Thursday, October 18, 2007

Lifted Up

Mary at Not before 7 nominated me for my first award. It is always such a joy to read about Mary's home and her daily decision to love her children for God's glory. In many ways she reminds me of myself about 6 years ago. I can't really remember those days clearly as I would like (due to sleep deprivation) so reading her blog is like a trip down memory lane for me.

2 Corinthians 1:3-5 "Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows."

God is so gracious to use his Word and His people to meet us where we are today. Anything that we are able to give to each other comes directly from His Hand. He is the encourager and the comforter and the ultimate friend. Isn't it good to be His?

There are some special people whose blogs have encouraged me recently to laugh, love my family better, trust in God and live life with a little more gusto, so I pass this award on to you.

My dear friend Cindy at Still His Girl (besides being the one who introduced me to blogging in the first place) encourages me to love life and love being with others in practical ways. Her energy is contagious. She is down to earth and yet not afraid to dream big and see it through.

Mindy at The Hectic Years is a mom of three beautiful children who is learning to lean on the Lord while her husband has been deployed. She communicates beautifully her struggles as well as her victories. Seeing God answer her prayers increases mine. Besides that, she is a gifted photographer.

Alaina at Reflective Ponderings encourages me to continue developing my gifts and abilities while embracing a busy family life. She is a new mom to 2 beautiful boys and has managed to continue to express herself through creative cooking and hospitality.

I know that the words you share are a reflection of God's work and comfort in your own lives. Thank you ladies for your encouragement, not just by the words you write, but by the ways you live each day!


Alaina said...

Wow, I'm honored and humbled! Thanks so much! I'll pass it on tomorrow!

Mary@notbefore7 said...

Can't wait to visit your nominees!

mindi said...

Oh my, I am so thrilled to see this! Like Alaina said, honored and humbled.
Thank you so very much!

Cindy said...

Thank you, sweet friend. I just love you. I'm so glad you started blogging. I'm always so happy when I see you have a new post!

Can't wait to check out the other blogs.

Barbee' said...

Reading your cute, sweet posts in your blog brings memories back to me... and I had only four babies. Enjoyed my visit. I don't see how you find time to write, but keep up the good work!