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A Pleasant Taste to our Words

Don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful. Ephesians 4:29 NLT

Welcome to the second chapter of the story about Salt and Pepper. Miss Beatrice, the kind neighbor, invited Salt and Pepper to her house. They would talk about having salt in your speech.

“To talk with salt means to give a pleasant taste to the words we say,” Miss Beatrice explained to the boys. “No one likes unseasoned food. It doesn’t taste good. In the same way, it’s not pleasant to listen to bad words and ugly conversations.That’s distasteful to our ears and our heart!”

“Sometimes I say bad words,” Felix said. “Does that mean I’m talking with pepper?”

“What do you think?” answered Miss Beatrice. “Just as pepper stings your tongue, bad words and ugly talk leaves a bad taste in your mouth.

Follow along as Miss Beatrice teaches the boys about seasoning their words with salt.

I read the story to my youngest grandchild last night. She got all excited about a word the children have to guess, about something that is worth more than gold. I told her to sleep on it. First thing this morning she wanted to read the next chapter, so she could find out what the word was.

She is privileged, because her grandmother writes the stories. I told her the other children have to wait a whole week to find out.

Find the next chapter of the story in the SALT AND PEPPER page.

Want to guess what is worth more than gold? Go to Proverbs 8:11.

Beatrice teaches Salt and Pepper about having
pleasant taste to our words.

Please pass along the information so lots of boys and girls can follow along and learn many wonderful things for a life pleasing to God.

 

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A Salt and Pepper Story

It all started a few years ago when I read these Bible verses:

“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 except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet.” Matthew 5:13

Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person. Colossians 4:6

I made myself a note that it would be interesting to write a story about being the salt of the earth and seasoning our speech. I got the idea of making it about a couple of boys, and why not call them Salt and Pepper? I tucked the note together with all my other ideas and totally forgot about it!

A couple of months ago I found the note and decided to write a story. One story would not be enough to talk about our speech. The Bible teaches a lot about it!

That is how my chapter story got started. Today I have ten chapters in Spanish and it is snowballing. The more I progress, the more I see things to write about. It’s just been two months since I started writing but I have already seen some interesting things that show me how the Holy Spirit is guiding me in writing and choosing subjects.

Thanks to my dear friend Nancy Waldrep we can have the stories in English. I’m very grateful for her help! Now you and your children/grandchildren/students/nieces/nephews/siblings can also be grateful. I hope you enjoy them!

There will be a coloring page to go with the story and a poster with the Bible verse. There is a lot more in the Spanish version. I will try to squeeze in time to add some more elements to the English version, but I can’t promise for sure.

Go to the page SALT AND PEPPER STORIES. Sometime every Friday I will add a story, so the safest is to check the page on Saturdays.

Pray for me that I will have open ears and heart to hear the message the Holy Spirit wants to convey. Pray also for inspiration. The stories will be featuring Bible characters and teachings for our Christian living.

Welcome to enjoy the stories about Salt and Pepper and their friend Daisy.