Be These…


Matthew 5:13-16 (MSG)

Salt and Light

13 “Let me tell you why you are here. You’re here to be salt-seasoning that brings out the God-flavors of this earth. If you lose your saltiness, how will people taste godliness? You’ve lost your usefulness and will end up in the garbage.

14-16 “Here’s another way to put it: You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light-bearers, you don’t think I’m going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I’m putting you on a light stand. Now that I’ve put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand—shine! Keep open house; be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you’ll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven.

Serious Question for you reader – Do you know how to be these?

If you do, will you share how?

And if you do not know how to be these, will you say that too?

Be These… was originally published on His Work in Progress

Strong Enough?

doesnt kill me

I’ve written more than I usually do, and yet none of it makes the blogs!

My summer hibernation is coming to a close.  Back to doctors and such come September.

I have big plans for this week.

My sister is doing a Daniel Fast.  I did one in March, but by the end of my two weeks, I was using a walker and needed the steroids, so instead of just taking things out of this week, I will also aim to put some things in…like more fruits and veggies!

As for taking things away, a Face Book fast is first and foremost.  I don’t post much, but I think I’ve been wasting a little too much time there.

Thinking about creating another pocket book.  The last one was of texts to help calm the heart and mind while waiting for the doctor…or waiting for anything at all.  It has brought me countless moments of comfort, and I hope that everyone I was able to share it with got something out of it.

Getting some form of exercise into my days.   I don’t want to, but I cant listen to my wants all the time :).  Gotta get some walks or some Yoga into my life!

 And a devotional about how we can miss something that is right under our noses (I’m REALLY good at that!).

Now hear this MS, I have things to do this week, so please step back and sit down – please?  I’m being as kind as I can.  Take a vacation, I won’t mind!