Very Inspirational Blogger Award

I received an unexpected email the other day—a nomination by John Mark Miller of The Artistic Christian for the Very Inspirational Blogger award . Thank you so much, John Mark. I am a relatively new blogger. The nomination came on a day when I needed an extra dose of encouragement.  The nomination is humbling and affirming that I am doing what God has called me to do.  I’m always prayerful that what I post will hit the mark that God intends—so really, the award belongs to Him.

I started blogging about eighteen months ago, but was not very consistent. Only recently have I been more so.  Learning what it means to be a part of the “blogosphere,” I went on a diligent WordPress search to find some meaningful Christian blogs that I could follow that would add inspiration to my day and add value to my morning quiet times. I found The Artistic Christian to do just that.

Rules for Accepting the Award 

  1. Thank and link the amazing person(s) who nominated you.
  2. List the rules and display the award.
  3. Share seven facts about yourself.
  4. Nominate 15 other amazing blogs and comment on their posts to let them know they have been nominated.
  5. Optional: Proudly display the award logo on your blog and follow the blogger who nominated you.

Seven Facts About Myself

I am married to my best friend, Tim, and we have three teenagers—fifteen-year-old twins and a fourteen-year-old. Life is fast-paced in our home!

I think it’s amazing how God changes our hearts and minds completely about some things—even things that aren’t “spiritual” per se. Growing up, I hated being outside. But now, working in the yard is one of my favorite activities. Putting in a paver patio or a new flowerbed gives me a chance to be alone and thoroughly think through tough matters. When the weather is right, I enjoy my quiet times outside in the paradise spaces of my front and back yards.

I also hated exercise as a kid. But about 12 years ago, while I was preparing to teach Experiencing God, the Lord “called me” to run a marathon. Of course, I thought He must have been joking. But—He did, and I did! I fell in love with running. A few years ago, however, I let it go and dearly wish I had not. Trying to catch up now—and my knees are protesting!

I am a reluctant scrapbooker. Actually, scrapbooking gives me a headache—you wouldn’t know it by the growing pile of paper, punches, trimmers, tape runners, etc. that are piling up in my DINING ROOM! But I enjoy small projects, like bookmarks and cards. I have a couple of friends who drag me around to different scrapping events and help me finesse the projects I start. My favorite is the weekend get-a-way in Galveston. Sunrises on the beach and uninterrupted time with girls are the reasons I go!

Hello, my name is Dianne. And I’m a coffee snob. Can’t stand Folgers or Maxwell House. Gimme the good stuff—strong and black—in a real mug.

I love fruitcake! And if I don’t say so myself, I make some of the best on the planet.  Check out the recipe.

I am a native Texan. I love all things Texas—pecans and bluebonnets, cornbread and Tex-Mex, armadillos and even the insane mockingbird. I was born in El Paso and along with my birth certificate, I received a Certificate of Citizenship that accorded me the following rights as a “Native Daughter of Texas”: The right to brag on the home state in the “Telling of the Tall Tale” … The right to render, in Public Places, with or without instrumental accompaniment, “The Eyes of Texas are Upon You” … The right to wear boots and 4 gallon hats without let or hindrance … And the right to a special brand of Freedom enjoyed by no other people on the earth.”

My List of Very Inspirational Bloggers

Because I am new to the blogosphere, my list does not contain 15.  But I am delighted to discover other blogs that have been nominated.  Anticipating a richer experience in the blogosphere!

1. Janee of My Patchwork Heart
2.  Jon of prayerbits
3.  Philippa of Blue Skies & Lollipops
4.  Amy of Not a Day Over 45
5.  Malika of flourish
6.  Ruth of truthnotes
7.  Rob at Visit to the Park
8.  Cat from The Photo Artistry Cafe








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8 replies

  1. I love to read these awards posts, one gets just that little more insight into the person who wrote it… thank you ..

  2. Thanks, this was a fun post to write.

  3. Thank you for stopping by “What’s The Good Word?” and for following! It led me back to your blog which I have found delightful and encouraging. I’m relatively new to blogging as well–a little over one year, and I’ve enjoyed “meeting” other bloggers. Nice to meet you! And congratulations on the Inspirational Blogger Award!

  4. What a beautiful acceptance speech! I really do appreciate your kind words, and you absolutely deserved this award…glad it came at a good time! Don’t you love it when God does that? Have a blessed day!

  5. Thank you so much for the vote if confidence! Made my day 🙂

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