"If you write FOR a particular market or FOR a particular editor you will often miss the mark. But if you write because your fingers have danced across the keyboard, because a character has tapped you on the shoulder, because a story has settled in your heart, then even if you never sell it you have done the work you were meant to do. And sometime, dear readers, real magic happens." Jane Yolen

9/3/10

Finds for Friday (the Inaugural Edition!)

Those of you who know me know that I LOVE to encourage. And one of the places I find some of the best encouragement is through other people's blog posts. I get amazing joy out of reading other folks' posts on the many blogs I follow. And I love to comment, though I'll admit I don't do it as much as I'd like.

Well, the other day I got to thinking: why not share these blessings? Sure, I could email you individually, or post a link on Twitter or FaceBook, but those places are stuffed with that kind of stuff.

So, instead I've decided to create "Finds for Friday." Throughout the week, I'll be noting and "setting aside" some posts that especially spoke to me for whatever reason. And each Friday that I am able, I'll share them with you. I hope you'll stop by and read the posts, and maybe even follow the blogs if you aren't already. A win-win, right?

Anyhow, without further ado (and that was a LOT of ado, wasn't it?), here are just a handful of the posts that blessed me this week.

Where's The Sugar? by Alisa Hope Wagner at Faith Imagined (about obedience and the Holy Spirit)

The Grass Is Not Greener by Mari LaVell at A Mari Heart (about following the Shepherd)

Writers Write...Period! by Terry Burns at Cowboy Musing (about how to be a "significantly published author.")

If Not For Grace... by Holley Gerth at Heart to Heart with Holley (about God-sized dreams)

His Yoke by Heather Cox at Internet Cafe' Devotions (about burdens)

Hope you take the time to stop by these wonderful blog posts at these folks' wonderful blogs. The encouragement, I'm sure, will be mutual.

 
Paving Rough Roads With God's Presence

5 comments:

  1. What a great idea Joanne! I am going to check out some of these links :)

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  2. Thanks for sharing the links Joanne. Reminds me to get back to doing this myself. I come across so many posts that encourage me as I go through my reader.

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  3. Thanks for sharing these, Joanne. I enjoyed visiting them.

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  4. This is a great idea, Joanne. I'll definitely visit some of these!

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  5. Joanne, you never cease to amaze me. Thanks for liking and linking my blog post. ;) catchy huh? Like-a-link.. i likey/linky... i like so i link....

    anyway...love you gf
    ♥ Mari

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