Very inspiring.

Thank you, Shaun from the blog prayingforoneday for this acknowledgement through the interwebs in bestowing to me the “Very Inspiring Blogger” award. It’s really nice to hear this from someone other then friends and family (who I suspect have to tell me I’m inspiring just because they love me and I never stop talking about my blog… i.e. “Omg, here comes Steph and she’s referencing her Word Press site again *eye roll.* )

Bloggers like Shaun and many others in the Word Press community have really inspired me through their writings and very honest sharing of life stories and struggles. Blogging and writing can be a very personal and very difficult endeavor. I’m grateful to have this humble lil’ avenue to speak my mind and heart and to connect with others. And it’s nice to know – just once in a while maybe – that you can inspire someone! Lord knows I have found much inspiration here!


The rules of the Very Inspiring Blogger Award: 

1. Display the award logo on your blog.
2. Link back to the person who nominated you.
3. State 7 things about yourself.
4. Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award and link to them.
5. Notify those bloggers of the nomination and the award’s requirements.

Seven things about me…

1. Jesus is my King, my love, the song in my heart… the most graceful, loving kindness.

2. I love going to church and having church. I love talking about religions and spirituality. Who says you can’t talk about religion and politics among a group? Put a pot of tea on, pull up a chair and lets get talking. I’ll make a snack! Or, we could just talk about the weather or sports. Booooring.

3. I just signed up to run a seven-mile race in August to raise money for adults with autism and brain injury research and treatment (stay tuned for future blog posts on this.) Umm, I’ve never even completed a 5k succesfully. We’ll see how this goes…

4. Sometimes I bite off more than I can chew. (Umm, refer to number 3!)

5. I have a 12-year-old cat named after the biblical prophet Elijah. He is the most socially aggressive cat ever. Yesterday he head-bumped my beer bottle into my teeth in an attempt at a cuddle. He also drools like a dog.

6. One of my favorite movies is “Waking Life.”

7. I’ve lived in Madrid, Costa Rica and five small towns in Pennsylvania before moving to Cape Cod. I love it here.

My nominations for the “Very Inspiring Blogger Award” are…

1. Sethsnap Join 11,000 + followers for some pretty inspiring photography and travels here. Sethsnap was also one of the first bloggers to frequent my site. Yes, I noticed. And I thank you 🙂

2. Bucket List Publications Travel, Adventure and New Experiences

3. A Devoted Life Practical, daily devotionals for the real world. (So real and so good!)

4. Broken Light, A Photography Collection – very artistic photographs taken from people who are managing or struggling with a mental illness. So many of the posts here really encapsulate what mental illness can be like. Great understanding in this site for anyone working to erase stigma in mental healthcare.

5. The War in My Brain – A very brave and honest blog about living with an OCD diagnosis and managing the symptoms.

6. Full of Roses Inspirationals – Christian inspirational photography and poetry

7. ShrinksAren’tCheap – Very creative, very playful, dark, fantastical work. This blog title is one of the best I’ve seen. What is better therapy than writing, after all? I mean, if you’re a writer.

8. Words of Balance – Great inspiration and clear-cut simple tips and tools for life.

9. The Better Man Projects – Very inspiring. Enough said.

10. OneBraveSurvivorHealing – I am of the firm conviction these days that healing does take courage. So this blog is very inspiring and I nominate it with gusto.

11. CHRISTian Poetry by Deborah Ann – Very inspiring and beautiful words, stanzas and verses here.

12. Shift – because the only thing constant is change – And this blog constantly inspires, too. That hasn’t really changed.

13. Seeker of Truth – A fabulous literary blogger who also loves to talk about Jesus. A gal after my own heart.

14. True Warriors of God – Ephesians Chapter 6 🙂 and many other lovely thoughts.

15. Take a Walk on the Wild Side – Great nature photos and wildlife information here. One of a few wildlife blogs I subscribe to thanks to the influence of my biologist hubby. Have you hugged a tree today?

That is my list of the 15 nominations for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. I frequent these sites at least once a week. There are so many more great blogs out there, but this is a little view into what I’ve been reading and what has most recently inspired me. Check them out. Very inspiring, indeed!

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How kind, thank you so much. Your words make mine worth writing.

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Comment by Leandra Couasnon

Thanks 🙂

Comment by simplyenjoy

My Pleasure…

Comment by prayingforoneday

Congratulations! You are such an inspiration to me! 😀

Comment by Steve Rebus

I’m so glad you come around, Steve 🙂 Thanks for that!

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