Link it Forward

Well I don’t have much to say today.  Landon and I both have colds and we are snuggled up together on the couch, coughing and snorting and rubbing each other’s backs.  I’ve got plenty of thoughts and ideas rolling through my head, but none of them feel blog worthy. 

It’s a constant balance, this blogging thing.  While I enjoy the journaling aspect of blogging, I have to remind myself that this isn’t a true journal.  I can’t pour out my every thought because with several hundred people stopping by each day my thoughts aren’t so private in this tiny little square of interweb.  I see other bloggers who share intimate details of their lives under the label of bold blogging, but I just can’t do that.  I only share about 4% of our lives on this site.

The rest is just for me.

I’m happy to share what I’m learning, what makes me laugh, how I feel and our every day lives, because I think it’s fun.  But sometimes, I just have to be quiet.  Sometimes I don’t feel funny.  Like today, when my nose is running like a faucet, I’m three days without a shower and my throat has been licked by the flames of hell.

Not. Funny.

But other things just aren’t for sharing in public.  Sometimes I just need to process with a few friends, or my husband, or God.  My blog is only a journal of the things that I feel are appropriate for the world to know.  Ya know? :)

So today, instead of wasting time writing about nonsense (something I’m really good at), I’m going to direct you to some new sites I’ve recently stumbled upon that I love.  I’ve also finally updated my blogroll to include all these lovely bloggers.  So without further ado, I present you a few of my new favorite blogs:

- Bohemian Bowmans: Jessica is funny, sarcastic and incredibly sharp.  She loves Jesus, she loves Compassion and she loves her kids who, incidentally, are terminally cute.

- A Holy Experience: You don’t find writing like this very often.  Ann has a way with words that makes your skin tingle and your eyes water.  She is a poet, a master at prose and a vivid storyteller.

- (in)courage: Many of you have probably already heard of this site, as I had many times before, but I only recently began visiting and reading over there.  If you’re looking for encouragement, this is the place to go.

- The Nester: *sigh* I love Nester’s style.  I sat and talked with her a bit at Blissdom and she is equally lovely in person.  I had never been to her site before then and now I stop by frequently.  I can’t wait to get into a new house and begin decorating it using some of Nester’s tips and advice.  Seriously, she’s talented.

- Faith Like Mustard: Megan and I “met” through this site and I love her sweet heart.  It’s always encouraging to stop by her blog.

So those are a few new sites for you to visit and fall in love with.  Happy browsing, happy reading and happy laughing.  I’m off to take some drugs (easy…it’s Dayquil) and drink some green tea with lemon to soothe my burning throat.  Then I think I’ll sit outside and soak up a little vitamin D because Glory Hallelujah the sun is shinin’!

Comments

  1. I think you’re incredibly sharp, too! ;D

    Your blond kids and my dirty blond kids could totally rock a Wild play date in real life.

  2. Yes. I have a feeling it would be Wild times 100! :)

  3. P.S. I met Megan at Shaun’s place, too! :)

  4. His site is like a playdate for Mom Blogger’s, isn’t it? We meet, we chat, we make friends talking about our kids and lives… :)

  5. Aw…thanks for throwing me into the mix (even if I’m a little late to the game). ;)

  6. Yep, I happened to stumble upon a certain Bohemian blog through the Schlog! Actually, I am pretty sure that is how I found Megan as well! :D