Saturday, August 09, 2008

Thank God and thank you for your Love and Friendship

Dear Friends and Visitors,

I am thankful to God for the joy and privileges of knowing each one of you, my dear blogging friends and visitors.

Reading your blogs and your comments have been such enriching and encouraging experiences for me!

Your friendships, prayers and encouragements do mean a lot to me. They are tokens of God's love for me and I thank God upon every remembrance of you.

I am thankful to God for causing our paths to cross in such wonderful ways through blogging!

Your presence, love and friendship has made blogging a very wonderful and blessed experience for me. Every one of your comments mean a lot to me even though I may not be able to respond individually to them due to various constraints. Know that they are precious to me and I thank you for leaving notes for me to encourage me!

I pray that God will continue to keep you near to Him and make you a blessing to all that come into contact with you, to His glory. May you continue to grow in your love for the Lord and His people.

2 Awards to share with you!
(Feel free to pass these on or if you prefer not to, it is okay!)

Here are 2 awards that kind friends shared with me and I like to share with all of you, my dear blogging friends and visitors, for the ways your friendships, your blogs and your comments have been such blessings to me.

I will try and list as many of you as I can, and will keep on adding. But if I do incidentally missed you out (I hope I don't!), please forgive me and know that these awards are for you too.

So if you are reading this post, these award belongs to you! Thanks for sharing your love and friendship with me and may we continue to pass this love and friendship on to others.

Sharing The Love Award

Peggy (Mazes, Messes, Miracles...aMazing Grace) loves the Lord and shares freely her writing gift with her readers and she is generous in encouraging fellow bloggers. Peggy has kindly shared this award with all her friends. I would like to share this award with all of you, my dear blogging friends and visitors.

This lovely award is created by Crystal @ Memoirs of a Mommy in honor of Noah and the donor of his sweet little heart who ENCOURAGES us to SHARE THE LOVE ! Thanks Crystal! [Click on Memoirs of a Mommy to learn and read this special love story!] The rules for this award are to pass it along to some people whose blogs you love. They make you laugh, smile, leave encouraging comments on your blog. You would like to share some love with them because they have uplifted, inspired, encouraged or prayed for you. Please include this paragraph with the link to Memoirs of a Mommy so that everyone know where this award originated from.

Friendship Award

Serendipity (Serendipity Park). Serendipity (LS and Happy) have very kind and loving hearts and they love to encourage others. I thank God for their encouragements to me and many others. It is a joy to visit their blog. Their posts, filled with creative writings and beautiful photographs, always make me smile :-)

Serendipity has kindly shared this award with me. I would like to share this award with all of you, my dear blogging friends and visitors. Feel free to pass these on to your precious friends.

So these 2 special awards are for you my dear friends and visitors (I am still adding you....):

Above the Clouds Lana G.
A Damsel no longer in distress JesusRulzMe
A happy heart at home Susan
A Life Uncommon Donetta
A Magnolia's Heart Beat Laurie Ann
Amy's Place Amy
Amazing Adventures Await! Erica
Ann Kroeker Ann
A Pink Carnation in Bloom Susie
A Psycho-Therapist with Bipolar Annie
Aroma of Joy Kelly

Bears In Exile Love Bears All Things
Bella Mama's Prairie Life BellaMama
Beverly by Grace Beverly
Bipolarity Syd
Blessed Beyond Imagination Kathy
Blessed with Grace Lisa
BPD in OKC Bpd
Breaths of Faith Tammy
Broken Vessels God Chaser

Child of the King Jennifer
C h r y s a l i s e-Mom
Clay in the Potter's Hand Colored Heart
Coming Out of the Dark Dream Writer
Critty Joy Critty Joy

Daily Provision Janet
Day to Day Miracles JeLalaine
Deanna's Corner Deanna
Depression Introspection Marissa

Encouragement From My Heart Lorie (Joyfulsister)
Ever so Dear Diane
Every Moment Matters Jena
Everything to Me aka Puff's Pockets Darlene

