Tuesday, August 25, 2015


With Vacation and being away from the computer for much of the past 5 days, I've just about run out of time for this week's Tuesday @ Ten!  It's a good thing we have a week to write on the prompt that Karen provides for us; but time is running out!

So, this week's prompt is "The words I live by, and what that means to me..."

I have never really thought about having a motto, or a mission statement, or a mantra or whatever that I "live by".  There are no particular words that "show me the way" to live my life...

Yet, there is a whole book full of words and phrases and poetry and stories and parables!

Yes!  If I had to point to the words that I live by...

It would have to be those found in the Holy Bible - the Word!

There are many words here that "show me the way"; and still, it's hard to point to just one word or one group of words that would be "the words"!

I guess the words in this verse would be the essence of what I live by (or try very hard to live by):

Found on Pinterest

I live in the knowledge that we were created "in His own image" - in God's image!

So, what does that mean to me?  It means that if I am created in God's image, then I must look like God; I must act like God...I must be like God!


You are also created in His image!  So, that means that...

You must also look like God and act like God and be like God...

Hmmmm?!  Interesting!

Take another look at the quote above...not the quote itself, but the picture!  This little bird looks into the water and sees...his reflection.  But, that is the image of his creator, the one who created him "in His own image"!

So, here's my thoughts about this:  If God has created each of us in His own image; and we look like God and act like God and are to be like God...

Then, are we not all the same?  Sure, we look different; but, in His eyes, are we not all the same?  Are we not all equal?

Should we not treat each other with the knowledge that we were all created by God and loved by God; and are, in His eyes, equals?

Many around us would say, "No!  We are not equals!"  But, what I have learned from the Word is that God loves us all and if we are to be like God, then we are to treat others as equals...

OK, so I may not be finding the words to adquately share how I feel or why I feel this; but, this is how I feel and the words that I try to live by!

Can't wait to read what words others' have shared! 


  1. Glad you made it in time. I have heard that said many times, but it always confused me.

    1. Yes, Tessa, it can be rather confusing! Not sure I even understand yet?!

      Thanks for reading and commenting!

  2. Barbara! You're back!! Love your response; I definitely think the world would be a much better place if everyone tried to live by these words.

    1. Yes, I am back! Haven't done much even these past couple of days...and haven't really been checking my e-mail! I am so far behind in reading and writing and posting and catching up on everything! Maybe the rest of the week will help me to catch up!

      Thanks for reading and commenting!


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