Wednesday, July 25, 2007


Blogger Reflection Award

This award should make an individual reflect upon five bloggers who have been an encouragement, a source of love, impacted you in some way, and who have provided a Godly example. In other words, five dear bloggers whom, when you reflect upon them, you are filled with a sense of pride and joy. . .of knowing them and being blessed by them.

I have been given this award by Lori of: View from our Porch Swing.

Here's what she wrote:

Cyn @ Farmgirl Cyn. Cyn is another energizer bunny! She truly has such a zest for life. She has such a passion for God, family and living. A visit to her blog can be like caffeine. It gives you a jump start on your day. I really love all her wonderful recipes. I'm trying the zuchinni recipe tonight Cyn! I am excited about choosing you for this award.

And Lori, I am most shocked at receiving this award!

As I wrote in my comments:

I am blessed that you have seen fit to honor me in this way. I try to live my life with WWJD as my motto. More often than not, I fail....
"But this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. "Phil 3: 13-14

Thank you once again for blessing me in this way.

I now have the privilege of nominating 5 bloggers who have affected me in similar ways. This is most difficult, to choose only 5, as most of you on my sidebar have been an inspiration to me in one fashion or another. But narrowing it down to 5, I must choose these:

Ang, of homemakerang, is truly a dear friend. Open and honest, she is not afraid of speaking about her Saviour and 1st love, the Lord Jesus Christ. After her relationship with the Lord, you know by reading her blog that her "gentle giant" and her children are top priorities. With Ang, it is often a reversal of roles, as the younger(Ang) is indeed, teaching the older.(Cyn!!)

Joy, of savvycityfarmer, is a true, old friend.(I have known Joy for nearly 20 years) Her zest for life and her endless supply of energy are contagious. I am constantly inspired by her love for her Lord and her knowledge of His Word. We are brutally honest with each other, and neither of us would have it any other way. I love her dearly. She is my bestest friend.

Lovella, is a new blogging friend, but one that I know will be around for a long time to come. She is awesome! Her love for the Lord shines thru in everything she puts her hand to. Her love for her mate, Terry, is a testimony to what a Christ-centered home should be like. She has a wonderful sense of humor, and it is ALWAYS uplifting to visit her blog!

Yellow Mama is one blog that I simply cannot forget. Her words are full of insight and wisdom. I feel as if I have found a kindred spirit, tho we have never met face to face. Her writings inspire me to go higher in God. To search the scriptures myself, as the Bereans did in years past. Stop by for yourself, and see if I am right! You will be blessed. I know I am. (Tho, for the life of me, I cannot figure out why her blog is called "one step up from stupid", as she is definitely NOT that!)

And lastly, Jenny, aka, Kansas Rose, aka Prairie Farmeress. I simply call her "friend". You will find a mish-mash of good stuff at Jenny's blog. She is a farmer, wine-maker, artist, wife, mother and friend extrordinaire. Miss Jenny wears her heart on her sleeve, which is always a good thing! Nothing hidden in Jenny's life. Open and honest. Never at a loss for words, she is full of encouragement and much wisdom. I would love to meet her in person, but know that we will some day see each other in heaven, as Jenny is a true sister in the Lord.

Thanks again, Lori, for nominating me, and giving me the chance to pass out my own 5 awards!

Love always,

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kansasrose said...

OHHH...boy howdy I am sitting here with a lump in my throat and the tears rollin' dear friend. Thank you from the heart sweet farmgirl Cyn...wooo...for once I'm at a loss for words. This means so much coming from my sister in Christ and a woman who knows the WAY, the Truth, and the LIFE. You choose joy, and bring it to all of us Cyn. You are certainly deserving of this award...and your other choices are wonderful! (I love JOY and she is another sister in our Lord, the others I will go and read their blogs) I am honored. Thank you so much sister!...With love, Jenny ps. that reunion to meet better come sooner...heaven can wait a while longer! :)xxxooo

A bird in the hand said...

The only one I know is Kansas Rose, and she totally deserves this award. Her heart is as big as Kansas itself.

Yellow Mama said...

I feel very honored. Thank you for the kind words...btw...I love your wedding pictures...had any time to relax?

Yellow Mama said...

Just one more thought. Your daughter is 34...I was 28 when I married...34 when I had our eldest...37 with the next child...and 46 with the last.

Our eldest and her husband are one month away from their 1st wedding anniversary! Have fun with your new son in law!

Lovella said...

Well, I'm just tickled pink . .how terribly sweet of you.
I got all goosebumpy reading all the wonderful things that Lori wrote about you and then how you shared what you valued in our blogs. What a wonderful opportunity to be blessing and to be blessed.
Thank you so much.

HomemakerAng said...

THANKS! you are much too gracious my dear... xoxoxo

cityfarmer said...

I'm honored and blessed to have such a friend as you and I am proud to call my self your bestest friend.....xoxoxoxxo

Thoughts on Life and Millinery. said...

Classy ladies all! Excellent choices.

Tea & Margaritas in My Garden said...

Congratulations Cyn!!! What a wonderful compliment that is :)
I`m finally taking some extra time to visit. Thanks for the prayers by the way. I need every one to keep this bad habit away once and for all :) Have a great weekend