Weekend Word (and a big list)

Friday, April 20, 2012



Because of my devotion to Imperfect Prose, I recently stumbled upon this list of 50 Church and Faith Lady-Bloggers. I've heard of 15 of these blogs, but I don't even visit those 15 on a regular basis. The rest are new to me and I haven't yet had time to explore the new spaces. I want to; it is just overwhelming.

Blogland is a big place, filled with published authors and artists and people who get paid to speak at conferences. I like knowing about those folks, but I also enjoy my quiet corner here. I'm grateful that you visit and share it with me. If you have a few moments to yourself this weekend, I encourage you to jump over and explore the list. Even though it is overwhelming, it is also amazing to me that so many women are out there, clicking on their keyboards in an effort to know more about God and share that with others. What a wonderful thing! Some of us have small audiences, and some keyboards are like megaphones. Either way, I know that God is smiling and encouraging each one of us to use whatever talents we have (writing, speaking, painting, cooking, advocating, teaching, hand-holding, smiling, you name it) to lift up whoever is around us.

After all, he satisfies the desires of every living thing . . . Yes, he does.

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20 Responses to “Weekend Word (and a big list)”

  1. Love these verses.  Such a sweet promise! 

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  2. Good words, Courtney . . the Psalm and yours! The Psalm speaks to me in this endeavor of blogging . . lifting up the bowed down, looking to Him, food at the proper time, satisfying my desire. I love your admonition to enjoy our own quiet spaces AND those who have "megaphones". Thank you!

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  3. Thanks, Kim. I'm so glad you stopped by.

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  4. I needed this on this Sunday morning. Thank you! And I'll be sure to check out the list. I love how you said some have keyboards like megaphones. Sometimes I think I want that, and other times I'm not sure I could handle all the attention... but I know God uses us where we are and His timing is always perfect. 

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  5. Thanks for sharing thelist.  I'll be sure to check them out.  I love your photo and verse, too.

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  6. They made a second list of christian bloggers over fifty too. (I'm a honoraray member, not fifty just yet.) But I agree with you, what a privilege it is to know and link arms with so many wonderful women that genuinely love Him and make us better for reading their words - like you. Have a wonderful Sabbath Courtney!

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  7. Elizabeth StewartApril 22, 2012 at 9:27 AM

    Thanks for telling me about "the list".  I like to think God gives each of us a "sphere of influence", and our job, whether our "sphere" is big or small, is to glorify Him and draw others to His heart.

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  8. So . . . true!  Isn't God's faithfulness just amazing? Thanks for the remainder! Blessings to you!

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  9. I like that, "a work in progress".. The colors are well chosen. :-)  Thank you for the reminder.

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  10. The idea of God with open hands warms my heart today.

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  11. Blog land is an amazing place and I am so thankful to find "kindred spirits" out there. Often I do not find that in our small town.  Love the scripture this morning...
    Gayle from Behind the Gate

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  12. The problem is that becoming acquainted on line with so many wonderful people, and trying to read and read and read, overwhelms my life.  And, yet, I'm looking forward to more and more happening.  But HOW do I cook, and clean, and go visit real-life people, when I'm entering this whole new civilization?  What a concept I never would have guessed would be my life.  God is very interesting in how He opens doors for us, doncha think?

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  13. Joanne - I agree. It is interesting how God opens doors, yet I always feel like he is telling me, "Don't forget about these people in front of you!" I have to constantly monitor my time online.

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  14. ooh - I'll have to check out the other list. Thanks for telling me about it!

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  15. I know what you mean - a lot of responsibility and attention comes with the larger audience! I often wonder how people handle it. The fame phenomenon plays out in so many ways. I always enjoy your writing, though, Angie.

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  16. What a lovely Sunday capture. Thank you for sharing it!

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  17.  A lovely message to keep this and everyday!
    I truly enjoyed my visit to your quiet corner.
    What a blessing to wake up and welcome another day! Thank you Heavenly Father!

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  18. I really love how you change colors as you place the verse over the picture. How beautiful!

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  19. He really does provide and care for us, doesn't He?! ...although not always in the way or timing we expect. 

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