Saturday, December 29, 2012

Blog Awards

Blog of the Year Award 1 star jpeg

What a Christmas gift!  I came back to the computer after a "mini-Christmas break" with family and friends.... and what to my wondering eyes should appear?!  An award from one of my own favorite bloggers!  I send many thanks to Anabelle Hazard at Written by the Finger of God.  If you haven't yet discovered Anabelle's fine blog, I hope you will click here to do so!

I will quote the text just as I found it, lest anything be left out that the persons I'm passing this to might need to know.

"The ‘rules’ for this award are simple:
1 Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012′ Award
2 Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen — there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required — and ‘present’ them with their award.
3 Please include a link back to this page:   — and include these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)
4 Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them.
5 You can now also join our Facebook group — click ‘like’ on this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012′ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience.
6 As a winner of the award — please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award — and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars…
Yes — that’s right — there are stars to collect!
Unlike other awards which you can only add to your blog once — this award is different!
When you begin you will receive the ’1 star’ award — and every time you are given the award by another blog — you can add another star!
There are a total of 6 stars to collect.
Which means that you can check out your favorite blogs — and even if they have already been given the award by someone else — you can still bestow it on them again and help them to reach the maximum 6 stars!"

As for me:  in the last few months I've found significant inspiration, prayer, humor, and a sense of holy community in the following blogs.  Therefore, I am thoroughly delighted to pass along the Blog Of The Year 2012 Award to these fine bloggers:  (I Want to See God)  (Imprisoned in My Bones)  (Heart for God)  (Little Flowers Crown of Roses)

There is another I'd like to mention, and I doubt that the blog's format allows for awards or for special posts about them.  But I do want to at least call your attention to this beautiful, Eucharistic, prayerful blog:

I thank God for giving us all this "blogging" way of glorifying Him!


  1. Thanks Nancy! You are so sweet! Blessings on your new year!

  2. Nancy, thank you so much for including my blog in your list of Blog of the Year 2012 winners. What a lovely surprise! Your own blogs..and YOU :) have been such a gift to me since we found each other this year. I truly mean it when I say that this award is especially meaningful and touching, coming from you.

    I will get to work on my list this weekend, and I hope you will still have room for another star by the time I get done.

    Thanks again, Nancy. God bless, and have a wonderful weekend! xoxo

  3. Nancy, Thank you so much for placing me on this list.
    It is a surprise indeed and very humbling--especially coming from you. Those on your list have been a true source of inspiration to me.

    Your steadfast love of the Lord is reflected in all your posts. You have been a model for me in how to stay focused on what I post and/or write.

    I apologize for any troubles on my site ...We have been switching servers and such. It's all supposed to be worked out this weekend...My last post disappeared somehow so I lost the comments.

    I'll work on my list as well this weekend..

    Many thanks and blessings for this New Year. +

  4. What a blessing...thank you be listed among so many lovely inspirational bloggers! We are all sort of a group that encourages and inspired one another. *Truth Himself* is also a very lovely blog that I started following.

    I pray God will allow me time to pass this any rate, our lists would look very similar : )

    Caroline...I noticed that you are switching. I am looking forward to your posts in 2013...all in God's time.

  5. Anne, Patricia, Caroline and Theresa - it is such a joy to be able to share this with such wonderful bloggers as yourselves!

  6. Congratulations! I hope to come back to this post and check out all these blogs. So much great stuff to read out in the blogosphere!

  7. Congratulations, Nancy! I love your blogs!

    Thank you for sending me the award - I saw your post over at The Cloistered Heart :) I'll try to get it up this coming week!

    God bless!

  8. Nancy,
    How very kind! I hope to write MORE this New Year! Thank you for now making me want to!!

  9. Thank you so much Nancy! It is such an honor to be chosen by you for this award! I am so blessed by your blog and am always touched by your posts. God is good! Happy Christmastide!

  10. Thank you, friends. I am presently trying to get an old-ish computer to cooperate, and I hope it will do so long enough for me to wish everyone a truly blessed new year!

  11. Hi Nancy, get out some more stars, because I chose both of your blogs for my award list. I think before this is all over, you are going to need a special badge which holds more than just six stars.:) Your blogs are such a gift to me...and to so many others I know. I am behind in my reading because of the holidays, etc., but I'm headed over to my favorite Robert Frost poem..just love that one. Thanks, Nancy, for truly being a very special friend of God...I am so grateful to know you. xo

  12. Thank you so much, Patricia. You are so kind!

    It's my favorite Robert Frost poem also, I've decided. And the "animated" picture with it looks like what was outside my window today. Except for. Well. The horse.

  13. Nancy,

    You made me smile when I turned on the computer today. Thank you for nominating my blog for this award. Blog awards are such a lovely way to spread joy from person to person! I am truly grateful you read my blog and share my stories. Thank you so much for thinking of me when you were deciding on your blogs of the year. God bless you!

  14. Sue, thank you and you are welcome :)!

  15. Thank you, again, Nancy for your nomination! Tess and I had our annual general meeting yesterday that will hopefully bear much fruit in the coming days and months. Thank you for your prayers, and for your encouragement.

  16. Sarah, I am excited to continue reading your excellent blog :)!

  17. Add another star my you have any room left? LOL!

    Blessed New Year to you.

  18. Thank you, Theresa! YOU are the one who has STARTED OUT with, what - 4 stars? And well deserved!!!

  19. Thank you Nancy. I'm so exited to visit your blog awardees. Always a treat to find new inspirations and bloggers for Christ.

  20. Thank you again, Anabelle - so much. I, too, love visiting everyone's nominees, and finding such inspirational people!

  21. Nancy,
    I'm just getting back into the blogging mode and I noticed that you nominated my blog for an award! Thank you dear friend. I'm honored that I made the list. There are so many blogs out there that inspire me and yours being one of them. I look forward to visit the other nominees. Wishing you a blessed New Year. ~Amy

  22. I'm glad to hear from you, Amy, and happy new year to you also!