What Art Thou, Idle Ceremony

Art thou aught else but place, degree and form,

Creating awe and fear in other men?

I realize that, in all technicality, it is day six of Lerowen's writer challenge, but, like Anna, I don't have a bucket list, nor even something bucket-listy that has to do with writing. I alternate between the notion of taking each story as it comes and the knowledge that there is not enough time in a single life to write down all the stories I could come up with. And...I simply don't do bucket lists.

So! - it's my Liebster Blog award! Abigail gave it to me, and I'm all very peached about it, even though I think she is totally biased. But this is one of those awards that has strings attached: it has rules. "The goal of the award is to spotlight up and coming bloggers who currently have less than 200 followers." The rules run as follows:

1. Thank the giver and link back to the blogger who gave it to you.
2. Reveal your top 5 picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
3. Copy and paste the award on your blog.
4. Have faith that your followers will spread the love to other bloggers.
5. And most of all - have fun!

There are disadvantages to having a twin sister five years younger than yourself. We run in almost the exact same circles, and Abigail took most of my blog choices. Well! I'll just have to yoink blogs from elseplace.

1. Awake - Awake is a gorgeous blog, full of the thoughts of a young woman on her faith, on her life, on the world, on writing - on living awake. Liz Patterson is the author of The Mark of the Star, and you can read about its growth and realization there on her blog...also, you can buy it!

2. A Spirit Not of Fear - If you want a blog full of the ecstasy of life in Christ, this is the blog to go to. Written by a young woman looking ever toward her Home, conscious of the transience of this life, always going further up and further in, this blog is beautiful almost to the point of heart-breaking.

3. A Celtic Cowgirl - Okay, I like horses. I have always liked horses. I have never had the opportunity to have much to do with horses, so I enjoy them by proxy: such as by this intelligent horse-girl's ramblings on her four-legged fellows.

4. Shilah - The beautiful blog of the Shy Girl. She's smart, she's classy, and she's a writer: "And when rains can no longer weep, and the sky can no longer fall down upon me, and the stars are dying embers of their fire, and my heart has lost its way...what would there be left for me but your faith and your God?"

5. Living on Literary Lane - Elizabeth Rose is full of it: of good books, of insights into literature, of pretty music, of photography... Go check out her blog!

Here is to intelligence, to the child-like love of life, to faith in our God. Thank you for blogging!

3 ripostes:

  1. Aww, you're so sweet, Jenny! Thank you! This is an honor.

    Love and Blessings,
    Elizabeth Rose

  2. Thank you for the award, Jenny! Mucho thanks for the mention :)


  3. Thank you so much, Jenny! I definitely think this award applies perfectly to your lovely blog as well!

    ~ Liz