14Dec

the tour of Light: you’re invited!

This is the message that we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light, and in him there is no darkness-none at all!
– John 1:15, NSV

Is anyone else desperately looking for Christ in the tornado of tinsel that has become Christmas? Are you longing for more of the true Light of Christmas?

Here are three signs you may be Light-deprived:

1) Every time you see a manger scene in someone’s front yard, you quietly go kneel beside the wise men . . . for awhile.

2) Clueless, you belt out the fifth and sixth verses of “The First Noel” even though the choir stopped at verse four.

3) You give the guy behind the counter a bear hug and spin him around because he had the courage to say “Merry Christmas.”

Relax. You’ve come to the right place. For the next seven days we’ll be restoring your Light-deprived life and hosting the @stickyJesus Tour of Light blog tour.

We’ll be talking about the call to be Light, how to know “The” Light, how to re-ignite Light, and how to inspire Light in others. Together, we’ll roll out a digital red carpet of worship for Jesus Christ—the Light of the World—as His birth celebration draws near.

Sounds great, but what’s a blog tour?

A blog tour is starting a blog post one place and continuing it on a different blog (url). You simply start reading here at www.stickyJesus.com, then, we will prompt you with a live link to hop to a different blog to finish reading the post and add your comments. We’ve invited some our favorite Digital Scribes to help host this tour and think you’ll have a blast expanding your online faith community.

Here’s the tour route:

Day 1: Amy Sorrells. Amy is a writer and columnist planting seeds, exposing beauty in brokenness, and loving people to straight to the heart of God.

Day 2: Marie Wikle. Marie is one of the founders of the popular #Tworship (daily worship on Twitter). Her blog encourages people to focus on the needs of others and be channels of joy and generosity.

Day 3:  Jason Hayes. Jason is a speaker, author and strategist, and consultant for Threads, a movement that connects young adults to God and the Church. He blogs about leadership, youth, and discipleship.

Day 4:  Rachel Hauck. Rachel is the best-selling author of 12 fiction novels—each one filled with hope and the unmistakable fragrance of Jesus’ love. She blogs about writing, interesting books and authors, and living the Christian life.

Day 5:  Wayne Hastings. Wayne is an author, speaker, and business consultant who blogs about trust and changing organizations through a teaching style rooted in heart and truth.

Day 6:  The Virtual Abbey. This unique blog offers insights and resources for living as a modern monastic in the Benedictine tradition. They pray the Daily Office via Twitter.

Day 7: Patsy Clairmont. Patsy is a beloved author, speaker, and teacher known for her ability provide humor for the heart and hope for the healing. In the past 14 years, Patsy has inspired more than 4 million women as a speaker with Women of Faith.

There you have it. Don’t miss the fun, the insight, or the opportunity to go deeper and shine brighter online—together—this Christmas.  See you back here tomorrow!

Post/Tweet this today:

Lord, may my life be the star that others follow this Christmas and may it lead them straight to You. Amen. #LiveSticky

Any other ways you can tell you or someone else is light-deprived? Go ahead make us smile!

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  • Tami Heim

    Light deprived: You AND your husband get very excited about daily changing the ring tones on your phones to feature a different Christmas song. (And of course you both sing-a-long with them LOUDLY every time someone calls)

  • Anonymous

    Light deprived: When you obsessively follow the brightest star in the sky and end up in New Jersey and STILL ask the guy at Texaco if he’s seen two people on a donkey pass by.

  • http://twitter.com/SandraHeskaKing SandraHeskaKing

    When you go to WalMart and buy up every box of white lights and string them on the silk ficus and ivy and anything else with a hint of green.