Written by cycleguy on September 18th, 2013

I’ve hit some pretty hard posts this week so I want to go in a different direction with this one.  I believe in the value of sharing with others.  So I’ll let you know right up front this is one of those posts with multiple links.  I’ll give you a short idea before linking you.

There are some, like Rick, who do so much reading they list a ton of sites to visit.  He does his on Saturday and I would encourage you to check out his Saturday Shortcuts each week.  Rick is pretty transparent and his most recent post here is the coup de grace of transparency.   If you know anyone (or you do) who suffers from a mental illness you must check this one out.

My friend, Dan, has begun a new series called Crushed.  One of the purposes of his blog is to show how writing can be therapy.  But I gotta tell you: he hit it out of the park with his latest Crushed.  If you are unmoved by it, check your pulse.

I can’t say enough about my friend, Floyd’s blog.  His latest was a simple reminder about the simple majesty of God, even in something as small as a hummingbird.

In the movie Dead Poet’s Society, we hear a lot about Carpe Diem.  It is easy to miss those moments that matter.  David Rupert uses an experience as a parent and his child playing T-ball (been there done that recently) to talk about those missing moments.  Take a moment and check out this post.

How many of you know missionaries?  (I see that hand).  How many of you know missionaries who either failed or came back from the mission field defeated and committed to not going back?  You need to read Caleb’s post here.  Since he is one in Ukraine, he knows whereof he speaks.

Older people have much wisdom to share.  Rumor has it that despite my age, I am not very wise.  I just consider the source and move on.  🙂  Anyway, a person who is older and was also a missionary has much to say.  Check out Betty’s post on HOPE here.

I can’t be all serious.  Big Matt is 6’7″ (I’m 6’5″ so I feel small) and (_______) pounds.  Yeah, not going there.  🙂  Anyway, he is hilarious in some of his posts.  His post here was brilliant  (I think).   It had my juices flowing to comment.

And for your true amusement you have got to check out Zee’s comments (near the end) and use the links.  They will touch your funny bone.

I know you are busy so that is enough.  I could highlight more but….  Hope you enjoyed them.  Do you have any you might suggest?


23 Comments so far ↓

  1. Rick Dawson says:

    Humbled, and grateful for the shout out. Thanks, Bill!

  2. floyd says:

    I’ve caught all but one, Bill, and I’ll be checking that one out. Thanks for adding me to that wonderful list of brothers and sisters. You’re too good to me… but you probably already knew that!

  3. I hired Matt in 1999, watched as he got married, served bi-vocationally for years. He is my friend and, not to disparage anyone else, one of my top 2 or 3 bloggers.

  4. I also took him to the hospital once.

  5. Daniel says:

    As for height, I used to be 6’3″ when I was 20 something, now I have shrunk to 6’1″. What gives? Compare to your 6’5″, I would look like a shrimp. Oh, and shout outs are good. My favorites are listed on my blog not only as an advertisement, but also to make it easy for me to visit them every time they have a new post.

    • cycleguy says:

      Funny that Daniel. I graduated from college at 6’3″. When I went to the doctor for some reason a couple years ago they told me i was 6’5″. About a month later on a follow up they said i was 6’6″. I said, “Whoa! Wait a second! I didn’t grow 1″ in a month. So they redid it and I am 6’5”. Go figure. Growing after college.

  6. Caleb Suko says:

    Thanks for the shout out, I appreciate it!

  7. Jon Stolpe says:

    Great list!

    I love this aspect of blogging – the chance to give props to other people’s platforms. Way to go!

  8. Zee says:

    Glad you enjoyed the comics, Bill 🙂

    Thanks for sharing the other great links!

  9. Thanks for including me! I will check out the others for sure.

  10. Great posts, Bill! Thanks for sharing these. I had only read a couple of them and some of them were favorites of mine too. 🙂 Thanks.

  11. tcavey says:

    You listed some great ones! Thanks.

  12. Kari Scare says:

    Good stuff! Like to get recommendations of new stuff to check out as well as confirmation of the good stuff I already read (like Rick’s posts).

  13. Awesome recommendations!

  14. Dave Arnold says:

    Hi Bill – I’ve seen your name a lot on different sites: Dan Black, Floyd, Rick’s… but this is the first time I’ve been to your site. I will be back. Great post and great links to other posts. It’s so amazing how we can all be so connected! Blessings on you.

  15. Betty Draper says:

    Thanks Bill for the mention. Yours is always my first stop and the rest of the ones you mention I one by one stop and read. Interesting how each one hits a part of my soul