Blogs John Recommends

These are blogs I unreservedly recommend. They are written by fellow strugglers who are trying to be good Christ followers. I regularly read a lot of blogs, but these are the blogs which I find have resonated with me particularly and also share a compatible worldview with mine. They will touch you, encourage you and challenge you. The list will likely increase over time, so come back and check on it occasionally.

CarolineDuvall is written by a young woman from one of my favorite families in this world. A year or so ago she moved from Jacksonville to live on a farm in Tennessee with her aunt and her grandmother. Her adventures and encounters in becoming a farm girl are truly fun to read and she has a serious gift for writing expressively.

Life from the rear-view mirror is written by one of my oldest friends. We grew up one block apart in the same small upstate New York town and went to school together from 3rd grade until high school graduation. He sang at my wedding. and now, in our 60’s, we’re still friends. His blog is written as bits of wisdom and experience based on things he has learned from his struggles in life.

Honeycomb Comforts is written by a new friend from my church.  We had a somewhat painful and emotional two-day event at our church last year to try and heal some leadership issues and some hurts in the congregation.  She impressed me with her piercing insight and discernment and she writes a great blog. is written by author Philip Yancey. I began reading his columns in Christianity Today i think, back in the 1970’s and then his books starting in the mid-1980’s. His books tend to challenge accepted ideas and he offers educated and powerful looks into things which can actually change how you view life and circumstances. He’s written Disappointment With God, Where Is God When It Hurts, What’s So Amazing About Grace?, The Gift of Pain and many other outstanding books. His blog is just as good, though he only posts about once a month.