Friday, May 2, 2008

I Have Been Awarded!

Yesterday was nutso here, and I didn't have opportunity to share with all you fine folks the highlight of my day--week--month--maybe year (though with seven months left I can't say for sure): I was given a blog award. While potentially not coming with all the fame and fortune of, say, an Oscar (but who knows?), it certainly cheered me. (And, I'd like to add that I have been 'famous' once, and I didn't like it at ALL. More on that another day.)


Sarah from Life in the Parsonage, one of the most interesting and 'real' bloggers that I read, generously shared this award with me. I cannot tell you how exciting (and addictive) this blog journey has been, but I am thrilled to be friends with people I have not yet had the chance to meet! I love how God uses all available resources for the encouragement and development of the Body of Christ.


You know, I started blogging as a way to journal and yet share where my heart really was. I needed a place to process my thoughts and things God was teaching me, and I also felt the call to just 'be real' before others. So often in the church, we can put forth the image we want others to see. I won't say I'm free from that, but I do try to share what I'm really thinking and feeling. I hope I don't sound too 'churchy' but I did grow up from early childhood as a believer in Jesus and a member of the church, so how I 'speak' here is really how I speak. (There is a slight possibility that I'm just a nerd of almost-unequaled proportion, but I'm refusing to entertain that option.) I am honored and humbled that God could use my ramblings to bless or encourage or exhort anyone, more or less the fair number of you that read &/or comment. He truly uses the foolish to confound the wise, no? LOL!


So, those of you who blog, why did you start blogging? Have your purposes changed along the journey. I'd really be interested in hearing a snippet about this area of your life. In the meantime, I'm going to go revel in the fact that I have a new blogosphere friend who deemed me worthy of awarding. Then maybe I'll go floss! LOL!!!! (If this makes no sense to you, check out Sarah's latest blog entry.)


Pressing on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus,
-J


(c) 2008

6 comments:

Sarah said...

I know how crazy-blessed I am from what I read on your blog...I want everyone to get in on it!!!

PS - Can't wait to find out what made you "famous" HA!

Beth said...

Woohoo!!! yipee! you rock!
okay, we want to hear a post about how you were famous for a day!!!!

t said...

You are a nerd, but not of unequaled proportion. I and several other friends are right there with you ... that should probably scare more than encourage you. (But I've always said I was a nerd so you know that going in :) ).

Rachel said...

Hello, my famous friend. I want to hear about the famous part of your life also. I do remember you face and mine being plastered on the evening news as being from a war torn country. Hee Hee. Do you remember that. The entire situation was really very educational and not at all a joke,but the fact that we were the ones shown as being the ones from the other countries is funny.

Ok, I started to blog because I was asked and need some adult interaction during the day. I had a hard time getting started, but now I don't stop. I use blogging to talk out things going on in my life. Most of the time, I am more real on my blogs than I am in person. I don't really know anyone I blog with - except you my friend - and I think you will love me no matter what I say or how I spell it. It is nice to have a place to be real and then have people comment on your life.

Bob said...

Sic transit gloria ...

(Don't let the "fame" go to your head.)

ShalomSeeker said...

Uncle Bob: Too true, though Napoleon (the great theologian that he was...ha!) said, "Fame is fleeting, but obscurity is forever."

On second thought, perhaps I should just place my focus on Christ's perfect work and leave it at that... ;-)

Rachel: I DO remember being a child of war for a day! LOL! I wonder if we looked pitiful enough for them to confuse us in such a way. I'm guessing yes... :-)

T--or should I call you Barnabas...?

Beth: Coming soon to a blog page near you...but it wasn't just for a day. (Suspenseful music; cut to commercial.)

Sarah: You are TOO kind! You know, when you say stuff like that, you just encourage me to keep on filling the blog world with my dibble...thanks! :-D