Saturday, February 25, 2012

Other Blogs I Follow and Why

There are SOOOOOO many blogs out there in the blog-o-sphere!  Most of them are just trash.  (I like to call them "rubbish", though.  It sounds so proper.)  But there are also a lot of good ones, and even some GREAT ones that can make a positive impact on your life.  Here are some of my favorites and why.

In the Christian Living/Freedom category, I would recommend:

Changing My Mind, Alan Smith

Pastor Alan Smith is Pastor of Freedom Ministries at Gateway Church (where I am a member), and he is one of the best teachers I have ever listened to.  His blog reads just like he speaks, and he opens up the Bible like few I have heard before.  I love how he brings such revelation - things I have read hundreds of times in the Word will suddenly come alive, as if I had never read them before!  You will take away huge treasures chests of spiritual gold if you visit his blog regularly.  You should also check out the book he just published, called Unveiled: The Transforming Power of God's Presence and Voice.  You can order it from his blog and also from

Thinking Differently, Bob Hamp

Bob Hamp is another pastor at Gateway Church.  He was "the Freedom Guy" for a long time, and still is, but has recently taken on a broader scope of pastoring.  He is another teacher of the Word who brings God's truths to life in a refreshingly amazing way.  Bob is very good at rooting out the holds of "old time religion" - or the SPIRIT of religion - and showing God's blueprint for the way things were intended to be.  My life has been transformed over the past several years sitting under his teaching.  I hope you'll take the time to check out what he has to say.  He also has a great book that you should own:  Think Differently Live Differently.  It is available from his blog and also on

For Beauty/Artistry/Faith, my favorite is:

Ann Voskamp's A Holy Experience

Ann Voskamp is the author of One Thousand Gifts, which is stirring up soul-dust in me right now.  Her way of communicating is artistry to the core and I love it.  Her blog is like a continuation of her book, and it is just as precious and just as consuming.  Please take the time to visit and read - it will open the windows in your heart and usher in a much-needed breath of fresh air.

In the Food/Health/Natural Home category, I like:

Renaissance Mama

Sarah Falk is a friend of mine, but I had no idea about this part of her life until recently!  She has great articles about clean, organic eating and is a super sleuth at finding and posting coupons for organic grocery items.  I have learned a lot from reading her articles!  If you're making changes in your diet to include more natural food and to eliminate chemicals and GMO's, you'll benefit from reading what Sarah has to say.

The Mommypotamus

Heather, The Mommypotamus, has an extensive website with information on every topic related to earthy/organic  motherhood, womanhood and parenting that you could ever wish for!  She posts great recipes for natural/clean foods, along with craft tutorials, natural health remedies, DIY "clean" body products and so much more.  I love reading her posts and perusing through her photography.  She has taught me a lot on my journey to health and wellness for my own family.  You'll love her!

Food Renegade

Another "earth mama" blog, but I really like this one for its balance.  The mom behind Food Renegade is a red meat eater (like me), but she's all about unprocessed, whole, natural, local, full-fat, unpasteurized goodness.  Great recipes - including a fun weekly-run spot called "Fight Back Fridays" where subscribers can post their favorite whole foods recipes.  Lots o' goodies tucked away at Food Renegade!

In the Humor & Amusement category, I choose:

Stuff Christians Like by Jon Acuff

Funny, thirtysomething church dude who writes hilarious posts about church-dom.  Sometimes super corny, but sometimes side-splittingly funny!  And he includes "Serious Wednesday" and "Guest Post Friday" spots each week.  Besides writing his deep thoughts in blog form, he has also written a book or two, and has partnered with Hello Somebody to construct two beautiful kindergartens in a poor region of Vietnam.  Comedian, reluctant pastor to 'the internets', visionary, author and thinker - you gotta read this guy!


Raw, funny and poignant, Glennon writes about her life as a mom.  She is on a faith journey - and although I don't agree with everything she says, I really appreciate her honest journey.  Mom humor, life humor and a gut-wrenching sob now and then.  Great blog to enjoy with a glass of peach iced tea and the baby monitor turned way down.

So, those are mine...what are your favorites?  Do tell!!!


  1. I really like The Healthy Home Economist. I learn soo much from her!


    Yay, I was excited to see Renaissance Mama on your list!

  2. ;)