In Featured Blogs, The Pastor's Blog on August 9, 2009 at 11:53 PM
One of my favorite things to do is write about blogs which have affected my life in a positive way. There are so many writers out there who do not interest me, some who have disappointed me, and others who have spoken wonderful things into my spirit. We bloggers don’t mind testifying about friends and acquaintances we’ve met along the way.
One blog I have enjoyed and interacted with many times is CindyBeall.com. Cindy has an amazing story to tell, and you will find real life on the pages of her blog. She and her husband Chris have been in ministry for several years and now reside in Oklahoma with their three boys.
Cindy writes about ministry, children, motherhood, mentoring and writes from a heart of compassion. Cindy is a great writer who won’t overwhelm you with word pictures you can’t understand, and that is of great worth. I won’t say more; you’ll just have to read her excellent blog to find out what I’m writing about. There is real ministry going on here, and you would do well to visit and spend some time reading her words of wisdom.
Before closing, I would just like to tweak your interest regarding Chris and Cindy’s unique ministry. They came through great fires in their lives and Cindy has written much about the subject. According to her posts and comments others have left, God has taken a situation the enemy meant for harm, turned it around, and made this incredible couple able ministers of the grace of God. Go and see for yourselves.
In Featured Blogs, The Pastor's Blog on August 2, 2009 at 10:42 PM
Now that the title is out of the way, it’s time to describe this week’s featured blog. I’ve not always known about the term ecclesiastic bohemian, and probably for good reason. In just a bit, I’ll lead you to the reason for the naming of this incredible blog; hold on for a little while longer and you’ll see why the title is what it is. Let’s review: my life as ecclesiastic bohemian (EB)
My wife and I personally know the owner of this blog; we are acquainted with her family through ministerial ties in central Florida. Before really getting to know them as much as we would have liked, off they went to another part of our wonderful state (home of the Florida Gators, BTW) to continue their ministry. We miss them, but know they are working hard to bring the gospel of Christ to that part of the world, and I am grateful to know them.
Here’s what she says about her blog:
So there you have it. I’m not an avant-garde artist who is totally unconventional and out there, but I am not exactly like any other pastor’s wives around here. I’m a little bit different. I’m churchy for an artist, I’m arty and a little weird for a minister’s wife.
The rest of the story here.
This blog is a compilation of many subjects. You’ll find practical ways to dry your laundry outside, laugh at funny cartoons, be thrilled with photos of adventures as she and her “Big Daddy” fly in an airplane and a host of other rich topics. EB doesn’t post as often as she wants, but when she does, it’s always a gem. Please drop by and visit for a while; you’ll be so glad you did.
In Featured Blogs, The Pastor's Blog on July 28, 2009 at 2:11 PM
I realize this post is a couple of days late, but there’s a very good reason for it. I’m away at a Pastoral Covenant Group Facilitator’s Retreat somewhere in Florida and have been quite busy. There is some down time this afternoon before the evening sessions, so it’s time to take care of my blog and some other things, too.
This week’s featured blog is from a Christian blogger named Dominique. Her unique blog is called An Unlikely Perspective 2. (AUP 2) You will find a variety of topics on her blog including political commentary, activism, prophecy and Christian issues. Veteran’s issues are also prominently displayed if you care to read more on the subject. She has put together quite a list of resources if you want to do more research.
Another feature of Dominique’s excellent blog is her list of columnists she reads routinely. You have a wealth of information at your finger tips while browsing AUP 2. You won’t be disappointed if you click on these links and begin reading the articles. Thanks for all you’ve done, Dominique.
Do you wish Uncle Sugar would quit spending so much money on port-barrel projects. There is a section called Pork Watch in which the most horrific offenders are displayed on wanted posters.
Please drop by this well-written blog and give it a spin. I would venture a guess: you will be impressed with what you read and the amount of material you have in front of you. Dominique is engaging as she interacts with her readership. You will probably find this is true if you care to leave your thoughts on her blog.
In Featured Blogs, The Pastor's Blog on July 20, 2009 at 4:26 PM
Once again it’s time to feature one of my favorite blogs, and once again I’m late getting this post to press. This should have been taken care of last night, but here I am Monday afternoon writing about a site you should thoroughly enjoy.
Lidia’s Crown of Beauty blog features stories of her family and friends written from a Christian’s perspective. She takes you on incredible journeys while describing life with her husband Ernie, children and friends. You are drawn into the life she and Ernie shared together as they loved, worshiped and labored together for the cause of Christ.
You will find music and poetry on this blog, too. You won’t be disappointed in her native land, either. She writes with such conviction, you will certainly love and appreciate her articles about her travels.
Lidia has a passion for writing, teaching and ministering the incredible love of Christ to a lost and dying world. She takes wonderful pictures and creates beautiful stories with them. Some of my favorite are those of her home with all its flowers and colors of life. Absolutely breathtaking.
To see what her blog is really about, though, you need look no further than her About the Author section. Lidia’s life is about her relationship with Jesus Christ, and that is evident throughout the blog. This blog is a reflection of Christ in her, the hope of glory.
Please drop in to see this heart-warming blog. Read her posts and browse through the comments. You would be welcome to leave your thoughts, too. Lidia is another sister in Christ I want to meet one day.
In Featured Blogs, The Pastor's Blog on July 13, 2009 at 3:28 PM
First of all. let me say “sorry” for not posting this last night as I normally would have done. Yours truly has been feeling quite a bit under the weather, and seems to be worse today. I will get better and move on by the grace and power of God.
Kerry at onemom is quite an interesting person who writes on a variety of subjects. She is passionate about her family, politics and just causes. Kerry is a fine Christian woman and does not hide the fact; for that I am grateful. She also writes from a conservative perspective which is most refreshing.
Please check her blog out and see what I mean. You can spend a lot of time looking through the subject matter on her site, and will be touched by her great stories and passion for what is good, right and decent.
In Featured Blogs, The Pastor's Blog on July 5, 2009 at 11:58 PM
Last week a thought struck me about sharing a favorite blog with my few readers. Linda Owens’ Absolute Grace blog was featured, and this week is another one of my favorites. Larry’s My Take is an exceptional blog, and you will find lots of useful information and stimulating discussions on its pages. He covers topics which range from politics to Linux, but mostly politics. Larry is a friend and one who has helped me on numerous occasions. Please drop by to see what Larry has to say.
In Featured Blogs, The Pastor's Blog on June 28, 2009 at 4:58 PM
One thing I should do more often is feature other people’s blogs on my small slice of the internet. Today I want to share a blog by Linda Owens called Absolute Grace. Linda has just completed a series on one of my favorite psalms and done a marvelous job of researching the subject. Thank you, Linda.
On her site you will also find pictures by her husband, John, who is quite a remarkable photographer. Please drop by and browse around a little. Spend some time there and you will leave refreshed and encouraged.
Let me post how the ESV renders this most beautiful psalm:
The Lord Is My Shepherd
A Psalm of David.
23:1 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters. 
3 He restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness 
for his name’s sake.
4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, 
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
5 You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies;
you anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
6 Surely  goodness and mercy  shall follow me
all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell  in the house of the Lord