Being neither a photographer nor an artist, I intend at The Honeysword to deal mainly in words. The title of this blog, then, is a twofold reminder to write faithfully: first, because “gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones” (Proverbs 16:24); and second because “the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart” (Hebrews 4:12).

So there’s an enormous potential in words, and by naming this blog The Honeysword, I intend to keep this sweet sharpness always in view. Used well, words should pierce and heal. They should remove our calluses and apply the balm. They ought to interpret us as we interpret them. And, according to the measure of truth in the words we spend our efforts on, the net effect of time spent with words ought to be something like eating a slice of red velvet cake, or like sleeping soundly, or like going into surgery to have a rotten hip replaced with a healthy one.

Words can be like these things. Words ought to be like these things. So that’s the goal here.

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