Wednesday, December 12, 2007

The Mathetes Award list begins here.

Steve, at Who With the Autumn, recently awarded me with the Mathetes Award for Excellence in Discipleship. After getting over the shock of receiving an award at this little traveled site, humbly and with great gratitude, posted the little badge that was sent with it. I then immediately went into a long THINK about who to send this award onwards to.

I've been exploring the possibilities and time has been marching by. So rather than wait any longer, I'm going to award ONE now and then award more later this week. the reason it has taken so long is that I wanted to give this particular award the seriousness of thought it so rightly deserves. I'll edit this post as I go along so that any who visit here can keep up with the list as it grows to that magic number five.

"Mathetes is the Greek word for disciple, and the role of the disciple (per the Great Commission) it to make more disciples. I'd like to take the opportunity to award five other bloggers with this award and badge for acting in the role of a disciple of Christ. These five all share the message in their own creative ways, and I admire them all for what they do.

"In the spirit of this award, the rules are simple. Winners of this award must pick five other "disciples" to pass it on to. As you pass it on, I just ask that you mention and provide links for

(1)this post as the originator of the award ( Dan King of Management by God)
(2) the person that awarded it to you, and then
(3) name and sites of the five that you believe are fulfilling the role of a disciple of Christ.

If you know of other deserving recipients of this award, and would like to start a new string, then please post a link to where you've started in in the comments to this post. I would love for many deserving bloggers to be blessed with this recognition."

The rules of participating:
1. Copy this post.
2. Reflect on five bloggers.
3. Make sure you link this post so others can read it and the rules.
4. Go leave your chosen bloggers a comment and let them know they’ve been given the award.
5. Put the award icon on your site.

Number one on my list of recipients is Deb at PIACERE. This peace-filled and gentle woman has become a good friend to me and the thoughtful insight she provides in her comments (not to mention her own good sites) enrich my life and have given new depths of understanding to questions that I have been posing to myself lately. I hope that you enjoy her as much as I have been.


Number Two on my list of recipients is Rebecca at Cre8Tiva - A Creative and Spiritual Journy. I have only known Rebecca for a few short weeks, but the tone of her beautiful and creative blog reveal a constant threat of love of the spirit and Christ's love that I have come to much appreciate.


Cre8Tiva said...

annie...i am truly humbled...i have done 2 Ignatian last one was during Lent this year...the experience will change your life if you go into it is hard work...but worth every second...learning to relate to Jesus on a one-to-one basis was the best outcome for me...and the daily examen is so helpful in your walk...i advise a guided retreat, at least the first time you do it...if you would like any more info, just ask...blessings, rebecca

qualcosa di bello said...

annie...i am humbled beyond belief. this has been one of those weeks in which you have a day early on that you say to yourself "i am all filled up, i can't imagine another thing on the plate" & then God says...just one more thing~~ 3 or 4 more times!! but i also have the great blessing to see that His strength will suffice all the way...He sends things like this along side the harder stuff.

annie, you too are a gentle woman & good friend who lays a table of words for the gathering of hope on your blogs. i love to linger with a cup of coffee & the soothing music over your posts...thank you~~ a true disciple you are! lots of love to you...