Good morning, All.
It is with a humbled spirit I thank Amy Blount for this nomination. You see, she found me here in WordPress, primarily focused on sharing posts and networking on social media. Amy has taught me the importance of spending time with other bloggers. As we expose personal content in our writing, trust is important.
Amy shares her life before Christ with raw honesty, showing the amazing changes in her after Christ. Amy’s gift for poetry oozes into beautiful melodies. Spend time getting to know Amy at https://anewlife256599767.wordpress.com.
- Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
- Write a post to show your award.
- Give a brief story about how your blog began.
- Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
- Select 15 or more bloggers for this award.
- Let each nominee you nominated them and leave a link to your post.
How my blog began:
After God called me to speak, the old Julie wanted nothing to do with sitting for hours, laboring over word choice and such. Yet after attending a speaking conference, I learned there were multiple reasons to begin blogging. I left that conference four years ago and didn’t start the blog until August 2016. No matter who told me about blogging, I began because God whispered ever so slightly in December 2015 to write. The blog is His as He leads me to my posts. I write to glorify Him and draw others to Him. I am thankful for the space He provided in my life and here in WordPress as I head into my third year of blogging.
Advice for new bloggers:
I am not sure I am qualified to offer advice on blogging.
I hold fast to His truth:
Seek first His Kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well (Matthew 6:33).
Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves (Romans 10:10).
Supporting each other in His Kingdom with a sincere heart pleases Him. You will find I do not read every single one of your posts. However, when I read, I welcome the time spent with you. Quality over quantity. Truly, a blogpost is a writer’s invitation into his or her heart.
Let’s face it. Today’s world is fast-paced. Quite honestly, it can be overwhelming at times. The same holds true in Christian circles if we veer too far away from the Cross.
Jesus died for ALL to be free and clear of their sins. We who walk this earth ALL fall short and desperately need His grace and forgiveness. No longer slaves to sin, we are now “slaves” to Jesus. Keeping Him at the center of our lives leads to that unexplainable peace the world cannot offer.
It is a gift to be able to steer you to other writers who honor Him. I nominate the following for the Blogger Recognition Award:
Chrissy at https://www.riversidepeace.com
Bettie at https://www.bettieGsRAseasons.com
Michelle at https://www.journeypink.com
Mary at https://www.marygeisen.com
Celeste at https://www.myheartspillsover.com
Susan at https://www.susanely.com
Heather at https://www.magsgooden.com
Ginny at https://www.ginnycruz.blog
Kass at https://www.kassfogle.com
Gail at https://gailjohnsonauthor.com
Aretha at https://www.reeinspired.com
Ryan at https://authorryanc.com
Have a blog but don’t know 15 others yet? Take a hint from Amy Blount and simply do a post with your favorite recent reads, giving other bloggers the honor.
If you have thoughts about this post, feel free to start a conversation here.
My hope is that you will visit at least eight bloggers new to you.
Have a blessed Sunday.
*** If you are here today with a heavy heart for the gunman who killed and wounded many in Pittsburgh yesterday, a poem and a prayer is up at https://faithhopeandpoetry.blog.