"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

10/14/08

Doubly Blessed (by ONE person!)

I am extremely humbled to have been chosen by Tracy at Seed Thoughts as a recipient of not just one, but of TWO blog awards. But first, a bit about Tracy. She is a wonderful writer and devoted sister in Christ whose blog posts ALWAYS move and encourage me. If you haven't visited her blog, I can't recommend it any more highly.

And now to the awards, which I am blessed to have the privilege of passing along.

One is the Faithful Servant award, created by Jill at Forever 'n Ever 'n Always. Jill created the Faithful Servant Award because she was grateful for the many friends she’s met along her blogging journey. In her words: “Many of you have touched my heart and life in ways that have changed me eternally! I thank you for being a faithful servant and being obedient to the upward calling every time you share a piece of His heart living out in you! I pray that you will share this award with others who have touched your heart by sowing seeds of love into your life! They will know we are His by how we love one another! Let us sow seeds of love throughout the blogging world and touch the hearts of those who come to read what we all share! To HIM be all the glory forever and ever! AMEN!”



The second award is the Beautiful Butterfly award, for the coolest blog (and I don't come anywhere NEAR the coolest blog, but thank you SO much, darlin!)

And now for the fun--but difficult--job of passing these lovely awards on. As Tracey did, I will refrain from giving these awards to people I know have just received them.

I pass on the "Faithful Servant" award to:
Elaine at Peace for the Journey
Patty at Patterings
Kristen at Exemplify
Alicia Brit Chole at Truthportraits

And the "Beautiful Butterfly Award" goes to:
Laury at In My Daddy's Arms
Marita at Oh Oh! Pick Me!
Yvonne at My Back Door

I hope you stop by these blogs--they are well worth the time. God is working through each and every one of these wonderful women!

5 comments:

  1. Congratulations, JoDear!! Tracy chose so well when she chose you! So well! And thank you for sharing one with me--what an encouragement and blessing you are!!
    Huggles!

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  2. You certainly deserved both awards and I am honored to think you chose to give one to me...It's so beautiful!

    Vonnie

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  3. Thank you. It comes on a good day. It is a very good thing to be counted amongst the faithful. My first name is Faith, a name I feel so ill-qualified to wear some days, but one I am thankful for nonetheless.

    God bless you for your kindness. I will try and figure out how to paste this on my sidebar.

    peace~elaine

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  4. And you deserve every single one! YOu bless so many!

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  5. You are so sweet, thank you for your kind words! And by the way, you do have a cool blog! You and your blog bless me always! Sending cyber-hugs!

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