I had lots of little blog posts floating around in my head when I sat down to write, but I was so blown away when I checked the new posts on my Google reader that I decided not to write. (Let me interrupt here to put in a plug for Google reader. If you read a lot of blogs and don't have any sort of reader set up, you really should do it. It's easy to set up and saves tons of time by putting all of your favorite blogs in one site where you can check for new posts.)
Now, back to what I was saying. I often feel like there is no point in my having a blog when so many talented and thoughtful people have beautiful and challenging things to say. I certainly don't have pretensions of changing anyone's life through my writing. I think I just do this for my own intellectual outlet. But there are bloggers who consistently challenge and inspire me. This week seems to have been especially rich in that area, and so I share the wealth. Be sure to peruse the archives of these wonderful people, some of whom I know well, some of whom I have never met.
I just discovered Holy Experience in the past few weeks. This blog is full of beautiful meditations. Check out her posts on sight.
This post by Et Tu, Jen compliments the Holy Experience one well. It has been great to be reminded to look for the sacred in the every day.
In addition to being a great friend, Catherine at Everyday Life as Lyric Poetry is an amazing writer. I loved this post on introducing her son to nature. Hers may be my favorite blog so definitely peruse the archives.
Wonders for Oyarsa is blogging through the Bible and has some excellent insights into the Bible as God's story. This post is a break from that but a great reflection on the limits of philosophy is seeking to know God.
Em at Merry's Cloister has some great food for thought on Jane Austen and grace. She is doing a listening blog, great idea!
My dear friend Daniel at Sibboleth has a great post about the freedom that comes in accepting the apparent inconsistencies in scripture.
And Missy at Everyday Graces has lovely posts with even lovelier photographs. I found this one very refreshing.
I could link to so many more blogs, but these have been the most thought-provoking of the past few days.