Saturday, October 11, 2008

Fall Beautiful Servants


Several months ago, God placed on my heart the desire to create a blog award of sorts for posts that show a servant’s heart. Not merely a heart for serving others, although that is what we are called to do as well, but a heart that first and foremost chooses to serve God and surrender its will unto His.


The award is seasonally presented to two recipients and designed to encourage bloggers. At this time, it is only me who has the daunting task of choosing to whom to bestow the award, but I am praying about forming a committee to help me choose.


This season, there were many posts that got my attention. But two posts, two very different posts contained such unbridled honesty and love that I was reduced to tears.


The recipients of the Fall 2008 Beautiful Servant Award presented by Becoming Me are:


Julie from Jewlz Sightings for the post Rebel with a Cause

Julie’s blog has been mentoring me for nearly a year. All her posts are written honestly…some are even gritty. In Rebel with a Cause, she writes about how truly following Christ is not legalistic…and that’s a hard concept for a recovering perfectionist to understand.


And


Brent and Michelle Riggs from …Where the Laughter Lives for the post, Nope, Not Faking.

This beautiful blog about an extraordinary family is new to my reading list. In the post, Nope, Not Faking, Brent writes about the struggles the family is facing as their three-year-old adopted daughter, Abby, fights cancer.

Nope, Not Faking is a beautiful example of a surrendered heart.


I do hope you are able to take some time and read both these posts and others written by Julie and Michelle and Brent and that you also will add Abby to your prayer lists.


And a quick note to Brent, Michelle, and Julie—You are welcome to take the Beautiful Servant button for your blog. You can link it to this post or Becoming Me’s home page. However, please know that this is not a requirement. This award is not about helping me get more hits. It’s about thanking and encouraging those who inspire me.


Click here to read more about the guidelines for this award. Also, please know that this is not a pass-it-on award, but you can nominate sites for consideration. The next awards will be given in January.





24 comments:

Mrs. Sidney said...

This is an amazing thing that you do!! I will be sure to head over and check out there blogs...

Have a good weekend.

Julie said...

Oh dear friend, to think that my heart written stirs another heart is astounding to me. Could it be?
Thank you for your precious gift. Thank you for seeing Papa God in me. He is the love of my life.

You have blessed me!
Hugs,
Julie

Bethany said...

Thanks so much for the comment you left on my blog. I see we follow some of the same blogs. I see you are experiencing autumn now. We are almost halfway through spring and then comes the very hot summer. My favourite seasons are autumn and spring.

Mrs. Newlywed said...

aw what a sweet award!

Carol said...

Thanks for your comment at the Cafe today. You say the sweetest things. I needed that today. Thank you! :)

Jenn said...

Great choices for your award.

Jamie said...

Thanks for finding my blog! Great seeing your site and the stuff you're a part of. Great award to put out in the blogging community!

Joyfulsister said...

Hi My Sister..
Wow it has been such a long time since we have visited each other. How can I forget my sisters who were with me when I first started blogging. I have been resting and taking care of my body. I went to visit my bloggy friends who I was blessed to meet when I started and you came to my mind. I just wanted to say hello and see how you are doing. I was blessed to see your blog once again and will catch up on my reading.

Hugz Lorie

Candy said...

WHAT A GREAT IDEA!!!!

[[[Just stoppin by to say HI from Sarah's page VIA "life in the parsonage"! cute page!!]]]

~Candy

Casey's trio said...

Thanks so much for stopping by our blog and saying hello! And it seems you have made many dear friends and are passing along your thankfulness. Love it!

MoziEsmé said...

Thanks for sharing these links! Sweet awards...

Shorty said...

I am inspired by your blog and wanted to pass along an award to you. Please check out my post today to see what I'm referring to... http://securityville.blogspot.com. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and I look forward to reading your blog for a long time to come!

Genny said...

I will have to go read those posts. (Something tells me I need to get the Kleenex ready first.) I think it is so great you created this award, Angela.

Sara@ Butterville said...

This is such a kind and wonderful thing. I love that we can go to a blog and be inspired and then they tell you who inspired them...like one big blog chain of love and support.

Jill said...

Beautiful post! I love your hearts desire to share His joy, peace and hope with others.

I posted an award last week on Thursday for all who stopped by to pick up and you definitely deserve the award! You sow many seeds of love every day!

Thanks for all you share with us!

In His amazing grace,
Jill

Rachel said...

Going to check these out. Love your blog!

Gretchen said...

Well, I'll have to give Nope, Not Faking a read...

As for Julie, I'm already a die-hard, major league fan. She's such a mentor to me, too.

Excellent choices.

Amy-littletoesandcheerios said...

Great idea! I'll check out their blogs.

Nadine said...

What a lovely award. You did a nice job with the button.

Congratulations to the winners.

Cindy said...

What a great award.
I did read both posts and they certainly deserve it.

Pam said...

I agree with your nominations. I read and wrote about how Brent's entry effected me too. I appreciate your award, it is a good one.

Denise said...

May God sweetly bless you.

CC said...

awesome award you made!

Kimberly said...

What a wonderful award! And I just love Julie!

Hope you are having a great week!
:) K

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