Faith Prints Tania
14 Fir Street Karen (Mrs Huse Clifton)
Five Minutes of Fame Jane
Flickers of a Faithful FireFly HisFireFly
Forever 'n Ever 'n Always Jill
Forever His Susan
From an Acorn
Fruits of the Spirit Melanie

Gratitude Lorri
Gina's Public Diary Gina

Happy Wanderer (Ellen b) Ellen b
Heather's Humor Heather
Hip chick's home Hip Chick
Home Sweet Home Deniece
Hope for Each Day Cheryl
How do we get there from here? Peculiar

I will take it lord, all you have to give Lori
In Christ Alone Renee
It's All About Him Tricia

Jendi's Journal Jendi
Jesus-Filled Hope Tessa
Jim's Deep Thoughts Jim
Joy of Desserts Joy
Joyful Journey Journal Kathy (Pianokat61)
Joyfull Living Joyfull
Joyfully Living for His Glory Chelsey

Kiki's Corner Kristi
Kisses From Heaven Mary

Life in the Wood Jenelle
Life's Blessings NanaNor's
Living Frugally JadeMerie

Maiylah's Snippets Maiylah
Mak!Mej! Mama meji
Mariposa's Tales Mariposa
Married to the Preacher Natalie
Marsha's Musings Marsha
Mary's Writing Nooks Mary
Mazes, Messes, Miracles.... aMazing Grace Peggy
Meditations and Confessions of a Homemaker Sheila
Memoirs of a Mommy Crystal
Multiple Synchronicities & Sclerosis Merelyme
Michele's Morsels Beelieve Michele
Millie Millie
Modobject at Home Mod Girl
Mom Of 4 Saved By Grace Amy
More questions than answer
Mother of Shrek Casdok
Moving the Mountain Mamasmurf
My Cup Runneth Over Tracy
My Life's Journey Pia
My Little Cowboys Kellie
My Name is Danielle Danielle

Not a DIY Life Heather

Oak Rise Cottage Carrie
One Bipolar Life Precious Rock
One Sacrifice For All Time Amanda
Our Life Tiffanie
Out Standing In My Field Chandy
Ozarks sew n' sew Michelle

P pennyraine
Pockets of Time Lisa (Morning Rose)
Precious Memories Susan
Psychological Perspective Teresa

Quiet Reflections SharonB
Quoth The Rav Becky

Raindrops and Rainbows Bp
Reading By the Seashore Ladybug
Redeemed Angela
Reflections in the window Jen
Regalo ng Diyos (God's Gift) Rocks
Remember the Moments alihsee
Rich Gifts Edie
Roller Coaster Marja

Safe in His Arms Tonya
Seed Thoughts Tracy (Blessed One)
Serendipity Park LS and Happy
Scattered Stones Kim
Scrapping Servant Carolyn
Sharon Hurley Sharon
Shortybear's Place Denise
Shabby Olde Potting Shed Lea
Simple Life Simply Me PinayMama
SmallWorld SmallWorld At Home
Soulful Sepulcher Stephany
Spin Original PJ
Sting My Heart Iris
Stover Lane Darlene
Sunflower Faith Twinklemom

Tales from the Back Acher Chickie Momma
Tea with Tiffany Tiffany
The 160 Acrewoods Amy
The Accidental Pharisee Beth
The CooknTcher Mom Princess
The Happy Wanderer Ellen
The Holley Herald (Steven and Aisha) Aisha
The Journey Back Sherry (MyJourneyBack)
The Liebers The Liebers
The narrow path flmom
The voice of FMLL
The Write Way Teresa
Thirsty For Him Tracy
Thirsty Soul Stephanie
To Know Him Toknowhim

Unequally Yoked In Grace Abby

warmHarte Beth (Sailorcross)
Wellness Writer Susan
Whispers of the Morning Dawn
Without Fear Pam
Women taking a Stand Laurie
Write From the Heart Lelia

