Q: Why foolish?

A: I seem to be learning over and over again that things are not always as they seem. Could a foolish way be a better way?


Do not deceive yourselves. If any of you think you are wise by the standards of this age, you should become “fools” so that you may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s sight.

{Corinthians 3:18-19a}


I’m ready to shake loose from the wisdom of the world, even if it means doing things differently than the world and being called a fool for it. I believe we were created to know God well, and I believe He knows very well what true wisdom is and what true, abundant living looks like.


Q: Why light?

A: Don’t some people talk and listen with a light in their eyes? Think of the way someone’s demeanor can seem to light up a room. Consider the power of a lit torch in the hands of an explorer, lost in a dark forest. The overhanging light fixtures above our kitchen tables illuminate faces and enable conversation, even when it’s dark outside.



Things that weren’t visible–even scary–suddenly become known when they meet the touch of light. Jesus called himself the light of the world, which is a pretty remarkable thing to say considering all the incredible properties of light. I have no words to describe how allowing God to serve as the lamp to my little path has made…. and is making….. all the difference.


He reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with him. {Daniel 2:22}


We’re not embracing foolishness to be silly, or to feel we’ve improved our rank on the trendiness scale by living simply or going green, or even to have the satisfaction of thinking of ourselves as good people. From my heart I humbly share with you that foolishly running after the light of Jesus has been the most illuminating, good, and right venture I’ve ever embarked on.


If our God offers an abundant life for us on earth, wouldn’t we be foolish not to run after it?




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It doesn't always make sense-the way we live. We decide that's ok. People don't have to get it. Welcome to Foolish for Light, a place for exploring the counter-intuitive life of a light-chaser.


Foolish for Light is a place for anyone willing to challenge the way things have to be done. I'm kind of perfectly fine being called foolish as I chase the Light of the world. You?