Friday, December 14, 2007

The Colors of Friendship

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What an interesting day yesterday was. I reflected on the value of constructive criticism, and then when I visited over at Angie's blog, http://asonflower.blogspot.com/ , I found out she nominated me for an award, The Colors of Friendship. What a darling she is.

I have met so many people from all over the world through the blogosphere. It's been a beautiful, colorful journey. I have loved "meeting" all you folks who stop by here at Faith Fuel. People from every race and nation are chatting with each other through the means of blogging. Words of encouragement and even prayers are being offered up as people meet one another, hear each other's story, stay with someone through a difficult season, or even stop by certain blogs known to give you a reason to laugh.

Here at Faith Fuel, my hope is that you find refreshing and refueling for your soul. If I could make that fireplace widget at the top of my blog really give out warmth and light, I would so love for people to really be able to warm themselves by the fire. But since the only thing that "works" on this blog is the words that appear suddenly, I endeavor to make every word here count. Notice I said I endeavor- I don't always succeed.

But here's a couple people who I know who are also trying to speak words of light and life because God has so touched their own life that they need to let the world know. These blogs deserve the colors of friendship award- among so many others who should all receive the award as well:

http://mulledvine.blogspot.com/
http://www.sweetcottagedreams.blogspot.com/
http://mommawriter.blogspot.com/
and
http://faith2liftu.blogspot.com/!

I'm just starting with four here, but there's so many more. And you know who you are!

12 comments:

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Good morning! Goodness gracious, what a sweet surprise to have given to me first thing this morning! Lauren, thank you so much for bestowing this award my way. And CONGRATS to you for getting it as well! I have caught up on reading your recent posts (too ashamed to admit to my blogging friends that I have been missing too many posts...:) __
You hit the nail on the head about getting feedback...be it good, bad or indifferent. Sometimes we don't always want the negative stuff and you can take it for what it's worth, or simply ignore it. But, it seems like you realized that the guy was only giving you his honest opinion and made the decision to accept it for what it is worth. However, one person's opinion should not alter your goals or shut the door on a dream. Afterall, they have been in your chair before, too.... Racking the brain for the right word to put down on the page, searching for the story that will grab the attention of others.

Live your dream. Get your coffee. Pull up your chair. Now start pouring your heart through your words like you so splendidly do on your blog.

Have the best Christmas, my friend, and God Bless You and Yours!

xo
Becky

LAUREN at Faith Fuel- said...

Becky-
You are a boon to my soul, my friend. I love your advice at the end about having my coffee,pulling up my chair, and continuing to pour my heart out through my words. Now that's what I call words to cheer me onward!

(Noun 1. boon - a desirable state;... blessing... something for which to be thankful
Adj. 1. boon - very close and convivial; "boon companions"
close - close in relevance or relationship...)

Isn't it great how the blogging world causes us to become boon companions. Merry Christmas and blessings of peace to you as well!

Andrea said...

Hi Lauren-
Great blog - you have a gift of welcoming people and encouraging them through your words. I'm glad I've gotten to know you through the TCW site.

Blessing,
Andrea

LAUREN at Faith Fuel- said...

Andrea-
Glad you stopped by!

Mulled Vine said...

Thank you for the award, Lauren. I find it difficult to accept praise of any sort and this is no exception, but I am genuinely grateful for this lovely token.

LAUREN at Faith Fuel- said...

Mulled,
(May I call you Mulled?!)-
You humble man, you. Here you are shouting the praises of your wife to the world at large, and yet a simple little award makes you bashful :) !
I find you British folk simply delightful and understated!

Angie said...

Lauren, you always teach me new things and now a new word (boon). I'm so glad to know you. I'll definitely check out who you awarded. Surely any friend of yours can be a friend of mine.

p.s. You were in a dream that I had the other night. I thought, "Wow, what a cute hairdo she has!" Guess that came from your haircutting confession.

p.p.s I will be first in line to buy your book when the time comes!

LAUREN at Faith Fuel- said...

Angie-
Concerning your P.S.'s-
You are too funny!

Please let me know if you have a dream where my hair not only looks good, but my future book looks good too!!

Loveable said...

Oh Lauren, please forgive me. I got so excited that you would award me something I took off running when I saw your post yesterday and forgot to say how much I appreciated it. You have such a marvelous way with words and I so enjoy what you do on Faith Fuel that I forgot my manners. I know that is no excuse so please accept my apology and know how much I appreciate what you do.

LAUREN at Faith Fuel- said...

Loveable,
You are simply...loveable. Don't worry about your manners; they're fine. I think it was one of the first things I thought when I first read your blog- "Why this woman has impeccable manners!" :) (smile)

What you have is a loving,giving heart- and I'll take that any day over formal maners!

Robyn said...

Hi Lauren. Thanks so much for the award!! It is kind of you to acknowledge me. I just love blogging for Jesus and the people it has connected me with. Your blog is always refreshing!! I love how you write the Truth with a bit of wit and humor. Thanks again for the award. I'm glad you use my name and the word "friendship" in the same posting.

Have a wonderful weekend, friend!!

LAUREN at Faith Fuel- said...

Hugs to you, Robyn! Have a blessed day!