Being Real: Praying for Love and Salt & Light Link Up #43

It’s easy to say that I love someone, but showing love is sometimes harder. Whether it be that I just don’t know how or that my loved ones see love differently than I do, it can require extra effort to show love for my family.

This week I'm praying for love to be cultivated in myself, my family and my home.

I don’t want my verbal, “I love you”, to be just a spoken phrase, I want my family to know I love them because they see it in my actions.

Throughout this final week of the “Making Your Home a Haven” challenge, I’m going to be praying for love to be evident in myself, my family and my home.

Cultivating Love in Myself

Love is the greatest gift I can give my family and friends. I desire for them to know without a doubt that I truly love each of them. The following are ways that I am going to strive to cultivate love for my family and friends.

  • Create a list of things I love about my family members and friends and add to it each day.
  • Memorize 1 Corinthians 13:1-8
  • Leave love notes for my family members and friends to find
  • Do something uniquely special for each of my family members and friends
  • Speak lovingly throughout my days


Cultivating Love in My Family

It’s easy to get caught up in our own things and only think about ourselves. This week I’m going to encourage my family to look to show love to others in a few different ways…

  • At breakfast discuss ways that we can show each other love throughout the day
  • At dinner time have each family member share one time from the day that they felt loved by another family member
  • Have everyone write a page of things that they love about each family member
  • Make time for a family night this week – do something everyone loves to do together
  • Memorize 1 Corinthians 13:13 together

Cultivating Love in My Home

My home needs to be a place where everyone knows that they are loved and the atmosphere in my home needs to breathe love. These are the ways that I am going to attend to my home to ensure love abounds…

  • Make a special dish for each family member this week
  • Ensure each family member is greeted as they enter the home and kissed as they leave
  • Encourage everyone to stop and listen fully when being spoken to by someone else
  • Let everyone know that they are welcome in my home and ensure they feel that when they are here
  • Invite someone over for dinner this week


Love truly is the greatest gift that we can give someone. I want my family to show love to each other and anyone else they meet in life as well. In order for them to show love to people outside our home, they must learn how to show it inside our home. I’m excited to being cultivating, showing and teaching how love is shown to others this week!

I made a printable to use in my home this week, to help me memorize I Corinthians 13:1-8 and I made one to help my family memorize 1 Corinthians 13:13. I’ve included them in the links below as free printables for your home should you like to use it.

Get Your FREE 1 Corinthians 13:1-8 Printable For the Home Here

Get Your FREE 1 Corinthians 13:13 Printable For the Home Here


I’m thrilled to be teaming up with some of my favorite girls online as a new co-host to a Monday link up here at Beautiful Ashes.

 “You are the salt of the earth. But what good is salt if it has lost its flavor? Can you make it salty again? It will be thrown out and trampled underfoot as worthless.


“You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.” ~Matthew 5:13-16

More specifically, how are we as blogging mommies, wives, and women, being salt and light towards others online?

Here is your chance to generously sprinkle some salt and shine a light: a link up where you share a post that you enjoyed recently from someone else’s blog or website.


Salt & Light Link up  {Rays of Grace & Joy}

Be the Salt & the Light to the world this week and share:

  • Faith in Jesus – What inspired your faith walk with Jesus
  • Marriage – What touched your heart for your spouse
  • Singleness – What has inspired you to reach out to God
  • Mothering – What encouraged you to be the best mom you can be this week
  • Health –  A new recipe that you hope to bless your family with, or health tip that will benefit your family
  • Service –  A story of service that touched you
  • Finances – A tip that will serve your family well 
  • Homemaking – Inspiration to make your home a haven for your husband, kids, and guests
  • Time – Share a story that opened your eyes to the use of time in our life
  • Beauty – A reminder of what beauty really is in a world that tries so hard to 


This is only a list to get you started as you search for posts that touch you to share with others. Honestly, any online article you’ve read that touched you is perfect for this link up.  We all know that there are great writers on the internet that others just haven’t discovered, use this opportunity to the light shining on some wonderful writer. 
Once you’ve found a great article, link it up below and then leave a comment or send an email to the article’s author and let him or her know you’ve shared.  Who knows how such a small act of kindness will impact them. 

And of course, if you have written an encouraging post you would like to add to the link up, go ahead link up a second, personal post.  

Weekly Feature:

Bridget, Mandy, Marissa and I are picking our own favorites each week to feature, so make sure to check out both of our sites to see if you were featured.  My favorite this week is “When God Doesn’t Give Us What We Think We Want” by Amy.


Your Chance to be Salt & Light

More specifically, how are we as blogging mommies, wives, women, being salt & light towards others online?

Here is your chance to generously sprinkle some salt and shine a light: a link up where you share a post that you enjoyed recently from someone else’s blog or website. 



Make sure to follow MarissaBridget, Misty and Mandy so you don’t miss future opportunities to be Salt & Light to others! Oh and check out Salt & Light’s pinterest board… your post might just show up there!


The fine print: Please understand that by linking up with the Salt & Light, you are agreeing to allow Rays of Grace & Joy, Beautiful Ashes, Women of Worship or Becoming a Godly Wife to feature you in a future post.  That includes a link to your post, and a picture you’ve used on that post.  You are also allowing Rays of Grace & Joy, Beautiful Ashes, Women of Worship or Becoming a Godly Wife to share any post you link up with pinterest, facebook, twitter and/or google+.  Also, by posting in this hop, you are allowing your email address to be used for a weekly reminder of the hop – your email will not be used for any other purpose, period.

About Misty Leask

Misty is a Daughter of THE King, Texas girl always, Navy brat at heart, loving Fisherman's wife, blessed mother of 2. She is passionate about being real throughout all of life's struggles, successes and dreams. Her heart is full of ideas and passions, but the hours in her day never multiply to get it all done. Misty loves writing and reading in her spare time. Music and photography are favorite past times of hers as well.


Being Real: Praying for Love and Salt & Light Link Up #43 — 1 Comment

  1. Salt and light, both so important for good health and spiritually we must be both salt and light to our world. Thank you for sharing your inspiring post with us here at “Tell Me a Story.”

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