March 12, 2010

Journey through the Blogosphere - Award Day #1

Earlier this week, I went on a rant about the failure of the Motion Picture Academy to recognize the Lifetime Achievement Honorees during the Oscar telecast. I don't have an actual award to present, but for your reading pleasure, here are some blogs I love to read and that I consider to be award-worthy.

The first two are written by friends from my real life - the others are new friends who I only know through blogging.

Synergy Blog - written by a friend who is also the Director of Single Adults at my church. I love Terry's perspective. He never fails to speak directly to me. When I started my blog and didn't keep it up on a regular basis, Terry was the one who pushed me to keep writing. Synergy is the name of our single adult ministry, and Terry often writes in relation to the lessons he teaches, but his thoughts are too good not to share with everyone.

My Letters to Emily  - written by another friend, Lea, who started her blog to encourage young moms, but most of her posts apply to any one of us at any stage of life. Although we went to the same junior high and high school, it has been through following one another's blogs that we have gotten to know each other better. She has been one of my biggest fans from the start of this blog, and is gracious enough to give me credit for inspiring her to start her own.

Carol's Corner - thoughts on life, love, and everything in between, Carol's blog is filled with variety. Carol is kind enough to stop by Single and Sane on a regular basis to leave a kind word or two. She's currently looking for other bloggers to read Pride and Prejudice with her and discuss it on a weekly basis, so if you're interested, now's the time to check out her blog.

Coffee, God and Me - a blog from my neck of the woods (Oklahoma) that inspires and challenges me. She's a young mom with an old soul. Freddae' (who wouldn't love a blog written by someone named Freddae'?) has been celebrating Women's History Month this week with thought-provoking posts about women pilots who flew during World War II and the importance of women making the most of our right to vote, a right for which women before us worked so hard to receive.

Honduras Gumbo - Laurie writes about her life working with poorer communities in Honduras. She writes beautifully about her struggles to meet the needs of the people she serves, and over the next few weeks, she plans write about spiritual and emotional burnout, especially among expats and missionaries. I haven't been following her blog for very long, but I've quickly grown to admire Laurie tremendously.

So there you have it, these are some of the bloggers I'd like to be when I grow up. There are more, but we'll stop here for now. I hope you find a new blog to love! =)


Check back on March 20th for another batch of favorites!


  1. how sweet is it that we both had the idea
    to do this within a day of each other.

    sweeter still, is the friendship we have
    through writing.

    thank you, margaret, for mentioning me.

    thank you, more, for inspiring me and not
    making fun of me.

    i am thrilled with the prospect of reading
    your other favorites, as there are few things
    more satisfying than finding a really great

    blessings and joy to you,

  2. Your blog is fabulous, Lea. How could I make fun of that? You, along with Terry, got me back on track when I went through a rather prolonged case of writer's block last fall. =)

  3. Dear Single and Sane, I admire you, too. Thanks for the shout-out. I appreciate it very much.

  4. Kind words from a kind soul. May both of us learn of life by expressing it through words. You are the absolute best.

  5. Thank you for mentioning me. I really appreciate your kindness. Also, thanks for talking about the book club.