I would like to thank Angus Lewis of “From A Far Country“ for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger Award. I was stunned to see my blog listed on his latest post. Now, I would like to say that I had heard of this rather distinguished award prior to Angus’ latest post, however, that would be a fib. So, if I understand how this is supposed to work, I need to fulfill the following requirements:
The Rules of the Versatile Blogger Award
1. Thank the person(s) who shared the award with you by linking back to them in your post.
2. Pass this award to 15 recently discovered blogs and let them know that you included them in your blog post.
Random order, with a description of each blog in their own words:
A Voice In the Wilderness; “a blog dedicated to exhorting and encouraging the body of Christ.”
The Warden’s Walk; “a young Christian American reader writer dreamer wanderer walker flier listener talker scholar adventurer musician-on-a-mission romantic critic religious idealist optipessimist man.” He “explores the craft of writing; its joys, difficulties, and purpose,; explores the Joy and Meaning of Fantasy” (fiction and poetry).
Kindling For Candles; “writing on the Christian life, and sharing thoughts about helping and ministering to others. I also wanted to include encouragement for women in the context of the issues and affliction that can embroil us.” Written in a Bible study type format.
Reform RGV; “to bring the spirit of reformation and reconstruction first to the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, then to the world. Our vision is a picture of individuals, families, churches, and social organizations committed to living according to a biblical world view.”
Real Christianity; “is a simple effort at attempting to right our course. American believers must return to the bright, shining prototype of the first century (church). The Lord’s community was a powerful, united, and loving force back then. It can be that way again.”
In Hot Pursuit Of God; “After many many years of searching, I finally found Jesus. Everything has changed. With that comes the realization that I haven’t really been living all of this time.” As a relatively new Christian, this is ”one newbie’s search for grace.”
Not Happenin’ On My Watch; “blogs from a Christian worldview. As her interests are many, issues relating to life, relationships, Biblical views & interpretation, education.”
Dad Talk; “views from the heart of a Christian father.”
Scottish Country House; “My husband and I own Balkissock Lodge, a Scottish Country House B&B in South Ayrshire. I Tweet
a lot too much, teach, and I’m currently failing miserably to avoid becoming addicted to social media. I hope to amuse you now and again.”
Sfnowak; “This blog is my attempt to start the exchange of ideas in an intelligent manner. It is intended to promote thinking, discussing, satirizing and just having fun.”
Heart To Heart Blog; “Committed to equipping audiences to counter today’s destructive cultural trends.” She blogs on: ”the erosion of the personal moral values rooted in our Judeo-Christian heritage; disintegration of the traditional family; widespread ignorance/apathy about the U.S. Government and its foundational principles.”
The Last Minstrel; “I have seen the strong survive and the weakling go to the wall. I have seen the strongman’s strength fail and the powerless, against all reason, prevail. I have had both feet in the grave, several times, and lived on. I have had the thing that I feared most come full upon me, and leave me with nothing left to fear. I have learned the difference between trash and treasure, and how easily one can pass for the other. I have acquired a fundamental philosophy of life: God is perfect, NOTHING ELSE IS.”
Connecting The Dots With Robert Adams; “Businessman, teacher, singer, composer, musical director, gemologist, man of ministry …a fascinating life journey through the western hemisphere, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the Far East… buying diamonds and gold in Africa, plying the trade of the nail and wood (carpenter), teaching school, stage directing, performing on the opera stage, singing with past country greats Minnie Pearl and Tennessee Ernie Ford…owned a jewelry store and a singing telegram business….presently serving as an advocate and musician in ministry to raise support for the downtrodden of India.”
The Daysman; “As a consultant, teacher and journalist, this is what my life is about. As a journalist I try to understand my sources, and to represent them fairly and faithfully to others. As a consultant, I try to understand my clients and help them articulate their mission and goals more clearly. As a writing teacher, my role is to help my students find their voice, and to be good stewards of their gifts in the service of others.”
And last, but certainly not least, the one who started all of this:
From A Far Country; “Profound wisdom and imaginative folly discovered on the way to work.”
3. List 7 things about yourself.
I am a registered nurse who never considered I would be doing this blogging thing. It still amazes me that anyone reads what I write.
I have been married for 33 years and have a 20 year old daughter who is a senior in college and a ballet major.
I have lived all over the country–moved 28 times in 33 years and really enjoyed something about every place that we have lived. We have lived in so many different places that we are now on “re-runs.”
The older I get, the more I am discovering my passion for Jesus Christ and how little I care about much else.
I am extremely shy in social situations where there are large groups, but have no problems talking one-on-one with most people. I am absolutely terrible at, and have little patience for, “small talk.”
I have strong opinions on several subjects. If you know me at all, you won’t have any trouble figuring out what those subjects are.
No woman could be more blessed than I am. I have a husband and a daughter who love me and who have same same passion for serving Jesus Christ as I do.
So, there it is.
Thank you again, Angus. You have honored, blessed, and humbled me by including me on your list.
Oh, and if I have misunderstood how all of this Versatile-Blogger-Award-business works, just ignore all of the above accept the blogs that I’ve mentioned. Each one is worth an extended visit.
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