"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


Finds for Fridays: January 14

Finds for Fridays is my way of sharing some of the wonderful blogs posts I read each week. I am currently following about 100 blogs and at least scan them as much as I can. Each week, I'll note and "set aside" some posts that especially speak 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?

And now...here they are!

A Heart That Bleeds by Jennifer Slattery at Jennifer Slattery Lives Out Loud (about sharing the hope within us)

Shattered by Kathy Richards at Katdish.net (about brokenness)

Where I've Been by Andrea Mitchell at Under Grace and Over Coffee (about breaking free of strongholds)

The Bottom Line by Rachel Martin at Finding Joy (about our worth)

The Tuscon Shootings, Huckleberry Finn, and the Power of Words by Billy Coffey at What I Learned Today (about powerful words)

Hope you stop by these blogs and read the posts - and maybe even subscribe to the blogs. You won't be sorry. :)

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  1. Thanks so much for the shout out, Joanne.

  2. Oh, my, thank you!! You are so sweet to mention my blog....it made me smile.

    Have a blessed Friday!


  3. i love that you do this! one of my goals for the year is to read at least four new-to-me blogs per week. i have loved it! although, I *do* have a job. and kids. and a husband. and a house. and my own blog! really, it's been a blessing. going ot peruse yours a bit more now!

  4. Thanks for linky love, Joanne! I think you're pretty awesome yourself!


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