The Kitchen Sink

The Kitchen Sink (March 15)

Milk and Honey exists to serve you, the reader.  That’s why I’m debuting this new regular feature I’m calling The Kitchen Sink,  as in,  “everything but…”

I’ve been reminded by many people of how much time I have, since, at the moment,  I’m not working (ahem…outside the home), so I’d like to put all that time to work for you.  Over the last couple of years I’ve started reading a lot more blogs, news sites, etc. around the web.  There’s a lot of fascinating stuff out there!  A few times a month I’ll share the cream of the crop with you.  Topics may include theology, crafting, current events, or just something that tickled my fancy.

So, click away and have your mind expanded!

The Overview Bible

This is not a blog post, but a website written and illustrated by  by Jeffrey and Laura Kranz.  They happen to think that the Bible is “full of interesting stuff that we overlook because nobody’s fighting about it.”  It’s full of infographics, Bible facts, Bible surveys, devotionals, and tons of really cool illustrations by Laura.  They want to familiarize you with the Bible as a whole, and use a format that’s both informative and entertaining.

What Does The Shack Really Teach?

As Tim Challies tells us, W. Paul Young’s The Shack has sold twenty million copies over the years and has raised lot of disagreements as well.  Is it merely a novel that encourages us in our spiritual walk or something else?  The author reviews Young’s new non-fiction book, Lies We Believe About God, which tells us just what he believes about many of the basic tenets of the Christian faith.

Seven Reasons Why Busy Moms Should Crochet

I agree with everything on this blog post, but it would be a really hard sell trying to convince my oldest daughter, mom of a 5-year-old hurricane and twin 2 year-old tornadoes.  I find crochet to be both relaxing and fulfilling.  I love that you can whip up quick projects and have begun using crochet as my go-to source for gift-giving.  Reason number 3 is my favorite:  “Crochet doesn’t ask questions – crochet understands!”  Any mom of a toddler can identify with this!  Check it out and let me know if you want crochet lessons!

No, Stay At Home Moms Don’t ‘Waste’ Their Education

I think every woman who has decided to stay at home, whether college-educated or not, has played the “what-if” game.  I know that I have.  What if I had stayed in the work force, where would I be now?  What kind of family would I have raised?  How would life be different?  Would my lifestyle be better or worse?  Would I feel more “fulfilled”?  The author points out that “smart, educated women who decide to end, pause, or part-time their careers are often treated as defective parts.”  Education is “wasted” if we choose not to “use” it.  This article looks at other ways that society can value stay-at-home moms without denigrating women who choose to work outside the home.

Never Read a Qur’anic Verse

Out of context, that is.  One of the basic tenets of the grammatical-historical method of Biblical interpretation is that “context is king.”  It is good practice to see what goes before and what comes after a particular verse. Well, the same holds true when reading a passage from the Qur’an.  Alan Shlemon from Stand to Reason shares how Islamic texts have been misinterpreted, often by well-known people, by not considering the context.

Spring Things

This blog post just makes me happy!  Helen Phillipps is an English designer, author, illustrator, and stitcher who loves color.  My eyes were drawn to this post, and her entire website.  Her work has been published in many magazines and books and all seem to have her riotous love for bright yarns and beautiful fabrics in common.  This website is a feast for the creative eyes.  My area just dug itself out from over a foot of snow, so I’m happy to have a reminder that spring is on its way!

Have a great week!

 

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