I was praying about some things about this blog and I thought about an Award. I didn’t want it to be cheesy and I didn’t want to do it “just to do it”.
Then I thought about Barnabas and how he stood in the gap and encouraged Paul. Barnabas commended Paul to the believers when they were afraid to accept him and his conversion. Barnabas was also known for giving.
Acts 11:23 says about him,
“Who, when he came, and had seen the grace of God, was glad, and exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they would cleave unto the Lord.”
I have a LOT of Barnabas type people in my life and so I decided to make it an award.
If you receive a Barnabas award it’s because you’re an encourager and I want you to share it with anyone who is your encourager.
I’m not going to put rules on it for how many you have to tag–just share it with whomever encourages you.
*Link back to the person who gave you the award.
*Use my graphic (leaving my blog address on it)
*Share it with anyone who encourages you whether or not their blog is “spiritual”.
*Share this explanation
“Barnabas worked with the Apostle Paul.
We remember him for his encouragement and generosity. In this spirit, I’d like to let you know that you are a Barnabas in my life. Thank you!”
I am going to pass mine out little by little because so many of you are blessings in my life. Here’s the 1st batch.
Chel at Chasing Contentment. Chel thank you for every email and note and thoughtful gesture you’ve sent our way. I appreciate your encouragement very much.
Transition Girl at In Transit Thank you seems so small, but I want you to know you’ve encouraged me so much!
Christy at The Abundant Life perhaps in this lifetime, God may be the only one who truly knows how much your encouragement means to me. Once again, “Thank you” seems so small!
Ashley at Twentysixcats Ashley always has a kind word and I appreciate her!
Marie at Musings from a Theo-Geek I “knew” Marie from a forum we participated in and have been thankful for her for a long time! Thank you, Marie!
Prairie Rose at The Fragrance of Sweetgrass she always has something encouraging to share and I appreciate her kind words and support.
Barbara at Stray Thoughts. I appreciate Barbara’s godly words. I appreciate how she speaks the truth in love all the time.
Patricia at Pollywog Creek. I found her blog awhile ago and the post was about a difficult marriage that God had healed. She’s been a prayer supporter and encourager of mine for quite awhile and I’m truly thankful.
Jenn at Good Job Mama! Jenn has been sending encouragement and thoughtfulness my way for quite some time too! Thank you, Jenn.
Susanna at A Basket of Berries Susanna has been a sweet friend for quite awhile too. Thank you, Susanna for your kindness!
Maggie Raye at Patchwork Cottage. Maggie works very hard to encourage single moms in their homeschooling efforts. She’s the blog I found when I was trying to decide if I could do this. Thank you, Maggie!
Lisa at Hopewell Takes on LIFE Thank you, Lisa for all the kind words and things you’ve encouraged me with!
I would also pass this on to some people if they had a blog!
Beth, Robin, Katherine, Pam, Katrina, Celina, Carol, Joy, Christina. Each of you leave comments and send emails and pray for us and I’m very thankful! Thank you for being a Barnabas in my life!
**Susanna talked me into making a button. Here’s the HTML for a button if you were awarded this award.
<a href=”http://adustyframe.com/2009/02/18/barnabas-award/“_blank”><img class=”aligncenter” src=”http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r104/adustyframe/barnabas_edited-1-2.jpg” border=”0″ alt=”award”/></a>