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  • Writer's pictureJennifer Frnka

The Light house

When you are in a hole and you see the dirt still pouring on and you don’t see the light, it can be incredibly difficult to believe that you can climb out.

Hope that life will ever change, that you will feel better, or that you will heal can slowly be dimmed and you can begin to fade away.

In these moments we want to encourage you to hold onto the image of the lighthouse. Hold in your mind the light.

Hundreds of sailors have been saved or survived many storms decade after decade because of the lighthouse.

The lighthouse was built for a purpose and includes 4 key components that are meant to carry out that purpose, much like each of us were built for a purpose and also contain 4 key components that were meant to help us carry out our purpose.

If however, any of the parts break or are not in working order then the lighthouse cannot serve its true purpose. Similarly, if our heart, mind, body or soul are not in working order then we cannot serve our true purpose.

So, let’s take a closer look at the main components of the lighthouse:

  1. Light - is the soul of the lighthouse and it’s sole purpose is to shine a bright light that can guide sailors to their destination safely.

  2. Lantern room - is essentially the heart that houses the soul. It houses the light.

  3. Cupola- is the body of the lighthouse. It covers the heart and soul and keeps everything protected.

  4. Spiral staircase - is like the mind of the lighthouse. Although there are twists and turns it is always connected to the heart, so that the soul can be easily tended to.

Most lighthouses were cared for by one lighthouse keeper; however, frequently their entire family would help to tend to the maintenance and upkeep of the lighthouse. Sometimes having 3-4 people tending to it at once.

While it is good to be able to do things on your own and handle whatever life throws at you, we want you to remember that even the strongest of lighthouses still needed to be tended to in order to keep them in working order.

It is okay to accept help. It is okay to ask for help and it is even okay to be broken for a bit, but if your light, lantern room, cupola, or staircase are cracked, dimly lit, or rusting away we want to encourage you to enlist a lightkeeper who can help you to assess your situation, so that you can shine bright again.

Y’all have a beautiful day!

All My Love,


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