Ahh, now this was too kind. Stephanie at The Hanes Family Blog, a beautiful mom of two (one of which is on the way) and an avid student of the Word (isn't that just wonderful!), gave me the Sisterhood Award. I'm so excited to meet Stephanie, she has such a sweet spirit about her! Thank you, Stephanie!
Honestly, there is a moment right before I start to type up a post that I become absolutely intimidated about writing it at all. What if it's not brilliant enough or funny enough or real enough? What if it doesn't do my Jesus enough justice or what if it's just too boring? Then I'm reminded why I even began to blog in the first place--to bring glory to my God through the everyday ordinary of my life. It's in His hands...
And a side benefit is definitely the absolutely wonderful women that I have met! These ladies are amazing! God has given every woman something unique and beautiful to share with her world. One of the rules of the Sisterhood award is to list 10 blogs that I consider to have "great attitude and/or gratitude". I would LOVE to give this award to EVERY woman I know through this blog or in real life! I haven't been blogging for very long yet, so I've still to meet more amazing blogger friends, but here are some that have inspired me and connected with me (almost all of them have been regular commenters and I just love them!) :
1} Lisa @ Graceful Abandon has become such a great friend and encouragement to me! She is absolutely for real. She writes devotionals on her blog and they are just incredible and have ministered to me so much! I love reading her comments, too, she brightens my day!
2} Elaine @ Peace for the Journey. She writes with such excellence and such passion. I absolutely love her zeal for Jesus, for life, and for people!
3} LisaShaw @ Sharing Life with Lisa. Lisa has a true servant's heart. She ministers to others through her blog and she has such an anointing on her life. She is a blessing to the blogging world!
4} Miss Charlene @ Bring on the Rain. Charlene has such a wonderful testimony of a life redeemed and of faith through her deafness that will inspire your heart. She is beautiful.
5} Natalie @ Better Than Myself. I've known Natalie for years and she is so real! She makes me laugh, gasp, think, and smile. ^_^ No pretenses here.
6} Summer @ Sublime Happiness. Summer is one of those people you know you would love if you ever met her in person. She is a breath of fresh air and a world of fun. She is just so "friendly"!
7} Rosie @ Home and Heartwork. Rosie has 9 children and teaches them all! Needless to say, I can learn much from her! I love her wisdom.
8} Jenn @ Oils for Wellness. Who would have thought aromatherapy could have so much meaning? Jenn shares her passion for aromatherapy and her passion for God through this blog. She's shown me some amazing uses of aromatics.
9} Kristin @ These Little Girls of Mine. She's already gotten this award like, 5 times! Needless to say, she's so lovable. Her honesty just wrings your heart out. She recently rededicated her life to Christ!
10} Beth @ I Am Heading Towards My Destiny. Beth is THE kindest person in the blogosphere. She is a worshipper and an intercessor and I feel such a connection with her.
Yeah for Sisterhood!