My Shine On Award, Beautiful Mama Blog Award, & Super Sweet Blogging Awards & Nominees!

April 5, 2013

Blessings and Greetings to my delightful readers, followers, and friends:

Though a challenge or two (health and otherwise) have slowed me down a bit recently, the Lord continues to bless me and this post is proof.  One of His friends, Cheryl, cshowers aka “Burning Fire Shut Up In My Bones” has honored me with not one but three blog awards which truly bless me.  Before life gets in the way, I will follow her lead and combine my acceptances in one post!  Thanks so much Cheryl.  I am so pleased and blessed.  Been to her blog?  You will want to return.  You will be blessed indeed.  Not met her yet?  Oh, you are in for a treat! Click the link at the beginning of this paragraph to learn more about her work and these awards!

 

What follows is my acceptance for the Shine On Award the Beautiful Mama Blog Award  and the Super Sweet Blogging Award  (Not a mama? There are different ways to be a mama so please do not feel unworthy if you are on my list and hadn’t thought of yourself as a mama.)

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  • Link back to the blogger who nominated you
  • Put the Award on your blog.
  • Share 7 little secrets about yourself.
  • Nominate 5 – 10 other bloggers who make others happy too.

Seven Little Secrets About Me:

  • My nickname, as a child, was Muffin.  It has been hard to live down, so let’s keep it between us, okay?
  • I love reading children’s books with or without a child nearby!
  • I love love LOVE hats, but look terrible in them!
  • I sometimes SNORE.
  • I LIKE IT WHEN A MAN HOLDS THE DOOR FOR ME OR GIVES ME HIS SEAT.  At my age I’m not supposed to like it.  Lol  
  • I love second-hand bookstores!
  • I brake for hardware stores and thrift shops!

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  • Click the award image, save it and use it in your acceptance post.
  • List 3 things you love about motherhood.
  • Nominate other deserving mamas; you may choose as many as you like. (And let them know of the nomination)

 My Three Things:

  1. Obviously, I love my children, but the truth is, “my” children are not really my own.  I have not yet been blessed with any, but am Godmother, daughter, role reversal caregiver, aunt, and “aunt” to many and love them as though they were my own.  My favorite holiday memory has always been having my sweet “kids” help with baking.  Now college grad(s) but  . . .
  2. Is there anything more blessed than seeing a child grow and “become” all that he or she is meant to be?
  3. Oh, the things I’ve learned from my kids!  We fool ourselves into thinking we teach them!

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  • Answer the question listed below
  • Nominate other blog friends (if you want)
  • Post the award logo somewhere on your blog.
  • Send a link to the nominees so they are aware you are giving them the award and/or tag game.

 

Here is your question, nominees, to get your awards:

 

Name the one thing you are grateful for today (excluding this tag game/blog award.)

 

I am so grateful that God chose me to be His beloved daughter:

“You didn’t choose Me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce fruit that will last, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask for, using My name.”

~ John 15:16

 

He delights in us!  Isn’t that the most amazing, exciting, completely awesome thing?  I could cry, I could giggle, I could jump up and down and clap my hands . . . all at once.  Hard to type that way, so will do that later.

And now, here are the five people who I would like to nominate for all of the awards above!

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Nominated For The Hug Award – Sharing The Blessing!

March 16, 2013

Thank you so much Soumyav for nominating me for this special award.  I am so delighted to receive it.  Thank you for honoring me – everyone please do check out her blog, you will surely be blessed!

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Hope Unites Globally – HUG Award Guidelines

 

PLEASE NOTE:  You should send this post or a link to this post to all those you nominate to receive the HUG Award. 

Please do not change or use another image for the HUG Award Image©.  Please do not alter–by changing, shortening, or adding to–the text about the award and how to share it with others.  Either copy the entire article as it is on this page, or please include a link back to this article, when you post on your blog or share award with others.

I ask you to please honor this request and help me keep the integrity of the award as originally designed, so that future award recipients will know what an honor it is to receive this award.  Thank you, Connie Wayne

 ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES for HUG AWARD©

Hope is an expectant desire; a confidence in a future event; a ground for trust and confidence; to think; to look forward to with trust and expectant desire.”

The HUG Award© was initiated by Connie Wayne at A Hope for Today athttp://ahopefortoday.comwhich promotes hope, love, peace, equality, and unity for all people.

The HUG Award© is for people with an expectant desire for the world, for which they: Hope for Love; Hope for Freedom; Hope for Peace; Hope for Equality; Hope for Unity;Hope for Joy and Happiness; Hope for Compassion and Mercy; Hope for Faith; Hope for Wholeness and Wellness; Hope for Prosperity; Hope for Ecological Preservation; Hope for Oneness

The HUG Award© recognizes and honors those who help keep hope alive in our current world, which is plagued by war, natural disasters, and economic recession.  They nurture hope, in any of the above areas (in italics),  by the work they do, or in their personal lives with things such as blogging, public speaking, charity work, etc.

The HUG Award© is for anyone, anywhere in the world, who meets the guidelines and wants to be nominated for the award. Please leave a comment on this page if you are interested in receiving this award, or if you would like to nominate someone else for the award.

The HUG Award© is for people who, without giving up or compromising their own religious, spiritual, or political beliefs, are able to nurture hope and respect the dignity of all people.

The HUG Award© is for those who, without bias or prejudice, use their resources and gifts to make the world a better place for everyone.

