On first receipt of the traditional WordPress awards from fellow bloggers, I was dubious. On the flip-side though, I appreciated/appreciate the recognition for my intentional work in the Vineyard, and through these awards have been exposed to excellent blogs that I would not have found without specific mention from fellow bloggers.
For this particular award, I graciously thank To Love and Truth, as Michael’s blog provides an inspirational and educational read each time I visit. I am honoured.
It’s been a while since awards have been doing the rounds, and I would like to thank the readers of my blog for support and contributions over the past year. Thank you…many blogs are deserving of these awards.
I’m particularly grateful for consideration of this award as I do endeavour to share special moments and thoughts with the readers of 1catholicsalmon.
1. Use the award logo in the post.
2. Link to whoever nominated you.
3. Write 10 pieces of information about yourself.
4. Nominate fellow bloggers who meet the indicated criteria.
5. Leave a comment on the nominees’ blogs to tell them of the award.
2. I was born in South Africa, and I am currently hankering after the warm sun and sunny skies that abound there.
3. I belong to the wonderful parish of St. Joseph New Malden, where the Truth of our faith is promoted daily, and where I receive my Spiritual Food.
4. I had the unexpected pleasure of meeting a man who radiates the love of God: Rev Stuart Windsor.
While I was shopping in a Christian bookstore, he walked in and began chatting with those around him as if he were acquainted with everyone. He possesses a sort of magnetism that cannot be ignored and I was intrigued by this elderly gentleman’s’ confidence, and sense of authority. His demeanour and obvious joy set him apart from the rest of us in that shop, and I wanted to know more about him.
I walked over to pay for my books when he began chatting with me also. He asked me which church I belong to and proceeded to make a positive remark about St. Joe’s, telling me of a fine young priest he knew from there.
He handed me a business card. On it, was the logo of the CSW (Christian Solidarity Worldwide organisation – www.csw.org.uk ) and his name:
Rev Stuart Windsor - underscored with the title , ‘Special Ambassador‘.This title would’ve meant nothing had I just been handed the card and not met him personally. Meeting this man changed me in a way that I cannot explain, and I understood for the first time what it’s like to meet someone really close to God. Don’t ask me how I knew this, I just did. I proceeded to look up information about him, and it made for some very interesting reading. Click the link above for interesting facts about him.
5. My beloved and I have been married for 28 years this year. It still feels so right.
6. The older I get the deeper my love for Jesus grows.
7. I love praying the Rosary. I have a collection of Rosaries.
8. Reconciliation is part of a monthly routine, and is one of my favourite Sacraments.
10. I prefer attending Mass that is Ad Orientem
So, I nominate these chosen blogs for the following awards:-
Best Moment Award (to person/blog that brought a special moment):
- Art in Faith
- 8 kids and a business
- Catholic alchoholic
- 365 Missional practice
- Wonder and Beauty
Semper Fidelis Award (Semper Fidelis for always faithful):Bridges and tangents
Sunshine Award (to to person/blog that brought sunshine):