This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope. It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every moring: great is thy faithfulness. The Lord is my portion saith my soul: therefore will I hope in him. The Lord is good unto them that wait for Him, to the soul that seeketh him. It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD. Lamentations 3: 21-26

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

The Daily Dose

Kim at mom-musings gave me the sweetest award, she received it from Karen and passed it on to Annie and Stacy and, believe it or not…to me.

The award is called:

Xandra from Heart of Service created this award to honor those Blogs that are "must reads".
In her own words:

"'s for blogs that I must read every day without fail . . . They make you laugh, cry, think and feel connected every time you read a post. They give you a thrill as you see them loading into your browser and you get an equally satisfying thrill when you see that they have commented on your blog."

She asks that blogs that receive it post on her Mr. Linky that she has up. What a great award.

If Kim hadn’t already received this, I would have given it to her. She is a sister-in-books. Her to read list is long (and I am so about lots of reading) and it is filled with great reads. If I ever get to go shopping with Kim, I’m pretty sure we’d hit the bookstore first!! Thanks so much, Kim, you really blessed me.

I am going to share this with Renee, who has been so kind and thoughtful and never fails to make me smile and feel better; Maria who is like a breath of joy; Jenny, who although her ankles may wobble, I think she’s a super-hero & who knows some of my “secrets” and still is talking to me; Deb who is faithful and constant and who has been a beacon (and who watches the most fabulous movies and reads the most interesting books!!); and Jennifer who is on a mission to make her home a haven—her wisdom exceeds her years.

One thing these ladies all have in common is a heart for the LORD and for their families. One day I will grow up to be just like them. For now I will click on over anytime I see a new post of theirs on my Bloglines. A daily dose...that sums it up very well.


Heidi @ GGIP said...

Congratulations. The graphics for the award are really cute too.

Coach J said...

Congratulations to you and Thank you! How sweet :) I chuckled about the wobbly ankles, ha! Girl, I could know all your secrets and still love you. You are so special and I really, really want to meet irl. I think we'd talk forever!!

Renee's Reading Corner said...

Congrats on your award and thank you so much! I hope someday we do have the chance to meet irl- I think it would be a blast!

annie said...

You are very special Julie, thank you for being such a sweet bloggy friend and congratulations on the sweet award.

freetofly said...

Julie, this is such a perfect award for you! You were my first find & my first bloggy friend! And you TRULY have been my daily dose! A sweet reward for a shining & sweet lady! It means a whole lot to me that you would share it with me! I learned a lot about the whole 'blogging' thing, by watching YOUR example!

Congratulations to you! And thank you sooo much!

P.S. You did it again! I love the colors you picked! They are very refreshing! You have a great knack for this stuff!

hugs & prayers!

DebD said...

congratulations! You're also on my "must read" list - even if its off bloglines sometimes.

Thanks so much for the award. Its so sweet of you to include me.

Emily said...

This is a great award. I have a core group of bloggy friends that I read every singe day....hence, they are true daily doses! You know the kind of bloggers that you wish would hurry up and post already!

Found you through another blogger. :) Hi!


kim said...

Wow Julie! I love your new look! I am afraid I will be stuck with green forever as I am clueless how to make such drastic changes. These colors you have chosen are really lovely. I hope your week has been restful as you settle back into real life!

Jennifer said...

Congratulations, Julie! Your award is very well-deserved! And thank you so much for passing it on to me...what a neat surprise! You made my day (my week!). You are always such an encouragement and blessing.

luvmy4sons said...

Just stopping by for the first time. Love your blog. I see so many similarities in our lives...though mine is a few years ahead. Four boys, homeschool, married almost 24 years now. I got a great idea of a book to read from your site! I found your place because of the Daily Dose Award. Maria at Freetofly bestowed mine on me. I will be back!