I want to take the time today to express my gratitude to all my noisy readers, followers & fellow bloggers. I've been receiving emails from many of you sharing with me how much the blog is encouraging, edifying and educating (the Triple E!) you all, but best of all... that my blog is pointing to Him, our Lord Jesus Christ.
Now, I know most of you will say you aren't "religious" or might have different beliefs, but let me tell you this... I'm not "religious" either. My faith in Jesus is a relationship... simple as that. He fills the void in my life... the "God-shape hole" that I believe we all were born with. Here's a song from an old favorite group, Plumb, that gives a pretty good picture of what I mean:
God-Shaped HoleEvery point of view has another angleAnd every angle has its meritBut it all comes down to faithThat's the way I see itYou can say that love is not divine andYou can say that life is not eternal"All we have is now"But I don't believe itThere's a God-shaped hole in all of usAnd the restless soul is searchingThere's a God-shaped hole in all of usAnd it's a void only he can fillDoes the world seem gray with empty longingWearing every shade of cynicalAnd do you ever feel thatThere is something missing?That's my point of view...
Moving on, some of you might've remember me mentioning the "Friends" badge I received a few weeks ago from Kristy @ My Little Space... Again, thank you Kristy! In return for giving me a "Friends" button I would like to give you...
Now, I actually have several other people who I want to past on the "Friends" badge to for their kind comments and frequent emails. It has been so much fun exploring the blogging community, meeting wonderful people and learning more about food photography (another post for later). I am very glad to be a part of it and want to make sure I show my appreciate for those that have inspired, encouraged, edified and/or educated me on all things about blogging, food, photography, family & LIFE!
Make sure you check out their blogs... many of them have fantastic recipes!! Thank you gals and enjoy your "Friends" badge!
- Kelly - Fresh Encounter
- Jenn - The Leftover Queen
- Alta - Tasty Eats At Home
- Silvia - Citron & Vanille
- Divina - Sense & Serendipity
- Jessie - Simply Scrumptious
- Emily - Minneapolis Real Food Lover
- Jennifer - PC Cuisine
- Brie - Le Grand Fromage
Now, If some of you haven't heard... I won the Foodie Fights, Battle 13! Thank you for all your votes, support and encouragement! I had so much fun and my whole family did great with helping me. I am so grateful and blown away by the judges' comments and observations (Thanks guys!). It is so encouraging to know that I am on the right track... of course, I will keep on learning as I go along and probably will never stop learning till the day I die :o)
If you haven't seen my entry yet... check it out!
I will be judging next week's battle and that will be a great learning experience for me. Can't wait to see what the chosen bloggers come up with!! Also, I really encourage all of you to apply for the Foodie Fights each week. I just loved how it is a great challenge to make up unique dishes and have fun... the two ingredients for next week's battle are very unusual and I am VERY interested in seeing what the foodies whip up for us.
Again, thank you everybody and have a wonderful weekend!