Hello! Welcome to my blog. I am so glad you’re here!
My name is Rachel, but here (and only here) you can call me Gabby (just go with it). I am a mid-twenty-year-old wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend. I have some pretty amazing people in my life who fill in the other halves of those relationships. I am also a working student, currently studying towards an elusive nursing degree and trying to find just the right balance between a part-time job, exam-taking, potty-training, baby-cuddling, and wife-ing.
My hope for this venture is to use my experience and love for words to provide an honest and (hopefully) meaningful reflection on the world around me. This will probably begin with some very personal stories and ponderings that may not offer much in the way of resolve, but with time and practice and feedback (please feel free to send me some), I know that it can be something greater than an just online journal.
About the name.
I have always been a lover of words. To me, there are fewer things more powerful than knowing what to say, when to say it, how to say it, and when to refrain from saying anything at all. Words are so incredibly important.
“Through Salt & Honey” is a name I chose after discussing at some length with my mom about Bible verses that referenced the power of words.
Proverbs 16:24 (NKJV) says:
Pleasant words are like honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the bones.
Other translations refer to these same words as “gracious.” Pleasant and gracious are the kind of words I love to hear, and they are the kind of words I wish we all would speak.
Colossians 4:6 (NRSV) says this about words:
Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer everyone.
Again with the grace, but this time with salt. This makes me think of cooking (which I am terrible at, fyi) and seasoning things “to taste.” Our words can not be sweet like honey all the time. Sometimes the truth is not sweet and it is not comforting, but it must still be delivered with grace and with discernment, so that it is meaningful and powerful and “just right” for the person who has to swallow it.
That is how I want my words to be delivered. Through sweetness and discernment, through grace and truth.
Thanks so much for taking the time to read this far. Feel free to peak around and you’ll soon get a better idea of who I am and what I think about from time to time.