Tuesday, January 29, 2008

You Encourage Me to Follow in His Footsteps!

What a beautiful Blessing! I am so honored that my friend Maria has been kind enough to share this award with me! It means a great deal to me, because of what it represents! It was designed by Karen @ Karen's Ramblings. This is what prompted her to create it:

Encouragement. A word of hope or affirmation is a real blessing to building one another up - with the view of leading us closer to God.

I have been really encouraged, inspired, challenged and stirred up by a lot of posts that I have read. They have drawn me closer to God, desiring to follow in His Footsteps more and more.

Maria describes why she has shared this blessing from her heart...

The people I have mentioned are the ones that I can click on even when I maybe can't focus or press in, because of time or state of mind, and KNOW that I will be drawn near to Christ and it will be impossible to miss Him while I visit with them.

I have been encouraged, uplifted, challenged and blessed by so many of you. And I've tried to share examples of this when the Lord has placed it on my heart, whether that be in comments to you or in posts, such as here. There are so many of you that deserve this award for various reasons. And there are some of you that I would give it to if you didn't already have it!- (Maria and Susan) I would now like to pass this blessing on to...

1. JMom @ Lots of Scotts, because she truly treasures the blessing of motherhood God has given her, and her writing is honest, heart felt, hilarious and encourages me spiritually in my own parenting endeavors!
2. Erin @ Embracing my Cup, because she is endearing and her love for the Lord and her family is so evident in every thing she shares!
3. Kimberly @ A Planting of the Lord - She is one of my new favorites. Although she hasn't been blogging very long, she strives to deepen her walk with the Lord.
4. Marsha @ Marsha's Musings - I appreciate and enjoy her daily snippets (5 minute retreats) of encouragement as well as her heart for sharing God's love and word through foreign missions.

These are a few blogs I encourage you to enjoy for your self! I hope to continue to encourage, and uplift those of you who visit my blog. Lord make me worthy to bear the name "Christian."


dawn said...

Thanks for visiting me Tiffany. I really like Lots of Scotts and Embracing my Cup too. Now, I will enjoy reading your posts as well.

You should write about your friends. It was really neat for me to write that today...showed me all of the Lord's goodness to me through my girlfriends.

Kellie said...

Tiffany, thank you very much for the kind words you left for me on Erin's blog "Embracing My Cup."
I'm still slightly in shock actually at your pure kindess!
I've now found my way onto your blog and will begin reading it immediately!
Thank you so much!

Marsha said...

Oh, Tiffany! Thank you so much for your kind and encouraging words! I really needed them this evening as my heart is heavy for my daughter in Kenya right now. Please pray! I'll put this wonderful award up tomorrow. Right now I want my Retreats/Kenya post on top. Bless you, Dear One!

kmom3 said...

I am so humbled by your kindness. Thank you. I haven't put it up yet just out of my own feelings of awkwardness at even being acknowledged. But I have added you to my "Places that Bless Me" so that my friends can come and be blessed by you as I am! I'll be doing something just kind of silly probably on Friday to remind those who come by my place of the other awesome blogs (YOURS included) they can get to from mine.
You are such a blessing! Not just for the tag and the award, but for the love of Jesus that radiates from all that you say on your page!
Love and Blessings,

JMom said...

Tiffany! Your sweet words of encouragement have blessed me this morning. THANK YOU!!!!

freetofly said...

Tiff, you are such a sweet exhorter! Hope you are doing well this week!

I tagged you for something...you can "save it for later" or pass or play whenever you want!

God bless you & your sweet family!

Embracing my cup said...

Thanks so much for thinking of me! Your words were a real encouragement to me!! What a neat award! Thanks again!

Karen said...

Hi there, thanks for dropping by :-) Did you mean to create your own award or just link back to your blog? Just in case - I have Photostudio 2000 loaded on my PC and it gives me the option to add text. If you wanted to have a Mr Linky, linking something back to your blog. Follow the instructions on the following site
to help you link back. Hope that helps.

Penless Thoughts said...

Tiffany, thanks for the sweet comment. I look forward to getting to know you a lot better. Please come back and ask me a question so you can get into my drawing!!!

kmom3 said...

Hey! I posted about this award today. Not in the silly way I had planned, but how I felt God leading me today. Hope you and your sweeties are having a blessed day!

freetofly said...

Hey, Tiff! Just wanted to say hello!!

Hope your week has been great!


Marsha said...

I finally got the award up you gave me. I'm sorry it took so long. I was going to put it up last weekend and then I had 2 prayer posts that went up. I was afraid it would get lost in the reading so I waited until today.
Thank you again so much! That is just the most encouraging award to receive. I'm truly humbled.