So far, I have not gotten in the habit of reading any of the (what I call) "superstar" Christian mom or women's blogs, think A Holy Experience, Pioneer Woman, etc. My favorites have a personal connection with the authors. Honestly, I can't come up with three. Most of the blogs in my blogroll are friends; I sure do love their reflections on life, lists of thanksgiving, photos of their kids, craft and celebration ideas, etc. But as for the blogs outside the friend category, the two on which I'm always anxious to see a new post are:
1. My Heart At Home is the blog of a friend I made at the conference Sally Clarkson hosted in her home last year. Kristen is a Christian and a homeschooling mother of 5 who lives in Canada. Her posts get to the heart of many issues that mothers face from a Biblical perspective. And they are the perfect length for moms who don't have a lot of time, but need a lot of encouragement!
2. Steadfast Joy is the blog of the Johnson family, who we met while in Cambridge, MA and who now serve as missionaries with World Harvest Mission in Bundibugyo, Uganda. Naturally, I love reading this blog to see pictures of the Johnsons and their children, but more so, I love how God uses this blog to remind me to pray, to remind me that the world needs Jesus, to remind me that my little comfortable world is an exception, not the rule.
Thanks to those (two of you, thanks Jodi and Heather!) who shared their favorites yesterday. Feel free to share your favorites in the previous post or in the comments here. I'd love to know what you read ... it may just lead me and others to a whole new world of blogging delights!