50 Day Challenge, Day 9: List some of your favorite blogs

First of all, why did I ever decide to do 50 days? I’m not even 1/5th of the way done! Aye aye aye.

Second of all. A group of kids/preteens from our apartment complex were going to come over this morning for pizza and to make a cake, but they didn’t show up until 2. I reheated the pizza I’d made earlier, we watched some of Mrs. Doubtfire, and they consumed almost an entire cake. They left piles of dishes and empty cups, and the silence they left was lovely. Jesus didn’t have an apartment or a house, as he had no place to lay his head, but I like to think that if he did, the door would never be locked and he’d always offer everything he had.

I’m trying to be like Jesus, and for the right reasons. It’s easy for me to want to be like Jesus so that other people can go “wow, she really is like Jesus.” The other day I went out of my way to do something kind for someone and when I returned to my car, I was patting myself on the back. “Good job, Stephanie. That was something a good Christian would do.” and I was immediately silenced by the Spirit. I’m tired of wanting to be a good Christian.. I just want to be like Jesus. I know the two should be the same, but I don’t think they are. Thoughts? Input?

Third of all, this prompt is actually “your favorite tumblrs” but I’m not completely ready to admit that I’ve given in to the world of tumblr. So instead, here is a little list of my favorite blogs. In no particular order.

Grown Up Rachel
The Abundant Life
Learning to Breathe
It’s a Ward Life

Oh, Laura Darling
Annie Blogs
Eugene Cho

Just a few. What are your faves?



  1. April 15, 2011 / 11:34 am

    oh tumblr… I attempted it the other day but the name that I wanted was taken so I thought that was a sign that I should stick to blogspot! ps. are you on pinterest? I need an invite like something serious!

    you did take quite the challenge of 50 days!! whew!
    Thanks for the shout out!!

    love. love. love.

    • April 23, 2011 / 2:16 am

      UHH PINTEREST… after your comment, i looked it up. requested an invite. how did you get one? did you just wait? oh man. it looks awesome.

      do you like how i stopped with the challenge haha.

      tumblr is like… addictive. avoid it as long as you can.

  2. April 15, 2011 / 6:20 pm

    I’m on the list! Wow!! Thanks Stephanie! I read (and love!) some of those blogs but I’ll have to check out the others too!

    • April 23, 2011 / 2:16 am

      yeahhhh!!!!!! i’ve seen you post on rachel’s blog and i’ve been like… OH MY GOSH MY FAVORITES!!! 😉

  3. Danawhitfield
    May 13, 2011 / 9:21 pm

     aw I just saw this! You are too sweet for putting my blog down! I love to read your blog too. You are such a faithful bloggy friend. 🙂

  4. gypsyjess
    May 19, 2011 / 3:32 am

    I believe that when one does a “good deed” or “a selfless act” and then gives themselves praise, it makes the act seem futile, worthless. I am guilty of this of course or else I wouldn’t have made a comment. Everybody wants to be noticed, whether we admit it or not, we want to receive a “thank you” or some form of appreciation. However, if you do something in Jesus’ name, then take the credit for it, it seems wrong. Almost as if we are plagiarizing or something.

    That’s my belief anyway and something I need to work on. While I may not look for a praise or appreciation (i.e. do things in front of others in order to be noticed) I do find myself saying, as you stated, “Good job, Jessi. That was something a good Christian would do.”

    I to want to be more than just a “Christian”. I want to be like Jesus but I find my “humanness” always getting in the way. Argh.

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