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Pay It Forward IX

 Monday, July 25, 2011

Pay It Forward


Here at “Pay It Forward,” we are eager to show off talent in the blogosphere.  If you’ve come across someone you would like to promote to fellow bloggers and blog readers, write up a little something giving us the nut and bolts, and enter your link promoting this person, post, or website, etc., below.



My "Pay It Forward" this week:

I have a friend who always delights me.  She challenges my mind, enlightens my thinking, and amazes me with her ability to be honest and forthright in her discussions.   I’ve never met this gal in person, but through her writing, I have grown in my faith, and in many, many other ways, too. 

She has an inexhaustible thirst for knowledge, as is reflected in her writing and topics on her blog, and I always enjoy visiting her cyber-space home.  When I stop over at her place, I find engaging conversation, vast resources, something to stimulate my brain, or my heart.  Please visit my friend Joan @ Oh Beauty Ever Ancient Ever New, read the story of how she named her blog, find out about her history, check out the hundreds of resources on her sidebar (pace yourself), and enjoy getting to know her through her informative, engaging and honest commentary.  Oh, she also posts over at the Catholic Association of Women Bloggers.  So you can find her there, too!


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I’m also posting a little slideshow today.  We acquired a new camera this week.  It’s going to be a peanut-butter-and-jelly month, but I think it’s well worth the sacrifice.  So, since recently, I’ve been sharing all the challenges I encounter in my yard, I thought today I’d share some of the more inspiring points—as captured through the lens of our new camera.


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24 comments:

GLENDA CHILDERS July 25, 2011 at 7:57 PM  

Don't you just love having friends like this!

Fondly,
Glenda

Holly@A Life-Size Catholic Blog July 25, 2011 at 8:29 PM  

Glenda~ I'm amazed I have friends like this. No ... I'm astounded!

Paula July 25, 2011 at 8:34 PM  

Auggh! I submitted the wrong link! Here is the link I MEANT to submit: http://ohana-onamission.blogspot.com/

Holly@A Life-Size Catholic Blog July 26, 2011 at 8:41 AM  

Paula~ It's so confusing all this blog stuff! Linking, buttons, uploading etc. No worries ... we'll get it all figured out.

God bless!

Holly@A Life-Size Catholic Blog July 26, 2011 at 8:46 AM  

Sue @ Carey Family Website~ Your Bees are Buzzin' is wonderful. I loved checking out your beautiful yard, it's a paradise! I have already made good use of the link to the garden blog too. I watched an entire video on how to install a drip system. I've done it before, but I got some great tips from the video. I'm not going to be a slave to watering anymore. Well, maybe not as much of a slave!

Blessings...

noreen July 26, 2011 at 10:58 AM  

Hi Holly, I hope I'm doing all the steps correctly in your meme! God Bless!

Toyin O. July 26, 2011 at 12:50 PM  

I will check out your friend's sites, she sounds fascinating, thanks for sharing.

Paula July 26, 2011 at 1:44 PM  

Not that I don't love House Unseen! But my friend Sharon has a new blog and she posted some pics of my husbands' studio, so I wanted to feature her blog...thanks for your understanding!

Joan July 26, 2011 at 1:55 PM  

Hi Holly, you are toooooo sweeeeet!!! I am having a little trouble finding time to devote to my blog right now, so I really appreciate knowing that you find so much of value there. I have Big Big Plans for all kinds of posts, but finding the time to research and write them is another matter! Thank you so much for the kind words, I am in awe of YOUR blog!! :)

Holly@A Life-Size Catholic Blog July 26, 2011 at 3:38 PM  

Kathryn~ Thanks for posting today. I've visited Father Andrew's blog; he's got quite a sense of humor (his kitchen posts). I really liked his post on salt ... located under "My Crazy Thoughts".

Holly@A Life-Size Catholic Blog July 26, 2011 at 4:18 PM  

Daily Grace~ thanks for posting on "Pay It Forward". Ed certainly has a list of links on his blog, nice neat and organized. You can easily find anything in that list.

