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Blogging Friends ~ Fun Award Day

Blogging has become a new passion for me. I've kept a journal for years and continue to do so ...but Heart Choices has become an extension of this and it's therapeutic for me. I've become more comfortable with words and writing. My heart has been softened and more open ...especially since it provides me with new opportunities to meet some amazing new blogging friends.

Lisa of Family Life lives in Michigan with her husband Tito and her four children. She's proud to be a soccer, hockey, dance and music mom since those are her kids' favorite activities. If that weren't enough to keep her busy, she also works as a radiology tech ...so we have healthcare in common. Lisa is a Christian and writes from her heart, sharing her love and faith in God. We have that in common too. We follow each other's blogs. She's been so generous by awarding me several bloggy awards. And I've been so busy that I'm just now getting around to posting them and thanking her. I encourage you to visit Lisa's Family Life blog and get to know her.

The Friends award is special. Because I've been pretty much home bound because of the work I'm doing, I've enjoyed the new friends who have come into my life through blogging.

Here are the rules of this award: "These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find, and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more frienships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight or more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."

Since I've had the pleasure of making so many new friends, it's hard to choose eight. But here's my list, in no particular order. Do I sound like Samantha Harris of Dancing with the Stars?
I have one more award to present and this one is a very important award: the HOT BLOG AWARD.

Do I hear a drum roll?

And the award goes to ...Sandy of God Speaks Today!!!

Sandy is a new blogging friend for me, but we've already bonded. She lives in Tennessee. I've never even been to that state but ...she's awesome.

We share a few things in common. She's also into health and fitness and devotes one post each week to Fitness Friday. So... if you need some extra encouragement in this area, be sure to visit Sandy. She's also a Christian and can't help share from the overflow of her heart of love. Sandy, keep up the blogging. You're blessing many people.

Well, that's about as many awards I can handle today. Please come and claim your awards. I don't want anyone to feel obligated and uncomfortable, like receiving a chain letter. BTW, I hate those things!

Just know that I'm thankful for each one of you and ...keep on blogging!
Debbie Petras
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  1. Oh...that is so cute that you and I were awarding each other at the same time. Awesome!

    And thanks for all the nice things you said about me. I'm truly humbled and honored.


  2. It's a great thing to acknowledge others. Sweet idea.


  3. Wow, thanks. I'm touched and honored. Blogging has been a real challenge and blessing to me, too. It's caused me to think harder and more carefully, and to interact with others who have differing views, particularly within the scope of Christian Orthodoxy, with gentleness and respect. I've made several new friends, some so dear I feel my heart will break when I think I'll likely never meet them until eternity.

  4. Dear Debbie,
    I feel honored, you are as always too nice.
    You know started out blogging as a frustrated elderly woman, but ended up meeting so many nice and friendly people that my focus completely changed.
    Whether I like it or not, I always end up writing about the brighter side of life. The blessings which have made me feel incredibly enriched.
    Isn't that a wonder of God??
    From Felisol

  5. thank you Debbie for your kind words, you are such an inspiration. I plan to follow your fitness friday friend, I need all the inspiration I can get....lol

  6. Thank you very much new blogging friend. I'm so glad to be honored with your words and thoughts. I know my posts seem heavy and ponderous (is that a word?) at times. Others have voiced the same, but my focus remains solitary in nature...finding Jesus in the everyday. Thanks for taking the time to ponder with me. I count it a privilege to serve the body of Christ through my pen.

    I appreciate your heart focus always. At the end of the day, better heart always equals better health...both in the physical in the spiritual. God grant me the courage to tend to them both!

    peaceful Sabbath rest to you and yours~elaine

  7. Debbie,

    Congrats on your awards and Happy Sunday to you my friend!

  8. Wow thank you so much, I am speechless. I don't feel like an encourager, in fact it is the other way around. I hope you have a wonderful week.


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