Hospitality, Friendship, Encouragement

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

My Freckles Are A Reminder

They remind me of the beauty God designed for the many tones of skin He has given to the Nations of the world.  When I look at my freckles, I am reminded of His love for PEOPLE - we are all created in His image.

My freckles give me a bit of the same color of skin as my friend Nick, who has African heritage, and my friend Thelma, who has Mexican heritage, and my friend Barbara, who has Dutch/Indonesian heritage, and my friend Tim, who is Irish, and my great nephew Logan, who has African heritage and Scottish, Irish, and English heritage. I could go on and on.

There are many ethnicities, and how beautiful they are.  God could have designed all humans to have purple skin.  He didn't though. He designed our DNA to be able to produce different melanin counts.  Its a beautiful thing.

There has always been fear of those 'not like us' since the Tower of Babel when God changed the language from one to many, and people scattered all over the world.  Darwin's theory of evolution contributed to this idea that some 'races' were not as advanced as others.  Did you know this?  You can read about that here.

I'm grieved over where the loss of truth has lead us to as a nation. I'm thankful that I was raised in a multi-ethnic church and learned to love people for their character and not the color of their skin. Every day, when I look at my skin, I'm thankful for the daily reminder that God made only one race - the Human Race!  


  1. I nave freckles all o er and I love them.. my one uncle used to tease me saying they jump off my uncle onto me... but he loved me just the same.. and this is the perfect way to look at it with love Janice

  2. I thought you were going in a different direction with the freckle, but that's a great take on it and well put!

  3. I live in one of the largest melting pots in the world and am grateful that I do...

  4. We once heard Ken Hamm speak at a homeschool convention. He said that there are only two races of people . . . saved and unsaved!

  5. I was reminded by the recent events and the media obsessions of the CS Lewis quote from Screwtape "The game of it is to have them running around with fire extinguishers when there is a flood".

  6. Chrissy! Thank you! I hope your school year is off to a great start!

  7. Beautiful. (Your freckles and your post.)


Welcome to Creekside Cottage - a place of Hospitality, Friendship and Encouragement!


  This lovely Calathea that I bought in Nashville last month is doing well in my living room. It does need to be repotted, and I think I'...