Leslie at Lux Venit has tagged me and awarded me the prestigious honor of "Thinking". The Thinking Blogger Award as a matter of fact. Oh yeah. I am carrying this puppy around so the next time my car keys are in the ignition of my locked vehicle or I show up at the dentist appointment with all three kids on the wrong week, I can whip out my "thinking award". When someone feels obliged to ask, "Why weren't you thinking???" You see my friends, it's not, "why wasn't I thinking?" but more likely "what was I thinking?" Because I think...a lot. Got it?
I suppose my awkward sentence structure & poor grammar are being overlooked and I can't see an award for either of these two in the near future. Oh well, as Pooh says, “I am a Bear of Very Little Brain, and long words bother me.” I am taking what I can get.
There are instructions about tagging others for this Thinking Meme but honestly the deep-thinkers that I read have already been tagged multiple times. I am bucking the rules here, but I would rather list the blogs that are thought provoking to me and give my little diddy about them. Most of you already read these blogs but if you don't, then start.
Blogging and blog reading can be consuming. I am pretty cautious about where I venture off to, how many blogs I read and who I put in my sidebar. It's overwhelming. Goodness gracious, when Leslie's on a roll, she writes enough deep thoughts to keep my brain firing off for days.
Here's the guys and gals that I think... think, real good:
Tim Challies @ Challies.com
Tim writes about bible study, church growth, the emergent church, evangelism, reformed theology, book reviews, and more and more and more. His ability to articulate and make sense of doctrine and stand firm on some of the most hotly debated topics in Christian circles today, make him a "must read" every day.
John Piper @ The Desiring God Blog
John Piper has a blog. Need I say more? Tim will most likely link to Piper's blog, but just to be sure...read both....every day.
Matt Mooney @ Matt & Ginny's Blog about Eliot
If reading Matt's blog does not illicit a deep thought and a complete reverence for Holy God, then I don't know what would. Take the time to read about Matt & Ginny's journey from beginning to end. It may take you all evening. It is worth it. Then watch 99 Balloons as a tribute to sweet Eliot and the impact his short life has made in this world. Matt has a way of being painfully honest and giving glory to God all the while.
I also read the lovely ladies in my sidebar almost everyday. Leslie makes my brain hurt sometimes (but in a good way) and Kim (Lifesong) is always writing exactly what I'm thinking, so sometimes...I just copy her. I'm good at that. Kelly (Spacious Place) is keeping us in the know on children's literature and I love checking in each week to see what she recommends. Jenn & Tiff are my friends in the flesh and I've seen them without makeup. That makes us close in a different way. I would love to meet the other people that I have come to know through blogging. It's a wonderful world...weird but wonderful.