What is the Liebster Award? It is typically given to dear, favorite, or beloved small blogs (ones with less than 200 readers) as a way to recognize and encourage one another.
I admit to feeling awkward at receiving an award, because anything good found here is of God and so the honors go to Him. Yet, a warmth floods my heart at the same time, knowing He is using this space in some good way and because it is given by a new found friend.
But onto the fun part...now I have the opportunity to pass along this award. I hope that you too will find them dear.
Here are four beloved to me for awhile:
A Work in Progress
The Story of Us
The Remodeled Life
The Stanfield Journey (since it's just a smidge over the "200 reader benchmark" I'm boldly including it)
And here's one which is newer to me, but equally delightful:
Our Nest in the City
Liebster is the German word for "love" which I chuckled over this morning because I believe God is having a little fun with me.
Back in college I decided, despite my lack of aptitude in foreign languages, to take German for the first time ever - I had a smattering of "survival" words stored up from a recent trip to Germany and Austria so I thought it would be great to expand my German vocabulary. Bad idea. In college, they seem to think I could learn a foreign language in the same amount of time it took me to learn a healthy dose of French between grades 4-9. Every time I needed to translate an English word into German, my French override button kicked in. I can't even remember the German alphabet. I can, however, remember the words for 1, 2, 3,...but I think that has more to do with hearing those words sung repeatedly during Oktoberfest celebrations.