Blog of the Year 2012

Blog of the Year Award 1 star thumbnailI’ve had a very busy Advent and Christmas season which ended with this award, truly a blessing.  Thank you Martha Shaw for nominating me for this award. Forgive me for being so long in responding. It is an honor coming from someone who contributes so much in spirituality and who I admire so much. It is really warming to know that someone enjoys reading what God puts in my heart to share with others. I hope that I can continue to encourage as many people as possible everyday because I enjoy sharing God’s love. thank you again Martha for making a great year that much more wonderful. I now want to nominate a few others who have continued to be an inspiration to me. First on the list would definitely be Martha Shaw for her site I like all of the blogs I follow but here are a few of the blogs that I have followed and enjoyed. By the end of 2012 they offered some inspiring words I was grateful to hear to which I would like to pass on this Award.

The Rules:

Do you know a blog that deserves an award?

Do you have special blogs that you love to read?

Which blogs do you bookmark and follow?

Would you like to give them an award this year?

Then the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award is for you!

The ‘rules’ for this award are simple:

1 Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award

2 Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award.

3 Please include a link back to this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award include these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)

4 Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them

5 You can now also join our Facebook group – click ‘like’ on this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience

6 As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars…

Yes – that’s right – there are stars to collect!


Unlike other awards which you can only add to your blog once – this award is different!

When you begin you will receive the ‘1 star’ award – and every time you are given the award by another blog – you can add another star!

There are a total of 6 stars to collect.

Which means that you can check out your favourite blogs – and even if they have already been given the award by someone else – you can still bestow it on them again and help them to reach the maximum 6 stars!

Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Badges

Here are the six badges for you to collect – you can either ‘swop’ your badge for the next one each time you are given the award – or even proudly display all six badges if you are lucky enough to be presented with the award six times!

Need to know more? Check out our FAQ page

Reality Blog Award

realityblogawardI apologize for not responding sooner. But  Advent and Christmas is always a very busy time of the year for me. It is a true pleasure when someone takes the time to honor your site by nominating you for an award. Writing is an extension of the self, giving in a special way. A special thank you to Candy S at, a wonderful site I find to be very inspiring and real. I encourage a visit, it will give your soul a lift. I think all of the sites  I follow offer me a piece of reality from various aspects. However, in keeping with the rules here are just a few I’d like to pass this award to. Thanks sincerely again to Candy S

The Rules:

  1. Display the award logo on your blog.
  2. Link back to the person who nominated you.
  3. Answer the Questions
  4. Pass the award onto to any other bloggers you want — and link to one of their specific posts so that they get notified by ping back

My Answers to the Questions

  • If you could change something what would you change?  

Access to education

  • If you could relive one day, when would it be?  

None, I enjoy the memories

  • What’s one thing that really scares you?  


  • What one dream have you not completed yet, and do you think you will be able to complete it?  

My education, probably not, I’ll never stop wanting to learn.

  • If you could be someone else for a day, who would you be?

President of a University

12th Day Of Christmas

Drums, a member of the percussion group of musical instrument, are known to be used for more than just makingI believe music. The art of drumming is just as diverse. For example, the talking drums of Africa imitate pitch inflections of spoken language. Primates make drumming sounds by chest beating or hand clapping. Some militaries used drums to set marching pace and motivate their troops. In life no one person marches to the beat of the same drum. We each experience life a little differently but together as Christians the gift of twelve drummers are given for the twelve points of the Apostles Creed. However, regardless of the different denominations, the first step is simply to believe.

1. I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.

2. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.

3. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.

4. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried.

5. He descended into hell. On the third day he rose again.

6. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.

7. He will come again to judge the living and the dead.

8. I believe in the Holy Spirit,

9. the holy catholic (universal) Church, the communion of saints,

10. the forgiveness of sins,

11. the resurrection of the body,

12. and the life everlasting. Amen

Merry Christmas


An experience of sudden and striking realization – a sudden, intuitive perception of or insight into the reality or essential meaning of something, usually initiated by some simple, homely, or commonplace occurrence or experience.

What is more commonplace than the birth of a child? Epiphany officially closes the season of Christmas and celebrates the visit of the Wise men from the East and the manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles.

feast of the epiphanyIn the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, asking, ‘Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star at its rising,* and have come to pay him homage.’ …they set out; and there, ahead of them, went the star that they had seen at its rising, until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw that the star had stopped,* they were overwhelmed with joy.  Matthew 2:1-10