“Spirits of Giving—Jan inspires me. She gives away books. She gives away scarves. She gives away blankets. She gives away encouragement.”
This award focuses on the following:
-Spirit of Giving
-For Keeping It Real
-For Social Conscience
-For Staying True to Their Beliefs
Creativity – I nominate Tonya for her prophetic photography. More often then not, she moves me to tears.
I also nominate Inspired for the way he captures the innocence of children, puts a smile on my face and reminds me to pray for future grandchildren.
Spirit of Giving – nominate both Sharen and Megan for your work in WFTJ. You have nurtured and inspired many writers and I just want to thank you personally for your unending support and encouragement.
For Social Conscience – I nominate Connie for sharing her story about how God used breast cancer to transform her life and change the direction of her life.
For Staying True to Their Beliefs – I nominate Amy for allowing God to transform her marriage, for home schooling her children, and for providing back-up support to her DH while he served our country in Iraq.
I also nominate Heather for making some very difficult decisions as she follows God’s leading.
Thanks you Paula for nominating me for the Mathetes Award. Here is what she said about me:
“To Jan for her bubble and bounce and dedication to others. Thanks for sharing your love and passion. Jan’s regular blog has some thought provoking posts, and if you are providing in house care for a parent or spouse, I also think you’ll find Jan’s Caregivers Corner especially encouraging.”
I am truly honored. I’ve met some exceptional people here on the blogisphere and you, Paula, are one of them.
As iron sharpens iron, so one blogger sharpens another. (Paraphrase mine) Proverbs 27:17
Now I get to bless the following people and award them for their Excellence in Discipleship:
eMom – hosts the Marriage Monday meme. In an era where couples toss their wedding vows out like yesterday’s trash, it’s so refreshing to see a blog in support of Christian marriage. I love participating and reading these wonderfully encouraging posts.
Niki – I love that you are not afraid to touch on the tough issues. Sex, love and Marriage is meeting a very important need in our blogisphere. God bless you for your support of marriage.
Diane – A Watered Garden encourages me because she’s gone through the ‘empty nest’ and is has embraced all God has for her in this new season.
Jerri – You are bold and free, willing for God to use you in any way he sees fit – whether it’s rescuing animals or writing about deeper issues.
Robbie – you lead by example, probably without even being aware. I want you to know how much you’ve encouraged me to submit my writing and set goals. You keep going no matter what and I love that about you. Your tenacity and vitality is contagious!