Yellowrose Cottage Tale Linda

Here are some instructions on how you can copy these awards to your posts or sidebars:
A) To copy these awards to your posts:

1) Go to my post
2) put your cursor on the picture you want to copy
3) Right click on your mouse
4) Choose "Save image as"
5) Go to a folder in your computer/hard disk
6) Save it in your computer
7) Do the same for the second picture
8) Go to your blog
9) Create a new post
10) Use Add Image and upload the picture from your hard disk to the post (just like the way you will upload any other graphics unto your post)

B) To put these awards to your sidebar

1) Go to your Dashboard
2) Choose Layout
3) Add a Gadget
4) Choose Picture
5) A small window will open up.
6) For Title put "Sharing the Love Award".
7) For Caption, most people thank the person who gives them the award. So if you want, you can put "Thanks Nancie!"
8) Can ignore the Link
9) Image - at from your computer, click at "Browse"
10) Go to the folder where you saved the "Sharing the Love Award". Click at the image and click Open
11) Save the Gadget
12) You can move the Gadget to wherever you want on your Layout
13) Save your layout
14) When you view your blog you will be able to see the award on your sidebar
15) Repeat the steps for the second Image

Let me know if you have any problems with copying the images to your blogs and I will see how best I can help. You can email me at

Thanks again for your friendships and encouragements. Thanks for stopping by. May God grant you a blessed weekends!

Take care.


Gina's Public Diary said...

Thank you Nancie!! I am honored you shared these with me!

Jennifer said...

Thank you so much blogging buddy:) Your so kind and sweet:)

Tänia said...

Nancie, that is just the sweetest thing to share! Thank you so much! I had received the one award from Peggy before as well. You are a doll to think of so many people to share with. I am honored!

Big hugs!

Tänia of

Peggy said...

WAY TO GO NANCIE!!!! That's the way to SHARE the LOVE!!! And your sweet FRIENDSHIP! Congratulations to you and all your recipients! You are a
great person with a BIG heart!

Thank you so much for passing the LOVE & FRIENDSHIP to me! I have not forgotten the KINDNESS one either.
I will let you know as soon as I post about them. I have not yet done them because of my Husband Encouragement Challenge & Prayer for this whole month but I'm working on combining them so I have other days to do SPECIAL things like this and TT and TSMSS!!!

Bless you so much! May God pour back into your life and heart a hundred fold! Hope you got'em all!
I was thinking of doing one in your sidebar that I read! I'll have to check your list before I do it! I like new ones to get a chance...many have had these many times but it's still passing from your heart that counts! And all the effort of listing, linking and notifying! BIG HUGS! Hope this makes you feel MORE THAN A CONQUEROR maany times over!!! it's so good to give...God is so good and HE just keeps on giving!

Heather said...

Thank You Nancie!!! That was just the sweetest blog, thanks for putting a big smile on my face :)

Denise said...

You are so precious, thank you my friend.

Joyfulsister said...

Hi Nancie..
(((Hugz sister))) Thank you so much for this surprise! I had good news today Nancie my tests came back okay.. and along with this award I feel so blessed. Thanks again

Cheryl said...


Thank you so much. I'm honored you would want to share with me.

You are such a blessing! Thank you for all your prayers, my friend.


Amanda B. said...

Thanks so much for taking the time to give me these awards. I was so excited. They are my first since I started blogging in March!! When my bugaboo goes down for a nap, I will post about them. I have you on my blogroll now so I can keep up with you and keep you in my prayers. I hope you have a GREAT weekend and a WONDERFUL Lord's day!!

Tomorrow is a special day for me: Lord's Day AND my 12 year anniverary!! That is a miracle in and of itself. Check out my blog later for more details!!


Amanda Bowers

Kristi said...

Nancie, you are so sweet. I have to tell you that when I received a Share the Love Award, I was ready to give it to you. Then, I looked and you had already received one! Of course you did. Your love for the Lord is so evident. Thanks for blessing me every time I visit your blog!

