Sunday, January 20, 2008

Spread the Love Award

Sharon, at Sit With Me Awhile, received this charming and sweet award.

Since Sharon goes around the Blog World spreading the love,

and encouraging women in the truth of God,

I think it is wonderful that she was given this award.

Congratulations to you, Sharon!

In true Sharon fashion, she has spread the love again! She shared this award with me, and a couple of others.

(which was exceedingly generous of you, Sharon! Thank you again!)

The very best part of these is getting to give the award to others, I love this part!

The award originated by Mica, at Garb-oodles Soup, a very lovely Victorian blog.

Without further ado, I would like to give this award to :

Julie at Joyful Days, because she is such a gracious bloggy hostess, a great bloggy friend!

Leslie at Do You Wear Like I Do?, because she has been a terrific friend and blessing to me in all things faith, family, and to do with the raising of sons!

Tiffany at Southern Sass, because she really shows the love in her comments,

and excitement over blogs that are important to her. Like me she is excited when one bloggy friend discovers another. I love that kind of excitement!

And Regina at Regina's Family Seasons. I just recently discovered her blog, and she is such a cool chick who seems to really cultivate that sense of community, and to endeavour to bring out the best in those around her. I admire those qualities greatly!

I hope that you will go check out Sharon's place,

she always digs up good treasures from the Heart of God,

as He is dealing with and speaking to her.

And do check out one or two of these others listed. You will not be disappointed,

they all have great stuff on a regular basis.

Thanks for spreading the love, all of you!


Tiffany said...

You are such a sweetheart! Thank you! That you would think of me, touches my heart! This is just the little bit of cheerfulness I needed today! I haven't forgotten my first "Romance post." I'm still working on it! It will be up by tomorrow! Blessings!

Sharon said...

Those were very sweet words--is there another Sharon in blogdom? :)

I will have my post up tomorrow and come back and link. I loved Denise's over at Shortybears.

Denise said...

Congrats sweetie on this award.

luvmy4sons said...

Congrats on this sweet award. Can't think of anyone more worthy. Thanks so much as well for being my bloggy friend and extending the award to me. I am so humbled! Love ya girlfriend, truly do!

BunnyGirl said...

Congrats on the award. You are surely deserving of it.

freetofly said...

Tiff, of course I would think of you! You REALLY are a blessing!

And, I LOVE your Romance post!

Sharon, there just might be,, but that was ALL YOU! :) & all TRUE! & Your Romance post Rocks! Love it!

Thanks, Denise!

Leslie, Thanks a bunch! You are always so good to me! Love to you to, Sis! Enjoy!

Thanks so much Bunny Girl! Sweet of you to say!

Regina said...

Congrats on your award! Sharon is such a sweetie!
Wow, thank you for those kind words! I am almost speechless! Thanks for coming by my spot and embracing me as I find my way around the blogosphere! Thanks again for the love!!
Blessings, Regina

Joyful Days said...

You certainly deserve this & what a blessing you are, Maria. Thank you so much. Your friendship is a treasure.

luvmy4sons said...

I tageed you woman. Love ya. visit to see what I mean.

Nicki said...

Congrats on this award! I think you deserve it well!!

I will post my "romance" post on Sunday....Hubby and I have a date Saturday night so hopefully I'll be able to jump on this with that post! Right now......sad to say, there hasn't been a whole lotta romance!!! =)

Thanks for you kind words...I can see we have a similar heart. Take care!

freetofly said...

Regina, you're very welcome! & You DO deserve it!

Julie, I feel the same way! So glad I stumbled across your blog, and felt right at home, right away!

Leslie, Thanks! I will do it a little later in the week! I have to figure out which ones!

Nicki, thanks, you are very kind to say that!!

I hope you have a great time with your hubby!

Have a great evening, Ya'll!


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!