Bloggers Recognition Award!

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The Rules:

  • Thank the Blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Write a post to show your Award.
  • Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  • Give two pieces of advice to New Bloggers
  • Select 15 or more bloggers for this award.
  • Let each Nominee know you’ve Nominated them and leave a link to your post.

Thank you Stuart, my blogging buddy who always has my back! He’s the only person I know that can post one letter of the alphabet and get so many likes and comments!

Why I Started A Blog

I have to say that this is a tough one to answer because I stumbled upon blogging one night when I was searching the internet for a way to start ministering to other women who have had abortions. There I said it.

One of my goals for a ministry, if God says so, is to help those who have had abortions become free of the shame that follows such a devastating decision. Many women who come to Christ have had abortions prior to being saved. And those numbers will rise as it’s sadly becoming more excepted in our society.

The magnitude of what they’ve done doubles, if not triples, as their hearts are given to God.

That guilt can keep a new convert stagnant and/or unstable in a long term walk with God. I believe we need to be fueled with ways to talk to these women. We need to prepare ourselves on how to help them. (And the addicts, might I add) As many of you that read my writings know, I have just recently been freed from such guilt and have a broader horizon in my future. God has healed me and helped me to overcome so much in the little time I’ve been writing.

When I first started the blog, I had every intention of writing about abortions. But I got shy and skirted around it. I eventually got to it and am glad that I did.

Writing can be so healing for a soul. Soon I started writing poems. I’d go back and read them and think to myself, “Who wrote that?” Must’ve been the Lord.

Two Advice Points to New Bloggers

1. I think it’s very important to read other’s stuff and to like it or comment. Although writing is so fun and checking out your stats and all that can be such a validating boost, you are now part of a community of others who have a love for writing as you do. They seek an audience just like you do as well. It’s important to support others.

2. Try not to turn writing every day into a “have to” thing. There’s a difference between “Awe man, I’ve got to write this stuff down! I’m just itching to get this outta my head and out there to be read because I’ve got a great idea!” Opposed to “I’ve got to write something today. I don’t want to lose my audience by not posting one day.” The joy will leave if you have the latter feeling.  I’ve experienced it a bit.

Some of my nominees are:

Daily Thankful

Cindy Dawson

The Eclectic Contrarian

Warren Richards

There are many more of you but I’ve seen most of your names already nominated on other’s posts. Thank you to anyone who reads my stuff and may God bless you!

28 Replies to “Bloggers Recognition Award!”

  1. Great advice Amy! So proud of you and I am truly honored to be able to walk along your journey with you and watch as God guides you 🙂 I completely agree with you on the abortion issue! We need a voice…

    Thanks for all your support!

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  2. PTL! Congrats on your Blogger Recognition Award, Amy!
    Never be sorry for doing God’s will! If HE has you reaching out to, writing for, or sharing your story in regards to abortion, please do! We are quick to spit out the staggering number of abortions and sadly forget that also represents a staggering number of hurting individuals. Several people in my family, my friends, and church are living with the pain of having abortions, and the pain of the situation that led to them. God loves ALL of His children! Including you, Amy! ❤

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  3. Congrats Amy! I agree on the issue of abortion. I had one at the age of 19 secretly and the guilt held me bound for 7years. In this time no one knew about it apart from the guy who got me pregnant. When I found freedom and embraced grace, I couldn’t help but become a voice. As I broke the silence, I found healing. Well done you for breaking the silence.

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  4. Since you started on a comic note, I will address that first: “(Stuart’s) the only person I know that can post one letter of the alphabet and get so many likes and comments!” I gurgled and laughed at that because it was SO TRUE!!!
    Now to the more sober part: Ah, my Amy, I do so love to see God working through you. What a blessed ministry as you press on toward your God. I cry aloud, “Abba, You are great” when I read your posts, see the grace you have received from His loving, outstretched hand. You have accepted and believed God when He says, “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.” NO CONDEMNATION! That is HUGE!
    God bless you.

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    1. You just gotta make me cry Kathy! Dontcha? 🙃 You know, I would’ve hung out that car window and yelled, “I love you!” Right alongside of them teenagers. I guess the kid knew what I know about you to be true. God’s forgiveness is so freely available to all, but that condemnation keeps so bound.

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  5. Good morning, Amy. This is a well-deserved recognition. You work hard with Jesus to share messages others need. And I very much appreciate your advice. You are a leader when it comes to connecting us bloggers, and I thank you for that. Have a blessed day.

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