I love blogging! More specifically, I love the blogging community I have discovered. Where have you ladies been all my life? This summer I was nominated by Amie Jo at Life’s Little Projects for a Very Inspiring Blogger award. Last week Kortney at Vulnerable Prayers nominated me for a Liebster Award for new bloggers. It is so flattering and humbling to be noticed. Although I didn’t write about them, I truly appreciate these ladies’ efforts and their inspiring blogs!
All this led me to think about my (almost) first year in the blog world. The friendships I have made have been so encouraging and have pushed me to grow. God always knows what I need to hear and from who. He is always using my blog friends.
These are not awards, but here are a few ladies who make a difference to me:
Linda at Creekside Ministries. Linda is special for many reasons. When I had been at this a few months, she came along as my first non family member or friend to start reading and commenting on a regular basis. This was huge as I didn’t know that anyone who didn’t know me liked my words! Linda is such an encourager to so many of us and writes beautiful words. Thank you Linda!
Valerie at Grace with Silk. Valerie is also an encourager and another friend. I love how on her blog, she shares what God is teaching her and adds amazing pictures. You have great talent Valerie! Thank you!
Maddy at MaddyChristine Hope. I “met” Maddy this summer and she really loved the Intentional Spending post. She was the first person to email me about my blog. Maddy has such passion and shares it with us. Thank you!
Sarah Ann at Faith Along the Way. Sarah Ann has been a friend in real life for 10 years. She started her blog this year too and I have loved sharing ideas and writing guest posts for each other. Not long after she started, she began a weekly link up for all of us to share our posts. Sarah Ann, I love your words and your spirit of community! Thank you!
You have all encouraged me and told me when I encouraged you. Y’all keep me going and the world is a sweeter place with you in it. Keep sharing your heart and spreading the love of Jesus.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your friendship!
Linking with Holley Gerth and her Coffee for the Heart!