Thursday, March 20, 2008

Congratulations & Thanks to Sharon & Leslie!

There is apparently a Top Five contest going on,

and Sharon and Leslie have both been among some of the many nominees!

Congratulations to them!
They are both terrific ladies, who somehow carve out the time to consistently post
for our benefit. Sometimes for entertainment, and always for encouragement.
I am so glad to see them choosen.
They have both shared the love with me, and I am truly honored that either of them would think of me, when there are so many wonderful bloggers out here.
I wish I could name more, like 10-15, or at least 7! :)
But, I must follow the rules. Yuk!
Ok, here are the rules, and my Top 5 Nominees are listed at the end.
1. Simply choose five blogs you want to be included in your “top five list”.
2. Give a short line or explanation why you put them on your list. One explanation for each blog.
3. Now tag as many blogs as you want. You can also tag those blogs you have listed in your TOP FIVE….you can also put your own blog in your list if you want.
4. For those who have been tagged, you can also vote for a blog that has been nominated already (besides, this is what this meme is intended for, to know how many bloggers will nominate your blog)
5. Submit your TOP FIVE HOTTEST BLOG ENTRY here.
Submitted blogs will be the only one to be included in the tally
6. Remember: Submissions of entries starts from MARCH 1 2008 to MARCH 25 2008
and top five hottest blog winners will be announced on MARCH 29 20087.
Enjoy listing your top five!!!
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My Top 5
1. Leslie @ Do You Weary Like I Do? - Because she daily points me to Christ, to joy , truth and hope in life! She authentically and transparently respresents Christ in all her blogging and I am sure her life. She encourages and soothes, and somehow manages to be Mary & Martha all rolled into one!
2. Sharon @ Sit With Me Awhile - Because she is like the love hub on the internet! She always shows love and community through Christ in all that she does on the internet. She builds people.
3. Nicki @ Three Girly Girlz - Because she is an awesome young wife and mother, who Christ has such a hold on it is encouraging and inspiring to behold.
4. Karen @ Karen's Ramblings - Because she is a terrific eclectic blogger, with a combination of pretty photos, prophetic dreams and scriptural teachings.
5. Melissa @ Mel's World - Because she is a fun loving, wife, mom and teacher, who always has something illuminating going on!
I am tagging everyone on the blogroll on the side bar, and anyone else who comments!
Tag you're it!
Thanks all! And Congratulations again to Leslie and Sharon!


luvmy4sons said...

You are too kind dear sister and totally worthy of my choice! Love and hugs to you!

Sharon Brumfield said...

Well, I have never been called a "love hub" before--but sounds good, so I'll take it. ;)
I have really enjoyed getting to know you. I love real and down to earth--guess that is why I stick around.
I love this "neck of blogdom"-it is full of women who love God and love talking about it. That's a good thing.
Thanks for passing the luv back!

Denise said...

Great choices dear one.

Renee's Reading Corner said...

Congrats on your award!!

Stopping by to wish you and your family a very Happy and Blessed Easter!

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!