Barbara over at Writing From The Inside Out has given me the Bloggers With Integrity Award in the catagory of Social Conscience.
This award was started by The Little Aussie Cynic to give props to those bloggers who stay true to themselves.
The following paragraph, which explains the basis of the award, is taken from her blog:
"After looking, reading and watching many many Blogs and bloggers I decided to
issue some recognition to those fellow bloggers I feel maintain integrity in the
Blogs. All these bloggers incorporate within their wonderful sites, an integrity
not always seen. They share terrific stories, topics, discussions and images.
All Well worth a look."
I am honored to receive such an award but I feel a bit undeserving of it too. OK, I feel a lot undeserving of it. Honestly, the only reason I am involved with any of the things I do is because of Jesus. I believe that if I'm going to follow Him then I had better be about doing the things He cares about and one thing that it is obvious He cares about are the poor. If I could have found a way around Matthew 25:31-46, I would have. Selfishness comes very easily to me. Maybe more easily to me because I am an only child?? Yet there is no greater joy that reaching out to serve others. Make no mistake, if it were not for Jesus I would most definitely be serving myself every day of the week.
What's different about this award is that she has broken it down into several categories.
I am awarding it to the following bloggers:
For Creativity: David has a way of blending humor and wisdom that few other people do. He can say something so powerfully moving and yet make you laugh at the same time. He is a gift.
For Staying True To Their Beliefs: Brian Brian has a warped sense of humor but if you can stomach the silly Taser pics, you will see the heart behind this blogger. He has worked as an associate pastor for 20 years at the same church. He has passed up numerous opportunities to pastor other churches, large and small, and had passed on many opportunities to serve himself. He has continuously put others ahead of himself, at home and at church. I can say that because I've been married to him for 25 years. He constantly deals with issues that most people would lose patience with but does so in a gracious manner. Probably no one, not even me, will ever know all that he deals with. He is by far the most trustworthy person I know.
For Keeping It Real: On Soildering The blog of a young soldier in Iraq. Nate's talent for writing will give a glimpse into a world that most of us will never be able to fully appreciate.
For Social Conscience: Today at the Mission It's been a joy to read this blog. I'm not sure anyone I know is more like Christ than RWK.