Saturday, January 7, 2012

Many Thanks

Our dear and gentle friend Kathy at Moving on to the Past has chosen five of her favorite blogs for a Liebster Award, which is designated for those blogs with 200 or less followers.   I, in turn, award a Liebster to her blog where she shares with her readers her daily activities of homesteading at its finest.  Don't read this blog when you're hungry.  Kathy and her husband Bob are always turning out something delicious from their own-grown bounty.  My kind of next-door neighbors.

Since the intention of the award is try to bring notice to up and coming bloggers, I have limited my other four choices to those I know have fewer than 200 followers.  They are:

Caroline at the Bell of the Wanderer, a brave and gentle presence who gives witness to Christ in all things.

Patricia at I Want to See God, whose love for Our Lord spills over into some of the most beautiful prose and prayer you might find on the blogosphere.

Daniel at Through Vocation for the glimpses he shares with us of life in the seminary and for the opportunity for all of us to pray and connect with a priest in the making.

Theresa at Carmelitemom for her honest, moving and beautiful accounts of simple every day life dedicated to God in the Carmelite tradition.

One of the things I dislike about awards is that it's not possible to recognize all my favorites, so again, I limited this to those I know have 200 or few followers and to those who blog on a regular basis.    I had my druthers, I'd have included Linen on the Hedgerow even though I think Richard's following is quickly going to surpass Father Z.  Our favorite Mom for Life, Kelly, was one of my very first followers and a dear friend both on the blogosphere and in "real life".  Terry Nelson was the first major blogger to link to The Little Way.  I still have a hard time knowing when he's joking and when he's serious, but so long as Terry knows the difference, it's all good.  There are so many others and please forgive me for not having the synapses firing adequately to remember you all.

Thank you dear friends and God bless us all.


  1. Joyce, you have no idea how big a smile you have just put on my face. Thank you so much!

  2. Hi Joyce, what a lovely surprise! I must say: I definitely "qualify" for this award by having less than, way less than...200 followers : )

    But hey, the ones I do have, like you, are the BEST! Thank you so much for thinking of me, and for highlighting my blog with this award.

    I thought this was funny and wanted to share with you: Wordpress sent me a detailed summary of my blog statistics over the past year, and the number one link which refers people to me is YOUR BLOG! So a double thanks, and a big hug to you today!

    Love you,

  3. Thank you Joyce. Watch the up and coming post over the next few days. While we don't have any fresh veges right now I am planning a dinner based on the Danish cookbook I recently won in a giveaway one of my blogger friends hosted. I'm really half Danish, my dad being the first born here, but my grandmother, aunt and uncle have now passed on and I have no recipes! I will give you a hint though- I will NOT be making the Fish Pudding! LOL.

  4. ..I've learned so much from you Joyce and all the others you've mentioned. Thank you for even considering me.I'm blessed to know you all.

    As with Patricia, you're the number one link that refers people to me too!

    Love you +

  5. I have added your blog to my list of Liebster Awards.... Thank you for your great posts!

    God Bless

  6. Thank you, friends, for all your kind comments and for your support of my blog and of me with your prayers.
    I love you all

  7. Aw-thanks! I actually lost one of my very few followers recently! Lol--well I haven't been working too hard at blogging either, so there hasn't been much to follow. But Congratulations! and thank you for your kind words.

  8. You continue to introduce me to great bloggers. Just visited Linen on the Hedgerow. Off to read more, thanks and God bless your 2012!

  9. Kelly, it happens. When people give up their blogs and sign off Google, it happens automatically, I think.

    Allison, yes, it's an excellent blog. God bless your 2012 as well!

  10. Finally getting caught up and thank you so much Joyce...I am really touched. I appreciate the support and encouragement from all my followers and the inspiration I receive in return~Theresa


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