My friend, Ashley, and I purchased a brick to be placed on the walkway leading up Jill's House. Jill's House is a ministry of McLean Bible Church in Vienna, VA that serves as a respite for children with disabilities. They are able to come and stay overnight, be taken care of, and have a wonderful time. The children participate in all sorts of activities and the parents greatly appreciate the fact that they can have a little break and their children are enjoying themselves away. We decided to inscribe Philippians 2:15, "....then you will shine among them like stars in the sky." I thought it was perfect because I love stars, but I also hope to be a light in people's lives. Most importantly, I hope the light of Christ radiates in my life. As I learned all too well this year, life has many bright spots, but also can bring some deep sorrow and darkness. Since this blog is a record of my life, I hope that regardless of how much light I see, the light of Christ shines always and I shine like a star to those around me.
That's how I came up with my blog name.