I am so humbled to be nominated for two awards – the Reader Appreciation Award and the Very Inspiring Blogger Award.
This has been a difficult month and these awards had given me the encouragement I needed to continue to write and not give in to despair. Which reminds me of the saying that Marilla Cuthbert gave to Anne Shirley…”to despair is to turn your back on God”
So I want to say thank you to http://fromamontanafrontporch.wordpress.com/ for the nomination for the Reader Appreciation Award. I can honestly say I appreciate reading about her ranch life in Montana. The pictures she has shared took me away to a serene and quieter place that refreshes my spirit turning despair into hope.
Also I would like to thank: http://simplyjuliana.wordpress.com/ for nominating me for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. She wrote how I was one of the blogs that have touched her life, when in all honesty it has been Juliana that has touched my life from reminding me how to cast all my cares on to Jesus, to today’s post ~ Psalm 91:1-16 reminding me that unlike Anne of Green Gable who once stated “she has never belonged to anyone” that I have always belong to God – my shelter from life’s storms.
Since I recently accepted the nomination for the Reader Appreciation I would like to thank everyone who reads my blog. I appreciate all of you and as Marilla told Anne I think that ” we may be kindred spirits after all”. So consider yourselves all nominated and go to the original post for the rules to pass it on if you desire to do so…. Reader Appreciation Award
The rules for the Very Inspiring Blogging Award:
Please, follow these directions as I did: 1) Display the award logo on your blog. 2) Link back to the person who nominated you. 3) State 7 things about yourself. 4) Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award and link to them. 5) Notify those bloggers of the nomination and the award’s requirements. Now with that being said I wish to state the seven things about myself.
1. I am a Christian
2. I love being a wife and mother
3. I enjoy learning new crafts, now learning to knit ~ quilting is my favorite craft
4. Writing has opened a door to my soul and taking me on new adventures
5. I love to read – anything from fiction, to non fiction, to Christian Devotions
6. I adopted Pennsylvania as my home
7. I love Dachshunds but recently have renewed my love for Scotties (we are not telling our doxies this!)
And since I am only allowed to pick 15 out of all the blogs that inspire me, I decided to pick the last 15 that I recently subscribed to. It is through all of your poems, pictures and words you have inspired me to soar beyond the “scopes of my imagination”.
This Man’s Journey – The path of the island traveler
Christian Coffee Shop – Journey through scriptures
Blog.Blog Like the Wind – Mundane. Inspiring. Absurd. REAL.
Write Frame of Mind – Her ministry goal is to impact the lives of women and children by encouraging them wherever they are in their faith journey.
Helen Holter – How Spirit of place shape…our lives
Phillip Howell – Christian Enouragement
Al’s War – One man’s journey through World War II
Professions for PEACE – Musings on life, love and peace
Afternoon Tea – Writing Collection and works in progress
Writing Between the Lines – Life From a Writer’s POV
Back From the Border Land – …pushing out the darkness and brokenness in our lives and bringing light and life in it’s path.
Nine & Half Hours Ahead – “Just another soldier far from home”
Rehabilitate Your Heart – Help for recovery from heart disease – encouraging to live a healthier life style
Sholashade – Poetry and Christian Devotion
Resurrecting the Girl – My world. My life. My words.