If you read my post about attending the OKWB Mini-Con last month (holy cow, has it already been almost a month since that conference? O.O) you may recall that I mentioned one of the things I needed to work on was community.
I read a lot of blogs. The ones I have linked in my sidebar are a mere sampling – my absolute favorites. But there are numerous other posts that I read and thoroughly enjoy – and I’m often remiss about sharing them.
Sometimes I hesitate to share them because I think my readers wouldn’t appreciate them, or they wouldn’t fit the tone that I’ve ‘set’ for my blog. Well, I’m just gonna start tossing those presumptions out the window, because we’re all more than just the image we make of ourselves online.
So, while I can’t promise that this will be a weekly or bi-weekly or even monthly recurring-style post, I will try to put something like this up whenever I can.
- Neo Pseudo Gnosticism – John W. Otte
This is a series that Otte recently wrapped up on his blog, and while it’s a bit of a long read to go through all of them, if you happen to find theology as fascinating as I do, you’ll probably enjoy it. It deals with a phenomena prevalent in the modern church (and something that I personally think is related to why the Republican party, which is mostly controlled by ‘Evangelicals’, avoids many issues that are linked to environmentalism, but that’s another conversation for another day.) – the idea that this world doesn’t matter in the long run. Which, if you really read and examine Scripture, is very much not the case. This world matters a lot.
- When Going to the Doctor Means Losing Consent – New Crunchy Mom
I don’t like doctors. While my experiences with them have not been as traumatizing as Rebecca’s, it was not a surprise to me that she has had these experiences in the medical community. I very much understand her frustration with having doctors who simply won’t listen – and I can’t imagine how horrifying it must be when they’re essentially groping you at the same time.
- Adult Coloring Books as New Age Evangelism – Mike Duran
All right. Before you go “Bekah. Bekah. Wut.” just go read it. It’s not what you think – I promise. (But yes, it is another theology post.)
- A Story of Chicken Recovery – Oak Hill Homestead
Kathi at Oak Hill Homestead posted her story about one of her new chickens that was in a freak accident. This was right before I was certain that Gabby was going to start laying again, and I couldn’t help but hope that since her chicken had healed so well, Gabby’s recovery was right around the corner, too! It’s wonderful when things work out that way.
- You Don’t Have to Change the World with Your Words – The Rabid Rainbow Ferret Society
Yes, this is a Ferret post, but it’s not one by me. This one is by Lissa. It’s a wonderful reminder that simplicity doesn’t have to be lost in an agenda – that words can be soothing, they don’t have to just be altering and necessary.