Over at Rev Gal Blog Pals, Mary Beth says, "On my blog sidebar is a list titled, "Blogs I Read Every Day." After my mother became a blogger, she asked me how I could possibly read that many blogs daily!? I had to confess it then: Okay, I don't read them all every day! I have over 100 on there! But I have favorites, and you do too.... give us five blogs you visit regularly, and tell us briefly WHY you like them..."
1. Beauty Tips for Ministers from the fabulous PeaceBang! PeaceBang is a fount of fashion knowledge and make up tips, and she does it with humor. I know more than one reader who would never consider being a minister but just think she is too funny and helpful to miss. So if you are looking for the skinny, or the plumpy, on fashion faux pas for clergy, make up ideas, ideas for pulpit-suitable shoes, vestment tips, blunt advice what NOT to do, and so on, check this lady out. Oh no, she is not only writing for the the females among us. Just mostly.
2. Dr. Platypus is one of my longest running cyber pals. And he is kind of an egghead, but don't tell him I said so. I mean it in the nicest way possible. I knew him years before I heard of a blog, and he has been a friend indeed, even though I have never met him, or his wife or daughter, in person. Some day I will. Dr. Darrell Pursiful knows stuff. He knows stuff about the scripture, N.T. Greek, anthropology, people, church and the Church, and much more. He can't quite figure out where he fits, and I know what that feels like. You never know what you will find when you visit. He is conservative and progressive. Yep, it is possible! And he was one of the first people to share with me what the word egalitarian meant? You don't know? Visit CBE.
3. Speaking of egalitarian and CBE, they have a blog. It is called The Scroll. Posts there are mostly from a fairly theologically conservative view, but are usually about issues of women in the church or the clergy, egalitarian marriage, and so on. CBE was life changing for me. The Scroll came later, but I recommend it. Especially to conservative evangelical folks who aren't sure you totally agree with Focus on the Family. BTW, somewhere in the archives is an interview with me by the aforementioned Dr. Platypus.
4. There is my real life friend, Much 2 Ponder, who is (obviously) a thinker and ponderer and shares some of that with us at In Case You Were Wondering.
5. Number five...hmmm, I am trying to avoid Rev Gals and Pals, but there is dear Questing Parson, who has sent me encouraging emails and a gift or two (artwork from Mrs. Parson hangs in my kitchen window) and is just an interesting, funny, thoughtful and supposedly "retired" parson. And there is the brilliant, loving, thoughtful Sally at Eternal Echoes, and then there is the totally talented and hilarious Presbyterian Gal and Cheesehead in Paradise who knows what a brat is. Not the mean kid. The other kind. And...Mary Beth and Cathy and Rachel and...oh phooey. I never am good at just one.