Bearing Accolades

The Spirit of Dana Point, June, 2010
Wind in my Sails
I was startled to be featured on Thursday by the good people of The High Calling. They chose to include my post, Wealth or Love, in their monthly roundup of notable blogs.
It’s a great honor, as more than 1,300 blogs and more than 13,000 posts were evaluated. Surrounded by such great writers, I’m humbled. I’m also, I must admit, proud. And I’m excited, for three reasons:
First, I write to glorify God. When other godly writers commend my efforts, that affirmation holds special value for me, much as laudatory words from a chef would validate my culinary endeavors even more than my husband’s praise does.

Second, I also write as an act of worship and spiritual discipline. I post on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. Sometimes I come to the keyboard inspired: the words flow, my course is clear, and I make good headway. Other days, I feel becalmed. I drift along, waiting for a topic to surface, scanning the horizon like a marine biologist searching for an elusive species.

Thank you, High Calling, for filling my sails with encouragement.

Finally, I’m delighted to have an excuse to invite you to explore The High Calling. The editors create “community by actively listening and educating people about work, life, and God.” I’m confident the offerings there will engage you. Please take a look.

1 Therefore if there is any encouragement in Christ, if there is any consolation of love, if there is any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and compassion,
2 make my joy complete by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose.
3 Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves;
4 do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.
Philippians 2:1-4 (NASB)


  1. Keep writing!

  2. Thanks for your encouragement, David…and you're the star of today's post 🙂

  3. Thank you for sharing the philosophy, discipline and heart behind your publishing schedule.

    You have generously highlighted I'm glad that we were able to be the wind beneath your sails! 🙂

    Ann K.

  4. So pleased to see you're receiving encouragement from the Around the Network post. I often find God uses The High Calling community to encourage me, both on my blog and at THC site. Congrats on the feature!

  5. Ann, it was my pleasure…and writing it down forced me to really reflect on my priorities. I'm thankful for the freshening breeze!

    Cheryl, I'm grateful for the encouragement. Thanks for your congratulations. I've found that God uses anything that I really, truly hand over to Him. 🙂

  6. Congratulations, Sheila.

  7. Thanks, Sam!

  8. Lots of good reading here, thank you! I had been searching on yahoo when I uncovered your publish, I’m going to add your feed to Google Reader, I look forward to far more from you.

  9. Thank you, Anonymous. Welcome!