Monday, April 16, 2012

Blogger Awards: Blogs that bless me daily

So..this blog is going to be different than my usual posts! Drum roll please......I've recently been awarded two different awards for my blog!!!! **insert praise break** (ok you guys know I always have to joke!)

The Versatile Blogger Award  and the Liebster Blog Award were awarded to me by three different women who are my B.I.G. Sisters  in the blogging community. Words cant express how BLESSED I am to be part of a "virtual family" of so many wonderful Christian women who support, encourage and inspire me! I've been blessed these last six months to be able to share God's words and my thoughts with my B.I.G. sisters and my blog followers! Those of you who have read some of my earlier posts, know that I never thought I would be a blogger/writer but God knew best and I'm so glad I listened to his voice and walked in obedience.  Thanks to Dawn at The Most Perfect Gift, Carmen at Calvary's Love and Salina at State of the Heart for nominating me! I LOVE their blogs and I know you will as well!

The Versatile Blog Award rules state:
  • Thank the person who gave you this award and include a link to their blog. (Done!)
  • Select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly and nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award
  • Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself
My chosen nominations for the Versatile Blog Award
7 Things about myself : I have 13 brothers and sisters, I'm the youngest;  I'm afraid of bridges over large bodies of water, I don't know how to swim; I feel naked without a purse; everything in my life revolves around music; I'm a small group bible study leader.

"The origins of the Liebster Blog award are somewhat unclear but the general consensus is that it originated in Germany, Liebster meaning favorite or dearest, to showcase bloggers with fewer than 200 followers. Upon accepting the award the recipient must then pass it on to five more blogs of note."

Here are the rules:

  1. Choose FIVE up and coming blogs to award the Liebster to. Blogs must have less than 200 followers.
  2. Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.
  3. Post the award on your blog. List the bloggers you gave the award to with links to their sites.

My chosen nominations for the Liebster Blog Award are part of my B.I.G. Sisters Network   
(I encourage you to visit every page, along with others links I have listed on my page)

Thanks for all the blog love! To God be all the glory :-)

Monday, April 9, 2012

Who's feet have you washed lately?

Before the Passover celebration, Jesus knew that his hour had come to leave this world and return to his Father. He had loved his disciples during his ministry on earth, and now he loved them to the very end.[a] It was time for supper, and the devil had already prompted Judas,[b] son of Simon Iscariot, to betray Jesus. Jesus knew that the Father had given him authority over everything and that he had come from God and would return to God. So he got up from the table, took off his robe, wrapped a towel around his waist, and poured water into a basin. Then he began to wash the disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel he had around him. 12 After washing their feet, he put on his robe again and sat down and asked, “Do you understand what I was doing? 13 You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and you are right, because that’s what I am. 14 And since I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash each other’s feet. 15 I have given you an example to follow. Do as I have done to you. (John 13)

This past week I had the opportunity to celebrate the death, burial and Resurrection of our Savior in my 
church's Holy Week Services. One of the sermons that really challenged us was regarding our service to 
others. John 13 is the passage that describes how as the hour neared for Jesus to leave earth and return 
to the Father he wrapped a towel around his waist, poured water in a basin and washed his disciples feet. 
In verse 14 and 15 Jesus says: And since I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to 
wash each other’s feet. I have given you an example to follow. Do as I have done to you. 
Jesus was the ultimate example of what love truly is. We show our love for him when we serve others. 
Whose feet have you washed lately?  
 I hope you are challenged as I was to seek more ways that you can honor God by serving in your church, 
community, in your home or at your job. After all, Love really isn't love until you give it away.