Wednesday, June 24, 2009

High 5's, Woo Hoos! Kudos! Props!

In other words, these words are good things. Ever notice how society changes the terms that we were growing up with. Oh thank goodness some of those terms still are not in practice any longer and considered way out of date.

Today's about Congratulations and A Job Well Done. I have to thank two beautiful woman who have passed along two awards while I have been so busy with summer and keeping the kids entertained. But I am back!!

In my absence, I have received the Honest Scrap Award from Andrea at Arise 2 Write. I am blessed because Andrea is faithful and will not only follow so many blogs, but she finds time to write her own daily post and comment on all the blogs she is following. Please take time to follow her if you aren't already and give back the daily encouragement she gives all of us.

In addition to the Honest Scrap award from Andrea, I was also grateful enough to receive it from Rosel at Off the Beaten Trek. I love this woman because she works so hard for the good of God's kingdom and she proves each day, you don't have to have a special ministry talent for God to use you. She shares heartwarming stories from the correctional facility in which she works. Please follow her and encourage her daily. Please lift both this vital woman up in prayer each day as well. We all need it during these trying times.

My other blessed award was from Andrea at Arise 2 Write as well, and this one is called Kreative Blogger. I love this one, because I have felt my life's direction being changed at this point and pulled into the direction of writing. My recent posts The Painting and The Gallery is something I hope to share with all of you on a weekly basis and would love the creative input, positive or negative. Will you all be my editors???

So here is the just of both these awards, In accepting this award, I need to do the following: 1) Say thanks and give a link to the presenter of the award. 2) Share "ten honest things" about myself. 3) Present this award to 7 others whose blogs I find brilliant in content and/or design, or those who have encouraged me. 4) Tell those 7 people that they've been awarded HONEST SCRAP and KREATIVE BLOGGER and inform them of these guidelines in receiving it.

So here goes.

1. I love to write and have since I was old enough to do it. I have so many people tell me that I should do something with my gift so now I am going to try. Keep praying for me on that.

2. I have a cat named Moo, which I will be blogging about tomorrow, and I know you will enjoy that post as much as I have had a blast in writing it. She is my mini muse!

3. I love my hubby Steve more than life itself and honestly believe if soul mates are true, then I found mine 15 years ago! He has always been my best friend as well as my hubby. Life is just plain ol empty without him. He is my soul.

4. Caitlyn, my oldest, is a joy to watch grow. She has come so far on her own and with us giving her bigger wings to fly each year, she amazes us with the possibilities of how she is using them. She is my heart.

5. Kailee is my youngest and ray of sunshine. She never sees the bad in anything. Will always go out of her way to befriend anyone, and always cares for people in the purest of ways. She is my smile.

6. God is magnificent. He defines who I am on a daily basis and I am nothing without Him. He always provides for us and watches over us. We find pure joy in using whatever talents and gifts we have to bring Him alone the glory. He is my strength.

7. I hate to fly. Unless push comes to shove, you will need to both push and shove me to get me on the plane. It started when my oldest was about 2 and now unless it's a relatively short flight, I will be driving. Road trip anyone?

8. I have a list of 20 things I want to accomplish before I die. I had them up on my site, but since I have had so many Internet and computer issues, I have been deleting things to see if one thing in particular makes it stop. I will put them back up soon.

9. I am addicted to coffee. My mornings don't start without a large cup of caramel or chocolate coffee with flavored creamer, lots of sugar, so its really like a sugary beverage with a caffeine kick to it.

10. I love the mountains. My idyllic place to just hang out. I love listening to the wind blowing through the trees and utter silence found there. I hope God built my mansion deep in the woods with a view overlooking a lake. My version of Heaven.

So here are the recipients of the awards. I will keep it short.

1. Billy Coffey at What I Learned Today. At some point hopefully he will accept the awards we so graciously bestow upon him, and like I said, I have to have Coffey in the morning. He just spells his differently.

2. Warren at Family Fountain. This man is so amazing. He is a talented writer and minister and father all round into a well balanced man of God. Stop by and enjoy what we all see.

3. Steve at Gotta Have Faith. I have to pass along these to hubby because he is not only a first time blogger, but he is creative and a lot of what he comes up with is honest scrap, but in a great and positive way. Let's inspire them.

4. Two Finches at Girl in a Glass House. She writes with inspired creative that allows you to see the unseen in your everyday life.

5. Christy Rose at The Secret Life of An American Wife and Mom. I love this woman. She is such a ray of sunshine in everything she writes.

6. Jennifer at Through the Storms of Life. She takes you with her to ride out lifes' difficult storms. You realize you aren't alone when you have Jennifer with you.

7. Sarah Dawn at Splashin Glory! She is so motivating as she stops by and visits you to splash some of her loving waters all over you!

8. Lisa Shaw at Sharing Life with Lisa. This woman is my mentor. I want to grow up and be as happy and inspiring as she is to anyone and everyone who comes by her blog. Keep this woman in your prayers every day.

9. Yolanda at Higher Grounds. She is such a beautiful spirit inside. I have been a follower of Yolanda's since I began writing. Stop by and give her some congratulations and encouragement today.

10. Sharlyn at Dancin on Rainbows. I love coming to her blog. I can always find something to smile about for the rest of the day by stopping by.

Whew! Finally finished but in no way, have I captured all the people who inspire and motivate me. It would be all the people I follow and read their blogs daily if I can. Please stop by encourage them, become a dedicated follower, and the gift will just keep right on giving back. I love all these people dearly or I wouldn't follow them. If you want, scoop up any of these awards and run with them. Encourage someone who needs it today! Have fun and bless someone today!


Anonymous said...

I am honored to be mentioned in this list of creative and honest bloggers!

I also enjoyed getting to know about you makes it just a little more fun to be on the "in"

Sarah Dawn said...

Sweet one, thank you for splashing me today! You brought a rainbow in the midst of the downpour here in Costa Rica. Such an honor ... may this truly be for your glory Lord.

Rejoicing in the rain and rainbows,
Sarah Dawn

Warren Baldwin said...

Thank you Kat. Don't know if I am deserving of some of the accolades, but I appreciate your kind thoughts. I'm honored! And I feel like Girlinaglasshouse says, "I am honored to be mentioned in this list of bloggers." I read most of these already and they are all deserving. God bless, wb

christy rose said...

Congratulations on both of these awards! And thank you so much for passing them along to me. I feel so honored and privileged to pass them along as well. You are a true delight to get to know!

RCUBEs said...

Congratulations sister! Glad you're back :) And can't wait to read the next post...
Thank you for your humbling comments about me and my blog and asking everyone to pray for me. I appreciate it so much!
It's amazing to have met many wonderful friends like you and I'm so blessed! Thank You Lord and everything is all about You! God bless sister. Love to ya!

Andrea said...

Thank you for your kind words. You deserve both awards. You are very creative and an encouragement to everyone who comes here. I am thankful to count you as a friend.

Blessings, andrea

Tea With Tiffany said...

Stopping by to say YOU WON one of the copies of Real Moms, Real Jesus.

Please visit the "contact" button below my header and send me your address and I'll ship you your book asap.

Sorry I'm still going crazy over here with my computers. I'm trying to announce the winners on my blog with a hotlink but I don't know how to use my new Mac. Glad they offer free classes. LOL

Have a great week. Appreciate your friendship and encouragement.