Saturday, February 2, 2008

Nice Matters

This week was month end closeout at work.  So I am incredibly behind on all things journal and J-land related.  But I found that dear Jeannette has blessed me with a sweet award!  The Nice Matters Award.  Here's her kind words:
"Lastly comes Barbara who writes Life & Faith in CaneyheadBarbara also started the Sisters in Christ journal where we can  all add inspirational postings such as a poem or a graphic or anything uplifting.  Barbara also sends out a daily bulletin for those in need of prayer  for whatever trouble they might be experiencing.  That way we can all remember each other when we talk to the Lord.  Always encouraging, always helpful.  She is an inspiration to many and a very worthy person to receive this award."
I know that I am not nice at all times and in all matters.  I can hear my family saying "you can say that again!"  lol  But I don't set out to be mean or unkind to anyone.  So, if some nice manages to radiate from me or something I do or say, I give the glory to God.  It must be His love shining through.  The fun part is that now I get to pass this along!
This award will be given to those that are just nice people, good blog friends and those that inspire good feelings.  Those that care about others, that are there to lend support or those that are just a positive influence on our blogging world.
I really don't think I have met an unkind person in all of J-land.  But after sifting through my way too long list of alerts, I have chosen 7 that have touched me personally with their kindness.  They are nice because they brighten my days and lift my spirits.
My first award goes to two ladies, teamed up to journal together for His glory.  They share the journal FAITH.  Their writings uplift me.  And they are both as sweet as can be.  Kind and supportive in Christ.  Don't know if they want their names brandied about, but they post under  rEcj and LJG.
Second, is Kellen of Faith in Roman Catholicism
That may be his title, but it shines through all he does and says that his faith lies in Christ Jesus.  So grounded for such a young man.  Busy as he is with his life and studies, he finds the time to even befriend my little Bug.  He's a joy to know.
Then there is my precious friend Ginger at I Believe.  She demonstrates courage and faith on a daily basis.  And in all she faces she still takes the time to reach out to others with a kind or encouraging word. 
Ora of Ora's Odd Oddessy is so open and easy to know.  She's warm and immediately your friend.  Leaves the loveliest comments and offers her help where she can. 
Many folks are familiar with Paula's easy way of spinning a country tale.  Pauline's Country Tales and Other Thangs.  Going to see Paula is like visiting a friend.  She has a way of making the ordinary seem exciting.  And she is often doing nice things behind the scenes. 
SazzyKreationz's creator is anything but a smartazz.  She shares her talents with us and their beauty brightens our days.  And she goes the extra mile without any prodding. 
Lynne has snuck into my heart as a friend and a sister in Christ.  Although her journal is called TNT , she's anything but explosive.  And she certainly is an encourager among her sisters. 
So ladies, here's your Nice Matters Award:
And for Kellen, my only male recipient:
Please don't be put off if you aren't on my list.  Know there is none among you I can think of that hasn't displayed kindness and were nice, at least sometimes.  ;o)  But time and the rules constrains me to keep this to seven. 
Now it is up to the seven of you to pass the baton along to others.   Pick some journals that you would like to see recognized in this way and make some people happy. The maximum is seven people but you can do one or two, whatever feels right for you. 


  1. I was happy to award it to you Barbara, you deserve it.  I only know about one of your picks so tomorrow I shall be checking the rest out.

  2. Thank you so much Barb. I was selected by someone and I just hadn't had time to post it in my journal. I was ill again and I'm so behind in everything but at least I'm feeling good today just weak. Thanks again you are so kind. Paula

  3. You are deserving of this award, Barbara. As are those you pass it on to :-)

  4. Congratulations barbara. Love Pam xx

  5. It's important to be acknowledged I believe, esp when you're deserving as in your case and so many others.  We're really fortunate and blessed to have this forum to share each other's thoughts and dreams.  One thing I always enjoy about your place is how you never seem to lose focus on Our Lord, so everything you do and say is based in love and caring.  Hope you never change!  xo CATHY  

  6. Thank you so much Barbara for thinking of us.  We are so glad that you have joined us on our blog for our Lord and Saviour.  What a blessing you have been to us.  Forgive any miss spelled words or missing words its kinda hard seeing between tearing eyes.  We will be visiting the other sites you find so great.  Of course we will be leaving them replies.  

    I do have a tendency not to be too nice sometimes.  I am sorry for that but that is just me.  I am not out to hurt anyone just plain to wake them up and make them aware of the precious love of God.  I grew up in a church where the preacher only knew how to do a lot of toe stepping, on ours of course.  

    Thank you Barbara for going beyond my harshness and seeing what is truly in my heart.  I just plain want everybody to be saved, to have the peace and love that is given only by knowing God.  I know, my Bible as well as my rECj, is always telling that ain't going to happen (everybody saved.)  But it breaks my heart that they won't be.  

    I am going to be adding our award to our site in just a few minutes.

    Again, thank you so much.  It sure means a lot to me and to us.  My rECj will be on later, after work to leave her comments.  She will be so excited.  
    If God brings it to you, He will take you thru it.
    Hbr 11:1  Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

  7.  Wonderful choices and congratulations.


  8. great choices, Barbara, and congrats to you!! I know you definitely deserve this award!!!


  9. Congrats!

  10. Those are cute awards Barbara- but I especially like the one for Kellen!  Out of all those you picked, he is the only one I've read before, but me bad- lately haven't had much time to stop by anyone, so I guess this wouldbe a good time to go visiting!  God Bless you Barbara!  Have a wonderful weekend!  Carolyn

  11. I wanted to stop by and thank you for the nice comments in my journal.  They were much appreciated on a dark day.


  12. Thank you for the nice award you have given me.  Many times it appears as though being nice gets you no where and then someone comes along and appreciates your kindness and it makes it all worth while.  I pray my heart is contageous and brings hope to others.  God bless you.

  13. Congratulations to you!

  14. Congratulations!!
    Seems alot of niceness is going around this week...
    Linda :)

  15. Congrats on the award:)


  17. Thanks Barbara and Hugs.

  18. Hi Barb,
    Well I gave you an award too but you don't have to do it all over again unless you really want to.
    Come pick up your "second"  award. You deserve it.

  19. These Nice Matters awards have been a wonderful way to discover new journals. I'm glad you received the award yourself, you've always displayed a wonderful kind soul.

  20. Congrats on your nice matters award. I noticed your comment in my guest editor entry and wanted to pay you a visit. I am adding you to my alerts. Have a good night. -Missy

  21. Congratulations on the Nice Matters Award!  It's really hard to pick just a few.  I would want to choose so many!


  22. Congratulations on the Nice Matters award, well deserved! (Hugs) Indigo

  23. Dear Barb~You certainly deserve your award. thank you for your support and inspiration. Blessings allways, Deborah ;-)

  24. Great entry Barbara and you truly deserve the Nice Matters Award!!  You are definitely an inspiration to me and I am always filled with joy when I see a comment from you!!!  Hugs,
    Lisa : )


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