Saturday, September 29, 2007


Need some motivation? Here's a minute's worth.


Last week Adoro who has been a friend of this site from the beginning (about 8 months now) gave Adam's Ale this recognition. It was because of her and the direction and support of people like her that I stuck through figuring out this blogging thing. But make no mistake, that is not the reason for my first nomination!

Blogger Reflection Award Rules:

1. Copy these rules.
2. Reflect on five bloggers and write a least a paragraph about each one.
3. Make sure you link to this post so others can read it and the rules.
4. Leave your chosen bloggers a comment to let them know they've been given the award.
5. Put the award icon on your site.

1. Adoro to Devote is on the top of my list for a couple of reasons. First because hers is not an empty blog, there is a caring person who backs it up and reaches out to others in the blogosphere. In her writing we've traveled not only through many interesting topics but have also gone through some of her life's experience with her, not just for the interest of reading about another person's life, but to learn how a faith filled person deals with what life throws at you.

Now comes the hard part, picking four more. The difficulty is in only posting four.

2. Stephen has "For God, for Country, and for Yale". It is a good site for a couple of reasons. This guy is a just a college student and he is on the football team about which we hear regularly. Amidst all that he also witnesses to what a person can do who wishes to be a good son of his Father by bringing his faith to his community. I wonder how many students he has aided in their faith journey by his own witness?

3. Brad blogs "Roman Catholic Vocations". I wonder if he knows what a wonderful ministry his blog site is? When asking some people for assistance in picking sites out for The Blogger Reflection, this site came up a couple of times. Plus he is a real good resource from which to steal!

4. Jeff at "The Curt Jester" is probably board with being recognized all the time but I do read him regularly and find a wealth of information (and quite a few laughs) there. This is my way of saying thanks for your ministry Jeff.

5. Who to put in here last? This is why I even hate maintaining a blogrole. *sigh* Well, who could pass up a site where the author uses her Simpsonizeme cartoon for her picture? Well, written, sharp and interesting, my last choice is Cathy of Alex over at The Recovering Dissident Catholic.

Up for more great blog reading? Jay announces that Catholic Carnival 138 is up and running!


Cathy_of_Alex said...

Father: I'm stunned and honored. Thanks. It is tough to pick only 5. That's why I have yet to do my list.

Adoro te Devote said...

Thank you, Fr. V. I'm honored, too.

You have a great list there, and I can say that, since I know Cathy in person, she backs it up, too.


Brad Watkins said...

Fr. Valencheck,

Thank you for your kind words. Certainly the feeling is mutual!!

Only five blogs - that will take some thinking. Can I tag back?

If your ears were burning last week it was probably because I had the pleasure of meeting Fr. Gurnick, and your name came up! Obviously, it was a very good conversation as we mutually sang your praises. Hopefully one day we'll be able to meet in person.

Yours in Christ,