This site was created to chronicle my year-long journey in biblical womanhood with a modern twist. I added that “modern twist” part in there to let you know that I probably won’t be buying a field and planting a vineyard this year. Or maybe I will–it’s early days.
I’ve always been a “re-reader.” My favorite books have been read dozens of times and I truly enjoy how they “hit me differently” as I age. January 1, 2000 I resolved to the entire Bible via a one-year version using the New Living Translation that I’d picked out and received from my maternal grandmother, Mrs. Evelyn Freed. I was a senior in high school and had just turned 18 years old. I accomplished that goal. I read the Bible the night of my senior prom (actually, I probably read it sometime in the afternoon that day), the night of my graduation, the day I moved to college, and 362 other “less important” days. It was quite a year. Since that time, I have, of course, “reread” portions of the Bible, but my daily readings have never been as diligent as they were that year.
Over the last 12 years, I’ve read hundreds of other books, some of them many, many times, including Candace Cameron Bure’s Reshaping It All, which was instrumental in my 40 pound weight loss in the year 2011. A few months after I read Reshaping It All, I found myself wanting to read it again, and the second time around, I was struck with how well Candace knew the scriptures and incorporates them into a daily healthy lifestyle–body, mind and spirit. I also took some time to contemplate my desire to reread her book, while my desire to “reread” the Bible was somewhat lacking. I decided to pick one portion of the Bible–Proverbs 31, to be exact–and reread over and over again and see what happened.
A few weeks after that, near the end of 2011, the idea for the year-long Proverbs 31 experiment was born. Each month, I’ll pick a few verses to study, apply, and hide in my heart. I’m excited to see where this year takes me a a wife, mother, and woman.
**All photos on this site were taken on by me (or maybe Matt) my iPhone, probably using the free app Instagram.