Thursday, January 1, 2009

Blog of the Month - January

When I started blogging in late 2007, I had no idea how vast a community I had joined. There are thousands...probably hundreds of thousands...of blogs to choose from. There are news blogs, religious blogs, political blogs, mommy blogs, daddy blogs, prayer blogs, shopping blogs, and food blogs. There are blogs about broad subjects such as books, parenting, faith, homeschooling, and housekeeping. And there are blogs with a narrowed niche like cupcake blogs, apron blogs, and blogs about vintage trains. You name it and there is a blog for it.

Not only are there plethora of subjects about which to blog...there are many blogs within a particular genre. Since I am a Christian, a woman, and a mom, I tend to gravitate toward blogs written by Christian moms. While I do not limit myself to reading only these blogs (and recently became fascinated by blogs written young newlyweds), the majority of feeds in my blogline subscription are "mommy blogs."

The first blog I chose to highlight in 2009 is one of my favorite blogs written by a Christian mother. When I first read a post on Grace Unbound I couldn't help but think something like..."wow, and I thought I was a writer!" Loretta has a remarkable way with using words subtly to weave a profound message. Her writing is both witty and tranquil. She's wise, yet also a student of the King. I truly have been blessed each time I visit Grace Unbound and hope that you will take some time to get to know this amazing woman.

And just in case you need further convincing, here is an excerpt from her latest post:

It is a beautiful morning outside. I caught the edge of the sun as it started to rise, just tinting the sky with a band of pink and orange that blended into turquoise and then deeper shades of blue. The sun is still shining brightly and the sky is a sparkling blue. Anywhere else you’d probably be thinking “What a beautiful day to go outside.” In South Dakota, looks can be deceiving; the temperature is currently -8. I never thought that I’d live anywhere that temperatures were routinely in the negatives in the morning, but here I am. Still, it is a beautiful day for the last day of 2008.

To read the entire post click here and please leave Loretta some encouraging remarks...she definitely encourages others.





35 comments:

He And Me + 3 said...

I will go check her out. Thanks!

Liz said...

I will definitely go over there.

Mel said...

Thanks for the intro to an awesome blog!!!

Homesteader in Training said...

She writes beautifully. I think I secretly drive "writers" nuts with my posts yet they keep coming back lol. They are probably using me as an example of how not to write lol. I will have to go check her out, maybe I can get some pointers.
Hugs.
Kim

Becky Welch said...

On my way to check her out! What a great idea!

graceunbound said...

Thank you so much for selecting me, I am humbled and honored. (And the button you made is beautiful!) Your kind words of encouragement on my blogging journey have meant more than you will ever know. Thank you, my friend!

Jenn said...

I enjoy you blog of the month features. I like reading new blogs and this helps me find the really good ones!

Aspiemom said...

She certainly has a gift with words!

Kerri said...

Good morning! Thanks for the suggestion of reading Loretta's blog. Very inspiring. (and I love your blog, too!)

Mrs. Sidney said...

This happens to be one of my favorite blogs... good choice, I just love her words and heart.

Kimberly said...

I am looking forward to meeting her! You are so gracious to point us towards other blogs that will bless us!

Thanks!
And HAPPY NEW YEAR! :)

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

Her writing sounds wonderful. I will have to check her out.
I just wanted to stop by and wish you a happy new year. And thank you for the kind words you always leave me.
xoxo Nita

Chatty Kelly said...

Happy New Year! Glad I met you this year!

Sherri Watt said...

Thanks for recommending her site. I checked it out, she writes beautifully. Have a Happy New Year!

Gretchen said...

There are definitely some amazing writers in the blogisphere...such as yourself.

(((hugs)))Happy New Year.

Slowly Dying.. said...

Hey! Thanks a bunch for this recommendation, it is AWESOME!!! I'm still enjoying your site as well. smooches

Colored With Memories said...

sounds like a good one to check out.

looking forward to your giveaways next week...such a fun way to celebrate!

happy new year!

2TooManyHats said...

Thanks for the link to her blog. She is a wonderful writer for sure.

Daphine said...

I'll definitely stop by and say hello to her!

Happy New Year!

christa jean said...

I found her through your blog a while back and I've been reading away!
I love people like her (and you) who are receiving His grace and sharing about it. I didn't understand grace for most my life, but I feel closer to it now.
Thanks!

Irritable Mother said...

I had to laugh when you said there are times you read other blogs and wonder at your own ability to write.
How many times have I been there??!!
I read some beautifully crafted post and think, What on Earth am I doing writing? Makes me even more thankful God can speak through the simple things, too. *grin*

Thanks for the introduction to a new blog.

Heather C said...

You're right... she writes beautifully...as do you! Thanks for pointing me in her direction. :)

Jennifer Hudson Taylor said...

While I'm a mommy, I don't tend to blog about being a mommy, although at first when I started blogging, I blogged about motherhood more. I have a special needs child and sometimes I just need to hear from other mothers who have unique situations.

Lori Anne said...

You are so right. She does a wonderful job. Thanks for spreading the word about her site.
Have a blessed new year too!

Tracy said...

hope you had a great New Year!
maybe we'll be able to meet up sometime in 09'.

Carol said...

Hey friend! You always leave the sweetest comments. They are like fudge. You still taste them long after they are gone. Thank you. Happy New Year!

We need to have coffee. We aren't that far apart methinks.

Edie said...

Wow she really does write beautifully. Thanks for spotlighting her.

Rich blessings to you as He brings you into the new year without fear. :) Have a great weekend!

Elizabeth said...

What a wonderful choice for blog of the month! Thank you for helping me discover a new daily read.

Sister Angie said...

Any friend of yours is a friend of mine. I'll head right over.

Thanks for the visit at my new place.

Sara Carmichael said...

Wow, you have 169 followers!! That must be a record or something! Way to go!

I'm with you, I follow the mommy blogs mostly myself, with a few minor exceptions. :)

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

Thank you for the kind words you left me yesterday.. I really feel blessed to have meet you through blogging.
xoxo Nita

Wifey said...

I'll make sure to check it out. Happy New Year!

Elizabeth said...

I love your blog. I've always loved it. You write so beautifully and I'm always drawn in to read as much as I can! So I nominated you for a couple awards on my blog today :)

figgiepudding said...
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figgiepudding said...

Thank you so much for your comment! I'm always excited when I have new visitors drop by, and I'm even more thrilled after reading some of your posts! I was blessed to visit your blog and hope to keep up from time to time. :)

Happy New Year!!

Deborah

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