I am a minimalist when it comes to makeup. I wear a red lip, a gold eye and mascara. If it is hot, I may swipe my face with some powder. My skin is oily and my face looking like it is ready to fry chicken is not an option.

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Yesterday, I applied my eye shadow at the door, grabbed my keys and headed out. When I arrived at my destination, I parked and checked my makeup. There was a circular patch of eye shadow on my eye lid that was not blended.  It looked so crae crae and as soon as I saw it, my reaction was “what the hell?”

So as I started to blend and the moment began to speak.

The light I was currently in was revealing what the light I left did not.

The light I left was not as bright, therefore it did not reveal or reflect this flaw.

I applied my makeup in the mirror. I stood there in that light and did not see this botched application.

Every room is different. Every light is different. What is hid in one place is magnified in another.

As it is with the people that come in and out of our lives. Everyone is a mirror or a light. Every intimate encounter reveals or reflects something about ourselves because every soul has a measure of light.

Some soul light is brighter than others and standing in their presence reveals things in us and about us that lesser presences do not.


God places people in our lives and along our paths so we can see ourselves.  There are connections that are designed and purposed to bring out our worse so we can become our best! These divine lights are placed in our lives to be embraced so we can see what their light reveals, embrace our ugly, the ugliness in ourselves, really see it, deal with it and grow.

This take courage.

More courage than the average person has and this is why they remain average.

It takes guts to stand in the light…and not run.


Stand there and let all those rays hit the deep and dark crevices in our soul. Most people resent the light and make the experience and the process about the other person and want to project the truth they know about themselves onto someone else.

There is a parable in the bible where Jesus is instructing us to get the beam out of our eye so we can see. Our i with someone else’s eye is irrelevant to our personal growth.

Luke 6:41-42 Why do you look at the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice or consider the log that is in your own eye? 42 How can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, allow me to take out the speck that is in your eye,’ when you yourself do not see the log that is in your own eye? You hypocrite (play actor, pretender), first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take out the speck that is in your brother’s eye.

Let’s realize that all lights are not equal and when we are standing in a light that reveals, stand there. Don’t run from it, run into it.




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