Friday Blogroll Love


I can’t believe it’s Friday already. Holy cow. Only one post this week. Unacceptable.

To remedy that, I’m going to show some love to the peeps on my blogroll, sharing just why I’m allowing their blog to sit on my sidebar, awaiting to be clicked.

  • Alan Gable — Alan is an accountant, but you’d never guess it from his writing. He is funny, charming and has some incredible insights into life.
  • Anne Jackson — Anne’s blog is one of my favorites on the world wide intraweb. Her honesty is amazing and the community she’s established on her blog is awesome.
  • Becky Tschamler — I’m not sure how Becky stumbled onto my blog, but I’m glad she did. I enjoy stopping by her blog for her unique outlook on life.
  • Blending Worship— I’m not a worship leader, but I play one in my imagination. That’s why Blending Worship is so fun to read. I love reading what other churches are doing with their worship times.
  • Brent Logan — Brent has helped me with my blog on numerous occasions. If you have a CSS question, he’s your man.
  • Brianna Brown — I know Brianna, but I didn’t know she was such a writer. I love the voice she uses on her blog.
  • Brody Harper — Brody accompanied Shaun Groves when he came to Wichita. That’s actually Brody’s job. It’s tough, I know. He is currently touring with Phil Wickam and David Crowder. It’s fun to read about the exploits from the road.
  • Chad Joice — Chad is responsible for my wife and my being married; he was Hayley’s recruitment officer at Harding. We had some good times on the road during summer tour ’02, and it’s fun to see how he’s “grown up” now.
  • Chelsea Roberson — Chelsea is an incredibly gifted photographer and writer. She’s currently in Greece (hence the blog name, I suppose) and it’s fun to read about what she’s up to.
  • Cliff Bragg — Well, this sucker hasn’t updated his blog in about 3 months, but what’s there is good stuff. Go check it out.
  • Jim Miller — Jim is an awesome guy and incredible writer. Aside from a poor taste in college football and MLB team, his blog is a treat to read.
  • Joe Biles — Joe is too smart for me. I just like having his blog on my sidebar so when people click it they’ll think I’m smart too. And I like him.
  • Jon Acuff — Jon politely contacted me about linking to my blog through his. Never one to turn down free publicity, I agreed immediately. I then went to his site and asked to reciprocate. His writing is hilarious and his creative metaphors and stories are awesome.
  • Jonathan Reinhardt — Another guy who is too smart for me. And another guy who updates too infrequently. Brilliant writer and great thinker.
  • Kim Bontrager — Kim is one of my local friends. I love reading about her family and what’s going on in her world.
  • Krysta Rinke — Krysta is one of my local friends who moved to California. It’s fun reading about what she’s experiencing in Cali.
  • Lone Prairie — Julie is hilarious. And she’s talented. Make haste to her blog.
  • Mark Elrod — I still feel weird having “Mark Elrod” on my blog. Number one, I know him as Dr. Elrod, and number two he’s a raging liberal. While he’s largely wrong on a number of issues, he has a good sense of humor and inspires some interesting dialog with his posts. (NOTE: I intended the “wrong” comment to be funny, not antagonistic. ME hasn’t commented, nor do I think he’d be bothered by it, but I just wanted to clear it up – my conscious gets ridiculous sometimes.)
  • Patches of Godlight — This is the newest blog on my roll. Brooklynne is Sam’s girlfriend, but her blog stands on its own merits.
  • Ragamuffin Soul — Carlos is an incredible blogger. I’m not really sure why, because he mostly posts about incredibly random stuff, but I suppose it’s because he does it with humor, transparency and humility. I had the pleasure of meeting Los at Catalyst, and hopefully he’ll post the picture proof.
  • Sam Peters — Sam and I were in a drama group together. We spent around 10 weeks in a van together. How could I NOT put him in my blogroll? Oh, and I like reading what he writes.
  • Sean Meade — Sean is the founder of Stuck in the Middle, an awesome ministry designed specifically for middle school students. I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know him over the past several months and it’s been great. Sean’s blog is an interesting mix of pop culture, ministry insights and Heineken ads.
  • Secret Life of Kat — Kat is the creator of the 40 Day Fast and Inspired to She’s got some great ideas about how to move people to action using the blogosphere.
  • Shaun Groves — If you’ve been reading my blog for anytime at all, you know that I’m pretty huge fan of Shaun Groves. He’s my “most-linked” blog, as I’ve been inspired for several of my posts thanks to him. He also gave The Creel Institute kudos, which is schweet.
  • Stoned-Campbell Disciple — Number one, I think this blog name is awesome. Number two, Bobby is brilliant. His posts are a little to long for me, but when I take the time to digest them, I’m always satisfied.
  • Technopraxis™ — Kirk is another of my local blog buddies. Though he hasn’t updated lately either, he’s got a sharp wit and keen insight into marketing and church technology.
  • The Storments — I’m just honored that Jonathan Storment linked to me first. Jonathan is doing some amazing work at Richland Hills and I can’t wait to see what God is doing with him.
  • Vince @ nikao — Vince is another blogger who just stumbled across my blog and commented one day. I visited his blog and knew that I needed a Cali pastor to round out my blogroll. And I liked what I read.

