I have been nominated for a WordPress Family blog award by http://kingintraining.wordpress.com/ She is a wife and mother from South Africa. I love how God has brought the “family of Christ” from around the world through cyber space. Her words have inspired me from her “traffic issues” to her real life adaptations. She takes her faith in God seriously and it shows in her writing.
I certainly do feel part of a family among all the Christian blogs I follow and who follow me. It’s almost the technological and modern way of fellow-shipping! LOL! Jesus has brought us all together which is a testament to his awesomeness. Jesus love us this I know!
The rules are:
1. Display the award logo on your blog.
2. Link back to the person who nominated you.
3. Nominate 10 others who have positively impacted your WordPress experience.
4. Don’t forget to let your WordPress family members know of your nomination.
5. Please pick 10 people that have accepted you as a friend, and spread the love!
Well, so much for following directions! I got carried away here because there are so many; I hope I haven’t left anyone out. I went way over 10 and have divided them into female blogs and male blogs. I hope with this list if you haven’t connected with some this may help. It is my prayer that we who have connected here, realize God’s hand is all over it. He has given us an avenue to spread his word that has never been done before. He gifted each of us as a support system for each other; to offer hope as we live through at times horrific situations and a Family of God like no other.
In random order:
Male Christian Blogs
How I wish it were so. Instead are the sounds of rolling waves, back and forth, back and forth. The ballad is far from a serenade of a nightingale.
This sad effort is of the one who has spoken debilitating thoughts to prevail my yearnings for the truth. This nave or monster roars as if he is the ocean with an alias name wishing to dwell in the depths of ear canals. It shall not be so.
This is a priority. What you hear, listen to or puncture your heart with seals your existence.
The good news is once you hear the songwriter’s articulate whispers the meddling voice of that dastardly beast becomes a no-brainer to listen to.
His tone is confident and understanding. He yields an intimate breath of life into yours with words of knowledge and wisdom. The presence of quiet is his solemn oath of peace. What he speaks is genuine, faithful and eternal.
Yes, it lasts forever.
Once you have met the great “I AM” everything changes. You want to go to war for him. You want to fight with passion for others to be unveiled as you were. Sharing HIM is all that matters.
Your personal aspirations to avoid sinister alignment of any kind become a sparring match for a “war horse.” As you dwell in the shelter of the Most High he becomes your fortress against the villains’ darkness. Slowly, but surely you will rest in the shadows of the Almighty waiting and longing to hear his voice only.
Knowing his voice so clearly, you wonder how you missed it from the start.
If he is here now, where was he then?
Oh, but you see He isn’t the one who was lost. He stood beside you, behind you, attempted to block your way from the entrance to corruption.
It wasn’t until you allowed him to stop you, his voice became prevalent; a virtual sound of clarity and hope.
His words are his presence in the form of love. Like pearls, his languages of truth are secrets to his Kingdom.
So, the yodeling crooner is now a far off distant memory.
And the Minstrel of Heaven is the only melody playing in my Head.
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I am honored and humbled to be chosen for 3 awards by Lori Schulz. Lori has a wonderful blog based around Christian and Children’s Ministries.
You can find her at http://www.lorischulz.wordpress.com
Since she has so kindly awarded me with the following 3 I will combine this post into one Great Award!
The rules are: write 7 interesting things, nominate the blogs you feel are worthy of these fantastic awards and notify them of their hard work!
The Shine On Award
The One Lovely Blog Award
The Blog of the Year Award 2012
The Lovely Blog Award asks each nominee to write 7 interesting things…
2. I honor and praise the many Air Force/Army service people I am blessed to live around. The other day I met another real hero.
3. In my Property Management business I often need to hire general maintenance personnel for various jobs. One home needs a painter. He told me he met his girlfriend who goes to our church on a Christian Dating site. After dating for a year one of them had to move since they were 1000 miles apart and their relationship grew. He now goes to our church too.
4. The summer after my Sophomore year in college I worked at Carowinds. We had 2 perks outside of working 40 hours a week in 95 degree heat. We were allowed in the park anytime after hours for free. Also we were given free passes to ride any of the rides as often as we wanted. Since that summer, I have never ridden a theme park ride anywhere.
6. Presently I am the lead witness in a lawsuit. We have been dealing with this mess for over 2 years. Please pray for a settlement outside of court.
7. 70 degrees today! yea!
I’ve been nominated for the 7×7 Link Award, and now I must fulfill all the requirements. Evidently this award allows the recipient to “toot their horn” a bit. In other words we get to promote ourselves! lol!
If you read some of my posts you will find a glimpse of sarcasm along with my WELL EXPRESSED FEELINGS. I have found humor relieves my frustration with people, government, enemies, myself, our cat, my family, our neighbors. Oh, I might as well say just about everything. Except God.
First requirement: Thank the person who nominated me for this award which is my dear blogger and friend Lady Deidre. If you don’t know her yet, you should. She lives on an airport. Yep, that’s right. That should tell you something. She is special. I feel like I have known her my whole life and we have never met in person. You can find her at : http://ladydeidredotwordpressdotcom.wordpress.com
Second requirement: I have to somehow match 7 of my articles to the 7 descriptions below. Bare with me. This was tough because I had so many good ones to choose from! Haha! (just kidding!)
The Most Helpful: squirming-defenseless-sheep
The Most Popular: technology-101
The Most Controversial: occupy
The Most Surprisingly Successful: royal-wings-of-a-pauper
The Most Underrated: the-signs-of-easter-2
The Most Pride Worthy: a-walk-in-the-past
Third requirement: Now I must nominate 7 blogs who I think are worthy of receiving the 7×7 Link Award. Well, who might that be?
1. From a Far Country: fromafarcountry
2. Larry Who: larrywho
3. One Family Table: onefamilytable
4. Snowgood’s Blog: snowgood
5. Denim Devotion: denimdevotion
6. Singular Spectrum: singularspectrum
7. Musings Illuminated: musingsilluminated
Fourth Requirement: I must alert my candidates of the good news so they too can acquire a 7×7 sticker.
Fifth Requirement: I must disclose a big Secret — here it is.
I am only giving this secret out in the hopes that those of you who read it will seriously think about doing the same thing. Giving is a remarkable gift. A few years ago I discovered The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews. A program they offer called “On Wings of Eagles” is bringing home to Israel lost Jews from around the world. Tithing, and giving financial support has been a major part of my life; not because I have a lot of money, but simply because it brings me much joy.
In all my years on this earth giving to this program has by far been the best use of the money God has blessed me with. In the last 18 months I gave so that 4 people: 2 Ethiopian Jews and 2 from Russia were airlifted home to Israel. The IFCJ sends a card to the giver with the name and place the individual Jew was from after they have made it to Israel. Once there, they begin a whole new life. This program focuses on areas that are hard hit with poverty, violence and war.
This is end time prophecy that all of God’s people would return home to Israel. I can’t begin to tell you how I felt when I received the first card that revealed I had aided in completely changing one person’s life. In fact, I cried. My hope is that one day, whether it be here on earth or in Heaven, I get to meet these chosen people of God that I know in name only.
If you are interested in helping, here is the website: http://www.ifcj.com