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A Sweet-as-Honey Giveaway

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Don't say something permanently painful just because you are temporarily ticked off. karenehman.com #keepitshutbookHave you joined us after reading my Proverbs 31 devotion today “Seasoned With Snark or Laced With Grace?” If not, please hop over to read it by clicking here.

Sweet Speech giveaway at karenehman.com #keepitshutbookAs promised, today I am offering a honey-themed Sweet Speech giveaway that includes:

This adorable necklace from the talented Beki over at The Rusted Chain. She created it just for my latest book KEEP IT SHUT which talks about making our speech sweet. (Be sure to check out her site. Her items are FABULOUS and have been worn by everyone from the Duck Dynasty gals to Candace Cameron Bure to the Pioneer Woman.)

rusted chain necklaceThese fun honey-themed items, including organic oats and honey granola bars, Honey-Vanilla Chamomile herbal tea, and a Burt’s Bees gift set that includes, hand and foot creams, and lip balm:

IMG_3175And a copy of my latest book KEEP IT SHUT: What to Say, How to Say It and When to Say Nothing at All. It can help your speech to be laced with grace and as sweet as honey.

Keep It Shut

Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. Proverbs 16:24

To be entered to win all these goodies, leave a comment with your thoughts about the topic of the devotion or about anything that has to do with honey. Do you like honey? Cook with honey? Allergic to honey?

Winner announced Monday.

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  1. Thank you for this devotional! I’m going through a stressful time right now & catch myself being short with my family! I needed to be reminded to use grace in my speech!

  2. Oh to be able to back track!! I have “stung” with my words and even justify it by believing its just how I am. Thats how I talk. So -o-o ungodly! May I be blessed with sweet words, more understanding and GRACE!
    P.S. We love honey! Even our pitbull uses it to get his yucky pills down! :)

  3. I love honey and you post on Seasoned with Snark or Laced with Grace
    I was able to share with a co-worker the day after she complained that the office staff was too snarky with her…
    God was listening

  4. Wow- great post! This is one of my biggest struggles- I have a high stress job in Heatlthcare and as my anxiety escalates, my words become short and terse. Guess I need to move my quiet time to early from lunchtime!

  5. I enjoy reading your blog and your devotions. I’m sure today’s message was meant for me. I work at a high school, as soon as I got to work, I had a rude text. After I got here, a rude coworker. My husband is a Children’s Minister so our To-Do list is a mile long with church things and running our family. So many times during the day I want to snap at others, especially today. Thanks for the reminder and the visual of how important kind words are. I know I am right where God wants me, I pray today He finds my job well done.
    On a side note – a few men in my church are beekeepers and they’re going to help me get started in May, so I’m loving all the analogies. I plan on using my bees to teach all the kids (and adults) in my life about nature & more importantly- the Lord. Thanks again! God bless your ministry!

  6. I am reading your book “Keep It Shut” for the second tIme. The first was with OBS. I love it! I still have so much to learn from it. I also love honey. It has antibacterial and antispetic propetries and it tastes great! Locally grown honey can sometimes help with allergies also.

  7. I have called my husband “Honey-Bear” ever since we were first married because he loves honey so much – I don’t know if he would like me telling the world that so much :)
    Anyway, I just read an article the other day that using honey on a cold sore is better than other medications! Yes, honey (literally and figuratively) is healing!

  8. Thanks for sharing this devotional. It is just what I needed to hear this morning after having a disturbing night. I sure would like to read your book, “Keep It Shut”. I love the local honey we have in our steel-cut oatmeal every morning for breakfast. I also use the honey in a homemade salad dressing I make too.

  9. Thank you for the sweet reminder of how we should keep our speech. I too, like the bees, need the sunshine to get moving in the mornings. I can only strive to let my speech to others be what God intends it to be. Thank you for your words and the awesome gifts.

  10. My one word for 2015 turned into three words OPEN SWEET LIFE. To keep my hands open for all moments (good and bad) and accept it as from God, to ooze sweetness as sweet as honey in my interactions with others, and to embrace life in its fullness and not settle for avoidance.

  11. Thanks for these very encouraging words. Another interesting thing about honey: some honey in the grocery store is not “pure” and I discovered this when my son, who LOVES peanut butter and honey sandwiches, told me, after eating some honey that I had bought, “Mom, this honey is too runny and doesn’t taste right”. I looked at the bottle and realized that it wasn’t “pure honey” but rather had added fructose syrup, etc. It LOOKED the same, but it wasn’t–a counterfeit honey. And it was less expensive. SO…this morning’s devo made me think about that, and how God’s word is PURE and good and needs no added fillers or sweeteners, and how sometimes, following it can be costly, but…so worth it!:)

  12. This is certainly one of my areas I’m working on — a combination of keeping my mouth shut (when appropriate), and making sure if I speak that what comes out is sweet like honey. No more reactive words. Thank you for such biblical inspiration!

  13. Oh Karen I think I really need to read your book – I often say nothing at all because I just don’t know how to say what I need to, without offending. I know from experience that saying nothing can sometimes be just as bad as saying something mean spirited, and occasionally worse. I’d be very blessed to be picked for you very generous giveaway.
    Thanks so much for the opportunity!

  14. I hope I still have time to enter…
    I love honey and the potential of its healing properties.
    I am very interested in the book and would really like to benefit from the lessons it has to offer. And the necklace is beautiful as well!! Thank you and God Bless.

  15. The title was catchy and made me smile. I was thinking it was going to be a funny devo hence, “snark”! I was pleasantly surprised when it was seasoned with such great info and much grace! Your words were anointed and perfect! I thank you for your repeated challenge to read, memorize, begin my day with God’s word. This busy world seems to squeeze it out often, although I meditate on him and his word hidden in my heart all day! I need to hide more truth in there, lol!

  16. I was privileged to visit a bee keeping family in Bluesky Alberta back in the 1980s and to receive some yummy honey. I love clover honey. I like it in a cup of tea while I do my morning devotions at the kitchen table.

  17. I love baking with honey and also use in yogurt with homemade granola. As a mom, using words as “sweet as honey” can be very challenging. Hence, I am so grateful that I have the Holy Spirit that convicts and guides me to be a better me!

  18. My husband has been a beekeeper forever! Started as a child helping his dad and went on to have his own business with over 1600 hives of bees! We live in western nebraska and he would load them all up on semis and take the bees to California to pollinate the orange and almond groves…..orange honey is my fave! Now he has just a few hives to keep us and friends and family in supply.

    Thank you so much for the words you share.

  19. I’d really, really love your book! I think I NEED it, in fact :) We love honey at our house and bake with it all the time, thanks to a friend who keeps bees!

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