Monday, January 28, 2008

My Cup Runneth Over! & I Wanna Share!

It's funny how things work out for the best!
Last week and over the weekend,
I was really blessed with some sweet awards and tags.
I was unable to respond promptly, like I would prefer.
But, God knew best!
Now I get to go around spreading cheer on a cold, cold Monday!
Now THAT is cool!
Renee' at 2 Peas in a Pod (Love that name!) shared some love with me,
through these two awards she very deservingly received! Renee can be counted on for tasty & simple recipes (my fav kind), book reviews and much more! She is a peach, too!
I am going to follow her example and pass them on,
together, just like she did!
Sharon at Sit With Me Awhile, her blog is such an oasis of faith on the net!
She has a word of humor, faith and truth for every occasion!
Karen at Karen's Ramblings. Her blog is a gathering place for women seeking truth on the web. She is very much the proverbial City on the Hill!
Cecily, at My Chaos My Bliss! The world IS short on good clean fun! But, chicks who visit Cecily are NOT! I can ALWAYS count on Cecily to give me in great big whooping heaps, laughter! The kind being a wife, a mother brings! She is clever, witty & wry, and I love her dearly!
Heidi, at God's Grace in Practice, Her blog is an absolute buffet of recipes, and various interesting and though provoking topics!
By the way, the Rock the Crib Award originated from Nap Warden.
And Loveable Blog Award originated by Lena. Thanks to you both for great ideas!
Alright you all! Happy Monday!


Renee's Reading Corner said...

I so enjoy getting to know you better through your blog! Thank you for your kind words

Heidi @ GGIP said...

Thank you so much! How sweet of you and you really deserve it too.

I am so bad at posting these awards on my blog (I'm already behind) but I will really try to get around to it.

I hope you have a great day. I enjoy the enthusiasm you show on your blog.

Sharon said...

Are you sure you were talking about me? ;)
Thank you for the sweet words spoken in love. They touched my heart. I am in the process of doing a similar post.
Got to go and run some errands and then I will come back and finish it.
You bless my heart too.

luvmy4sons said...

Girl you are a true encourager. Such a blessingto all.

Karen said...

Thank you Maria, what kind uplifting words and sweet awards - right back at you too!!!

Denise said...

Congrats on your awards dear.

Regina said...

Congrats to you on all your cool awards! You must be doing something right!!!

freetofly said...

Renee', You are very welcome. I feel the same! I always look forward to the good things I will find at your place! It's very eclectic!

Heidi, Thank you for that! You are very welcome, it's my pleasure. And don't sweat it about posting it. If I had all the things on my plate that you all would never see me on here, or at least not as much. I don't know how you do it!

Sharon, You know it, Girl! You, of course, are VERY welcome! And thank YOU! Got your message & praying accordingly! :)

Thanks, Leslie! Thatt goes for you too!

Hi, Karen! Enjoy! :) Keep on pressing, Girl!

Denise, thank you! & Congratulations to you as well!

Regina! I don't know about that, but, I always hope & it is certainly a blessing & a lot of fun to pass on to others!

God bless, Ya'll!

Cecily R said...

Maria, you're awesome. You gave me a much needed boost.

Oh, and thank you for your kind words about President Hinkley. You are a light.

freetofly said...

Cecily, You are so much more than welcome! And I think the same of you! A sparkly light! Very sparkly! :-)


What Does it Mean Anyway? "Free to Fly"...

Well, it's like this: Here are some of the Webster's Dictionary definitions of Free: a : having the legal and political rights of a citizen b : enjoying civil and political liberty c : enjoying political independence or freedom from outside domination d : enjoying personal freedom : not subject to the control or domination of another2 a : not determined by anything beyond its own nature or being : choosing or capable of choosing for itself...having a scope not restricted by qualification 7 a : not obstructed, restricted, or impeded ...Now, here are some of the Webster's Dictionary definitions of Fly:1 a : to move in or pass through the air with wings b : to move through the air or before the wind or through outer space c : to float, wave, or soar in the air ... a : to take flight ...6 : to work successfully ...Examples which apply from Websters: fly high : to be elated - fly in the face of or fly in the teeth of : to stand or act forthrightly or brazenly in defiance or contradiction of

What does this mean in my life? This means that in life we are meant to be free. While historically mankind has not always enjoyed the opportunity to fully appreciate what that means, we are so indescribably fortunate as to live in a time of the greatest spiritual, physical, financial and political freedom ever known. Freedom doesn't come cheap, nor does it come easy. But the best things in life don't come that way do they? As I write this I am struck by how this sounds like a political statement, and for me this is much more of a spiritual thing, but, same goes for that (political that is). Freedom doesn't come easy. And it's worth whatever fight you have to make to overcome in your life in order to live a life that succeeds. Now the questions is - what is success for you? What is your standard? In my mind what is needed is a definite target - because you can't hit and maintain a moving target. A stable, rock-solid, anchor with no variable, yet multi-faceted. Something pure, just and worthy. If you look at any web page of news you can see that our society is certainly lacking in this area. What a great time to live as a rebel! Nowadays to be a rebel, all you have to do is be willing to engage in the battle of life, while anchored to Christ!