So that’s it. Take some time and visit these peeps. It will be worth your while.

Have a good weekend.

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  1. October 26, 2007 at 11:38 am — Reply

    Todd, thanks for the link. Very cool!

    Way back when, I tried to pay my dad back for some favor he’d done for me. His response has always stuck with me: “Don’t pay it back; pay it forward.”

    Other people helped me get my blog up and running. So that’s what I do on the K2 support forums. Glad I could be of help.

    Go and do likewise. 😉

  2. October 27, 2007 at 8:22 am — Reply

    awww, thanks!!!

  3. October 27, 2007 at 9:37 am — Reply

    I [[think]] I found your blog through one of your comments on Shaun’s blog, but I can’t quite remember.

    I enjoy reading your blog. I think it was the everyone-write-on-the-same-story post that hooked me.

    Anyway, thanks for the kind words.

  4. October 27, 2007 at 5:36 pm — Reply

    I love the blogroll love…i’m doing it next week

  5. October 27, 2007 at 7:34 pm — Reply

    Todd…thanks for the “love”. I’m happy to have done my part in the love that is shared between you and Hayley. Those summer trips were some of the best times while I was working at Harding…and of course recruiting Hayley for you.

  6. October 28, 2007 at 12:24 am — Reply

    Thanks for the shout-out. I enjoy your thought-provoking posts!

  7. Sam's Dad
    October 28, 2007 at 12:03 pm — Reply

    Thanks for the love! Your blog is a delight to read – when I can do so, that is. Considering the fact that Harding blocks your site, citing the reason of “pornography.” Maybe I shouldn’t be reading a blog like yours after all.

  8. October 28, 2007 at 12:07 pm — Reply

    and by the way, that was me. embarrassing.

  9. October 29, 2007 at 6:03 pm — Reply

    i heart you!

  10. November 2, 2007 at 9:57 am — Reply

    I actually stopped going to Elrods blog since he refuses to publish my posts now. About a month ago I gave him a hard time about being a big hypocrite on something. I didn’t call him that outright but just noted about how he ignored something. He sends me an E-mail asking for more information about myself since I, from time to time, point out when he is wrong or rip on him for his hypocritical blog. I did that and he still does not post my comments.

    For a Political Science Professor to be THAT closed minded is really absurd. You would think he would welcome disagreements. It was the same when a buddy of mine had him as a Professor. He would welcome discussions when they ripped the GOP but try to engage him in class on a Liberal mistake and he would say he had no time or had to move on.

    This is the same exact thing that happens at so many instituions of higher education around the country. These professors love to indoctrinate students on THEIR way of thinking. I thought it only happened at public schools, never thought it would happen at Harding.

    What a jerk!

  11. November 2, 2007 at 10:16 am — Reply

    Roland, I’m sorry you had such a negative experience at the Lame-O-Weblog. I’ve never had that problem and I’ve disagreed with ME many times.

    I think ME’s standard of moderation is based upon the tone with which comments are submitted. If he feels that the commenter is being rude or mean to a person on his site – either another commenter or him – he doesn’t allow the comment. However, if someone is being mean or rude to a political or public figure, he usually allows it to stand – at least as far as I’m aware. Admittedly, you will find a disproportionate amount disparaging comments about Republicans and conservatives, but that’s the nature of his audience.

    As far as his in-class conduct, I never had him in class, so I can’t speak to that. I will strongly disagree with your “jerk” label though. I find him to be quite nice and I have enjoyed the limited time I spent with him – despite our differences of opinion.

  12. Roland
    November 2, 2007 at 9:37 pm — Reply

    That’s funny you mention the rude thing. I submitted a comment a while ago ripping on Liberals, not much different from the comments on Bush, and he refused to post it.

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