"If you write FOR a particular market or FOR a particular editor you will often miss the mark. But if you write because your fingers have danced across the keyboard, because a character has tapped you on the shoulder, because a story has settled in your heart, then even if you never sell it you have done the work you were meant to do. And sometime, dear readers, real magic happens." Jane Yolen

9/13/08

She LOVES me! :)


..or my blog, at least. :D

I've been trying to get around to doing this, and finally I have. My dear dear friend Jan Ross at The Plumb Line was sweet and gracious enough to give me a blog award last Friday. I am completely humbled and honored to receive this. Don't forget to stop by her blog - I guarantee you will be blessed by her insights!

The "rules" of this award require me to pass it on to other deserving blogs. I haven't been blogging for long, but there are quite a few blogs that have absolutely blessed me. Narrowing this down has been hard (and NOT being named here doesn't meant I don't enjoy your blog), but there are a handful of blogs that truly are "must reads" for me.

So, I gladly take the opportunity to pass on this "I Love Your Blog Award" to:

Patty at Patterings - besides the fact that she hosts Friday Fiction, which is one of my absolute FAVORITE thing about blogging, my dear Patty has an amazing way of sharing God's insights through complete everyday things. I am often blessed, and convicted, by what she has to say.

Elaine at Peace For The Journey - Elaine is an amazing woman of God who has incredible insights. I never step away from one of her posts unchanged. I REALLY need to get over there and read SOON (been busy!). I know I will be blessed.

Kristen at Exemplify - Kristen's deep desire to truly know and live for her Lord is all that shines through in her posts, and moves me to strive ever more to draw closer to Him myself. Her writing is always based in His Word--and her Monday Manna meme is another incredible blessing for me.

LauraLee at LauraLee's Lifesongs - Nobody can bring holiness to the everyday like Laura. Her openness to all of us (warts and all) is incredibly inspiring to me, and her fantastic way of relating everything to scripture is a gift I hope she NEVER takes for granted (or stops sharing with her eager readers).

For those of you who are recipients of the award, you are encouraged to paste the award on your blog. You'll have to save it to your hard drive (just right click-save) then use it as a picture on your blog. Then, be sure to pass it along to your favorite bloggers! (Yeah - if I'm not the only person whose passed this on to ya, remember it means your EXTRA loved)

Thanks again, Jan, for the lovely award. Off to read a blog or two!

4 comments:

  1. Aw, thanks, sweetie! You're one of my faves, too!! And Jan is NOT the only one who loves you! LoL *winkums*

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  2. Joanne! Thank you for the award but so much more so for your kind words.

    You know I feel the same about you!

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  3. Thank you so much! I will take some time to paste it on my sidebar. What a treasure to be included.

    peace~elaine

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  4. Congrats, Joanne! :-) I love your blog, too.

    I've just tagged you with an 8 Random Things game.

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