighter just thinking about it!

* so really, this is *about the Light*. i won't get it right, and i certainly won't always be profound, but i pray that the words you read here will teach you more about Him, help you get some of that light on your own face, and cause us all to experience "ever-increasing glory" in giving Him the glory. i am just as broken as the next person, and probably more so, and thus this blog may be more for me than anyone else. may we all take advantage of any opportunity we can get to *about . face . the light*.

may His Love shine on you today, dear readers. He is crazy about you, you know that?

Isaiah 55:6-9, 60:20
John 1:1-5
2 Corinthians 3:18, 4:6
2 Peter 3:18


  1. Amen Tenley. Wonderful start to your blog and the about face is a huge way that way we step further into His glory and grace. When we turn our eyes to Him and look fully upon the truth He brings, He begins to heal us from the inside. He puts his light in us...thank you Father.

  2. yay! I'm excited to read what you have to say!


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