Hello and welcome to ThreeChannels.


First, I want to thank everyone for their encouragement of late.  I have definitely felt your prayers!  I never realized I would meet so many dear friends through writing, and I thank God for putting each of you in my path.

I am incredibly late with many of these awards, so please forgive me if it’s been several weeks, or in some cases months, since you lauded me.  There’s also a chance that you aren’t the actual person who gave me the award and I am just a hapless blogger being tossed about the blogosphere, rudderless, mudent, flashing awards willy-nilly and trampling fearlessly all over blogging etiquette.

I also fear that I may have lost some awards in my disorganization and attention-deprived state.  If I have, please remind me and I will rectify the error!

I sincerely appreciate being appreciated, and I look forward to passing these along to others.  If you have already received this award, please forgive me.  I just can’t keep up anymore!

Heidi (Stone Fox) from Mom’s Ministry & More, and Felicia from Go Graham Go! both lauded me with this beauty:

The qualifications to receive the award are:
A. Display a cheerful attitude.
B. Love one another.
C. Make mistakes.
D. Learn from others.
E. Be a positive contributor to the blog world.
F. Love life.
G. Love kids.

The Rules:

1. Must link it back to the creator.
2. Post the rules.
3. Choose 5 people to give it to.
4. Recipients must fill the characteristics above.
5. Create a post to share this.
6. You must thank the winner.

My five picks are:

Katie-bug Journey

Everyday Adventures

The Life and Times of Bendy Ruggles

The Power of Housewife Word of Mouth

The Red Clay Diaries

Sweet Jaden at The Life and Times of Bendy Ruggles encouraged me with this peaceful butterfly award.

Now, here are the *rules* that go along with this award:

1. Put the award up on your blog
2. Add a link to the person who awarded it to you
3. Nominate at least seven other blogs
4. Add links to these blogs on your blog
5. Leave a message for your nominee on their blog

And I pass this award along to:

Everyday Adventures

The Power of Housewife Word of Mouth

Me Time


Enchanted Dandelions

Crazy Jugs

Walking by Faith

Helene blessed me with this gem:

So, here are the rules for the Shiny Object (or “Brillante Weblog Premio” Award):

1. Place the logo on your blog.
2. Link to the person who awarded you.
3. You can nominate up to 5 blogs.
4. You can then add their links to your blog.
5. Leave a message in the comment section to each nominee on their blog.

And the winners are:

Great Stuff 4 Kids

The Domestic Fringe

Cool Mom Guide

The Girl in the Middle

Van Pan

Mrs. Bear bestowed these two lovelies on me sometime in the past, and I am just now getting around to acknowledging them.  I know she will forgive me though, because she always does!

On this cute bear action, I have no idea what the rules are but I am granting it to Katie-bug JourneyThe Red Clay DiariesWalking by Faith, Mom’s Ministry & More and  Three Peas in a Pod.  It’s quite a happy one!

This award does look impressive and cool…two things Mrs. Bear knows I strive to be.

This award in particular requires that I list six things that make me happy along with six other worthy bloggers that I’ll bestow this trinket to.

Six Happy Times:

1.  When H makes coffee the night before and we actually have real cream instead of Rice Dream, which, incidentally, tastes quite lousy in coffee and makes it turn a troubling gray color.

2.  When all my children sleep in their part of the house.  I don’t even care of they stay in their own beds…they can sleep on the floor, in the den, wherever, as long as they don’t wake me up!

3.  When I pick up Sue from preschool and they do not whisper to me quietly about how she had an accident in her pants…again.

4.  When I pick my boys up from their creative writing class and I do not have to hear about potentially “dicey” words either boy used in his story.  Also when I do not have to call the mothers of other children in the class to let them know that my children may have, inadvertently, introduced their sweet child to some risque language…all in the name of creative writing.  (There is such a thing as being too creative, I am starting to learn.)

5.  When, despite my disorganization and supposed (but not actual) apathy toward blog awards, my friends still bestow them upon me.

6.  When I hear the same scripture over and over again throughout a week, thereby being quite convinced that God is trying to get something through my thick, stubborn skull.  (This has happened a lot lately, for which I am quite excited!)

Go forth!

1.  Everyday Adventures

2.  Down-to-Earth Mama

3.  Good Enough Mama

4.  Ali the Lazy Dog

5.  The Girl in the Middle

6.  Good Fountain

Dannette at Everyday Adventures blessed me with this cutie:

Such calming, pastel colors–it made my day!

Here are the rules for this one:
*Mention the blog that gave it to you and comment on their blog to let them know you’ve posted your award.
*Publish these rules.
*Share 6 values that are important to you and 6 things you do not support.
*Grant the prize to 6 people.

Six Important Values/Beliefs:

1. Christian Values & Religious Freedom

2.  Accepting and embracing those on the Autism Spectrum

3.  Homeschooling

4.  Vaccine Choice

5.  Capitalism

6.  Israel

Nix Support For These Values/Beliefs:

1.  Anti-Homeschool Legislation

2.  Mandated Vaccinations

3.  Socialism

4.  Apathy

5.  Ignorance

6.  Hypocrisy

Consider yourself granted with a major award:

Good Enough Mama

Walking by Faith

Mom’s Ministry and More

Good Fountain

The Grass Widow’s Diary



I’m done!

