I'm terribly flattered to have received some wonderful awards over the past few weeks, and now it's time to say THANK YOU, and to pass them on. And so, in no particular order, here we go:
The Mathetes Award for excellence in discipleship from Rob at Kyrie Eleison and Amy Caroline at Knit Together in Love.
"Mathetes is the Greek word for disciple, and the role of the disciple (per the
Great Commission) is to make more disciples. I'd like to take the opportunity to
award five other bloggers with this award and badge for acting in the role of a
disciple of Christ. These five all share the message in their own creative ways,
and I admire them all for what they do.
In the spirit of this award, the rules are simple. Winners of this award must pick five other "disciples" to pass it on to. As you pass it on, I just ask that you mention and provide links for (1) this post as the originator of the award (Dan King of management by God), (2) the person that awarded it to you, and then (3) name and sites of the five that you believe are fulfilling the role of a disciple of Christ.If you know of other deserving recipients of this award, and would like to start a new string, then please post a link to where you've started in the comments to this post. I would love for many deserving bloggers to be blessed with this recognition."
This is awarded to:
Esther, the Hawaii Catholic Mom
Sarah at Just Another Day in Catholic Pondering
Barbara (scmom) at Praying for Grace (and her recipes rock too!)
Denise, the Catholic Matriarch in My Domestic Church
The Reflection Blogger Award from Sara at the Estrogen Files.
The reason for the title of this award 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.
Rules of participating:
1. Copy this post.
2. Reflect on five bloggers.
3. Make sure you link this post so others can read it and the rules.
4. Go leave your chosen bloggers a comment and let them know they’ve been given the award.
5. Put the award icon on your site.
I pass this along to:
Jean at Catholic Fire
Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle
Christine of The Simple and the Ordinary
Our Lady's Little Scribe
And the Spirit of Christmas Award from Patjrsmom at Building the Ark and Barbara (scmom) at Praying for Grace.
What is the Spirit of Christmas, you ask?
Quite simply it is those that have a generous and giving nature. Those who care about others. Those who have a kind word to say or a broad shoulder to lean on in the times that others need that. Those who display the "Spirit of Christmas".
-from the award creator
This one goes to:
The Kitchen Madonna
Aimee at The Mother Load
Last but not least, the Nice Matters Award comes here from Aimee at The Mother Load.
I'm awarding it to Sara at The Estrogen Files
Milehimama at Mama Says...
I don't have 5 for each....but there's plenty to go around.
And of course, I'm a great believer in reciprocal giving, so if you gave me one of these awards, it's bouncing right back to you.