Have I told you lately that I love the blogging community?

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Imagine Heaven

I’m serious about that. Without getting all sappy here, the Blogosphere helps all y’alls feel heavenly at least now and then; someone posts something that rings in our souls, filling us with inexplicable joy (or at least makes us chuckle, think, rethink…) – reaffirming why we spend our time writing what we do. It’s what connects us.

I’ve been blessed with friends I never would have imagined – and yet we’ve never actually met (unlike my Erin and Roan whom I’ve known most of my life). These people get it. They make time to converse, explore different thoughts and perspectives. They not only work tirelessly to share life through their writing and blogging, but they devote time and energy to Pay it Forward and spread the good stuff around.

Today I not only have some free time, but God filled me with a spirit of appreciation for my friends. Somewhere in the blogosphere someone needs a ray of light and these folks are the brightest in my minuscule fleck in the universe.

So, this is me paying it forward today. If you haven’t met, stop by and say “Hi.” You won’t be sorry:

Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha at A Cooking Pot and TwistedTales,
Danny at Dream Big Dream Often,
Rick Christensen at Discovering and Sharing Grace,
Great Thinker of Stuff, Mitch Teemley at The Power of Story,
Diane D. at Ladies Who Lunch Reviews…
Michelle at The Malone Zone; Two Are Better Than One,
Sarah’s Attic of Treasures (full of different perspectives and new friends),
Simply Marquessa,
Jason Kushman at An Opinionated Man,
Jennymarie at Peace From Panic,
That’s So Jacob (this bright, witty guy brings it all to the table),
J.Gi at The End Justifies the Journey (this bright girl challenges one to think – and giggle some)
Larry at Quest – Clean and Serene in a Crazy World
Eugenia at Brew NSpew

Sincerest thanks and love to each and every one of you – and those for whom I couldn’t provide a link!


“He [God] makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love.” Ephesians 4:16 (NLT)


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31 responses to “Connect

  1. Lovely to meet you. I found you via Jacqueline’s link today. I look forward to following you to see what’s next.

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  2. I’m glad I clicked on your link in Ms. Jacqueline’s post! Thanks for highlighter other bloggers for us to visit 🙂


  3. Found my way here through Jacqueline’s feature of the post! Nice to meet you and looking forward to more posts from you.
    Cheers, have a lovely day!

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    • It’s lovely to meet you Aishwarya (pronounced Ee-shwar-ya?). Jacqueline is truly a delight. The happiness and comradery in the blogging community amazes me sometimes. Perhaps you and I shall get to know each other too! I appreciate your patronage and wish you peace!


      • Yes you got the pronunciation right. I’m eternally amazed at how caring and warm the blogging community is. I’ve loved making friends here and I’m sure you and I will get along well when we get to know each other 🙂
        Have a lovely day.

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  5. Oh wee! I just saw my name. You are certainly a sweetheart and a friend worth keeping Roo. I appreciate you and I truly love this space called blogosphere.


  6. i see that you favoured a comment,

    how interesting?



  7. A beautiful post. I feel that same way as I have “met” many wonderful people through blogging. Love the verse from Ephesians.

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  8. What a lovely post and thank you including in your list of friends. 😉


  9. Thank you, sweetie, I love you, too!

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  10. I wholeheartedly agree – great post!

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  11. You’re so generous, Roo. Thanks to you, I’m already following most of these fine folks. I see a few new blogs that I want to visit (again, thanks to you). 🙂 I hope you are well, dear friend.

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  12. Thank you for sharing my writing ministry! As we write and share, our learning and appreciation grows. You selected a beautiful scripture!

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  13. I completely agree with you about our fellow bloggers! Thank you so very much for including me on your list, I appreciate that! I love to meet new bloggers, so thanks for sharing your list. I’m going to hop on over to the other blogs 🙂

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  14. Hello and ditto. The blogging community connects me to people across the world and gives a perspective I could not know here in my little niche in Florida. It’s what mankind needs……. more communicating and sharing.

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  15. I do so appreciate the Blogosphere

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