A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.
Proverbs 25:11

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

AWARDS and such

Well it is said that it a woman's perogative to change her mind, or can one re-consider things in life"I think so"....
With that said I am CHANGING my own personal policy on awards etc..I have been struggling when recently Susan, of Penless writer recently awarded me a wonderful award.
I also am quoting from Jennifer's comment on awards to me that just made sense:
"Deby, I was torn between receiving awards and not, and if you read the link as to why I am going to continue. At first I was going to stop participating, but years ago my mom gave me good advice that I forgot for a bit. Sometimes the person giving needs that in their spiritual growth.Same with receiving. It is all too easy to be strong and give everyone else something, but to humble oneself and just say thank you is hard.
Almost as if one is implying that one is too good. We are in this together as Christians. We are to uplift eachother and fellowship with one another.By using an award to uplift another is wonderful. I am living testimony of this. Susan gave me the methetes award and wow. She had no idea that I have been feeling overwhelmed. I do lean on Jesus, but to be picked up by another Christian, made me as a person so uplifted. It was wonderful that others see my struggles and my strengths."

So with that said...I will try to go back in my past emails and see IF I can re-coup...but in the scheme of things I guess it does not matter..
Please understand I am not doing this to GET MORE,,,and also realize..that it too can take me weeks to do the work it takes to then award them properly.
Truly, AS imperfect as I am, my prayer is that someone in blogland is blessed by things posted..whether,trivial , funny, or profound. I know I am blessed by all of you in SOOOO many ways.


Julie's Jewels said...

I understand what you are saying. My only thing is having to narrow it down to just a few to give them to. So I choose not to do it at all so I don't end up with people getting hurt feelings because I didn't choose them. I would hate for someone to feel left out because I didn't choose them for a particular award. I've appreciated each and every one I've gotten. I even was going to put the award in my sidebar so everyone could see the awards I've gotten from others....but I couldn't get peace about that because I felt like I was bragging on myself. That is just MY feeling not that anyone else is doing that if they choose to put the awards they have won on their sidebar. I'm proud for those that get awarded the awards they get.

Daughter of the King said...

I did not see that you don't receive awards on your blog...and just awarded you one...would you rather I did someone else

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

That is so true!

jennifer said...

Deby, I thank you so much for being human. We are all in this, those that do and those that don't.

I think that there are some fluff awards, but I have followed your blog awhile and you like I have will discern which to pass on, and which to leave behind.

I rarely jump up and do a post about the award. This allows me time to swirl it around in my head and decide who and why. Us, not so young bloggers recall days of yesteryear when all did not win, and the rest of us were just as tickled.

I love your blog, and through it I love that I have *met* an incredibly strong woman, who loves the Lord.

So thank you again.

Mrs.B said...

That is the reason I still participate in awards. We need to allow others to bless us....I just decided to not post them in my sidebar anymore. That way I can still allow someone to bless me and humbly say 'thank you' and yet I don't feel as if I'm trying to show off what others have blessed me with. Not that others who display theres are doing so....I just know my own heart. (o:

One thing I don't like is how time-consuming they can become so I've decided that I won't be pressured to pass the award along. I will if I have the time and inclination or I will just smile and say 'thank you'. That's what works for me anyway. (o:


Penless Thoughts said...

I'm glad you decided to pass it on! I think it is important to encourage other people and I think it is important to know how to receive graciously.

Pam said...

Yay! Deby, glad you rethought this!

I saw a trend here in blogland of ladies declining from awards and I must admit it saddened me a bit! I know we are all different and get enjoyment in different styles, but I do believe I read in the Bible that we are to encourage one another and think on whatsoever things are lovely. My blogfriends are lovely, so I enjoy thinking on them and passing on awards, etc.

I like Mrs. B.'s way of dealing with it!