Tuesday, March 08, 2011


Yesterday, I made some Pico de Gallo for our Mexican food dinner with our journeymen. Tonight, I pulled it out of the fridge and tasted it. Something was just not right. So I decided to add some salt, since I hadn't salted it the night before. OH MY! What a difference the salt made. It brought out the flavors and made them blend so nicely together. So, it made me think...

Matthew 5:13 says, "You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything..." Salt is a preservative, but it also adds lots of flavor. It brings out the natural flavors!

As a Christ-follower, am I bringing out the "flavor" of the gospel? Do I make Jesus appealing to others? Does Jesus "taste" good to the culture I am trying to reach for Him? Do others know how much I love Him? Is it evident?

Wow! I am salt...and I sure don't want to lose my flavor and be good for nothing.
My church is salt...

Just my thoughts while cooking!

Saturday, March 05, 2011

An Exciting Month

February has been an exciting month. For my birthday, Kurt booked a sushi class for me andhim. We had a great time learning to make sushi. Kurt is not a fan of fish or any kind of seafood. But I am so glad he went to the class with me. I love being in the kitchen with him!

We also went to the U2 concert at FNB Stadium (Soccer City). Josh went with us and loved it. We still listen to his U2 CD every time we are in the car! I did not go to a soccer match during the World Cup at Soccer City. It was my first time to be in the stadium. It was beautiful. However, although it was beautiful and modern, we did experience "Africa" while there. We waited 1 1/2 hours in line for a hamburger! And, of course, many of the small kiosks selling drinks were out of stock before any concerts began! Life in Joburg...don't let the modern, western feel fool you! Love it!