Why Milk and Honey

On my Pinterest page, my tagline reads, “Jack of all trades and having a great time doing it!”  Ever since moving into empty-nester-hood, I’ve rediscovered a lot of interests for which I never had time, or rather, never made time.

Over the last several years, I’ve quilted (a little), crocheted (a lot!), sewed (a little), used my Cricut (a lot!),  stamped, made wreaths and chalkboards, painted furniture, decorated my craft room, gardened, diy-ed a backyard wedding, organized (a lot) and, of course, cleaned (as little as possible!).  I abandoned Facebook and embraced Pinterest.   I’d like to share these experiences with you.

Probably the one activity I engage in the most is reading and the one activity I’ve wanted to do the most is to write.  This is the third time I’ve started a blog and hopefully the one that will having staying power.

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But the most important activity that I’ve rediscovered over the past few years is personal Bible study.  I believed in Jesus Christ for eternal life when I was in college.  Over the years, I’ve done all the “stuff” that we think defines a Christian:  group Bible studies, Sunday School classes, conferences, retreats, small groups, etc.  But it wasn’t until I read a book by Jen Wilkin titled “Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Both Our Hearts and Our Minds”, that I realized that we are gifted by God to read and understand His Word, but are always depending upon others for that understanding.  That realization has taken me on a journey to learn more about Bible interpretation and to use it–to glorify God, to grow as His child, and to share this passion with others.  I have a very long way to go, and I hope that you’ll join me for that journey as well!

Why “Milk and Honey” for a blog name?  It’s interesting how many spas, new age gurus, health food stores and restaurants, not to mention John Lennon and Yoko Ono, have appropriated that phrase.  Only a very few use it in the Biblical sense – God’s provision and blessing.  We read in Exodus 3:8 that God Himself coined this phrase to describe the land he was giving to the Israelites.  God has blessed me in so many ways, and I’m praying that I can share those blessings with you.

Let’s begin!

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