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Monday, October 29, 2007


Monday, October 08, 2007

Blogs I Read

Beyond the Pale
Tracey is a Christian and a cool gal. She is sometimes hysterically funny, sometimes sad, but always real. Here is one of her funnier posts about a customer at the coffeeshop she owned until very recently.

The Sheila Variations
Sheila O'Malley is an actress in New York, a voracious reader, and an amazing writer. This post is called Bombs I Have Been In. The first time I read it I was laughing so hard I was crying. I had to explain to Zoe that I was not upset. Here is one of her most powerful, excruciating posts called : The Total Dark Sublime.

Confessions of a Pioneer Woman
Ree is a cattle rancher's wife, an amazing photographer and a goofball. I don't know why, but this story has somehow stuck with me.

Rickety Contrivances of Doing Good
Susan Palwick is a science fiction author, English teacher, and volunteer chaplain at her local emergency department. She also struggles with depression. She also knits. I haven't read any of her books yet, but I intend to. Here is a post I liked.

Internet Monk
Michael Spencer is a Christian teacher and writer. I love his insights. Here is a great post on marriage.

Disputed Mutability
She is a Christian who was a lesbian and blogs about homosexuality and the church. She summarizes her story in this post.

Actual Unretouched Photo and The Amazing Shrinking Mom
Mel is a stay-at-home mom, pastor's wife and homeschooler who doesn't pretend to have it all together. In the last couple of years she has lost a bunch of weight, and I am so proud of her. There have been very few times in my life where I have looked at my weaknesses and done more than feel sorry for myself. She is one of my heroes.

Anywhere But Here
Kris is the one blogger who was a friend in real life before I read her blog. She is one of my favorite people in the whole world. She has a great family, is a talented musician, and is an awesome cook.

Fat Doctor
Although I read quite a few medical blogs, Fat Doctor is my favorite. I prayed and prayed for her when she had her stroke. I still pray it will be her last.

QC Report

Quinn Cummings was a child actress, and now sells Hip Hugger Baby Slings. But mostly she is a great writer who loves to laugh at herself. I can't help but laugh with her.

These are only a few, but it is a good start. I'm off to update the blogroll in my sidebar to better reflect what I'm reading lately. Check them out!

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Race for the Cure

I just got back from Des Moines' Race for the Cure raising money for breast cancer research. Diane is one of my favorite people in the whole world, and she has been training for the 5K run since June 23rd of this year. She was inspired by a program called Couch to 5K, and has been training with her running partner Tara. I am so proud of her!

Here are Diane and Tara:

Here is Diane with her precious daughter Claire:

Here is her son Jack ready to start the 7-year-old boy's fun run:

Time to cool off!