I read in his bio that one of his sons is a priest too!

Gos bless...

Holly@A Life-Size Catholic Blog July 26, 2011 at 4:21 PM  

Rosary Mom~ I just visited Family at the Foot of the Cross. Tiffany is a joy! I love visiting her blog. In her link about why she started her blog she writes: "Our primary (public) mission is to share faith, hope, and love." I have to say that I believe she's on the mark...

Thanks for posting, and God bless!

Holly@A Life-Size Catholic Blog July 26, 2011 at 8:26 PM  

Joan~ Thanks for highlighting Sacred Art by Joan Grayson. I love her work and it makes me happy to spend time perusing such talent! I've never seen her pet portraits or vegetable art, however, and it is very cool!

Esther G. July 26, 2011 at 8:51 PM  

Aloha Holly,
I am new to following Joan's beautiful blog. So glad to see you write about it here.

mary333 July 26, 2011 at 9:25 PM  

Hi Holly,
I've wanted to take part in this meme ever since you started it and I finally got my first Pay it Forward up. Thanks for hosting this meme - it's beautiful.

I recently started following Joan's blog and love it.

Great slide show, Holly! God bless!

alisonwonderland July 26, 2011 at 10:12 PM  

You are amazing - and I'm glad you're my "real life" friend! Thanks for sharing the slide show too.

Holly@A Life-Size Catholic Blog July 27, 2011 at 7:34 AM  

Home Garden Diggers~ May Dream Gardens is a wealth of garden information. I was totally excited when I saw a tab titled "birds". Unfortunately, she is trying to attract them, and I want to get rid of them, well, a few particular ones!

What great blogs you and your highlighted blogger have. I am learning a lot of much NEEDED information!

Holly@A Life-Size Catholic Blog July 27, 2011 at 7:45 AM  

Allison@Rambling Flower~ I love art, and the artist you've highlighted is new to me. I was excited to read about her inspiration, and to click through her incredible pieces.

We have a few artists in our family. My Uncle, Bob Tyrrell, has made a living painting for half a century, and he's amazing. His son is a famous tattoo artist, tattooing the stars. (Not my thing, but I have to admit he's incredibly talented.) My daughter went to Rocky Mountain School of Art and Design, and is a wonderful painter.

You can see art is a big part of our lives. Thanks for sharing this talented artist on "Pay It Forward"!

God bless...

Holly@A Life-Size Catholic Blog July 27, 2011 at 8:22 AM  

Esther@A Catholic Mom in Hawaii~ Thanks for posting "This weeks Highlighted Blog". An amazing story about a couples journey creating a family. Such a blessing!

Holly@A Life-Size Catholic Blog July 27, 2011 at 9:00 AM  

Mary333~ Thanks for sharing Karinann and Daughter of the King with us. Seems both of you have been busy establishing the Community of Catholic Bloggers. Thank you! It's wonderful to have a network of bloggers working together where different articles, writing styles, and topics can be found.

Blessings!

Rose July 28, 2011 at 8:26 AM  

I love the slide show. I've been letting it roll while I go about getting ready for work... can't wait to see more. happy day to you..... :-)

Holly@A Life-Size Catholic Blog July 29, 2011 at 7:25 AM  

Alisowonderland~ Thanks for posting An Inspiration to me. Those families with children who have serious illnesses deserve a special blessing! Life can be tough enough ...

BTW~ you are an inspiration to me! I'm going to become a math wiz like you someday. Of course, I might need your help!

Holly@A Life-Size Catholic Blog July 29, 2011 at 8:35 AM  

Leslie@ A flower that continues to bloom. Thanks for posting Summer of Craft. I am so impressed! With you and your creativity, and the blogs you highlighted. There a hundreds, no thousands of ideas to be inspired by. I'm feeling a little like jumping into the project world ... hmmm, but what to do? That's the big question!

Joan Grayson July 29, 2011 at 8:57 PM  

You are so incredibly talented. I love your blog and your photos.

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