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Complements and Compliments

Being relatively new to WordPress, I didn’t know anything about awards until I was surprised and honored to receive one.  Thank you, Limbi, for choosing me for the Sunshine Award!  I’m grateful that he really reads my blog and touched that he thinks well of it.  In his blog, he frames insightful, sometimes provocative, questions and searches for answers.  I enjoy his sense of humor and his perspective.  In fact, he has added inspiration to some of my posts.  — And that’s something that I am very glad to find here at WordPress: a real community of bloggers.  We don’t just compliment each other, we can complement each other, too!  I invite you to find Limbiley’s Blog here:

Details about the award, including rules and how-to, can be found here:

Now, the rules say that I am supposed to award about 10 more bloggers… but, I haven’t yet read enough blog posts to give this award with justice!  Not to take these awards too seriously, but they should mean something, right?  Besides limbiley, I feel that these bloggers definitely deserve the award:

Filling My Prayer Closet
because, on one of my cloudy days, one of her posts was truly like a ray of sunshine

Grace and Physics
for the sincerity of the author’s quest and the fresh air of her posts

I know that there are more blogs that I read whose authors “positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere” — but I admit that this award thing is kind of strange to me… and I’m rather shy.  By not taking the rules as gospel, I can have more fun with it, anyway!  On that note, the rules also say that I’m supposed to list 10 interesting things about myself.  But, since I only nominated 2 blogs, I think I only need to list 2 things. 🙂 I’m going with fairly fun facts:

1.)  I can recite the alphabet ackwards FAST.  Why?  Dunno.  It’s my stupid human trick.

2.)  I’m the 10th-great-granddaughter of Rev. John Cotton , Puritan, influential minister, teacher, leader, considered one of the Founding Fathers of Boston, Massachusetts Bay Colony.   I don’t think that he would have been proud to know that one of his direct descendents would be a Roman Catholic!  But, despite our deep differences, I’m happy to know that I come from a person who braved the New World in order to worship God in the best way that he knew.

Christina Chase View All

Although crippled by disease, I'm fully alive in love. I write about the terrible beauty and sacred wonder of life, while living with physical disability and severe dependency. A revert to the Catholic faith through atheism, I'm not afraid to ask life's big questions. I explore what it means to be fully human through my weekly blog and have written a book: It's Good to Be Here, published by Sophia Institute Press.

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    • Well, now Limbi, I am really touched! Makes me want to give the award to everyone for encouragement and as a reminder – we are all meant to shine but the dark clouds build and get in the way, gloomy, stormy, miserable…. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.” We need true light, the Light of the World, to help us see ourselves for who we truly are: rays of sunshine. Now I’ve got this song in my head: This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine, let it shine, let it shine, let it shine…
      Keep shining, Limbiley!


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