Wednesday, September 10, 2008

How sweet is this?

Brillante Weblog:
About a week ago, I received my first blog award! How very exciting - thank you so much, Simply Stork - I am honored! Go, check out her blog and enjoy her beautiful photography. I am trying to learn some tips from looking at her pictures - (she does some very cool angles, close-ups, etc).

Premio al esfuerzo personal
And, yesterday, I received my second award from Susan of Penless Writer. I appreciate Susan's faith in our Lord and that she lives life on purpose. Go check out her site and say hi - she has started a 24/7 prayer blog and has a vision to have someone committed to praying 24/7. Let her know if you would be interested in joining.

Here are the rules: Mention the blog that gave it to you and comment on their blog to let them know you've posted your award.
Publish these rules:
1. Share 6 values that are important to you
2. Share 6 things you do not support
3. Grant it to 6 people

From Susan's blog - Premio al esfuerzo personal means "Prize to personal effort" when ran through an on-line translator.

Note: I am going to be a bit of a rebel and use 7 for each of the categories instead of 6 :)

Things I value:
1. Faith in Jesus Christ
2. The Bible
3. My God-given husband and his leadership of our family
4. Savannah and Hadden
5. God's GRACE to each of us - may I never take it for granted, and may I always freely give it.
6. Cherished friendships - those people that love me even when I am not so loveable
7. My extended family on both sides - I have a wonderful family and I married into a wonderful family. Love you all!

Things I do not support:
1. Denominational strongholds - especially when they cause division among Christians.
2. The selfishness of "entitlement" mentality
3. Rascism
4. Abortion
5. Gracelessness
6. Slow driving - sorry, I have to at least go the speed limit. It stresses me out to go slower :)
7. Current television programs - we have not been watching tv anymore because it is just awful. Then, the funniest thing - we received a Nielsen rating survey in the mail - hmm, I'm guessing they don't want to get ours back :)

Blogs I want to pass this along to (in no particular order):
1. Sun-Kissed Savages
2. Simply Stork
3. Ross' Country Cottage
4. Morning Song
5. Loving Life
6. Moms, Ministry and More - I have only started reading hers recently
7. Ahhh! The Joys of Boys

I have been blessed by each of these for different reasons - I hope you are, too!


  1. thank you so much...this one is a thinker...:o)

    I will think about this one and post it next week :o)

    arn't you sweet to think of me...thank you so much!


  2. Thanks, Shirley!
    Your lists are inspiring!

    I checked out the soccer DO look like you know what you are doing!!

  3. Shirley, how exciting! Congratulations and thanks for awarding me. I cracked up at your lists!! Thanks for the smiles today :)

  4. Thank you so much for participating. I loved all your answers. Demoninations strongholds........ME TOO. That should have been my #1, too. I just didn't word it right in saying judging others.

  5. Thank you Shirley. I will actually get a breather over the next few days so I can do this (C: They are pouring concrete for our porches and so we cannot get into the house till tuesday...and I'm not the least bit sad about it..I needed a break.

  6. I agree, I agree, Amen Sister!

    Thank you!

  7. Hmmm....what can I write now, that you've taken all of my answers? ;-)

  8. Hi Shirley,
    This is the 3rd time I have tried to read this and to write back! Family life can be so busy! As soon as I get started in walks one of the girls with a need! Thank You for thinking of me for this award. I also do not like denomination strongholds and do not like to see Christians get "stuck" there, losing site of God's purpose and will for any given situation.
    I am going to try think about this and do my best to post next week. (I will be gone for the first 3 days of next week)
    Blessings to you this week!


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