Darlene said...

THANK-YOU NANCIE!!! I am so honored that you chose me to share these awards with! I am excited!!!
I appreciate your blog and how you share your heart! It encourages me so much. I have made such wonderful friends through blogging and it really makes my day to be honored in this way. Thanks for all the encouragement and prayers and comments. I always get a smile because of you.
Have a fabulous weekend,
Sisters in Christ,

The Holleys said...

Oh wow! Nancie, this is so nice of you to even think of giving me these awesome awards. I'm so blessed to have you as one of my blogging friends. Thank you so much! Made my evening. God bless you.

Twinkle Mom @ Sunflower Faith said...

Oh Nancie!! Thank you! That is so sweet. God bless you for just your love for the Lord and your strong encouragement that is a blessing and testament to having faith in the Lord.

Kathy C. said...

Nancie, thank you for thinking of me! :) I'm glad you enjoyed the "walk through my garden", and I hope you will come again. I have enjoyed reading your blog and hearing your heart.
Have a blessed day!

Susan said...

Ahhh Nancie,

What a kind and loving person you are!! You have the biggest heart.

We all love and appreciate YOU so much.

So I know why you recieved these awards.

I'm honored and blessed.


Stephanie said...

Thank you, Nancie! You're so sweet. I've so enjoyed getting to know you through your blog as well. Hope you're enjoying a nice weekend. :)

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Thank you sweetie. I really needed that today. I am really in a bit of a funk as I call it this week and you have certainly helped my mood. Love and huggles.

Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

Thank you so much for the awards and your kind comments on my blog too, Nancie. This is a really sweet post.

Edie said...

Thank you for sharing this with me too Nancie! With all the love you share, it's no wonder you have such a long list of friends!

God Bless!

Merelyme said...

hello has been some time since i have visited you. i hope you are doing well. this is such a great list of people! i hope to get around to visiting all these lovely people.

marja said...

You're such a dear, Nancie. Thanks you for being so thoughtful to so many of us.

Tracy said...

You are such a kind and loving friend and encourager. Your words never fail to bless. Thank you so much for sharing these awards. (I'm sure it was a lot of work creating all those links!)

God's blessings,

ellen b. said...

Thank you for these kind awards. The blogging community really can be a special blessing in our day to day lives. Praying right now that God continues to uphold you and send you encouragement through His body. Blessings...

Casdok said...

I too have found bloging an experience getting to know people you other wise would never meet.
Thank you for thinking of me :)

Sharon Brumfield said...

Hi, I am here by way of Joyful Sister. She recommended that we come by and visit...because you are such an inspiration and have such an encouraging heart.
So, Hi!
It is always great to meet a new sister.
Have a blessed Sunday!

Cheryl said...

Thanks for the award! You have such a sweet heart thanks so much for sharing it with us!

Michele Williams said...

Thank you Nancie for the honor of sharing your most deserving awards. You are a special lady!You have made feel most welcomed and encouraged.
God bless you dear,

Toknowhim said...

Thank you Nancie for the Awards... I am happy that you have been encouraged through the avenue of blogging... Blessings to you!!!

flmom said...

Wow - this is so unexpected! Finding your sweet note on my blog made my day - thank you!!!

Carrie said...

Thank you very much for these awards. I have passed them on to two other blog friends in my latest post:

Wellness Writer said...

Dear Nancie,
Thanks so much. That's very sweet of you! Personally, I like it that you've chosen so many blogs. I stopped accepting awards because I always had to choose five to seven other deserving people and I disliked eliminating people. But, you show your generosity and kindness in the way you shared yours!


jhunnelle said...

Hi Nancie, Lorie shared about the award that you gave her, you have such a wonderful and encouraging blog, can i link yours to my blog.


Jenelle said...

