The Emblem of the Helping Hand award created by Sojourner's Place as a symbol of help, support, and encouragement to up, and coming bloggers and appreciation, for those who mentor those new to the blogosphere.
Thank you dear Denise for passing this award on to me. I love you so much and you've been a true blessing to me. I am so glad our paths have crossed here in the blogosphere. You are a true example of patience, contentment, encouragement, love, inspiration and a shining light for Christ. You lift me up more than you know, my friend!
I encourage everyone to visit Denise's blog. Her love for Jesus just shines through each post. She trusts God completely and despite her sickness has such a wonderful attitude. Another thing I admire about Denise is that her love for her husband is so evident, as is his love for her. Denise is so faithful to exhort him and sing his praises. She is so faithful in commenting on so many blogs, lifting so many of us up and extending that helping hand of encouragement and inspiration.
Select 10 bloggers: 5 you consider your blogging Helping Hand, then "Pay it Forward" by extending your "Helping Hand" to 5 additional bloggers, in support and encouragement for their efforts. In passing on the Emblem, each recipient must provide the name of blog, or blog author with a link for others to visit. Each recipient must show the Emblem, and put the name and link to the blog that has given it to her or him. Link the Emblem to this post: Helping Hand: Much Obliged and Paying it Forward so that others will know it origin and impetus.
If you have not already done so, show your recipients some love by adding them to your blog roll, Technorati Favorite list, or in any other way to further let them know that their blog voice is important to you and being heard.
Add your name to The Helping Hand meme at my new blog entitled The Emblem of the Helping Hand and don't forget to leave a comment as a permanent record of all Helping Hand recipients.
Here are my picks in no particular order: