About a month ago I wrote a post about three writers whom I enjoy reading. I would like to make this a regular feature of my blog, and two of my favorite bloggers, Cora from My Little Tablespoon and Nicole from Laughing My Abs Off, have just made my project much easier. They started a link up called Fab Finds Friday that runs on Fridays (of course) where bloggers can share posts, songs, podcasts, etc. that inspire them. What a wonderful way to share the love!
“Meeting” other bloggers has been one of the best, and one of the most unexpected, parts of writing a blog. I read a lot of blogs and have enjoyed the discussions I have had with other bloggers immensely. I have learned so much from other bloggers – everything from best blogging practices to suggestions of enlightening books to read to delicious recipes. I have had discussions about love, God, grief, marathon training, and economics.
Here are three bloggers that have made me think, make me cry and make me laugh. I enjoy reading their very engaging posts and would like to share them with you.
Kate from 100 Affections writes about faith, family, home, and health. She posts on a wide range of topics – everything from 25 Delicious Strawberry Desserts and Treats to When You “Didn’t Sign Up for This”. I love all of her posts, but her posts on faith are especially touching.
She often begins by telling a story about her family, which includes her hubby and young twin boys. She engages you with the story, then blows you away when she makes her point. I am always amazed at her well-written and moving discussions on relatable topics. Her blog is definitely worth checking out. Here is a quote from a recent post:
“The truth is, when you get married, have kids, are part of any relationship, follow God or just choose to live a life with any picture of faithfulness in it, actually, that IS what you signed up for. You sign up for a million ‘what-ifs’ when you commit.”
Michele from Living Our Days writes a blog about her Christian faith. Michele is a brilliant writer. She is well versed in a wide range of religious writing and makes the Bible come alive. Michele often writes book reviews and has made my list of “To Be Read” books grow from “long” to “ridiculous“. She makes every book she reviews appear to be a “must read“.
She often comments on books by the author G.K.Chesterton. Many reviews are tied to a personal vignette, which makes them even more relatable. Not only are Michele’s posts amazing, the comments she leaves on my posts show insight, humor, and kindness. I look forward to reading each one. In a recent post, Michele quoted Chesterton to make a point:
“Chronological snobbery prevails, and it urges us to look with scorn upon the customs and conclusions of previous generations. Even so, historical precedent is also used as a justification for all kinds of evil. Chesterton writes this off as lazy thinking, arguing that ‘man may have had concubines as long as cows have had horns: still they are not a part of him if they are sinful. Men may have been under oppression ever since fish were under water; still they ought not to be, if oppression is sinful.’”
Meghan from Clean Eats, Fast Feets writes a food and fitness blog. I love reading her Week in Review posts and participating in the link up of the same name. Meghan’s writing style is honest, friendly, and hilarious. Reading her blog reminds me of sitting at the kitchen table of a friend, dishing and talking, until both of us are in stitches.
She posts recipes that are delicious, elegant, and beautiful. I read her blog and never fail to come away hungry. Meghan is the mother of an adorable and precocious toddler who makes frequent appearances in her mother’s blog posts. It is worth visiting her site just to see the pictures of her little girl and read about her antics. Here is Meghan describing a four (4!!!) ingredient, light, cool, simple, delicious (I know, I tried it) summer dessert:
“The combination of blueberries, grapes, sour cream and brown sugar is understated elegance. It’s softly sweet, absolutely refreshing, and the perfect end to a hot summer day. The berries are bold, the grapes are crisp, and the brown sugar and sour cream meld together into a luscious caramel concoction you won’t be able to stop eating.”
I hope you enjoy reading these talented writers as much as I do!