Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Liebster Award

I've been blessed twice by my blogging friends.  Colleen at Inadequate Disciple and Stephanie from Mostly Blue with a Touch of Pink Blog both awarded me the Liebster Award.   I "met" Colleen about 8-9 months ago through Community of Catholic Bloggers and then on to her blog, Inadequate Disciple.  She is a mother of 4 children who spends her free time blogging to honor God and teaching the faith to 1st and 2nd graders.  She has many interesting posts that challenge one to delve deeper into the reading to learn what the Good News is and how it's as important in our current time as it was 2,000 years ago.

I "met" Stephanie through the blogosphere probably about 3-4 months ago and have felt blessed by her friendship.  She is a homeschooling mom of 4 young children who strives to live the faith daily.  Her blog has captured many funny and precious moments of her children that she so willingly shares with her followers.  If you don't know her, you should.  She's a strong woman of faith who has been blessed with a loving husband and beautiful children!

Thank you Colleen and Stephanie!  

"Liebster is a German word, meaning dearest or beloved, but it can also mean favorite.  The idea behind the Liebster Blog Award is that it is given to bloggers who have less than 200 followers in order to create new connections and bring attention to those wonderful blogs!"  

Now it's my turn to pass it on with these simple rules:

* Add the award to your blog.
* Thank the giver with a link back to them.
* List your top 5 picks and let them know they've been given an award by leaving a comment on their blog.
* Hope that your followers will spread the love to the blogs you've spotlighted.

Even though some of them may have already received this award, my picks are:

Monica at Equipping Catholic Families ~ who is a gifted artist, catechist and woman of faith.  She is a mother of 5 (I think) who is raising her children to love Jesus and the church.  She started the Catholic Bloggers Network just recently to bring Catholic bloggers together.  Her blog and business are filled with colorful activities for faith formation of children and adults alike!

Jennifer at Crafolic~ is a gifted artist, catechist and sister in Christ.  She is a mother of 9 children who strives to teach her children the faith through the bible, catechism and the lives of the saints.  She so generously shares her crafts with her followers!

Sarah at The Clay Rosary Girl ~ a gifted jewelry artist whose amazing talent at making her own clay beads is just stunning.  She is a mother of 3 children and walks daily in her faith with her children.  She is a daughter of a deacon and has been catechized well herself!

Xhonane at Familia Catolica~ is a gifted artist as well.  She is a mother of 4 (I think) children who uses bright colorful crafts to instill the faith in them.  She has been instrumental in bringing Catholics together whether they speak Spanish, Portuguese or English to share the faith.  I've learned well, how to use translate.google link to keep up with her comments.  She is always busy creating links of the liturgical year and invites others to participate.

Michelle at Liturgical Time~ she is a gifted artist who designs and creates mantillas, veils and other head coverings that can be worn at church or during prayer time.  In fact, she has a giveaway going on right now!  She blogs about her faith, her love for Jesus and her daughter.  I believe it is her beautiful daughter who is the model in her pictures!



  1. Dear Noreen, what an honor! I feel humbled by your kind words. Thank you so much for thinking of me, this is a little push that will help me keep going. Thank you for your friendship!! Together in prayer!

  2. Congratulations on this well-deserved award, Noreen! I hope many new readers find their way to your blog because of this recognition.

    God bless!

  3. Congratulations, Noreen! You deserve the award! You have a wonderful blog! And thank you so much for passing this award to me! It means a lot that my blog is reaching those who can use my ideas and enjoy my crafts. It's a true honor! You have been so sweet during these past few months since we met! Thank you again, Noreen! God Bless.

  4. Congratulations!...and thank you so much; I am both honored and encouraged by your kindness.
    Pax Christi Friend.

  5. Congratulations, Noreen! You deserve it!

    Love and hug to you,

  6. Thank you Xhonane, Sue, Jennifer, Michelle and Patricia for your kind words and support!

  7. Thank you, Noreen, for your kind words! I love your generous spirit. I will now read the writing of those to whom you gave the award.

  8. Thank you so much, Noreen! I'm so honored to receive this award and your kind words, your awesome reviews...and support,linking to my blog! It's so wonderful to be a part of this strong Catholic network online!

  9. Colleen ~ hope you enjoy the writings as much as I do. I seemed to have picked all artists who have given me so many wonderful ideas for teaching the faith to my 1st graders.

    Monica~ you have been a blessing to me with your generous heart of sharing your ideas! My students have benefited greatly from you!