Salt was once the most precious commodity in Roman history. Even soldiers were paid with salt. That brought about the statement he/she is not worth his/her salt. A worthless person.
Jesus said we are salt of the earth. We, each one of His redeemed children are PRECIOUS in His sight.
Are we salty enough in this modern age.?
Are we trusting Him to lead and guide us by His Holy Spirit and the Word . Our ministry should BE………… a preserver , protector, reviver, healer and an enhancer so others may be encouraged by our daily lifestyle and be encouraged by what we freely emanate.
May BEAUTY, LOVE, PEACE and JOY be our response to life and trials. Particularly when aging and facing loss and death.
Our truth and FAITH in YOU should be a blazing beacon light, shining through the darkness of storms and unrest.
I m a wife, mother and grandmother. I have always enjoyed writing even from an early age. My book Beyond the Ashes has been written as a labour of love. All the characters are real to me and their story needed to be told. As a Christian my desire is to write General Fiction stories about real people but Hope and a desire for 'better' will always be part of the journey. I have had several short stories published over the years and moderate success in writing competitions.
I realized as I was thinking today (30/01/15) that perhaps I should add here that I have had life experiences of many valley times but also many mountain top experiences. I can understand and be beside anyone who finds their life in tatters because I have 'been' there. Of course as I have got older as well there have been the added sorrows of losing not only older family members but also one by one finding the dearest of friends and the ones of greatest support and care also dying. On the site of rich mountains has been my certainty of the value of marriage and how grateful I am that after loss and sadness I made a happy and long-lasting marriage commitment. The one who was my best friend back then is still my best friend 45 years later. Beyond the Ashes touches upon the POWER of LOVE when folk can forget about their own personal 'feelings' and reach out in LOVE to a desperate and broken person.
Amen Faye – Particularly when aging! Now I understand what my grandmother meant when she used to say, “Old age isn’t for sissies!”
You always encourage me Faye to draw ever nearer to Him. Hugs to you for doing so….