Hi there! I’m Caroline Boykin. Degreed nutritionist turned organic soul foodie – because God’s Word is “sweeter than honey.”
Which reminds me to mention: I’m a wanna-beekeeper. My Williams-Sonoma top bar hive flashes a neon “vacant” sign, if you happen to know a brood looking for some upscale digs. Long live the queen!
My hubby and I have two darling daughters and a sweet son-in-law, and two Labradorable rescue pups. My youngest daughter turned 20 awhile back, which required us to jump out of a perfectly good airplane to commemorate the milestone. What a mom won’t do. Right?
Here’s what makes me smile:
Maxwell House Breakfast Blend from my slow-drip coffee maker – I’m standing my “grounds” against java snobbery; a child reciting Scripture by heart; Ruth Bell Graham’s poetry; Soma Cardigan Pajama Sets (which I deem “loungewear” due to their pockets. Completely acceptable after 4pm weekdays, all day weekends.); family hikes in Colorado; running Arbor Hills Nature Preserve with my eyes fixed on a steeple cross in the distance; Fernando Ortega on Pandora; lively dinner conversation; my folk duo daughter and her hubby leading worship; the right verse popping into my mind at the right time.
Here’s what makes me laugh:
Kristen Wiig as The Target Lady (“It’s legit!!”); awkward family photos; singing conversations with my daughter in operatic voices (think, Phantom of the Opera); donning turkey hats at the Houston Turkey Trot (drumstick headbands are now an approved alternative); Puddy on Seinfeld; thinking I could climb the Manitou Incline – no problem (“Hiking the trail should not be undertaken by the physically unfit.” -Wikipedia).
Here’s what makes me tick:
In three words – faith, hope, and love (cliché, yes – but it keeps me going); God’s grace – the stuff that turns our mess into our message, trials to triumphs, dross to gold; living with open arms to the prodigals; advocating for abused and neglected children (I’m a CASA – Court Appointed Special Advocate) small victories that propel me forward; an impossibility made possible through Christ (the “Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you” marvels); compassion and empathy; God’s “precious and very great promises;” kindly answered prayers; new Bible discoveries that make me ooh and awe; early and life-long Scripture memory.
About Well-Versed Living
Well-Versed Living was founded out of my passion for early and life-long Bible memory. This is my humble cyber home. The place I dish up organic inspiration and homegrown tips and tools – seasoned with grace and served on platters of compassion. Sort of like a smorgasbord to nourish your soul and fuel your walk with God and one another…
…cause like my ‘ole pal reminds me now and then – “we’re all just walking each other home.”
I hope, here and there, you may find in this blog something written just for you.
Learn. Link. Live God’s Word!
1. Repetition and Review (Learn)
2. Association and Connection (Link)
3. Application (Live)
Each of the 3 keys is validated by sound memory-study research. And they work! So to simplify, I created the tag line: Learn. Link. Live God’s Word.
My WVL Devo posts will likely include:
- A memory tip for LEARNING
- A song, picture, activity, or mnemonic device for LINKING
- And/or an idea for LIVING the verse that very day
I’d love to hear from you!
If you’ve got a question, comment, or picture or story of you/your family learning, linking, or living God’s Word, email me at email@example.com. I’ll get back with you.
Welcome to Well-Versed Living!! I’m so glad you’re here.
*Well Versed Living® uses the English Standard Version (ESV) unless otherwise noted.