Blogs We Love
Michelle du Toit helps organise the Beauty for Ashes conferences every year and runs Cedars, a women’s mentoring ministry. She has the Bible teacher’s gift of being able to open up the treasures of the scriptures. You will enjoy her devotionals.
This wonderful blog by Ann Voskamp also has the most terrific photography. With her farming husband, she’s raising a half dozen kids, crops of corn, and the roof in praise. Ann’s experiencing the hallowed in the daily ordinary at A Holy Experience. In her own words: “I’m Ann Voskamp, a plain Ann without even the fanciful “e”, wife to The Farmer, mama to six, and honestly, I’m a bit of a mess. It’s okay, really.”
This is a group blog. The women who write for (in)courage take turns pulling up a chair to share their stories of what Jesus looks like in their every day, gloriously ordinary, and often messy lives.
My Mission: To inspire you to live out extraordinary faith in Christ by providing everyday real-life solutions. To encourage Bible reading and prayer in personal relationship with God and to recommend tools and technology that will grow your faith, as well as the faith of your children.
Holley Gerth is a co-founder of (in)courage and Squee!, the best-selling author of You’re Already Amazing, life coach, wife to Mark, follower of Jesus, and friend to YOU. She’d love to have coffee with you. As the next best thing, she hopes you’ll stop by and say hello at her site.
Carol has lived on four continents, traveled to over 50 countries and preached in most of them. She is passionate about Jesus and His Kingdom. She currently serves as Director of the Graduate School at Trinity Bible College, North Dakota.Her blog and website are full of her personal testimony and sound advice for living the Christian life from someone who has followed the Lord for a long time.
This blog has a number of writers and is a devotional blog covering writing, health and body, forgiveness, the church, relationships and, of course, devotionals. It’s edited by Maggie Winterton.
Lisa-Jo Baker says: “I sincerely believe motherhood should come with its own super hero cape. On this blog I do my best not to dress up motherhood. I try to tell it straight. Because trying to survive motherhood while under the impression that other mothers somehow have it all together is dreadfully discouraging.”
If you have cancer or are a survivor, Shirley Corder will give you words of encouragement and inspiration. She will share things that worked for her as well as those she wishes she’d known. She’ll tell you what she learned during and after her year of treatment, and offer devotions to help you through the dark times.
Myquillyn Smith has been in a love affair with houses since she started making them for her Barbies. Her blog has been an online home for the imperfectionist, as she reminds us that our homes don’t have to be perfect to be beautiful. Her first book, The Nesting Place, is just out. You will be inspired to decorate even when your budget is very low.
Traci says: Want to have a beautiful home but don’t feel like you have the money to create it? I used to feel the same way. Instead of just looking at pictures of beautiful homes in magazines and wishing mine looked the same, I decided to try and create the same looks at a fraction of the cost. I hope to inspire others to create beauty in their hearts and homes.
Cyndi Spivey blogs about fashion, especially for the 40+ group. “I love helping women over 40 with beauty tips on the outside but I believe true beauty begins on the inside with a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. For years I thought mixing Jesus with Fashion was an oxymoron until I realized that God created beauty in the very beginning when He created the world and He created me to enjoy beauty too!”
An interior decorating blog, by Melissa Michaels . “I keep things very simple! I’m DIY challenged and always on a budget, so if I can figure out a way to do decorate my home without a lot of time, stress or money, I’m all for that.”
Emily Freeman creates space for souls to breathe on her blog. With an emotional allergy to small talk, Emily is ever curious over what is stirring beneath the surface, placing high value on our inner life. She has written three books, including her most recent release, A Million Little Ways.
Dispatches from a Good News Girl. Storyteller. Grace Dweller. “I’m Jennifer — wife of an Iowa farmer, mom to two girls, new book author. I believe in you, because I believe in Jesus. You matter to Him, and you matter to me.”
I’m a chef wanna-be, a sometimes tri-athlete (note emphasis on sometimes), an on again off again gardener and a passionate follower of Jesus. I’m in love with my husband and kids and am zealous about writing and speaking. (I promised my family I wouldn’t talk about my nose ring.) But they’re pretty crazy too!
Blogger turned hit author Mandy Hale is affectionately known around the world as “The Single Woman.” With a heart to inspire single women to live their best lives and to never, ever settle, Mandy cuts to the heart of the matter with her inspirational, straight-talking, witty, and often wildly humorous take on life and love.
This blog is focused on “intentional leadership.” Michael Hyatt says: My mission is to help leaders leverage their influence. As a result, I write on personal development, leadership, productivity, platform, and publishing. On occasion, I write about stuff that doesn’t fit neatly into one of these categories. My goal is to create insightful, relevant content that you can put to work in your personal and professional life. If you are in a position of leadership—or aspire to be—then this blog is for you.
Sheridan is a writer, speaker and broadcaster with a particular interest in our everyday search for meaning. With over 2000 radio interviews under his belt, he is continually fascinated by people’s stories. He writes books that speak to the heart, and one of his great loves is speaking on contemporary faith and spirituality.