From time to time I like to share favorite blogs, and my ‘regulars’ will already be aware of these first two, but for recent-comers to ServeHimInTheWaiting, I want to feature these again because it is so important for folks not to just focus on the heavy stuff, but to also recall that the Lord is our burden-bearer, refuge, and strength.
When I first started blogging, one of the first blogs I discovered and followed, was The End Time on Blogspot, authored by Elizabeth Prata. She and I have never met in person, though we have exchanged e-mails a few times. Little by little as you read her blogs, you get a peek at Elizabeth as a person (she rarely speaks directly about herself or her life, because her focus is her Savior). What I have learned about her is that she has an amazing mind, true gifts of expression, of spiritual discernment, and of seeing the beauty of God’s creation everywhere she looks. Most evident in her writing, is her heart for God which I know God must especially treasure. I hope you will be as blessed by this beautiful testimony from her blog as I was. I hope she doesn’t mind I borrowed her title for this post.
Another blog which never fails to bless is written by a lady affectionately known as Sis Caddo. As with Elizabeth, there is just something about Sis Caddo’s spirit, that is irresistible. A sweetness and prevailing love for others that soothes the soul. You can read any post on her blog, and you’ll come away knowing beyond doubt, Who is her greatest love. You will also learn that she gives freely from a heart which is no stranger to pain and loss, yet still she loves unreservedly. She has an astoundingly deep well of poetic and creative ability because her talent springs from the Lord, our well of Living Water!
Stop by her blog and get to know her. You’ll be glad you did!
Now, here is another gal whom I will warn you, you’ll be challenged to keep up with her! She is a published author and a real dynamo who has so many blogs she authors and contributes to, that I’ve lost count! Her name is Lyn Leahz, and her post about “The Prophecy of the Final Pope” might interest you in light of today’s big announcement. (Though I must add this disclaimer on this particular article: I have my reservations about Tom Horn, because of his extensive use of non-canonical sources in his writings). Still, as always, I see the value of knowing what is being said on these topics, leaving it to the individual believer to do their own due diligence.
And then there is dear LoopyLoo! What can I say about Loopy? She is a sweetheart, and her blog always glorifies the Lord. She covers a lot of different things pertinent to Christians, but best of all she is really good at finding just the right video, story, or sermon to inspire and encourage (although the golden-eyed blinking kitty cat still kinda gives me the jitters. Kinda like the painting whose eyes follow you through out a room, lol).
The dynamic duo of Liz and Wyman Au provide the WordPress readership with lots of food for thought. I always love to hear from them and will be forever grateful for their sweet words and prayers and deeds. They make me long for the day when we shall all meet our many far-flung brothers and sisters in that family reunion by and by. (Click on their names to visit each of their blogs).
Last but not least on this “sharing the love” list:
My friend Jean-Louis
I had to save this guy for last because just like many others I have met in the blog world, there is no doubt that the Lord has orchestrated these e-quaintances. (Did I just coin a new word? Cool!). In the same year when I would lose my dad, as well as a family-friend who was also like a dad to me, as the Lord led the development of my blog He brought J-L alongside as a friend, a resource, as someone who has much life-experience and wisdom and discernment to offer, and as someone who has prayed over the purpose and progression of my blog and for my family during this time. He has an uncanny ability to sense when I push beyond my capacity and need to rest in the Lord, or need encouragement or insight. He is a great story-teller, and has a subtle sense of humor that sneaks up on you sometimes, much like that of my own dear husband Garrett. He and his wife and daughter have just been moving from one home to the other, which has kept him busy, but I look forward to more of his original writing forthcoming. This post today gave me a good chuckle as it pokes lighthearted fun at ourselves as Christians.
Ok, that one was so funny, here is another one. But I have to warn you as a parent of christian youth, it’s a little scary in it’s honesty! (I know it’s not like this at OUR youth group, right Adam, Sherry, Ashley, Amanda, Ben, Isaac…..? )
A shout-out also goes to my researcher and frequent-contributor BB, a.k.a. “Snerdley”
These are just a few of the friends and “siblings-in-the-Lord” who have been a blessing to me here in the church-of-God-online!