him we proclaim {Easter Freebie}

By Saturday, March 19, 2016 0 0

To celebrate that God has done a new thing in my creative life recently, I am offering an Easter freebie to my readers!

Colossians 1:28-29 is a verse God gave me while I was updating this blog. While Seasoned with Salt is still the theme of this place where so many words are shared, and our ministry vision remains the same, this verse reflects the spiritual why for what we do and our calling to share the Gospel in Spain.

Click here to download the high-res free 8×10.

This was my first attempt at digital art using watercolor images. The beautiful flower graphics are courtesy of The Smell of Roses. I hope you enjoy this free printable. I would love to see how you display it in your home. Maybe post a photo and tag it #himweproclaim?

6 Days

By Tuesday, November 11, 2014 0 0

For a few years now I have felt that we are in a waiting room, a wilderness, the desert even. God is teaching us great things while we wait on Him to bring the support we need to go to Spain to plant churches. I have cried out to Him in so many ways. I have pounded on the doors of Heaven, I have reminded Him that He can act swiftly and that He should, because souls in Spain are on the line. I have beseeched Him to listen not to my prayers, but the prayers of so many others. Our partners, and little old ladies in churches where we’ve spoken, are praying that God will bring more support soon.

But He has His reasons. His timing may be painful at this moment, but it is perfect.

Here is someone who knows about waiting on God: Moses. In Exodus 24, just before God gives Moses the tablets of stone with the inscription of the law, Moses, Aaron, Aaron’s sons and 70 men who lead Israel go up to the mountain of God and they see Him. Did you catch that? Verse 10 says, “and they saw the God of Israel. There was under his feet as it were a pavement of sapphire stone, like the very heaven for clearness.”

Oh my. This, just days after God warns quite a few times that if an Israelite even touches the mountain of God, he will die. But verse 11 says, “And he did not lay his hand on the chief men of the people of Israel; they beheld God, and ate and drank.”

And then God calls Moses even closer. I think, after a party like that, anyone would be eager to spend more time with God. So Moses goes up to the mountain of God and a cloud covers because God’s glory is so great.

The glory of the Lord dwelt on Mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it six days. And on the seventh day he called to Moses out of the midst of the cloud. Now the appearance of the glory of the Lord was like a devouring fire on the top of the mountain in the sight of the people of Israel. Moses entered the cloud and went up on the mountain. And Moses was on the mountain forty days and forty nights.

God throws a big party, doesn’t lay a (perfectly holy and therefore perfectly justified) hand on the Israelite leaders. God invites Moses to stay after (my paraphrase). He closes the curtain behind Moses, and everyone is wondering what God and Moses are doing together on that mountain covered by a devouring fire. Except, it appears they’re not together.

It appears that God makes Moses wait 6 days, surrounded by God’s glory on the mountain, before calling to Him from inside the cloud. 

May we recognize what a privilege it is to even set foot upon the mountain of God, and may we wait so well.

Even the Birds {Day 12}

By Sunday, October 12, 2014 0 0

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“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? 28 And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, 29 yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31 Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

     34 “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

31 Stories of Preparing for the Mission Field at Seasoned with Salt // theduryees.com

Jumping Tandem

Free Printable for You! Psalm 119:114 {Day 5}

By Sunday, October 5, 2014 0 0

Psalm 119:114 printable from Seasoned With Salt // theduryees.comToday I am still meditating on the scriptures God gave me about renewal and transformation and the doctrine of sanctification. To be honest, I have heard many messages preached on the Romans passage and I have never cared for that verse. What a strange thing to say about God’s word, but I always found it basic and vague: think differently now, you’re a Christian.

I am thinking differently about it now, and praising God for His living Word.

I’ve created  a printable for you – a little 5×5 image you might like to tape to your mirror or carry in your pocket. I have the white version above and a chalkboard print available. Psalm 119:114 chalkboard printable from Seasoned With Salt // theduryees.com

Download the chalkboard print
Download the white print

I plan to provide a few more of these as I participate in #write31days. I hope they bless you and I’d love to hear from you in the comments.

How did you use or how do you plan to use this scripture printable?

31 Stories of Preparing for the Mission Field at Seasoned with Salt // theduryees.com