Take Time to Reflect



My dear friend, Susan, nominated me for this award. I'm truly humbled. Thank you, Susan, for your kind words, your faithfulness, and your inspiration.

And, by the way, make sure you stop by her blog often over the next few weeks. She's traveling a lot and writing about it in Suitcase Stories: Life on the Road.

I'm always interested in the origination of blog awards. This award was started by a teenage girl. Go here to read more about her.

Here are her stipulations for granting the award:

As for my award, it is called The Blogger Reflection Award. Why? The reason for the title is because this award should make you reflect on five bloggers who have been an encouragement, a source of love, impacted you in some way, and have been a Godly example to you. Five Bloggers who when you reflect on them you get a sense of pride and joy... of knowing them and being blessed by them. This award is for the best-of-the-best so consider who you pick, carefully. This award should not be given to just anyone. If you're going to do the award don't just write a few words and slap it on your blog. Write real thoughts about these bloggers and what they've been to you, and if the bloggers you pick have already been given the award, don't be afraid to give to them again. They deserve it as many times as it's given.

I nominate the following people, for the way they inspire me:

Susan at Penless Writer: Every time I read her posts I feel like she's sitting next to me in a cozy chair telling me a story. I love her colorful words, her deep faith and her inspiring stories of courage and optimism, even when life doesn't always go your way. The stories of her travels are fascinating, and let's not forget the whole hot-air balloon thing! :o)

Dianne at Glasses of Grace: Dianne's devotion to God is evident, as is her love for her family and her church. She sings in the choir and writes lovingly of her friendships and her two adorable nieces. Her zest for life's blessings shines through in her writing.

Nadine at Just Being Me: Oh, how she has blessed me. Her writing is thoughtful and has often caused me to take a step back and examine my own life and the way I approach certain situations. She also has a great sense of humor, and I am inspired by her love for her husband and the way they walk hand-in-hand in ministry.

Stacy, aka Vader's Mom: I think it's so fitting that Stacy and I met through the Ultimate Blog Party last winter. Her fun personality matches her colorful new blog design...you must go check it out. Stacy inspires me because she sees the world as a glass half full, at the very least. Plus, she's been to Disney a gazillion times to my zero, so I know I can rely on her in case I might get to go one day.


justabeachkat :

Congratulations! You deserve this award and many more!


Susan :

Thank you, Jill. I'm honored and touched and your comments were so sweet :o)

Leah in Iowa :

Congratulations, Jill! Your posts really make me think, and you've definitely earned this award!! Woo Hoo!!

Vader's Mom :

Wow. Thanks so much. But, I agree...you really do deserve this one!!

Momma Roar :

Congrats on this award Jill!! Good nominations too!

Dianne :

Wow Jill...I don't even know what to say! I haven't been online too much this weekend just because I've been SO busy, but was very surprised to find you had nominated me for this award. It's funny because I found your blog when I was randomly looking one day and have been an avid reader ever since. It's great how God can drop people into your life and have them encourage and be a blessing when you don't even personally know them! I appreciate you thinking of me and will pass it along...and keep up the good work on your blog as well...we are definitely on the same wavelength LOTS of times! :-)
Thanks again. I appreciate it!

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