Friday, May 04, 2007

Thinking Blogger Award

Sorry that it took me so long, but I still have to tag 5 blogger friends for the Thinking Blogger Award that I received some time ago from Carolanne for this blog and from Vicki for my devotional Reflections blog.

Okey, here goes. Hope I am not disappointing anyone... I want to tag these 5 bloggers: Katrín from Iceland; Cori from South Africa; Matthijs and Marc from the Netherlands and - last but not least - I want to encourage my daughter Sosha with this award.

I think Katrín is doing a great job in sharing her faith and she is constantly giving us opportunities to totally agree with her: yes indeed, Life is Beautiful! Cori's blog is worth checking out too. She shares her thoughts about life and faith and I appreciate her respectful approach to people with different views - like her man Kevin who blogs about his journey through life as an ex-Christian. (He certainly deserves this award too, but I let Cori be the judge of that). Matthijs and Marc are innovators, urban missionaries and church planting pioneers; both of them represent the 'church outside the box', or organic / emerging church movement in the Netherlands. Matthijs writes in the heavenly language (Dutch - of course); Marc is truly international in his approach and blogs in down-to-earth English so that the rest of the world can join the discussion too. Sosha deserves the thinking blogger award because she is the only 13 year old Dutch girl I know of that writes so eloquently in a foreign language. She's not ashamed of sharing her pure faith and she is showing what she's got - and that's a lot. (I have to give Vicki some credit too, because it was her idea to nominate Sosha).

The rules for participating in the Thinking Blogger award are these:

Should you choose to participate, please make sure you pass this list of rules to the blogs you are tagging.

The participation rules are simple:

1. If, and only if, you get tagged, write a post with links to 5 blogs that make you think,
2. Link to this post so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme,
3. Optional: Proudly display the ‘Thinking Blogger Award’ with a link to the post that you wrote (here is an alternative silver version if gold doesn’t fit your blog).

Please remember to tag blogs with real merits, i.e. relative content, and above all - blogs that really get you thinking. Keep in mind that each blog can only be nominated once.

And friends, please don't forget to read my other recent postings, because - being a thinking blogger - I did put a lot of thought and effort into them and I do want to share my experiences with you!


Vicki said...

Great choices, Paul! Of course, I think Sosha does a remarkable job with her blog! She's very thoughtful and insightful...much like her father!

Now, I'm on my way to read your other new posts!