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A couple of "blog" jems for you

Image from In a barrel jewelry . I think that everyone like to hear the words, "You are a Jem of a person!" . So after spending a little time treasure hunting this week, I came across two blog jems that shone. So I'm taking a moment to share them with you and give these blogs the,"Blog Jem Award!" The first is called "The Girl's Guide to Homelessness" . This blog chronicles the experience of the homelessness 23-year-old Brianna Karp . Her life experience and her blog are in the works of being published in her own biography and may be made into a film soon. Talk about taking hard times and making a future out of them! The second blog I stumbled across is the blog of Margot Starbuck (no, she is not in the coffee business.) On first glance on her blog, she quotes Micah 6:8 " Do justice, love mercy, walk humbly.", which happens to be a verse I consider to be a life rule...and continue and strive to live by. Margot is a writer, a sp

Pointing at others, points back to me

Image from My blogging friend Mary Lue wrote a very thought provoking post on our shared "Sleeping with Bread" meme this week. Here is an excerpt from this week's theme post... The bit that I want to bring to our Sleeping with Bread group here is the idea that sometimes we point fingers when we need to be lending a hand--or, in the very likely legitimate circumstance that we can't lend a hand, we at least stop pointing fingers. Ahh finger pointing. A grade school teacher once said to me, "It's not polite to point - anyhow there are more fingers pointing back at you when you point at someone else!" This idea came across in another conversation earlier this week too. A group of friends were talking about the things in other people that make them crazy. I listened and began to ponder if the things that we most notice in others that make us crazy are the things that most bother us about ourselves? Maybe those flaws are easier to cri


Click into place like my favorite set of Lego's. Line up in a way so things make sense. But please don't let me in on too much at once. I couldn't bear not being surprised - when the "CLICK" happens and things suddenly, unexpectedly fall into place. Then I will rejoice with the "CLICKS". T.L.Eastman May 2010