Monday, July 28, 2008

Blog Red Carpet Award Day

Angela at gave me this award called the Art Y Pico award. This award is given to those who inspire others with their creative energy and talents in writing, artwork, design or contributions to the blogging community. I am still finding my way into the blogging world. I do consider it my honor that anyone takes their valuable time to drop by this site.

Angela, you have expanded my horizons in faith in our God, so your website is my first choice as the recipient of excellence in blogging.

Next I proclaim honor to: Rachel Olson at her blog:
Rachel is a great writer and you will be richer for taking the time to read her well crafted words.

Drum she is: Micca at
This beautiful, smart and funny Christian woman will rock your world. Stop by today.

And now may I present Glynnis Whitwer:
I come away richer from Glynnis' posts...every time. She keeps it real and relevant and God-filled.

Drew keeps his blog alive and fresh with his passion for the totally commited exchanged life In Christ. Check out this pastor, musician and student.

Once in a long while a true one-of-a kind crosses my path. Truly Lysa is a rare jewel. God blesses us all with this great writer and speaker and leader. Way to go Lysa....her blog today shows her doing a've got to see it to believe it!!!

Dr. John Hollandsworth takes time to craft a great blog about his faith at . My late husband, John, is my inspiration to regularly read this terrific blog.

Today we will end up things rather quickly. I want to give you time to surf the web to check out the award winners above. I learned to showcase others years ago in a Uniquely You Spiritual Gift/Personality Training session. Mels Carbonel founded this great company and his influence is still generating change in my life to transform me spiritually and emotionally.

He lovingly told my bold bravado self:

"Kay, you have the personality and spiritual gift make up of a Moody or great evangelist."

That was the good here comes the punch. "God has given you much light. Now, when you locate your dimmer switch, you can be the bright or soft light the situation calls for. Most of all when you learn how to be a spotlight. you can showcase others to further the Kingdom. " said the wise leader, Pastor Mels.

I've been praying for God to direct me with those two pieces of advise since that day.

Soooooooooooo get out of here!!! I'm shining my brightest light on the blogs listed above. I'm turning the dimmer switch down low on me..... and its getting dark here at Thrive Christian....get otta here!!!


Tracy said...

Congratulations on your well-deserved award!

(How I loved your spotlight/dimmer switch story!)


Pinkshoelady said...

Hi Kay,
Thanks for visiting me and the encouraging words.

I liked the whole light-dimmer switch thing too.

I have always had a hard time when people give me compliments on what I know to be a work of God not of me. So that quoat spoke to my heart. As long as it is for HIM!

I will come visit and chat again soon.

Pamela R.

Nicole said...

Hi Kay,

Thank you for visiting my blog and for your wonderful encouraging words. They really made me feel humbled because like Pamela said, "I have always had a hard time when people give me compliments on what I know to be a work of God not of me." I do enjoy the encouragement though because I know that I am on the right path, haven't arrived because it's a journey, but I'm at least on the right journey (Hope that makes sense). I haven't had a chance to read all of your blog but I did look around. I'm excited to come back and look more.

I do need to say though that, I like your random comment (a) that says,"I love people....I find almost everyone has something to teach me I could never have known without being with them. " I totally agree with this, 100%, and find that for myself also.

So glad we had a chance to meet. We will chat again soon!

Love in Christ,

"B" His Girl said...

Thanks for stopping by Kay to see this turtle girl. Just want you to know I took a step of obedience today...not tomorrow. After I read your tomorrow comment, I knew we had way too much in common! Do what you need to do. I feel a burden lifted. Now for the next step. Keep your light on. Ask God to give you the disernment when to soften the light and when to turn it up. Shine Girl!

© 2008 Kay Martin

Thrive In Christ

Who I Am In Christ by Neil Anderson

For several months we will center on this book to pursue Thriving in our Christian journey.

Neil challenges us with: "Do you know who you are in God's eyes? We are no longer products of our past. We are primarily products of Christ's work on the cross. Who we are determines what we do.

You are not who you are in Christ because of the things you have done, you are in Christ because of what He has done. He died and rose again so that you and I could live in the FREEDOM of His love."

That's just the introduction. More to follow.