Receiving and Giving

In the past two weeks I have received two blogging awards from fellow bloggers. I hope the givers of these two awards won’t mind if I combine my acceptance of the awards into a single post. Between the busy-ness of life and not feeling well since New Years, I just haven’t had time to respond individually. I figure a joint acceptance is better than none. I also want to nominate all of the bloggers listed below for both of these wonderful awards. J They all deserve it and I hope you will visit their blogs.

The first award I received was the Candle Lighter Award that was given to me by Caddo Veil at

The Candle Lighter Award belongs to those who Believe, who Always Survive the day and those who Never Stop Dreaming; for those who Cannot Quit; for those who Keep Trying–and if you’re in this category, you are Entitled to this Award.

Caddo is a relatively new blogging friend of mine, and I thank her for blessing me with this special award. I also thank God for giving me that will to believe and that faith to continue on in spite of the obstacles, trials, and struggles that this world has thrown at me in life in general and in regards to blogging.

The second award I receives was the Kreative Blogger Award that was given to me by April over at Thoughts from the Porch. This one made me smile because I’ve never really thought of myself as creative. I think of my sister and my son as creative because they are both visually artistic. But as I thought about it I realized God has given me the gift of creativity with words, and that is just as special. I want to thank April for reminding me that I am creative.

For this award, I am required to share 10 things about myself. Some of these things may already be known by those who read my blog or know me in person, but here goes:

  1. I was born in California.
  2. I have a sweet little dog named Roman, named after the book of Romans.
  3. I’ve been married for 25 years.
  4. I was baptized during my first year in law school, when I was 23.
  5. I am spatially challenged, and if you move the furniture I can’t picture how it was before you moved it.
  6. At 5′ 8″ I am the short one in my family.
  7. My favorite color is red and I love to wear red clothes, especially my red leather (lambskin) jacket that my mother-in-law gave me.
  8. If I had my choice of cars, it would be a red Thunderbird, the model with the little round window in the back.
  9. I love to cook, but I hate to clean up afterwards.
  10. I would be lost if not for Jesus as my Savior and the Rock to which I cling every day.

Okay, now for the fun part. Here are __ of my favorite bloggers that I want to share these two awards with. I didn’t get to read all of their blogs as much as I would have liked in 2011, but am determined to visit them more in 2012.

There are a lot of other blogs I like, but since I’m going to have to go notify everyone I give these awards to that I’ve given them, I better stop here. I’ll save the rest for the next time someone gives me a blogging award.

I am a Jesus Freak, and I don't care who knows it. I am a wife, mother, sister, aunt, daughter, and friend. My blood family is only part of the larger family of Christ that I belong to. I love to write, especially about my dear Savior.


9 Responses

  1. Hi Linda my name is Anne you don’t know me yet but I hope we will share in the near future, you do know a new special friend of mine Caddo. I’m sure you have worked hard to encourage others with these Awards and God bless you for doing so, I have other Awards that I would like to uplift you with and will do in the future but today I would just like to offer you the King of Kings friendship Award this is a blessing acknowledging we are family we are one. There are no rules to follow as you will see with the link.If wanted you can leave a comment which I will respond to or just click Like.

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    Christian Love Anne.

  2. Congrats, Linda
    You’ve shared much with us. Everything from cooking to relationships and all that fill the space in between 🙂
    Thanks too for sharing other blogs with us. More to read, much to learn.

  3. I know many are being blessed through your writing and love for Jesus Christ. I know you have blessed me many times.
    Have a wonderful week.

  4. Linda
    Congratulation! You deserve these awards – I look forward to all the adventures you will lead us to and all your beautiful poetry
    Thank you so much for nominating me for the Candle Lighter Award and the Kreative Blogger Award – I am honored and truly thankful!
    susie @ sptp

  5. Linda,
    what a cool post, and cool things to learn about you too, never would have guessed red, haha. You are extremely talented, and so consistant with your blog and encouraging others, I am thankful for all the times you have encouraged me. Thank you for the awards, I feel very honored, I will have to figure out how to put them on my sidebar, still haven’t figured out how to even put my blogroll there ;-/
    God bless always-Jim

  6. Hi, Sister! I’m wondering if you have the same “crud” I’ve had since New Year’s Eve–it has to end eventually. I’m sending prayers up for you, and also a bunch of hugs to make you feel better–I loved reading your list, congrats to you!! God bless you abundantly.

  7. God bless you, Linda, and thank you for blessing others with awards! 🙂 I loved learning some more things about you . . .and also am praying for you to feel better soon. love and prayers!

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