Thursday, January 3, 2008

my 2007 blogroll

When I started blogging in May, I came here to write. Little did I know that most of my online time would be invested in reading. I soon added links to the pages I read most often because, well, because that’s what everyone else did.

I don’t subscribe to any RSS feeds – I prefer to visit unannounced. Sometimes I am rewarded with a new post… but most of the time I get a moment to reflect on something that was written previously, or a prayer request that I had forgotten about, or just a moment to think about a friend.

Before closing the books on 2007, I though I would share with you links to a few of the posts that I want to remember…

Biscotti Brain
Wednesday, October 24, 2007

wilsonian has a gift of making connections that simply leave your head spinning (in a good way!) This particular post will stay with you for sure.

Live differently
Bumbling Forward
Monday, April 02, 2007

TK opens his heart to God in such an authentic way, it can be like reading the Psalms. You want to root for him – for his prayers to be answered.

will U
don’t call me veronica
june 15, 2007

Tony has a way of mixing up theology, scripture, pop culture and his own personal life – and for some reason I can’t explain, it actually makes sense (lol). will U marked the first time I simply posted a link to another blog. I read it again today and liked it even more.

Invisible Ministry
An Eye For Redemption
Monday, March 12, 2007

Kansas Bob always challenges me – and I think it’s his brutal honesty and love for the Lord that makes it so compelling. This post from earlier this year really hit home for me.

Coffee Hour Morality
November 15, 2007

I like reading Julie Clawson’s blog for a few reasons. she’s a lot smarter than I am, she pushes the envelope, and we don’t always agree. This is one of the first posts of hers I read – and I’m sure it will give you something to think about.

Getting Started
Pat’s Place of Grace
Wednesday, November 28, 2007

This is Pat’s first-ever post. Pat doesn’t claim to have all the answers… but she asks some really good questions. I’m looking forward to reading more.

Disgustingly Positive
On Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Passport Stamps
November 8

Kelli has been going through a challenging few months recently, and her ability to separate this-world events from her attitude and trust in God is so inspirational. If you’ve never “met” Kelli, now would be a great time.

Thoughts on communion and “Jesus as bread”
Ragamuffin Rambler
Monday, September 10, 2007

When you read faith-based blogs, it’s not uncommon to come across discussions on theology, dogma, practices and beliefs. Here, Steve F makes it personal. He writes, “It was a moment frozen in time, pressed-down-and-overflowing with meaning.” I agree.

Santa Christ
Sacred Vapor
November 27th, 2007

While you won’t want to miss the Friday Photo over at Sacred Vapor, the writings from Saturday-Thursday bring imagery to life, too. Often fun, usually creative, always insightful.

Sublime Transition

Having to pick just one of Nancy’s posts was challenging. A prolific writer and poet, you can really see the Spirit at work day after day. This particular post is most beautiful.

saying goodbye to a friend
tracing my steps
Thursday, December 6, 2007

In December, Trace wrote about the passing of a friend and how this event helped add meaning to her season of advent. But in that post, joe and emmanual, she included a link to her professional weblog, where she had given her first reactions to the news about Joe.

Thank you all for sharing. Well… I guess now I’m ready for 2008. Happy New Year. EG


sacred vapor said...

Hi Ed,
thanks very much for your nice words. It's a pleasure to converse with you in the blogosphere. I enjoy your blog very much as well.


Anonymous said...

you are such a sweet brother and you wrote such thoughtful words about your blog friends... and i really appreciate so much being one of them. thank you.


TK said...

Ed, my favorite of yours would have to be The truth about my church.
I've probably read it about 17 times. Challenging, thought-provoking, inspiring.

wilsonian said...

I'm a little verklempt over here!

Thank you, Ed... for your own risk-taking here, and for lots of links to check out here :)

trace said...

I love your writing because it always causes me to think, even if I don't leave a comment. Keep writing.

Kansas Bob said...

Being brutally honest Ed.. I have had a bad year already.. dad-in-law died the day after new years and I have been struggling since. It was so encouraging to read your kind words about my blog. Thank you! Happy 2008 and ditto what tk said about your blog.. you write with heartfelt honesty.