Some five or six years ago I had the opportunity to speak at a women's prayer breakfast in my hometown. The theme for that prayer breakfast was "Christian Women, Showing Compassion and Making a Difference". In contemplating what I would use for a subject, God gave me the message "Let Your Light Shine" The message came from Matthew chapter 5 verses 1-15, but the main thought came from verse 14 where Jesus told His disciples "you are the light of the world". This book is a direct result of the thoughts that God gave me. That message was not only for those gathered for the prayer breakfast, but it was for me also. I had found my purpose, which was and still is to be a light, one that shines forth for Jesus Christ.