Welcome to the Friday Round-up. This will be a weekly post of links from Prized or Picked posts from the week either in my feed, of those who follow me, or otherwise “notable” posts that I feel have been Good, Interesting or… let’s just leave it at ‘Notable’.
The criteria is my own choosing, however thru the week if you have suggestions for the Round-up, please let me know. Here is the Round-up for this week:
A great little post on Scottish stones
Easter Aquorthies Recumbent Stone Circle
A recent post from a book blog I follow that does great reviews and information about reading and books
For Your Eye Alone
A nice post on one of my favorite authors and one of my favorite classic reads
Sometimes <i>The Lord of the Rings</i> Is Actually Funny
Willow’s entry for Twittering Tales was especially good. Not to mention her post encouraged my weekly participation in the meme.
And now… For the Notable post:
This last one is neither one I have followed or one that follows me, at least on this current “incarnation” of my blog. It’s also not one from the last week. But I wanted to post it because it saddened me.
See, I used to follow Tim on my previous blog and when I just went to re-follow him on this one… I found that he’d passed away in June of this year.
During the time four years ago when I was questioning my previous faith, Tim’s blog was a source of information as well as hope that I could still “follow Jesus” without the trappings of my previous positions that were quickly being proven unfounded.
I’m still questioning, still looking for answers and still “following” Jesus, or his example, even now as someone who considers himself “deconverted” and “Recovering” from Evangelical Christianity.
The point is… That Tim’s blog gave me hope, a direction of search, and people who understood at a time when I really needed all three.
I’m sad to hear he’s passed away. But I’m very pleased that his blog posts are still there. Still there for me to direct others to who may be currently in the position I was.
Well, that the Round-up. Any thoughts? Ideas? Down in the bucket. You know what to do.