Posted on 15 November '08 by , under "Did He Just Say ?", Faith is the Evidence, Humor/Disconnected Miscellany, Huswifery.

20 Comments to “Encouragement…”

#1 Posted by FringeGirl (16.11.08 at 00:33 )

Thank you so much for my award. I really had no idea there were so many varied awards in blog-land. It’s great! Congrats to all that were awarded today. I look forward to passing my award on to other deserving bloggers.

FringeGirls last blog post..Buchty Bread

#2 Posted by Corina the Down to Earth Mama (16.11.08 at 02:14 )

My goodness. You have been raking in the awards lately haven’t you! Congratulations. And thank you SO MUCH for the recognition. You certainly deserve the recognition. You do so by way of educating people. Thanks! Wow…… now who do I credit these too?

Corina the Down to Earth Mamas last blog post..How I roll Saturday’s

#3 Posted by Stonefox (16.11.08 at 04:06 )

Well, you deserve each and every one! Congrats and thanks!

Stonefoxs last blog post..Can You Keep A Secret?

#4 Posted by Casdok (16.11.08 at 06:02 )

Congratulations on all your awards! 🙂

Casdoks last blog post..Hope

#5 Posted by ali (16.11.08 at 10:46 )

Congrats and thank you! I love getting awards! But, alas, I am but a lazy dog and it takes me awhile to post them:) I have a separate page on my blog for awards and whenever I’m blue, I sit and stare at that page for a good solid 10 minutes. I love them!

alis last blog post..Call Me Ishmael

#6 Posted by Jamey (16.11.08 at 11:45 )

WOW you were busy! thanks for my award I love them all!

Jameys last blog post..Then sings my soul Saturday

#7 Posted by Steph at the Red Clay Diaries (16.11.08 at 13:31 )

Wow! Congratulations on all your awards!

And thank you for mine. 🙂

I’m at least as disorganized as you are, so I hope I don’t lose mine before I can reaward it.

Steph at the Red Clay Diariess last blog post..This post is SO 5 Minutes ago…

#8 Posted by Jamey (16.11.08 at 16:41 )

Come get your award, check you might have more than 1!

#9 Posted by Patty O. (16.11.08 at 19:08 )

Good for you. You deserve ALL of these awards!!

Patty O.s last blog post..The whinefest of an overeducated, underappreciated char-woman

#10 Posted by Kia (GoodEnoughMama) (16.11.08 at 20:56 )

I’m so not worthy, but, alas, I’ll take the awards and run with them…before you actually figure out that I’m indeed not worthy. THANKS!!! Gotta fly!

#11 Posted by Christine (16.11.08 at 21:06 )

Yeah! I won awards …I am so psyched. Thank you very much!

Christines last blog post..Black Friday disappointment

#12 Posted by Carla (17.11.08 at 14:58 )

*sniff* Thank you! I feel all warm and fuzzy and LOVED!

also thank you for giving me some posting materials. I know you remembered I’m getting down to the very driveliest of drivel now.

Carlas last blog post..99 things I’ve done – Lizzy’s List

#13 Posted by Tiff@Three Peas (17.11.08 at 16:57 )

Thank you!!! I feel honored! Can’t wait to put this on my blog and award to another deserving blog!

Tiff@Three Peass last blog post..In the Shadow of the Sun King

#14 Posted by jaden (17.11.08 at 17:11 )

Wow thanks! I am just catching up on all the blog fodder from the weekend (I avoid the computer most of the weekend since I spend all week sitting in front of it) so I just noticed you gave me an award! Allll riighhhhttt 🙂 Thank you so much, I really appreciate it!

jadens last blog post..Friday Fill-Ins #9

#15 Posted by Rhemashope (18.11.08 at 16:02 )

Congrats on your awards. Methinks I’ve found a pretty cool blog here! On your 6 Happy Times, I completely agree with you on #6 – that seems to happen to me a lot!

Rhemashopes last blog post..Pre-Writing

#16 Posted by Helene (18.11.08 at 16:02 )

Congratulations on all your awards!! I had to laugh about the one comment you made about you don’t care where your kids sleep as long as they don’t wake you up….I’m with you on that one!! Hope things are going well!

Helenes last blog post..What to do with all this leftover butternut squash??

#17 Posted by Danette (19.11.08 at 09:08 )

Congrats on all your awards!! And thanks for passing some along to me 🙂

btw I totally agree with your 6 values to support and not support ;).

Danettes last blog post..Try this Tuesday: Travel tips

#18 Posted by Kate (19.11.08 at 15:12 )

Hey Girl – Hadn’t been here in awhile! You have been busy as usual. I’m off to read the Darth Vader post…what in the world is going on with that?

Kates last blog post..There Will Be Order!!!

#19 Posted by Jennibeanv (19.11.08 at 21:31 )

Woo Hoo! Congrats on all those awards!

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#20 Posted by Julie@Cool Mom Guide (22.11.08 at 17:11 )

Adding your button! LOVE YOU!!!

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