Even Grocery Lists are Hard.
Checking it Twice
I'm honored, humbled, and stunned that my blog appeared on a list this week. It happened like this:
- My amazing friend Diana Trautwein said, "Hey! Here's an awesome list of us mature lady bloggers!" And blogger Sarah Bessey published the list here. You'll find my name on the list.
- Sarah published Diana's list because she had curated and published In which I present 50 Church and Faith Lady-Bloggers. Sarah's list included, primarily, younger women. This event prompted Diana to speak up for us biddies.
- Sarah published her list in response to churchrelevance.com's publication of its updated list of Top 200 Church Blogs. Sarah noted: "The list was notable for two reasons: mainly Calvinist and mainly male."
- Meanwhile, churchrelevance.com responded, noting that the initial list of 200 isn't as male-centric as it might appear.
My conclusions are simply these:
First, my friend Diana and her friend Sarah are women who do something positive when faced with a situation that strikes them as inadequate (exclusive? sexist? ageist? wrong? I won't put those words in their mouths...). I'm so blessed to belong to a community that includes people like them.
Second, being included in a list like this fills me with gratitude. My life is filled with blessings so far beyond anything I deserve. These wise, literate, eloquent people let me sit at their table, when I'd be honored to sit at their feet.
Finally, if you've been looking for a good read, these three lists will provide you with about 275 choices.
Life is good.
1 Oh, the joys of those who do not
follow the advice of the wicked,
or stand around with sinners,
or join in with mockers.
2 But they delight in the law of the Lord,
meditating on it day and night.
3 They are like trees planted along the riverbank,
bearing fruit each season.
Their leaves never wither,
and they prosper in all they do.
Psalm 1:1-3 (NLT)