Laurel, at laurelwreathsreflections.com, gave me this sweet blog award the other day. I don't usually post "awards" because, I don't know, I feel kind of funny about doing it. But I know we are among friends, and so I'd like to take the opportunity to pass on the award to a few blogs that lift ME up as well.
First, right back at you Laurel. You are such an encouragement, not just to me, but to so many women in the blog world. I think of your blog as a cup of cool water to a thirsty soul. Your words are kind hearted and, well, uplifting.
Then, there is Kate, at smallscribbles. She makes discussing stories and people from the Bible as natural as breathing. I love how she lives and breathes a calm sense of spirituality and fun. She makes things interesting, even if it is cleaning out a garage or folding laundry. I find that to be an uplifting quality.
I give the award to Mary at Not Before 7. Even in the midst of sick kids and sleepless nights, she is creating a sanctuary for her family. A woman after my own heart. She hosts Tiny Talk Tuesday, a sure-fire way to uplift your spirits every week.
And to Ann Kroeker. I love her blog because it's so.....intelligent. Informed. Classy. Fun. All the things I aspire to be. Maybe if I hang around her blog, some of that will rub off on me. And she freely shares her classiness here. I like that in a blog friend. I'm planning to start throwing some French phrases into my blog posts so I can be just like her. She is a must-read.
I must award "You Lift Me Up" to Chrystal at Chrystal's Chronicles. I'm uplifted by her honesty and courage to tackle issues that are difficult. She doesn't pretend to have all the answers, but her wisdom and love for the Lord always comes through. If you really want something to chew on, start reading her current series of posts on women in ministry!
Finally, my sister Katherine at Raising Five, gets the award for consistently lifting me up every time I visit her blog. She is just as real in person as she is on her blog, and I find that genuine people are the best kind of people to be around. Even when her wash machine dies and her husband goes out of town and things are going wrong, she is able to look up and point to what God is doing. I love that about her.
I simply must stop here, but I want you dear readers to know how much each of you uplifts me each time I stop in to your blogs as well. I could easily give the award to each one listed in my sidebar and a whole bunch more that I need to add to my "Company Girls" but I'm so far behind. You bless me far more than you could ever know.Thank you!