A little while ago, a fellow blogger I recently found (or more accurately, who recently found me) graciously decided to award me something known as the Thanks for Writing award (you can find her blog here). I, being ungraciously unable to manage my time, haven’t been able to properly pay my dues until now. Below is what the award looks like:
Nice, isn’t it? Many thanks to the bestower, though frankly, I’m not entirely clear on how these awards are supposed to work. Apparently, WordPress has rules governing this process, but I wasn’t able to find them. I was instructed, however, to talk about myself briefly (in the form of 17 statements I think) and to pass it on. So, even though I’m bound to do it wrong, let’s give it a go shall we?
7 things about me and 10 things about me:
1. I am learning to enjoy God’s creation.
2. I am learning to see and appreciate beauty wherever it appears.
3. I am learning to awaken the philosopher within me and let him have some fun from time to time. =)
4. I am learning that I am far less disciplined when it comes to productivity, diligence, and time management than I once supposed.
5. I am learning how much I enjoy simply being with my brothers and sisters in Christ.
6. I am learning to harmonize as much as I can (mostly when there’s a Christian radio station involved).
7. I am learning how little knowledge and experience I truly have in the martial arts, despite having trained in them for the past seven years or so.
8. I am learning the incredible, nearly priceless value of having moments from the past immortalized and preserved in pictures that can be looked back upon later.
9. I am learning to humble myself and allow myself to be in some of those pictures, for the sake of my friends having those pictures to treasure later, and for my own sake.
10. I am learning that 17 points is quite a few to fill up…
11. I am learning to live boldly for my Lord and Savior, mostly through the simple, everyday, yet potentially life-changing method of just talking to people.
12. I am learning how much I wish I had not passed by so many opportunities to make conversations with people when I had the chance…
13. I am learning (very, very gradually) to pray, in a manner that is clear-minded and self-controlled.
14. I am learning (even more gradually) how to pray for my friends who do not yet know the Lord…
15. I am learning how to not take my blessings for granted (another work in very slow progress).
16. I am learning to view and (hopefully) mine God’s Word like the ocean of treasures that it is.
17. I am learning to love my God with all that I have, however little I have to offer Him in return for what He has done for me.
Now I think I’m supposed to nominate another blogger for the same award; “passing it on” in effect. Here’s my nomination:
Not a WordPress blog, but certainly still worthy of recognition in the blogging world. I’m not sure if I’m allowed to explain why I chose this blog, but I’m mostly making up my own rules about how to do this award anyway; why not?
To Sir Jake, keeper of the fine blog Teenage Writer, wielder of the infamous Pen of Doom, and by all accounts, a most marvelous elf:
By nominating you for this award, I mean two things when I say “thanks for writing.”
First, thank you for being the writer that you are; solidly grounded in Christ, knowing your craft well and full of only the best philosophical and random musings.
Second, thank you for writing on your blog; sharing events from your adventures in your new Liberian home and discussing both the mechanics and soul of writing. I always enjoy reading what you have to say, and often leave your posts with something for my voracious mind to chew on for a bit. Admittedly, I can’t say I know you all that well (I haven’t really had any conversations with you, and computer screens can only convey so much), but your rock-solid foundation in Christ is an immediate bridge. Thank you for your writing.
(Whether you wish to pass this award on or not is entirely up to you. I do encourage you to as a way of expressing appreciation and respect to another blogger you know, but I’m not even sure if you would acknowledge this award as legitimate since it does seem to be a WordPress phenomenon. Then again, I’ve doubtless already mangled every rule concerning this award there is, so I suppose that shouldn’t stop you either.)
I better stop before I give any WordPress awards veterans any more nightmares. I wish you all well!