Today I get to share five of my favourite blogs.
I finally got to meet Holly who has moved from New Zealand to England this past summer. Like pretty much all my online to IRL friends, she is exactly like she seems online. She regularly cheers me up and makes me smile with the things she shares on Instagram too, making dull days much less boring!
Of course, I wouldn’t have met Holly had I not ‘met’ her online through Rebecca’s blog. Rebecca I’ve now met a number of times, and the Home And Away fan twitter trio of me, Rebecca and Ruth have now twice met up in London to go to musicals! Hopefully Holly might be join us on a trip for 2014!
Donald Miller is probably one of the few ‘Christian authors’ that I can read and not get irritated by! Storyline features all sorts of contributions, and I regularly find myself inspired or challenged into pondering a viewpoint I hadn’t considered before with the content on this blog.
Nicola is my fellow alien on Planet Christian (or that’s what we nicknamed ourselves many moons ago). I think it helps that we’re both often on the same page when it comes to our values. Both of us became Christians while at university and neither of us grew up going to church. We both did science degrees at university. We both believe in God. We both get frustrated at religious culture. We both love cake. We both love Alexander McCall Smith books. We both sponsor children through Compassion. We’re both feminists probably too. Equally there’s lots of differences between us too. And I’m so glad we’re friends and that she now shares her writings and thoughts online – especially when we live 100s of miles apart now.
The main reason I like this blog is because, how on earth would I be able to keep tabs on my baby sister without it?! It’s hard to keep up with where her, my Dad and baby brother when what they are doing, living and planning on doing seems to change every time you manage to get in contact with them! (I say baby brother and sister – they are both taller than me by a good number of inches and now aged 18 and 22 respectively). My sister most definitely lives in a completely different world from the one I grew up and live in, but it’s interesting to hear her tales of privileged ex-pat life in a country so vastly different from Scotland. I’m proud of how she’s coped being so far from friends and family in a totally different culture.
And of course there are so many other blogs I love too – please do check out my blogroll for more details (though it is likely in need of updating!!)