But God is good, and to my great surprise and joy, I have made some wonderful blogging friends who not only read what I write, but who also take the time to leave wonderful and encouraging comments…..and I love you all, and think of you as my dear sisters in Christ. And I so much look forward to the day when we all meet in His Presence!
Two of these very special people have chosen me to receive a 2012 Blog of the Year Award.
Thank you first to Nancy, who blogs at The Cloistered Heart and The Breadbox Letters. Nancy has created two exceptional blogs, which are wellsprings of knowledge, inspiration and beauty, and which have drawn quite a following. Nancy somehow manages to keep these treasures going while still finding time to leave delightful and often funny comments all over the place to cheer no small number of her fellow bloggers.
I was also blessed with this award by Karinann whose blog, Daughter of the King (don’t you just love the name?), is often breathtaking to view, but which also, for me, imparts a very special sense of reverence and awe. Thank you, Karin, for your amazing blog and for choosing my blog for this award.
And now I get to pass the award along to some of my favorite bloggers. But before I forget, I want to share the “rules” for participants of this award:
1 Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012′ Award
2 Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen — there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required — and ‘present’ them with their award.
3 Please include a link back to this page: — http://thethoughtpalette.co.uk/our-awards/blog-of-the-year-2012-award/ and include these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)
4 Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them.
5 You can now also join our Facebook group — click ‘like’ on this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012′ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience.
6 As a winner of the award — please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award — and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars…
Yes — that’s right — there are stars to collect!
Unlike other awards which you can only add to your blog once — this award is different!
When you begin you will receive the ’1 star’ award — and every time you are given the award by another blog — you can add another star!
There are a total of 6 stars to collect.
Which means that you can check out your favorite blogs — and even if they have already been given the award by someone else — you can still bestow it on them again and help them to reach the maximum 6 stars!
And now for the blogs which I feel deserve this award, because I personally find so much inspiration, wisdom, kindness, beauty and joy in their “pages.” But most of all, these are the blogs which speak most to me of Our Blessed Lord…. of His Love, His Faithfulness, His Mercy and Goodness. These bloggers are women through whom God speaks to my heart, and I thank Him….and them.
Karinann at Daughter of the King
Caroline at Bell of the Wanderer
Anne at Imprisoned in My Bones
Theresa at My Desert Heart
Sue at Sue Elvis Writes
Thanks to each of you for enriching my life!