The HUG Award©is for people who have a hope or an expectant desire that the work or talents they use in things such as blogging, public speaking, charity work, etc., will make a positive impact on the world.

These people do not have to actively use the word “hope” in their work or creative talents.  They only need be conscious of their desire to make the world a better place for everyone.

These people use their available resources–a smile, a hug, a helping hand, a listening ear, a voice, time, money, possessions, education, personality, talent, websites and blogs—to make a positive impact on the world and make the world a better place to live.

The HUG Award© is not specifically a website or blog award.  It can be given to people in your community, at your employment, at your place of worship, etc.  Please make sure they have a copy of these Guidelines, and please don’t forget to submit their names back to this site.

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HUG Award© Image:   Those who receive the HUG Award© may paste a copy of the original HUG Award© image into an Image widget on their website or blog by simply copying and pasting the following image URL into an Image widget:  http://hopesfortoday.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/hug-award1.png.  As the link URL for the imageplease insert http://ahopefortoday.com/2012/01/14/hope-unites-globally-hug-award-guidelines/.

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GUIDELINES for NOMINATING OTHERS FOR THE HUG AWARD© 

1.  If you receive a HUG Award©, you may nominate others who also meet the above guidelines for the award.  You may nominate as many people, websites, or blogs as you want to nominate to receive the award.  I do ask that, upon receipt of the award, you nominate at least one other person.  The award is also not time limited, so you can nominate new people or sites you encounter in the future.  Please try not to nominate those who have already received the award.

2.  YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR CONTACTING YOUR NOMINEES and telling them you nominated them for the  HUG Award©.  AND when you contact them…

3.  Please link this page:  When you contact your nominees for the award, please include a link to this page, http://ahopefortoday.com/2012/01/14/hope-unites-globally-hug-award-guidelines/so they will have the same information you received about the award.  Then, they also can perpetuate the award by nominating others.  AND…

4.  Please post a comment on this page athttp://ahopefortoday.com/2012/01/14/hope-unites-globally-hug-award-guidelines/ with the name and the complete website or blog address of the site(s) or person(s) you nominate.

5.  If you know, I would appreciate you informing me of the geographical location of your nominee(s) and /or their site(s).

6.  Social Media Sites:  You may also copy and paste unchanged copies of the original HUG Award© and HUG Award© Guidelines’ wording to other social media sites such as Facebook and Linkedin.  You may also print original copies for your personal use for display, etc.

7.  You may print a copy of the HUG Award© Guidelines for people you nominate, who do not have a website, blog, or social media account to which they can paste award and Guidelines.  If they have email, you may email them a copy of the original HUG Award©and original Hug Award© Guidelines.

Thank you for your help sharing HUGs (HUG Awards©) with the people of the world.  Blessings, Connie

The Hope Unites Globally HUG Award© and the HUG Award© Guidelines are the copyright of Connie Wayne – ©Connie Wayne 2012 at http://ahopefortoday.com.  They both may be copied and shared in accordance with the Guidelines established in this post.

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Now, having shared Connie’s message on this wonderful award, I am honored to award it to the following, realizing that they are but a small percentage of writers who have blessed me through their efforts:

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Most Influential Blog 2012 Award!

February 13, 2013

Thank you so much to Wendell A Brown for nominating me for the Most Influential Blog 2012 Award!  His blog, Forever Poetic, never fails to bless and inspire me and his comments on my blog, other blogs I read, and his own blog, always touch my heart and reflect Christ in the most encouraging way through Wendell’s Christian love!  I urge you to read this blog.  You will want to return often!

Most Influential Blog 2012 Award

Most Influential Blog 2012 Award

There are no rules to follow to accept this award aside from the following:  within six months you must pass the honor on to the blogs that have influenced you the most, and are deserving to receive the award, which will label them as being one of the Most Influential Blogs of 2012 as well.  Clearly this award is all about the blessing and passing it on to others!  

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My nominees are listed below in no particular order.  They have greatly influenced me and touched my life on a regular basis and I thank them and congratulate them for being among the Most Influential Blogs of 2012: 

http://crustybreadblog.com/2013/02/13/potato-chips-for-lent/

http://mychristiancoffeeshop.wordpress.com/2013/02/13/can-being-a-good-person-save-me/

http://ellenolinger.wordpress.com/2013/02/13/fields-and-trees/

http://writingsistersblog.wordpress.com/2013/02/13/14-great-love-quotes-from-writers/

http://mrbnd.wordpress.com/2013/02/13/you-would-have-asked/

http://seraphim6.me/2013/02/12/some-days/

http://patromine.wordpress.com/2013/02/12/angels-of-reconciliation/

http://hodgepodge4thesoul.wordpress.com/2013/02/12/ultimate-love-is/

http://iftodaywehear.wordpress.com/2013/02/12/under-his-shadow/

http://lscotthoughts.com/2013/02/12/a-choice/

http://gegebearbear.wordpress.com/2013/02/12/daily-prompt-whoa/

http://www.aroundeverycornerat.blogspot.com/

http://revelationsinwriting.wordpress.com/2013/02/12/knowledge-to-know/

http://mrbnd.wordpress.com/2013/02/12/give-me-a-drink/

http://keziahcarrie.com/2013/01/22/just-keep-breathing/

http://womenswindow.com/2013/02/10/5336/

http://girlwiththepen1118.wordpress.com/2013/02/13/the-current-of-knowing/

http://ptl2010.com/2013/02/13/turning-things-upside-down/


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