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The Breadbox Letters, It's Only Write, and The Cloistered Heart. If you haven't discovered Nancy yet, you should check out her beautiful Catholic sites. Her posts at The Breadbox Letters are short and sweet; they include snippets of poetry, quotes by saints, Bible verses, and all sorts of inspirational words, along with pieces of stunningly gorgeous famous works of art that just happen to look like they were painted to go along with the text Nancy has chosen. Even if you're in a hurry, you can stop by for a quick read and find yourself feeling incredibly inspired and uplifted. (I know I always feel that way.) Nancy is also the author of a book called The Cloistered Heart.
If you don't know her already and you want to learn more about Melanie Jean Juneau (the administrator of the Association of Catholic Women Bloggers) and the details of this new blogging award she has created, just click here.
So, now on to the "rules":
THIS AWARD HAS NO STRINGS ATTACHED
A SIMPLE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF GREAT CATHOLIC WRITING WHICH BRINGS JOY, TRUTH, FREEDOM OR ENCOURAGEMENT TO OTHERS
IT CAN BE SOMEONE WHO WRITES ABOUT
THEIR STRUGGLES AND PAIN. BRINGING HOPE TO OTHERS
LIFE IN GOD
FAITH STORIES THAT MAKE YOU LAUGH
PASS THIS AWARD ON TO A FELLOW CATHOLIC WRITER OR TWO
POST THE RECIPIENT’S NAME AND BLOG IF APPLICABLE, AWARD TITLE, LOGO WITH A SIMPLE LINK BACK TO
Put it in your own sidebar!
Thank you, Nancy, for nominating my little String of Pearls for this wonderful award!!!
Now I want to nominate two bloggers I've "known" for a while now and who inspire me, especially because they are so young--a good three decades and then some younger than I--and yet are already so far ahead of where I was at their age, faith-wise. They are just the sort of gals a mother of all sons would choose to fix up with her boys (mine are mostly taken now--but the baby's still available!). But aside from that, they are great writers and their blogs are well worth checking out.
Sarah Therese at Cherishing Everyday Beauty (formerly Footprints on My Heart)
Sarah exudes sweetness, thoughtfulness, generosity, and devotion to the Faith in her writing; and her Saturday series, "Our Friends, the Saints" (with guest posts by other Catholic bloggers) is a real winner.
Iris at Country Girl's Daybook
Iris is a deeply faithful young person, and also often a real hoot. She does killer movie reviews. She'll make you think, she'll make you laugh--and when you stop by her blog, you will often get to enjoy the fruits of her passion for photography.
I'd also like to nominate Erica at Boys, Books, and Balls
Erica is busy raising and homeschooling three sons. She's also a lover of books, knits like nobody's business, and crafts beautiful handmade jewelry. I have "known" her for quite some time, and Erica deserves this award because she's not only an inspiring blogger, but she's also so supportive of the Catholic blogging community at large. Plus, she's a Saint (literally!).
Okay, girls--tag, you're it! Now you get to tag some of your favorites. God bless you--and all the Catholic bloggers out there who are faithfully using their writing gifts as tools of evangelization!