Monday, August 10, 2009

Bloggy Love

You can read here about why I blog, and these reasons are all still true, but there are times I wonder if I'm doing it right. If this blog is too much of me and not enough of Him, and if it is a worthwhile use of my time. So, it is very encouraging to get positive feedback, especially from other bloggers, other moms.

Kat from Art's Chili recently nominated me for the "True Heart" Award. And when I read this description of the award:
"Those who receive this award are of the sweetest nature. They are kind, friendly, funny, loving, eager to share their love for Jesus with others, and brave in their efforts to reflect Him to this darkened world. They are the kind of folks you're blessed to know, even if it's only in the bloggy-sphere," I really could not imagine a better compliment! Thank you, Kat, for blessing me with this award and sharing your sweet family on your blog every day!

Lori from Peterson St. Louis, gave me the "Because I'm the Queen" award. Thank you for my first tiara! Hearing that my blog "brightens up" your day, is so uplifting!

I would like to pass on the kudos, but I'm going to buck the system a little and link not only to a blogger I love and am inspired by, but a specific blog post that has been especially inspiring to me! There are so many great blog posts out there, and it is a blessing to be able to read great content for free! It has been on my to-do list to share the links to great posts I find, so hopefully this will be the first of many "Great Reads" I pass on.

  • I love Blue Eyed Blessings and all her great craft ideas. Her post here on the birthday party she did for her daughter is awesome, and I totally copied her idea of dipping strawberry marshmallows in chocolate and covering them with sprinkles for my daughter's birthday this past weekend!
  • Not a Bow In Sight's post about cleaning out her master bedroom closet is pure gold! And do you wanna know why? Because it is real. It is a real mom's closet (complete with cassette tapes, y'all! I cannot tell you how blessed I was the day I saw her post and realized we are not the only ones with saved cassette tapes!) with a real desire to get organized which she does in a real way, not in a make-you-feel-so-intimidated-you-won't-attempt-it-yourself-Container-Store-ad kind of way!
  • For the last few months I've wanted to make my own bread. I've made homemade rolls before but a loaf of real bread always seemed too intimidating until this post from Art's Chili. Now her girls are extraordinary so the fact that they could make this bread at 8 years old does not guarantee I can do it in my 30s, but I am inspired to try. This week, Kat, I'm going to try it!
  • I always have trouble thinking of creative things to serve or pack for my children's lunches, but this post has an amazing amount of great suggestions!
  • Last, but not least, if you are a member of a church you have to read this post by Shaun Groves! It is one of the most memorable things I've read all summer!
And to all you fellow bloggers out there, thank you for creating an amazing community where we can learn, laugh and cry together!


  1. Thank you for the sweetness. I like the way you found your favorite post and pointed people to it! Some blogs are so eclectic it is neat to know what specifically attracts you to them.

  2. Thanks for the linky love. I have been wanting to do something similar for a while now with the blogs I adore...and of course yours is one of them!

  3. I have been in search of such interesting Articles, I am on a holiday its good to see that everyone are trying their best to keep up the Spirit by having such great articles posted.

    Cheers, Keep it up.

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