Tuesday, July 27, 2010

New Challenge: 30-Minute Blog!!

Seems like I've found new fabulous blogs to follow almost daily. There are a few new ones that you might not know about, and I want to share them with you:

1. A Simple Twist of Faith. Meet Mary, a new blogger who became a stay-at-home mom at age 45. Today she posted a new challenge that was just too good to pass up: A 30-Minute Blog. That's right; the objective is to write, edit, and post a blog in thirty minutes. That's a HUGE challenge for me, because I'm constantly reading and re-reading what I've written, not to mention adding links and photos, which are EXTREMELY time-consuming. I have 25 minutes left for this post, so I'm doing pretty well so far...

2. Scrutinies. This is a blog by Dorian, a homeschooling mom in Texas, who I stumbled across via a tweet from Jennifer from Conversion Diary. Dorian posted a photo contest which, like the 30-minute challenge, sounds too much fun to ignore. All you have to do is send her pictures of the ways you make your home into a domestic church. I took a photo of my favorite Rosary, the two holy statues we gave Curly and Moe for their respective First Communions, the Benedictine crucifix in our bedroom, and the beautiful Crucifixion engraving I gave my husband for his birthday. Later this week I'll download them to my computer and send them. 20 minutes left, although I'll need to go back and add the links...okay. Next one.

3. Counting Stars. This blog is one of my favorites, because it's written by my cousin Jamie. Actually, she's my first cousin once removed, which means she's my dad's brother's son's daughter. Actually, I've been following her blog since she started it several months ago, but in May she revamped it, gave it a new look, and has been posting almost daily. The other day she shared a beautiful poem she wrote; check it out here! 17 minutes left. Now to add the links...

Ok, links are added; a little more than 12 minutes left...proofreading done, nine minutes left...Let me see if I can find a photo to add...

Oh, Wait! I almost forgot! I'm almost finished reading The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett, and it's FANTASTIC!! I have accomplished almost nothing today because I've spent so much time with my nose in the book. I'm hoping to finish in the next day or tw. I'm not sure what I'm going to read next; either A Handbook for Catholic Moms by Lisa Hendey, A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson, or maybe Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver.

(I made this image too big, but I only have 3 1/2 minutes left so I'm not going to delete it and re-post it. It's a big book, so I guess that's all right.)


If you want to join in leave a comment! Blessings!

(I did it! One minute left!)


  1. Hey Sharon! Thanks for the mention of my book! If you do decide to read it and would like the discussion/reflection questions we've created, drop me an email to lisahendey@gmail.com and I'll be happy to send them over! I just finished "Fatherless" which was an awesome read!

  2. Hey Sharon! Thank you so much for the mention and the link! Please note my name is Mary not Julie :-).

  3. Hello Sharon,

    this is my first time to your blog, thank you so much for such a fun post and links too!!! I'm trying my best to be a better Catholic Mom myself and love the inspiration I've found here. I'll be back for sure.

  4. Thanks for the comments! Lisa, I'll defineitely email you for the discussion questions. Now I want to find someone to read it with me! :D Thanks! Mary, sorry about getting your name wrong; I couldn't find it on your blog, so I tried looking at your Twitter profile; I must have looked at the wrong one. Anyway, I fixed it; your name is Mary now. :)

  5. Hi I'm here from Therese's Musing of a Mom where you are on her sidebar. what a great blog you have. Nice to meet you.

  6. Sharon,
    I am so new at this I do not have Twitter account or profile! Thanks again!

  7. Well, dang! I wonder who Julie is then? LOL! :)


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