Around Me

It’s good for me

to reflect on what it’s like

to be with me


I think so much

about what people do and say

and how they affect my life


But what about

how I affect them?


Does being with me

drain you


refresh you?


When I am around

are you affirmed

or torn down?


Do I make you

feel loved

or rejected?


And most importantly,

do people see Jesus

or self-focus?


All  people


It’s good to reflect…


– Susie Stewart



…whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.

– Proverbs 11:25 (NIV)


God didn’t set us up for an angry rejection but for salvation by our Master, Jesus Christ. He died for us, a death that triggered life. Whether we’re awake with the living or asleep with the dead, we’re alive with Him! So speak encouraging words to one another. Build up hope so you’ll all be together in this, no one left out, no one left behind. I know you’re already doing this; just keep on doing it.

– 1 Thessalonians 5:9-11 (MSG)


So then, let us pursue [with enthusiasm] the things which make for peace and the building up of one another [things which lead to spiritual growth].

– Romans 14:19 (AMP)


Photo by Andy Stewart