I was given the Sunshine Award!


Well, don’t you just LOVE IT when another blogger awards you for your work as part of the online community? I know I do! Sue from Journeying Sue (a very encouraging blog about family and homeschooling that I’ve been enjoying for several months) gave me The Sunshine Blog Award which is a prize awarded to โ€œbloggers who positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphereโ€. Well, I’m honored and blessed!

The past few months I’ve been more and more blessed with the women I’ve gotten to know in the blogosphere. The community of love, care and support is simply wonderful and I’m excited about these awards that encourage others to build that community and relish the fellowship in cyberspace.

This award appears to be about 10: passing it to 10 bloggers, answering 10 questions about myself. Now, I’m ALL ABOUT GRACE! So I don’t want anyone receiving this to to feel any obligation to pass it on or answer the questions. We are all very busy women and sometimes getting blogs written is all the time or energy we have along with our other responsibilities, and sometimes trials in our lives. To think about having to choose special blogs and answer questions might be too much.

I’m wanting to bless these sweet bloggers without giving any pressure for extra work. I might be going against the flow, but if you choose to pass this on it is UP TO YOU!! In the meantime, please feel free to post your award in joy on your blog knowing you have been a blessing and encouragement to me!!

I’m handing the grace to me as well. I’m going to choose 5 bloggers to pass this on to and share 5 of my favorite things. Time for me is very short this week and I want to pass this award on to some special women.

Here are the blogs I’d like to bless with this award.

Weak and Loved Emily’s blog is a very tender and honest blog about her journey with the Lord as a wife and mother through the trials He has allowed in her life. Emily is a new friend that I’m loving getting to know. You will too!

Young Wife’s Guide Jami Leigh writes a sweet, cheerful and helpful blog on homemaking. I had the privilege of being a contributor on her e-book Apartment Gardening.

What Joy Is Mine Naomi is such a sweet new friend. Her blog is very encouraging and her tender spirit comes out in her posts along with her love for the Lord and her family. She hosts a Monday link-up, Monday Musings, and she generously features several blogs each Monday, passing the encouragement and sense of community on.

Healing Moments Rina’s serene and gracious writing is always a place I go when I feel I need a virtual hug. Her love for God’s grace and healing is a blessing to her readers and I’m sure to her family.

Morning Cuppas With Glenys Glenys’ blog is absolutely lovely! Very calming and restful. Glenys has a great heart for building community among bloggers and I have learned a great deal from her. I particularly love the photos she posts on her Facebook page.

My 5 favorite things:

  1. My favorite state: If I had a choice to live anywhere it would be Maine. I love Maine, the rugged coast, the ancient mountains, the winding roads, the brutal winters.
  2. My favorite food: Chocolate…is there any other choice?
  3. My favorite exercise routine: Sleep. ๐Ÿ˜€
  4. My favorite fragrance: Well, I’m going to cheat here. Vanilla. Sometimes I use it for perfume! But I also love lilacs and lavender.
  5. My favorite website: CHFWeb is a wonderful forum for Christian homeschoolers, although there are many who don’t homeschool. It is a place for encouragement and discipleship and fun and help. I have been blessed to be a moderator there for 15 years and have found some of my most precious friendships among these dear and precious women.

Well, I hope you visit the blogs I awarded and find the encouragement there that I do!


Blogs I may be linking to:
Thankful Thursday, Proverbs 31 Thursdays, Hearts For Home Thursdays , Thought Provoking Thursday, First Day of My Life Thankful Thursdays, Thankful, Thankful Thursday Brown-eyed Bell(e)

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20 Comments

  1. hahaha I love your favorite exercise routine!!!

    Kate thank you so much for the award, and for giving it with such grace! I hope to pass it on some day… but you are exactly right, we are all so busy, and right now I’m trying to keep my head above water!

    But I am honored that you chose me for this, and I have also enjoyed getting to know you! Keep writing- we were made for this!
    Emily
    http://www.weakandloved.com

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    • Emily, you are such a doll! I’m blessed to have passed it on to you!

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  2. Congratulations on your Sunshine Award and thanks for the recommendations. I look forward to checking out the blogs and the website. God bless.

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    • Good, Maria! Then I’ve done my job in helping to strengthen our community of bloggers!! Hope you get to know some of these sweet and precious gals.

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  3. Thanks for choosing me Kate! I am honored!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Jami, you are such a delight to me!!

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  4. Kate,
    Congratulations! You DO encourage us so well, and I love your choices for the new awards. I thank the Lord for this sweet community of believing women. God be praised!!
    Hugs,
    Jacqueline

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    • Thanks, Jacqueline!! Amen and amen!! Have I ever told you how MUCH I learn from your blog!?! I love it (and you)!

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  5. Congrats on your award. It is such a blessing when other bloggers encourage us. Keep on writing and sharing, its a blessing. So glad to see you today over at THANKFUL THURSDAY! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Aw, Laurie, thanks so much. What a blessing you are!

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  6. Congratulations… that is a sweet award. As for Maine… to cold for my bones although I hear it’s lovely!

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    • Kathleen, you know, it’s too cold for my husband too…he’s the warm blooded one and I’m the cold blooded one. Together we’d do well in a very temperate climate! ;-D

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  7. Oh on. How sweet to receive the award. Thanks for sharing it and for passing it on. What a great Thankful post!

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    • THanks, Sherry, you are so sweet.

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  8. Thanks so much for your kind award, Kate. Although I won’t be passing it on, I have put it up-it encourages me so much! Blessings, Glenys

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    • I’m glad that you are NOT passing it on but receiving the blessing it was meant to be for you! Love you, dear sister!

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  9. I’ve never been to Maine, but I’ve heard it’s quite lovely. I think I’d like it ๐Ÿ™‚
    I’ve loved getting to know you more and learning more about you ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for linking up to Thankful Thursday with me at First Day of My Life!! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Happy weekend! ox

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    • Cami, you are so sweet! I’m so glad you get to visit with me. Blessings on your week!

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  10. what a cute award ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks for linking up!

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    • Thanks a lot, Heather!

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