When I think of Liz, I think ‘salt of the earth.’ But I just realized, I don’t truly know what that means. Thank God for Google.
Salt of the Earth = originating from the Bible, it means someone of great honesty, reliability, and kindness. So now I can proclaim with authority, Liz Simmonds is the salt of the earth.
I watched her serve youth workers and conference leaders last year – under the weather, over-taxed, and volunteer. She was always smiling. She always had something encouraging to say. I never walked into the resource center where Liz wasn’t jetting off to meet someone’s need with a smile, a laugh, a wave, or all three. I went to pick up a packet of materials Liz had compiled for me and found a sweet little sticky note proclaiming a blessing as I went off to lead my connect group.
Liz serves and encourages not because she is forced to, compensated to, or even because she is asked to. I imagine that she serves and encourages because, for Liz, it’s her spiritual service of worship. I love that about her…..you will, too.