Thursday, 24 April 2008

Salt: Contentment

It's my turn to choose the topic for this fortnight's challenge and I have chosen:


I was drawn to Philippians 4, particularly verses 11, 12 and 13, where Paul says:

'I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through him who gives me strength.'

I find this both a comfort and a challenge. Some of us have been, or are going, through difficult circumstances and yet God is so good and his grace is sufficient for us in the most difficult times. And when we look at some parts of the world, we are so conscious that we have plenty. In this regard I find the parable of the sheep and goats in Matthew 25 to be such a challenge.

Our team has yet again come up with some beautiful crafting
for this theme and we would love to see what you are prompted to create. Please link to Salt on your blog and then leave us a comment and we will add you to our link so that others can take a look at your artwork.

For my contribution I very much wanted to depict the contrast between being content with my own circumstances and not being content to sit back and witness the injustice, unfairness etc in the world - as a Christian to respond in some way to the needs of others - certainly a challenge.

Please have a look at Salt and see the lovely artwork the other girls have come up with.

Sarosa, a regular contributor to Salt, has kindly given us an award - you can read about it on our blog.


  1. I love the way that you have captured your reflections on contentment in this layout

  2. A fantastic and thought provoking challenge this week, thanks Hazel, thanks for sharing your different views on contentment too!

  3. Thought provoking journaling Hazel. Great L.O. Hazel !

  4. I love the contrast on your layout-very powerful! great job Hazel!


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