“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. “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.” Matthew 5:13-16 MSG
God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill.
I guess this is the part I tell you about me?
I love Jesus with my whole heart. My brother is my favorite person in the entire world. I love chocolate chip cookies, ice cream, brownies, and the list can go on forever because I have the biggest sweet tooth. I have a ton of friends who bring so much joy to my life and I can’t live without music.
Those are all surface level things that someone who meets me once or twice or follows me on social media can easily find out about me.
I’m starting this blog to let y’all in my life a bit deeper. Never saw myself as the blogger type, but I’ve always enjoyed writing. I have a box in my room full of journals. I started journaling seriously when I was a teenager because I found it helped me process and understand things I was going through. Sometimes when I look back at my journals I’m amazed at how far God has brought me. I just turned 27, so I’m no expert in life. I don’t have a college degree and I’m not a millionaire, but I do have Jesus and He’s the source of life, joy, fulfillment and everything a person chases to feel happy and complete.
I will share about my life’s journey thus far. I will share what I’ve learned about God, what I’ve learned about myself, what I’ve learned about life. I wont be the only one sharing though, this will be a place where you can get to know others through their stories and hopefully grow to love them.
Like the verse above says, God is not a secret to be kept! He put His light in us to let it shine not to hide it. His light is in us so we’re gonna let it shine as bright as possible all in the hopes that as we open up to others about our lives it will prompt them to open with God, this generous loving God who Fully Knows them and Truly Loves them!