“You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men. You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.”
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! While I don’t know what brought you here, let me share a bit of why I’m here:
- Because He lives. Do you know that hymn? It’s one of my favorites from when I was a kid (and here’s an amazing medley by anthem lights), but the gist of it is that the life of Christ gives meaning to everything else. As a Christian, I am transformed by that truth. No matter where I live, what I do, who I know, whatever, I have a heavenly Father who loves me, who sent His son for me, and with whom I’ll spend eternity—because Jesus lives.
- Because salt should be salty and light should shine. As someone whose life has been altered by the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus, I am supposed to proclaim him—to whoever I touch (salt), and to whoever can see (light). Christians are called to be distinct, illuminating, affecting, winsome, and glorifying..what a cool purpose!!
- Because some of us are Lydias. If you haven’t read her story, flip to Acts 16 (she’s in verses 14-15 and 40, but you should really read the whole thing). Three verses might not seem like a lot, but let me tell you a thing or three about Lydia’s role in Acts. She is a hostess, she is an encourager, she is a truth-seeker, she is a woman of action and decision. She’s also a businesswoman. Y’all, I have been in the church my whole life and there are some amazing amazing ministries out there…but I’ve yet to see one for Christian women in a male-dominated, egocentric, workforce. Women, yes; Christians in the workplace, yes; women homeschooling/new moms/doing ministry, yes. All of which are valid and admirable, please don’t misunderstand me. But this blog is for the Lydias of today: women who love God and honor Him daily in ambition and godliness in an environment that isn’t used to Christians. There is such potential there, such work to be done and such community to be had; I truly believe that God has so much in store for the Lydias, if we’d just step up and accept it.
So that’s the vision I have for this corner of the internet. That it’ll be a community, a place to lift Him higher and to polish off our lights. TSL is for the women in the workforce, who want to glorify God in their success and honor Him in their growth, who strive for excellence in everything they do, who use their platforms to point to Jesus.
As for me, I’m a software consultant in NYC; I love a dramatic key change, a good London Fog and an IKEA run. You can find me at @ChrisyLindsay on most social medias, or drop a note in the ‘contact’ session. I’d love to hear from you!! Thanks again for dropping by TSL, and I hope you stick around!