Hello! Excuse me while I blow the dust off my blog…
Sorry you haven’t heard much from me in the past few months. I am in a season of major change. We are leaving our neighborhood of 20+ years and the preparations for selling the house have consumed every spare moment. I am excited to say our house went under contract within a week of hitting the market and now we are in the mad scramble to downsize our belongings and move before Christmas. So yeah. It’s a lot. And things like blog posts are WAAAAY down the to-do list.
We’ve reached the “empty-nest” stage of life. With one kid in grad school and the other a junior in college, we don’t need the big house. For the most part, it’s just Dan and me and the two cats. We are fully embracing change and are planning a move to a smaller place, in a different part of town. In many ways, it’s a blank slate. New people, new places, new experiences. I like the idea of walking in the door with no “history”.
With all of this change, I was thinking about getting a new Bible. I don’t know about you, but I write in mine. All over it. Notes, dates, prayers. It’s all in there. In the margins and on top of the Scripture. My Bible tells the story of my life.
As I start a new chapter in my life, I thought a new Bible would be appropriate. So I started looking and researching and getting overwhelmed with the choices. Then I received a beautiful gift: a Journaling the Word Bible.
First of all, mine is large print. I’m going to go ahead and own the fact that I am not 20 anymore and occasionally need a pair of cheaters to see the fine print. Not needed with this beauty. Second, there is all kinds of space to write, draw, reflect. Third, the paper is heavy – which means nothing will bleed through to the other side! As you can see, I haven’t put pen to paper yet, it’s a blank slate. I think I’m going to wait until we get settled in the new place to start using it. Fourth, I have the NKJV but it also comes in the KJV!
In the mean time, I’d like to gift one of my readers with their own copy of the Journal the Word Bible. Use it yourself, or give it as a gift for Christmas.
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