"One should not say that it is impossible to reach a virtuous life; but one should say that it is not easy. Nor do those who have reached it find it easy to maintain."
– St. Anthony of the Desert
I think so.
I have a love-hate relationship with awards. You see, there are always people left out. And that makes me sad. Because we all pour our hearts out and talk about our lives... and in that soft part of my heart, I want everyone to win.
I am honored, SO HONORED that three or more people took the time to nominate me for the Sheenazing Award. But the truth is, I'm no more deserving than any other blogger. Check out the LINKS to the nominees HERE.
Would I like your vote to win? Part of me wants it. But I have to be honest, I think the winners should be on the below list. Except for the categories of blogs I've never read or been to, I think I've chosen well. We shall see.
This Ain't the Lyceum
Mama Knows, Honeychild
Best Looking Blog
Catholic All Year
Like Mother, Like Daughter
Most Inspiring Blog
Our Home Under Mary's Mantle
Mama Needs Coffee
Amongst Lovely Things
Best Lifestyle Blog
A Slice of Smith Life
Catholic All Year
Best Under-Appreciated Blog
Equipping Catholic Families
Campfires and Cleats
Designs by Birgit
Kelly from This Ain't the Lyceum
Kendra from Catholic All Year
Tracy from A Slice of Smith Life
Chris at Campfires and Cleats
The Jennifer Fulwiler Show
Jenna at Call Her Happy
Ana from Time Flies When You're Having Babies
Best Blog by a Man
Joe Sales Says
Best Blog with Multiple Contributors*
Catholic Bloggers Network
Best Blog by a Non-Papist
I don't know any of these blogs. Sorry.
Additionally, I'd like to take an opportunity to introduce you to a couple of blogs. Some you may read. All you should read. And some who need to blog more often... cough cough :
- Catholic Inspired - Frankly I can not imagine how this blogger, Jennifer, isn't in several categories above. Sigh.
- You Look Tired - my friend Jill
- Martha Martha... A Journey of Faith - my friend Martha
- On A Silver Hill - my friend Karen
- For Ever, For Always, No Matter What - Jen built her family through adoption. VERY good blog.
- The Fruitfull Mama - my friend Jaime (soon to be mama of 10)
- A Woman's Place Is - my friend Cammie
Please also check out Bonnie's Blog A Knotted Life. She has a special relationship with the Venerable Fulton Sheen. READ THIS AMAZING STORY.
Let me state for the record that I am in no way a blogging or a Catholic expert. But I do have preferences and that is what my choices above are about. IF I didn't choose them, it's probably because I don't read them. You know?
Ya'll have a great rest of your Tuesday.
Love, Hugs & Blessings,