There are TONS of great blogs and websites out there! Click on the links below to view some that are written by friends of mine, and others whose authors I don't know personally, but have great content. Also included are links to organizations I love and support, and a few sites that are just for fun!
Check back often as this list continues to grow!
www.teachmetobraid.blogspot.com - Visit my friend, Em as she invites you to learn about her story! She is very real, and her words are a joy to read. If nothing else, just visit to learn why her blog is called "Teach Me to Braid." It's worth it just for that!
www.luckypurl.com - This blog is written by my friend, Felicia, and is all about knitting and other DIY crafts. Here you can find photos, links to free patterns, and more!
www.thywordisalamptomyfeet.blogspot.com - This site is owned and maintained by my friend, Jill. Here, you'll find her thoughts on Christian living, parenting, homeschooling, music, American Girl and more. Stop by and visit her!
www.degreesofdaj.com - This blog is written by Dominic, (the aforementioned Felicia's husband!) and is FULL of great stuff! From daily picture quotes of his adorable children, to his thoughts on....well.....almost everything! You're sure to find something interesting here - check it out! To purchase his NEW book, click here.
www.thepioneerwoman.com - Ree Drummond, the woman behind this site is a HOOT! I first saw her on her The Food Network on her show, The Pioneer Woman, but have since learned that she started out as a blogger. Her site is full of recipes, family stories, an advice column, and even contests and giveaways! She's a delight, and very witty - stop by and visit her!
www.momastery.com - This is Glennon's site, and it is amazing. Just go there - you'll love it!
www.gospelcenteredmom.blogspot.com - Sara Wallace offers a blog for Christian moms that is always fun to read. She is funny, and honest, and frequently tackles the issue of mommy shaming, even amongst Christian women. If you've had a tough day of mothering, take a glance at this blog -it'll make you feel like you're still worthy to walk the planet, and still a great mom!
www.natashametzler.com - Natasha has a wonderful site where she speaks openly about her life and experiences from a decidedly Christian vantage point. Visit her page to read her blog, read her product reviews, or purchase one of her books.
www.dirtychristianwoman.blogspot.com - In her blog, Joanne Cuchel exposes her "confessions" as a sinful woman and marvels at God's love and mercy as he washes her clean. For a raw, honest look at the heart of this woman, give this a read.
www.lisagodfrees.com - Lisa is a fun writer who seeks to be a vessel for God through her writing. A seminary student, she writes adaptations of biblical stories to help peak interest in reading the bible. Visit her page for some fun posts, as well as book reviews.
SITES I LOVE AND CAUSES I SUPPORT
www.compassion.com - This is the official website of Compassion International, an organization that works through local churches worldwide to fulfill its mission of releasing children from poverty in the name of Jesus. Through child sponsorships, they provided food, clothing, education, shelter, medical care, and Christian education to millions of children in 26 countries around the world.
JUST FOR FUN!
www.freerice.com - This site allows you to feed the hungry for FREE, all you have to do is play a game of your choosing. For every correct answer you get, 10 grains of rice are donated through the World Food Program. You can choose trivia games on many different subjects including: vocabulary, foreign language, chemistry, math, art, geography, science, and MORE! I love to visit this site when I just need to zone out for a little while, and if I can help feed the hungry while I'm doing it - it's a win/win!!!!
www.playspent.org - This site is also a game that allows you to step into another's shoes to see just how easily any of us can fall on hard times, and ultimately, into homelessness. You start in the scenario of having lost your job, and your house, and having only $1,000 left. The challenge is to see if you can make it to the end of the month. By making simulated decisions about jobs, insurance, shelter, transportation, grocery shopping, etc, you are able to see your bank account and how many days you have left in the month. Although you have a few life lines, it is very difficult. If you've never played, give it a shot. I guarantee you'll want to play more than once trying to make it to the end of the month!