I have seen others doing this, recapping the week. One I truly enjoy is Rachel Held Evans’ Sunday Superlatives: http://rachelheldevans.com/sunday-superlatives-7-15-12 is the latest. She highlights posts she considers the best, the most “something or other category” around the interwebs, usually ending with a couple about her blog.
FH Bloggers is Food for the Hungry. They recently recruited bloggers to travel with them to Ethiopia, to see the work being done, to share what they saw and what inspires them. Check out the site for full links to all six bloggers and the photographer who traveled with them: http://fhbloggers.com
Before you run off to the FH website, I want to give you a sampling of the stories, pictures and post trip analysis. So I have given the name of the blogger and a link to one of their Ethiopia posts.
Alece Ronzino: http://www.gritandglory.com/pure-genuine-religion/
Alysa Bajenaru: http://inspiredrd.com/2012/07/meeting-chereka.html
Emily Loerke: http://www.todaysletters.com/2012/07/ethiopia-day-1.html
Lindsey Nobles: http://www.lindseynobles.com/2012/07/this-is-ethiopia/
And their photographer:
I was familiar with Alece and Lindsey before this. However, I love gaining a broader perspective from meeting new bloggers, and finding a new photographer to admire and use as inspiration.
In recent months, I have been trying to read blogs, books and anything I can make time for that will help become a better person, preparing myself for the time I seek office as a political candidate.
To this end, I signed up to receive new posts from Six Minutes, a public speaking and presentation skills blog. One of the latest posts this week: http://sixminutes.dlugan.com/7-habits-highly-effective-speakers/ relates The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R Covey to speaking.
This is immensely practical advice; some things mentioned that I have been thinking about already. So it forces me to think of the other things that I hadn’t though of yet.
And to end my recap, I wanted to mention my online friend Tracee. She is from the DC area, but has traveled extensively. Her post of Quiet Desperation this week speaks of being patient, waiting on God, living the tension between feeling you should be doing something and knowing there is nothing that you can do but wait. Check it out: http://traceepersiko.com/2012/07/17/quiet-desperation/
What are you reading lately?