Before we get into today’s Grace & Truth featured post, I have a special announcement.
I’ve written a few Grace & Truth introductions in the past two months to help out. I’ve truly enjoyed the privilege and Heather appreciates the help, so now we have a plan. Heather and I will alternate choosing the featured post and hosting the Grace & Truth Link-Up. We will trade occasionally if life gets the best of one of us, but you can expect to see Heather every 1st and 3rd Friday and me every 2nd and 4th Friday.
Now On To Our Featured Post!
Link-ups are special because they offer so much for both readers and bloggers. Readers love link-ups because it’s a virtual blogging buffet, littered with nourishing morsels of encouragement just waiting to be digested! Bloggers love link-ups because of the community and friendships we find amongst one another.
From the outside, this blogging thing appears magical. Perhaps you’ve wondered what it would be like to spread the love of the Gospel with the world online. The truth is, blogging is hard work, just like any other life endeavor.
I worked harder than ever during September and October as I went through an intense blogging class. Narrowing in on my audience I re-branded my blog. I learned what I’ve been doing wrong (a lot!) and how to fix it (takes time!).
By the end, my little writer’s heart was a bit drained, but Ashley Rowland’s post gave me just the boost I needed.
Christian Bloggers Need Encouragement Too
Whether you are a blogger or you’ve dreamed of becoming one, Ashley’s post “5 Unexpected Ways Blogging is Just Like Real Life” will give you a shot of equal parts both reality and encouragement.
This is what I got out of Ashley’s honest post about blogging and life: We all struggle, but we’re not alone, and we all need Jesus and each other.
If you’ve wondered what this blogging this is like, or if you’d like a little virtual hug from a fellow blogger who gives her heart on every post, your day will be all the better for visiting HISsparrowBlog.
Ashley, I’d tell you to grab the “I’ve Been Featured” button below, but you’ve already got it, along with a host of others, proof that your readers and fellow bloggers celebrate the fruits of your hard work with you.
And if you truly have considered blogging for Christ, come back here and check out “Be Our Guest” to review our submission guidelines and read my Letter “Dear Fellow Faith Blogger…” to find out how you can change lives as a blogger.
Now For This Week’s Link Up!
Let’s bless and encourage one another in our walk with the Lord…
We hope this link-up will be a source of encouragement each week. If you are a Christian blogger, we invite you to link up and meet new friends within the Christian blogging community. If you’re a reader, we encourage you to visit new bloggers and discover women who love Jesus as much as you do. Whoever you are, we hope you’ll meet Jesus here.
Join us each Friday for the Grace & Truth Link-Up!
1.) Follow your hosts via their blog and/or social media channels. This is not mandatory, but appreciated!
2.) Leave 1-2 of your most recent Christian Living posts. Please do not link DIY, Crafts, Recipes, etc. Links of this kind will be deleted. We also reserve the right to delete posts that don’t align with the theme or that are deemed by the hostesses to be inappropriate.
3.) Visit 1-2 other links and leave a meaningful comment! We want to encourage community, so please don’t link and run!
4.) All links are randomly sorted – feel free to link as early or as late as you’d like. The playing field is even!
In order to be featured next week:
5.) Grab a button and/or link back to one of our hosts to encourage new linkers. This is not mandatory to participate, but is required to be featured.
6.) Each host will choose one blog to feature and promote via their social media channels next week.
Grab a Badge and Link Back to this Post.
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