A while back I mentioned that I wanted to introduce some bloggers who represent a more diverse spectrum of the blogosphere and I want you to know that I have taken careful consideration on who I would feature. When I feature blogs here at The HomeSpun Life, it does not necessarily mean that I agree with everything they write, nor does it mean I believe everything they believe about faith. But what I do wish to say is that there are some blogs out there that are respectful and open to reading all sorts of perspectives and can do so with love. I like that!
The first blog I want to ‘re’ introduce to you is Growing in Grace. This was an online magazine for a couple of years, specifically for homeschool girls. We took a break from this project and now have re-opened it for all women who want to submit their articles of grace to inspire the world for Christ. It’s a wonderful opportunity to get your writing and gracious inspiration on another site that has just over 800 subscribers already and an active Twitter account with over 1,000 followers to help promote your writing. You can submit 3 links to samples of your gracious inspirations here for consideration. Growing in Grace is a group effort to bring the grace of Jesus to the world through inspirational articles, poetry, and they even accept submissions on other topics such as crafts, recipes, etc. This is a blog that is non denominational and open to the whole spectrum of Christianity. Every submission must be lavished with grace so as to leave the inward changing of the hearts of the readers up to the Holy Spirit.
The next blog I wish to feature is Sweet Phenomena by Tiffany. Tiffany has a heart for opening up the homeschool community to embrace more diversity, which is also a passion of mine. We have communicated several times about extending grace to all of the homeschool blogosphere and in doing so we pray that grace will be extended in your own communities and through as many homeschool conventions as will allow. She has some fun things planned in the upcoming homeschool season, so be sure to swing over and get to know her.
This final blog I want to introduce you to is by far the most diverse of those featured today. I chose to feature this blog and author after about a month of reading her writing style, becoming more educated about her beliefs, and most of all the heart she has for others. She has extended so much grace toward me that I am in awe. Contrary to popular belief, men and women in her type of organic faith are not opposed to Christians, nor do they seek to destroy us or harm us in anyway. They simply want to live in peace and be understood. Yet, as with any other community of faith, we will stand toe to toe with anyone trying to take our freedom of religion away. We really have more in common than we realize.
This blog is authored by Polly Taskey, also known as The Green Witch. I promise you there’s nothing scary about Polly. In fact, her blog is very well written, organized, and filled with practical understanding of pagan concepts of all sorts. In my studies of my ancient ancestry, her blog has been very useful for me to understand exactly what my lineage was birthed in. If one wants to know the truth about something, it’s best to go directly to the source rather than try to read from sites that oppose the topic. It’s really best to make up our own minds about things, but in everything…grace. Polly is a homeschooling mom and she is welcome to be a part of my homeschool community any time.
I pray that you can see my heart in embracing diversity in my circle of friends. Some of them are kindred to my own ancestors.
Family is sacred to me, even when they believe differently.
I have been working all summer on my photography and have opened a new page to show off my best work. I will be sharing what I have learned along the way on the new blog at Pix-O-Sphere that is soon to launch. I hope you’ll enjoy the photos.