As I mentioned last week, we've had lots of interest in the ring recently, and we have more new members to greet today! I hope you'll all take a few minutes to visit them and say hello.
Nancy Johnson is a United Methodist pastor in the Atlanta area, and she's writing at A Feast for the Soul: Reflections of a Clergy Cook. Aghast at the number of unused recipes in books and card files in her own kitchen, Nancy decided on a project:
I am going to work through every cookbook in my kitchen, prepare every recipe spilling out of the box. My plan is to do the unthinkable in our modern culture and use what I already have. The project is to pull these forgotten recipes from obscurity and place them on the kitchen counter, so that they may acquire the mantle of food spills and water stains that come from use.
For the sake of full disclosure, I will tell you that I may skip some. While my personal challenge is to try all – or almost all – of the recipes in my cupboard, I will take the liberty to postpone or exclude at my discretion. (If I were Julie Powell, for example, I would have skipped the aspics.)
Random Ramblings from a Reformed Reverend is the new blog of our old friend, 1-4 Grace. Welcome back to blogging! Here are a few ways she describes herself:
*Solo pastor from the south serving in the south *2nd Career pastor, was a teacher first *Wear my socks inside out *Love thrift stores and rumage sales *Collect vintage linens * Enjoy gardening
At The Song of Myself, say hello to Sharon Guy from Derbyshire, United Kingdom. She is a:
Forty something mum of two and wife of one. Enjoys reading, writing and blogging. GSOH! Reader in the Anglican Church. Seeker of Truth and Integrity. Will you join me on this rollercoaster journey?
I'm especially delighted to introduce Holly at A Holly Moment, because we had the chance to meet in person at BE 4.0. Holly is a Presbyterian pastor who blogs about life with "a crazy fun loving husband, a spirited four year old and two blue-eyed little men." She's also an amazing photographer and can build almost anything with her own two hands!
Anita Mathias blogs at Dreaming Beneath the Spires, where she writes about the arts and faith and says:
My books include "Wandering between Two Worlds" and "The Church that Had Too Much." I live in Oxford, England. I have a B.A. and M.A. in English from Somerville College, Oxford University, and another Masters in Creative Writing from the Ohio State University, and still love both literature and writing!
Finally for today, say hello to Lesley, who blogs at ... naturally ... Lesley's Blog:
I am working in the Bernwode Benefice in rural Buckinghamshire. I consider myself to be a priest, mother and General Dogsbody. I love mission, psychology, reading, crosswords and anything that makes people laugh. I write about my thoughts on church, life, faith and some tough stuff too. I am incurably post modern but fun. I hope you enjoy my blog.
Welcome to all these wonderful bloggers!