Wow, you're really sharing the love! Thank you so much for thinking of me! :)

I love how Word-filled Wednesday has brought so many people together praising the Lord. It's awesome! I wish I had time to participate every week and comment more, but nap time isn't always long enough to get everything done! :)

Anyway, thanks again! Hopefully I'll "see" you Wednesday!

Sharon said...

I am new too your site, and was in just aweee. You are loved by many, and seem to be such a blessing. So glad I found your sight, looking forward to coming back again sometime.
Have a blessed week

Laurie Ann said...

You are too sweet! Thank you so much for the encouragement and kind words of understanding. The awards are precious and mean a lot to me, too. *Hugs & Love*

Scrapping Servant said...

Hello my dear... I am FINALLY getting My Walk Monday going again and I made some changes if you would still like to join us.

Serendipity said...

Hi Nancie, what a lovely post! So much warmth and love! I'm so thankful and blessed to have you as a friend. Humbly, I have a lot to learn from you, especially on my walk with God. Thank you!

Have a blessed week!

Amydeanne said...

Thanks for being so generous Nancie! :)

God Chaser said...

Thank you so much for sharing these awards with me. I am honored, thanks so much for your support and kind words at my site. I truly thank you for this and for your great contributions to this ministry of love and sharing.

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

Thank you so much Nancie! Very very sweet of you!
I love coming to visit you! Your light so shines!

Tiffanie said...

Thank you so much for including me! I love reading your blog, and appreciate you wondering over to mine. So glad we "met".

Scrapping Servant said...

thank you my friend!

Tiffany Stuart said...

What a beautiful circle of friends you have! Loved seeing your growing list of friendships through blogging.

Thank you for including me. I am touched. I look forward to what God is doing with such a great group of ladies who love the Lord.

Thankful for you.


Danielle Says Hello said...

What a kind and thoughtful gesture! Thank you so much for the 'shout out' and I love the awards!!!

Teresa Lynne said...

Thank you so much! I love it! Thank you for thinking of me!

Tery, Dreamwriter.

From the Heart said...

Nancie, I just stopped by to let you know that I received the Sharing the Love and the Friendship Award from a special blogging friend. The story behind the Sharing the Love Award is so touching.
May God bless you,

Beverly said...


Thank you for the awards. I feel honored to have recieved these. Your blog was so touching. I have only being blogging for a few months, but I have met some wonderful ladies. Without blogging I would never have met them.


Lisa said...

Thanks so much for the awards! I've never received a blogger award before. :)

Susie said...

You are too sweet Nancie! Thank you so much for the honor!

Alexis - Chickie Momma said...

Nancie, you are showing us all how to "share the love" and be a friend! Thanks for your uplifting comments each week, and your delightful posts. Blessings to you, and thank you for thinking of all of us!

Donetta said...

Thank you sweet heart for thinking and acting in your kindness to find time to brighten so many folks day. I am hugged! loving you back Nancy!

Colored Heart said...

Hi!!! This is grand! Thanks a lot for including me in your Hall of Friends. I am very honored to receive these awards early in my blogging "ministry", and I hope we will continue to be friends. You are a valuable sister in the web, and I will definitely continue to visit you. I would love to get to knowmore about you. Take care! Shalom!:$

A happy heart at home said...

Thank you so much for the awards, Nancie! I've posted them on my blog. That was very sweet of you!


Joyfull said...

Thank you so much! It is truly a blessing to be your blogging friend! Thanks for letting so many know that their blogs are a blessing. It is always a pleasure to come here and visit. Thanks again and God bless!

HisFireFly said...

Thank you Nancie for giving me my very first awards, and what lovely awards they are. Thank you for being a shining example of the words our Lord said to His disciples "Freely you have received, now freely give"
Blessings and love to you. I have posted the awards on my sidebar with links back to you!

Love Bears All Things said...

Thanks Nancie.
Mama Bear

Rocks said...

thank you for the awards nancie, I am laso giving you an award here:)


BP said...

Thank you. I had seen the Share the Love Award on other blogs but didn't know the story behind it.

Peculiar said...


