What, if anything, has improved in your Church or religious practice because of reading the Bloggernacle?

I learn an awful lot as I read around the blogs. I have stolen a lot of good parenting ideas from people. The lesson notes that people post have been very helpful to my teaching and preparation for being an active participant in lessons that others give. I also feel that reading so many diverse perspectives has helped me develop an appreciation and better understanding for opinions and ideas that I do not hold.

Specifically, I think I am a better visiting teacher for reading the bloggernacle. I used to be much more superficial–the kind of visiting teacher who always got it done and brought a treat, but not one who necessarily connected with the people I visited. Now I really feel like I can connect with anyone, and have enjoyed many relationships I would not have otherwise developed.

What about you?