Thursday, July 3, 2008


I am feeling the blog love this week, my friends. Seriously...A LOT of love!!! Three awards in one week kind of love. I know, I didn't believe it either.

The awards themselves are not the big's the people behind the awards. Each blogger that was gracious enough to pass it on to me, encouraged me beyond measure. Each of the (many) blogs I read daily make me smile, laugh, cry, think, and relate. That's what I seek to do here...exactly what you're doing for me.

Angela at Becoming Me has given me the "Blog of Distinction" award for those that "bless others." Angela is a very gifted writer, go to her blog and check out the links of different places her stories are featured. For her to see past my mediocre writing abilities and hear my heart, is truly a blessing to me!

I'd like to pass this award onto two wonderful bloggers:

Wendi, whose opening her heart to all of us at Every Day Miracles.

Lindsay, whose pictures are seriously breath-taking! at Bales & Tales

Jackie at Our Moments Our Memories bestowed this lovely award to me. It's the Arte y Pico (which I have no idea what that means...because although I took 2 years of Spanish in high-school, I really wasn't paying attention... but I'm to pass it on to "any I consider deserve this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and also contributing to the blogging community, no matter what language") I always look forward to reading Jackie's blog, we "get" each other. Before I pass this one along, I thought I should let you know that I think this is just a pretty lady, dressed up in a fab dress, who happens to be wearing wings...and not an actual angel, because according to the Bible she would need to be a big masculine he to indeed be a real angel...I'm a stickler for theology...who knew!?! OK, back to business, I'd like to pass this one along to:

Jodie at The Sky is Only Dark Between the Stars, a super witty, word-crazy new blog friend. She cracks me up...and maybe she can figure out what this awards name is :)

And lastly, Jill at Simply My Thoughts blessed me with this cute little number. Jill is also a Pastor's wife, and she's one of the many I've met through blogging that I wish I could hang out with in real life! I'd love to pass this one along to three bloggy friends:

Beth at Playin with the Paulsens. Beth is a real life friend that introduced me to the blogging world, and she's been my biggest supporter/encourager since I started. To know her, is to love her...go give her a visit, it won't take long to feel the love :)

Michelle at Raising Little Women...who is raising the opposite gender as I am, and yet...everyday life is very similar! I always look forward to checking in with her!

Tracie at Coffee with the Crain's...Tracie and I are newer bloggy friends, and have a ton in common. Her husband will also be starting seminary, and soon she'll outrank me as the coolest pastor's wife...(which by the way I am, in tiny-town...because I'm the only one :)

Now ladies, it's your turn to pass the love along...I forgot to copy each of the rules, but you know the drill...

If ya'll knew how long it just took me to link to'd laugh your little tushies off...for real. Receiving and giving awards is tough stuff. *smiles*


  1. Congrats on your well-deserved awards! = )

    Hope his morning finds your home a barf-free zone. Happy 4th!

  2. I feel like saying, "I told you so!!" I have been trying to tell you how cool you are and what an awesome blogger you are!!! Here is the proof! Three awards in a week!!!
    AND thanks for my first award! I don't have a clue what to do with it! What are the "rules"?
    HEY!!! LOOK!!!! I am asking YOU BLOG questions!!! YOU are a pro now!!!
    SEE you tomorrow!!! CANT WAIT!!!

  3. Thank you :) I've received one other award in my blogging career & can't see to remember what it was... I think it was something about being "nice" :)

    Love to you today - and know that your blog is LOVED by ALL of your readers for so many, many reasons!

    Your love for life.
    Your use of {...}.
    Your willingness to be vulnerable with those you've never met.
    Your ability to love others without even knowing them.
    Your beautiful sense of humor.
    Your love for the {men} in your life.

    and your desire to please Christ in all you say, write and do!
    Jesus is evident & alive in you and this wonderful blog!

    Keep it up sister - 3 comments or 57 - God is using you!! Believe me, there are many, many out there that are reading {life in the parsonage} that never comment & someday they will, or maybe they'll call you up and tell you what a difference your blog makes ... becasue it does!

    Thank you Sarah for being YOU!

  4. I think those are all new blogs to me. I'll have to check them out...just what I need, more blogs to read! :)

    You are very deserving of the awards!

  5. Congratulations! So happy for you to receive some validation of how cool you are. I crack myself up with how often I talk about you to my mom and others. When I talk to my mom about you I call you "Sarah my blogging friend." (I have to make sure she does not think I mean Sarah my sister.) You are one of my friends although we may never meet. I am sure when we meet in heaven we will know each other.

    Then again maybe we could arrange a marriage between one of my three girls and your three boys! Then we would have a real reason to meet each other!;)

  6. Congrats on well-deserved recognition of your heart and sweet spirit!

  7. Congrats to you! All are well deserved

  8. Yay, congrats! Your virtual mantel is filling up quickly! Happy 4th of July weekend.

  9. Congrats on the awards! Your blog is always fun and inspiring. Big Smiles!

  10. Congrats on all the awards! They are all well deserved!!!

  11. Congrats on your award! And you are just so sweet to pass it on to me!

    Sorry I have not commented sooner David took some time off work and we have been busy!Plus, now I have to share the computer not only with Emily and Audrey but Sarah! Arg! Why did I have to show her all the fun stuff on pbs kids!



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