Friday, November 28, 2008


My sweet blogging friend Betty at Wien's World sent this award to me. I'm thrilled because it is my first blog award. I discovered Betty's blog during her featured day at Blog Around The World. Betty lives in Paraguay and shares with us about her life in Paraguay, her two sweet daughters and loving husband. She also gives us the history of her Mennonite community and how it ended up in the middle of Paraguay. She is a special lady and I check in on every post to keep up with her. Thank you Betty.

This blog invests and believes in PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships! These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers!
Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award." Then I am supposed to award this to 8 fellow bloggers.
I'm passing along the award to:
Michele - I have to credit Michele for inspiring me to start blogging. I was so impressed with her blog and the ability she has to share her heart. I decided to start one myself.
Tracy - Not only is a blogging friends, but an actual neighbor who lives in my neighborhood. Although I think the blogs do a better job of keeping us up on each others lives. Usually it's a wave out the SUV window.
Tracy P - I came upon Tracy P's blog early in my blogging life. She is the Northern version of me. I read her profile and laughed because it was so similar to mine. She is even married to a Georgia Boy just like I am.
She is a Godly woman and writes insightful post. TracyP's blog is a must-read.
HOPE - I came across this blog thru a link on another blog. You know how that goes. Anyway, I'm glad I did. She actually has several blogs and on one of her blogs she tells the story of how she led her father to the Lord. She is also very crafty and shares her crafts on another blog.
Lorie - Lorie at Encouragement from my Heart is such a blessing. She writes poetry. She will minister to you in such a sweet way. She definitely has the gift of encouragement.
Clarissa - That is Aunt Clarissa to me. She has just started her blog. She is a pastors wife living in Connecticut. I'm glad she is blogging. It gives me a chance to keep up with cousins and family that unfortunately I never get to see because of distance. Go see Aunt Clarissa and tell her I sent you. Did I mention she's also an artist, a seamstress, a wonderful cook, a gardener, etc. Anyway, you get the idea she's lots of fun.
Deb Deb writes a blog to encourage parents and families. She believes our children are the greatest mission field we have in life. She reviews books and gives great ideas for parents to use in bringing up our children in the Lord. Thanks for blogging Deb.
Givinya - If I want to travel around the globe and get a good laugh. I head down to Australia to visit Givinya de Elba. She has a way of writing that makes me smile and chuckle every time. She has two sweet kiddos that you have to read about and a wonderful husband.
My blogging friends (and family) I hope you enjoy receiving this award and it is up to you to pass it on. There are many other blogs I love and want to include and will. I think you all deserve it!


Allison said...

Congrats on your award :)

Glad you enjoyed the pumpkin bread! The original recipe makes a ton...I can't imagine doubling it! WOO!! I eat it for breakfast....hehe

Joyfulsister said...

Aloha Joy!!
Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!! Thank you for this beautiful award, the meaning of this award is so special and I thank you for sharing it with me today. And for taking the time to come over and visit me and leaving your words of encouragement. I have some awards to pass on as well and hopefully will get them together to share as well.

Hugz Lorie

Deb Burton said...

I checked in to say thank you for leaving a comment on my site and just found a wonderful surprise on today's blog! What a blessing that you think so much of my site. I hope it brings you lots of encouragement and ideas for being a missionary in your home. God's love and peace on you and your family! :)

Betty said...

What a great post! You deserve that award!

Givinya De Elba said...

Oh wow Joy! Thanks so much! My writing BORES me sometimes, I'm amazed that others seem to like it!

Kate. (Givinya de Elba)

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

Congrats on the award!!!

Yes, my girls were very surprised and loved their rooms.

Tracy P. said...

Aren't you sweet!! Thanks so much for all your encouragement. I'm off to MITI this morning--it's a Psalm 103 day. It's all there!

Michele said...

Wow! Thanks, Joy. It may take me a while to do this but I will get to it. You have gone way past me in the blogging world! I'm glad you joined and I'm glad it has meant so much to you.