UK Christian Bloggers

Hi! My name is Andy Brown, you may remember me from such blogs as andy-brown.org…!

It has indeed been some time since my last proper post, although I have tried to share some older material and some great posts from friends and fellow bloggers. Life has gotten rather busy and my writing has suffered. I would like to tell you that I’ve been working on book projects or other writing, but alas no! Some days I feel guilty for neglecting the blog, and other days I reflect on my full-time job, wife and four children, church leadership and Christian study course – and realise that I do have a lot on my plate! I’m sure you understand!

Thursday evening I enjoyed a time of fellowship with a group of UK-based Christian bloggers. We have been (trying) to get together every couple of weeks to swap stories, encourage one another and pray for each other. It is a wonderful time and I regret not being able to make all of the sessions so far!

The photo lists some of the members and their sites, so do check out their blogs if you are not already familiar. There are doubtless many more Christian bloggers out there hailing from the UK, so this is by no means an exhaustive list!

I came away from our recent call feeling very much encouraged, and I value the prayers of the group. Having a fellowship of believers is so important, and in our largely disconnected modern world, it is even more so. We often feel alone or isolated, despite the noise of life, and so it is critical we connect with fellow believers in Christ and strengthen one another.

Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.

1 Thessalonians 5:11 (NIV)

It is an instruction from the Bible that we do indeed encourage one another. There are times when life is a struggle, and in those days or seasons, we need the comfort of others to help us through. We absolutely rely on the Lord, but a little encouragement from fellow believers is most welcome too!

Encouraging someone costs little more than a small amount of time or effort. A kind word or timely phone call can really make a difference in someone’s life. You have that power today, and don’t let being busy be an excuse not to (talking to myself here…) My guess is that you won’t have to look very hard or travel very far to find someone in need of a boost.

While the gift of encouragement may be a specific spiritual gift (see Romans 12:8), it does not excuse the rest of us from doing it. Some have a special gift for evangelism, yet the call to share our faith is one we all enjoy. Naturally or spiritually gifted or not, we can all improve by practising. See if you can find a way to encourage someone in each of the next seven days, or even see how long you can keep the streak going.

I “encourage” you to check out some of the other writers I mention above, and have no doubt you will come away refreshed and uplifted. I will be sharing some of their posts in the near future, so do look out for them.

If you wish to encourage me, do leave me a comment, share a post or pray for me. I receive your prayers with delight and gratitude. Have a great weekend!


10 thoughts on “UK Christian Bloggers

  1. Excellent Andy! You are right the list within UK Christian Bloggers is not complete, in fact there are some who have declined for their own reasons, which is perfectly fine. As you put it so well, the important work is to encourage one another. The world would have Christians believe they are on our own while it mocks them and their God; by making a wee bit of effort we can encourage one another in how we serve God our Heavenly Father. Finally I would say, sometimes God leads us aside for a wee while before a big work…He did this with Moses, and probably other examples that are not in my mind right now. May you be assured of His presence and blessings Andrew!

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  2. Thanks Andy. An encouraging post indeed 😀 being able to chat and pray with fellow Christian bloggers has definitely helped and inspired me. Knowing I have brothers and sisters in Christ who understand and been praying for me and my writing has been so helpful. Bless you.

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  3. Couldn’t agree more, Andy, and I understand about there sometimes not being enough hours in the day. Especially where you also have a wife and four children. Maintaining a proper balance can indeed be difficult when the “priorities” start mounting up and we become torn between which to address. Responding to the leading of the Holy Spirit is always key and trusting His guidance over our own determinations essential, if we want to remain in His rest. Many things are important but not all are critical and it’s those little nudges He gives that need the attention. Sometimes it is time with our wife or one of our children or a kind encouraging word to a brother or sister. Father knows best. Don’t feel guilty, we all understand. Blessings brother! (Sent by a Canadian cousin!)

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  4. Thank you, Andy. I follow all the bloggers you mentioned, except Dean. I will check out his site soon!

    I sympathize with your struggle to create content on a regular basis. When I first started my blog, I named it davidsdailydose because I intended to post something every day. Well, I couldn’t keep that up for long!

    Now, I post once a week on Saturday–when I have time to fully engage with others. Of course, posting more often would help my stats, but I’ve discovered that good content and engaging with other bloggers is even more important.

    Some of my favorite bloggers are either from the UK or Canada, but I live in the central USA. A future visit to the British Isles in order!

    🙏May God continue to bless your blog, Andy–no matter how often you post. In Jesus’ name, AMEN!

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  5. Thanks for sharing, I usually read your posts and are blessed by them but I don’t often comment, so be encouraged today and keep on keeping on. Sending prayers too 🙂

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