Marvelous Light

Charles Kiser —  May 14, 2009 — 1 Comment

Marvelous Light on May 1-2 was a great experience. More than 20 Storyline people participated.

One of my favorite stories of the weekend came from Darcey. We met Darcey through the Dallas Junior Chamber of Commerce. Before about nine months ago she had very little connection to God or Christian community. She doesn’t have much of anything by way of a spiritual or religious background.

When her father converted to Mormonism a couple years ago, the peace he seemed to find got her attention and she began to search for God. She’s been searching for God in the midst of a Storyline house church for the past few months.

When talking to Darcey about her experiences with Marvelous Light, she said that the teaching and testimony about legalism really resonated with her. In the legalism section we talked about ways we’ve been deceived to believe that we could save ourselves by following the right rules and doing the right things.

“I didn’t grow up in a religious family, but my family had legalistic characteristics,” she said. Darcey grew up trying to be a good person and to do good things, assuming that was what it was all about.

I think Darcey experienced the grace of God in a fresh way through Marvelous Light, and I’m excited about walking alongside of her as she continues on her spiritual journey.

Our community exists for people like Darcey.

Enjoy some pictures from the retreat.


Women's Group 2

Mens Group

Women's Group

Charles Kiser


I’m a pastor, missionary, and contextual theologian in Dallas, Texas. I’m committed to equipping and coaching Christians to start fresh expressions of Christian community in Dallas County — communities of hospitality, inclusion, justice, and healing.

One response to Marvelous Light


    This is wonderful work. So happy to have the privilege of looking on.

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