Salt of the Earth

[Jesus said] "You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men." (Matthew 5:13).

The common expression, "salt of the earth," is derived from Jesus Christ's most famous teaching of all, the Sermon on the Mount (see Matthew 5-7).

After listing the "Beatitudes" ("Blessed are the meek . . . "), Jesus told His people that they were the salt and light of the world. Both terms were used metaphorically, to illustrate how the people of God were to stand out from the rest of the world and impact others in a positive way.

Today, when we refer to a person as "the salt of the earth," we generally mean this in a favorable way. Such people are unpretentious, uncomplicated, devoted, loyal, earnest, and honest. They are hard-working folks, who add value to the lives of others.

Another way to describe these people is this: "What you see is what you get."

To most, this may be considered a compliment of biblical proportions.

[photo: Utah Salt Flats]
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Life's a Journey, Not a Destination.

I have been absent for far too long. I think about a million things I want to share but there never seems to be enough hours in the day.

So, where did I leave off last...oh, yea...truck driving...and debt free living. Since October of last year, we have journeyed approximately 250,000 miles, endured one of the longest and coldest winters I have ever experience, and suffered 2 devastating losses in our family, Gramma and Grampa nearly back to back. It has been a bumpy ride...but we are coming back up the hill and things are looking shiny again.

We finally got out from under the house in Deland and purchased our farmland in Missouri. Our plan is coming together and our dream farm is within reach. 16 acres near the Lake of the Ozarks. Hilly with lots of hard wood trees on half and a rich fertile valley on the other half. Wet weather creek on one side, Year round spring fed creek on another. Lots of walnut trees and ready to be planted with more as soon as we can. Hopefully a house, barn, and garden by spring. Little House on the Prairie 2015-style. Orchard, heirloom vegetables, herbs. Greenhouses, Hoop Houses. Canning, dehydrating, making essential oils & medicinal tinctures. Then comes the animals.... Bees, chickens, goats, cows, sheep, alpacas, guinea fowl, peacocks, turkeys. Hopefully by 2016, we will be operating as a full time farm.

The Farmacy. A life long dream for both of us...and its in sight.