Wednesday, June 08, 2016

WOYWW: Salt of the Earth

This is what I woke up to this morning.
I was too sleepy last night to pack away.

 Here is what I was working on.
I like long necklaces with lots of thingamabobs,
whatever! I have too many thingys 
and not enough time to put them together!

 "You are the salt of the earth...." Matthew 5:13

During the times of Jesus, they had no refrigerators nor freezers. 
Food like fish and meat would not keep for long 
unless they dried it or salted it. 
Today most salt is cheap and we can easily find it. 
But in ancient times, it was used as a currency, 
and people carried salt cakes around 
to barter with or buy something with. 
Roman soldiers were at some point paid in salt
and that's why we have the idiom, "worth his weight in salt". 
Taxes on salt have even inspired revolutions! 
And according to a salt company, 
the compound has more than 14,000 uses! 

When Jesus told the crowd, "You are the salt of the earth," 
He probably meant a lot of things. 
You are of immense value in the world. 
The world is corrupt and headed for destruction, 
and in need of preserving. 
And so that is the value of the Church in the world. 
Many today do not see the need for the Church. 
They think of the church as a building 
where people go to have religious services. 
But the Church is the people, the believers of Christ. 
We have a role to play to preserve what is of value in the world. 

2 Chronicles 7:14 emphasizes how important it is for us, 
the people of God to be salt and light in the world: 
"If MY PEOPLE, which are called by My name, 
shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, 
and turn from their wicked ways: then I will hear from heaven, 
and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." 

Yes, Lord, today more than ever, 
help us to be the salt of the earth!  
Help us to humble ourselves, pray, seek Your face, and repent! 
Forgive us O Lord of our iniquities, and hear us!

Joining the lovely Julia Dunnit for a 
peek at desks and projects!

I find a lot of inspiration
visiting my friends here:



  1. Hello Patsy. Great job on your art journal love the picture you are drawing. I hear that never enough time to finish projects so wanting to get done.The charms you are putting on the necklace are stunning. Have a great week Hugs ~Anne L#3

  2. I couldn't find where to comment, hope this is right place. It seems a long ways down. :)
    Love the post about the salt. And the Chronicles scripture is one of my favorites!
    Your Bible journaling is great too. Thanks for sharing. #6

  3. woo! that pile looks as if it may topple over... great desk, Patsy. Helen hoping Jan will link me.

  4. Love your journaling, just started myself, so thank you for the inspiration & the salt lesson, blessings Donna #9

  5. Great journaling.... and that is a desk that shows a very creative mind.
    sandra de @14

  6. Beautiful necklaces..your drawings are so inspirational Elaine #15

  7. You win the prize for th messiest desk today, lol!! I'm loving what you're doing with the necklaces though, they're gorgeous!
    Hugs, LLJ xxx

  8. Always love to see your gorgeous art work. And yes I think that must rate as one of the most cluttered desks this week, it deserves a prize Lol! Have a crafty and very happy WOYWW, Angela xXx 26

  9. Love your bible and the wisdom on salt. Never thought of salt in so many ways. Hugs and blessings
    Have a great day.
    Diane - WOYWW #2

  10. Another great journal page. Love your necklace. Have fun creating! Happy Wednesday! LisaDV #35

  11. Happy WOYWW your desk is pretty full I must say I don't think you could push it aside to make room unless lol have a great day hugs Nikki 1

  12. Love those necklaces! As usual your art is amazing and inspiring.
    Happy WOYWW!
    Tertia #46

  13. Oh your desk is a mess! But life is about priorities.
    Your 'mamma' with the salt is brilliant! I love how you draw in your Bible.Thanks for your wise words about the salt.
    And the necklaces are lovely.
    Happy WOYWW,

  14. I love your lady in your bible. She looks so welcoming. Gorgeous necklaces too.
    hugs, Teresa


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