Thank you so much! I'm always humbled that someone would think enough of my blog to give an award of any kind.

Thanks so much for stopping by my place and just giving validity or showing interest in what you read by commenting, and giving me an award for what you found there.

It is my heart to follow Christ and be more like Him in my thinking, actions, and speech. I need His constant help. I guess that means if you saw anything good at my blog, it was JESUS!!

I will be reading your blog in bits and pieces because there are so many good things there to absorb. I'll start tonight, but I know I'll have to continuously come back. You've put a lot of time into posting because there are so many.

Thanks again and let's check on each other regularly, okay?

Many blessings to you blogging friend.

mama meji said...

Thanks so much Nancie! I am so touched with this gesture. And thank you for the kind words you always leave on my blog. I appreciate it a lot.

And yes, this week I'm joining everyone in Thankful Thursday. Have a blessed day!

Melanie said...

Thank you so much for sharing these, Nancie. You are such a good friend and I'm so very glad we have met in this wonderful blogging community.

Have a great day, my friend.

Mod Girl said...

Nancie, you are so thoughtful. Thank you for your kindness and your encouragement! I am honored and blessed!

Marsha said...

Thank you, Nancie! I'll be sure to put these up soon. I meant to do it today but the day has gotten away from me.

Thank you for your kindness and encouragement. You are a dear.

God Bless.

Kellie said...

OMG!! Thank you Nancie first for the very nice comment you left on my WFW post and for the awards that you have given me! You seem like such a sweetie and I love your blog. Thank you so much!

Beth K. Vogt said...

Nancie--Thank you for both of the awards--what a wonderful surprise after a week away from blogging!

e-Mom said...

Congratulations, Nancie. You are indeed a very special blogger.

And thank you for thinking of me with these two awards. It's an honor to me counted among such a long list of worthy writing women. (((Hugs)))

Jill said...


I'm so humbled you choose me and stopped by my site yesterday! WOW!

THANK YOU SO MUCH for all that you do and how your love for Him shines through all you say!

I'll be sure to be stopping back often!

Here is to WFW and Thankful Thursdays in Him!
Love and blessings,

JadeMerie said...

Thank you so much for the blogging awards. It is such a blessing to find wonderful people like you here in the blogosphere.
I've been reading around your blog for a few minutes this morning. I was diagnosed with Bipolar disorder about 6 years ago. I've totally given everything over to the Lord and have been medicine free for 4 years now. The Lord has given me strength!
Thank you again so much for your kindness and friendship.

Natalie said...

You are so thoughtful and always have an encouraging word. Your awards are much appreciated.

Marissa Miller said...

Thanks for the award, Nancie. It's a blessing to know you!

Princess said...

Thank you, Nancie for including me in your list of awardees. That is very sweet of you. I am very much honored.
God bless you always.

JesusRulzMe said...

Nancie, thank you precious sister! You're so kind and thoughtful and such an encouragement to those of us who read your blog!

What a sweet treasure you are!

Bless you dear sister,

maiylah said...

thank you for these, Nancie!

Stephany said...

Thank you Nancie! :)

Heather @ Not a DIY Life said...

Thank you, Nancie, for sharing these awards with me and so many others! I am honored that you would include me.

Have a blessed day!

janet said...

Thanks so much Nancie for including me in your awards. You have been an encouragement to me each week on Thankful Thursday! Blessings to you always! Love in Christ, Janet

alihsee said...

Hi Nancie, Thank you so much for the lovely awards! I absolutely love my bloggy buddies! :)

Nancie said...

Dear Friends, thanks for stopping by! Thanks for all your prayers and encouragements! Your friendship is very precious to me and I thank God for all of you. You surely deserve these lovely awards and so much more! Take care and may God keep you in His love and peace.

e-Mom said...

You have an amazing group of supporters! I just posted my recipients of your Sharing The Love Award. Thanks again for including me, and have a blessed weekend, Nancie.


e-Mom @ Chrysalis