I’m still savoring all the wonderful connections I made in the halls and comfy corners made available for the attendees at Relevant. One of my favorite memories is meeting Angie and getting to talk and pray with her for nearly an hour on Friday night. She was so encouraging and such a ‘relevant’ contact for the Lord to send my way – she and her husband have a ministry to entrepreneurial couples – wow! That describes my husband and I, and we definitely need coaching and encouragement as we balance our relationship, parenting, and various businesses.
So, I was delighted to meet Angie, and even more delighted to connect with her after the conference via email. She sent me the link to her new site, Leaving a Legacy – check it out, it’s amazing! And then she went and awarded me the Liebstar Award. OK, now I’m totally overwhelmed!
The word Liebster is German meaning “dearest, friend, or love.” This award is shared and given to up-and-coming blogs that have less than 200 followers. I’m very honored to receive the award, but the best part is that I get to pass it on to 5 other bloggers that are dear to my heart.
So, here’s a list of some of my dearest bloggy friends — be sure to visit them – they are lovely gals, each one! (oh, and I’m totally breaking the rules on the follower count for two reasons – 1) I don’t know how many followers some of these gals have, and 2) I know they each think of themselves “less highly” and “esteem others as better than themselves”. They’re totally not into the numbers, and neither am I!)
Katie has a driving passion to help others find their true identity in Christ. She is a long-time friend and I’m so proud of how she is following God’s lead and developing her writing so she can reach a broader audience with her beautiful passion for God. She also writes at YLCF.
|From Kateri’s lens…|
Kateri is also a long-time friend who writes soulfully and poetically about her past, yet is living fully and gracefully in the now. Her blog contains some of the most gorgeous nature photography I’ve seen, as well as great gardening tips.
Persuaded was one of my Relevant Roomies – I am so blessed to have a growing friendship with this wise, lovely woman. Oh, and her blog is a true joy, with her laugh-out-loud funny writing voice and honest, whimsical approach to recording her life.
Gretchen was my other roommate at Relevant – so exciting to meet her in person last month! I’ve benefited so much from our friendship and from her blog, which is written from the same season as I am in — busy mommy of three with so many plates spinning — yet she finds time to weave words and share some great tips for everything from home to Facebook management! (She is also the founder of Young Ladies Christian Fellowship or, YLCF)
Hayley made my Relevant experience with her awesome per-conference series on how to define and rock your own personal style. (I don’t need to explain to you how it was just a teensy bit important to me to feel pretty during this weekend hanging out with a bunch of other beautiful women, do I?).
It was so cool to have the inner, heart transformation I experienced at Relevant correspond with the outer ‘reformation’ my wardrobe had undergone thanks to Hayley’s encouraging guidance. Then I got to meet her in person – woot! Needless to say, I’ve become an avid follower of her blog, and you will, too, once you visit! (She has the coolest about me page I’ve seen yet!)
Thank you, ladies, each one of you, for being a part of my life and my blogging experience. You have each become ‘Liebster’ to my heart in the past month.
Thanks for choosing me as one of the bloggers to pass the award on to. I'm honored and teared up a little at your description of my blog. (Still working on living in the present gracefully part!). I feel very blessed that we have found friends in each other in spite our past family history!
And I am going to go check out Hayley's blog….
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Trina, my darling.. I truly treasure our friendship and I know it will just grow deeper, more meaningful and more comfy-cozy as the years go by:-D You are one of the Lord's biggest blessings to me in the right now of my life. Hugs to you and to those little mites o'your'n♥