Honesty | Featured Blog Thursday July 11, 2013

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Today’s FBT theme is, quite accidentally, ‘honesty’. These two blogs are pretty awesome and I’ve found a great deal of encouragement in reading them.

First up we have JS Park, ‘the atheist pastor’, who bills his blog as being for struggling Christians. I want my blog to be like his when it’s all grown up. His willingness to tackle tough questions is refreshing, so if you’re not already following him I suggest you sign up at once.

Secondly we have Registered Runaway, whose heartfelt posts about being a gay Christian are touching and insightful. All sides of the ‘gay argument’ should be made to sit down and read this blogger’s words.  Look out especially for the Love Letter series: it’s grace in action.

What blogs have you been reading?

Have a great Thursday!

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Skadoosh :)

I’d like to thank Kathy over at 365 Days to Unstuck for nominating me for the Liebster and Versatile Blogger awards (!). Since I can never think of six (or eleven) things about myself (err, my name is Liana and err…) , I’m just going to redirect you to her lovely blog and its array of delicious and artsy projects. She’s taken a very hands-on approach to spicing up her life that is a little intimidating, did you see the recipes?? inspiring :) to say the least.

Inspiration | Featured Blog Thursday, 24 Jan, 2013

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Today’s FBT’s theme is inspiration. Two blogs my reader wouldn’t be the same without:

  • Diane, whose enthusiasm for other people’s writing and life in general has gotten me off the proverbial couch when it comes to more actively commenting and engaging with other people’s blogs;
  • And hovercraftdoggy, a photography/art/design/architecture blog that has made me a Pinterest demigod.

Check them out!

~ He puts a little heaven in our hearts so that we’ll never settle for less. 2 Corinthians 5:1-5 Msg ~

Featured Blog Thursday: Rachel Held Evans

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I don’t know about you, but for the life of me I can’t comment. I never know what to say. Sometimes I read a post I agree with so much that I have nothing new to add to what’s already been said. When I disagree in a non-constructive way I don’t say anything at all. And people typically react poorly to statements like, ‘Your blog is so cool I check back three times a day for updates!’ or ‘I had a dream that I was camping in your garden!’ My social awkwardness has followed me onto the Internet.

That’s why I like WordPress’ ‘like’ feature so much. I get to admire or concur without actually having to try and say so. The downside is that ‘liking’ is an easy way to increase audience and reach without even having to go to the trouble of offering up a semi-relevant comment. You don’t have to actually read a post to like it, so it’s not the most ideal way to build online community. And since the best I can come up with when a post so intrigues me that I’m galvanised into actually commenting is often something along the lines of ‘Thanks for posting this!’ or emoticons, I’ve decided to start Featured Blog Thursday.

Each week I’m going to feature a blog or blogger who inspires me or challenges the way I think: wise people, funny people, random people, believers, non-believers, well-known or obscure or garden variety types like myself. It’s not like I have much limelight to offer, but the little there is I’m going to shine around so we can all see better.

I hope you’ll click through to the blogs and engage, and that you’ll share some of your favourites in turn. Let’s read more posts than we write! :) Continue reading

I won something!

Liebster Blog Award

Tynia over at Diary of a Healthy Belle graciously passed on the Liebster Award to me–thank you!

Here’s how it works:

1. Add the award icon to your blog.

2. Link to your nominator to say thank you.

3. Post eleven facts about yourself.

4. Answer the questions the tagger has set for you, and create 11 new questions for your nominees to answer.  Continue reading

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