Stylish Blogger Award

Well, that didn’t take long.

This graphic was obviously designed by a woman.

I changed my blog template early in the week (something I do every couple of years) and PRESTO…I’ve received the Stylish Blogger Award. (This award actually has less to do with my template and more to do with my sister, Tara. But just play along.)

As I mentioned in a recent post, my sister has a great cooking website, TaraCooks. Tara was recently awarded with a Stylish Blogger Award by some of her friends and fellow bloggers. Here are the rules:

Make a post & link back to the person who awarded you this award.
Share 7 things about yourself.
Award your favorite recently discovered great bloggers.

7 things about myself? Hmmm.

  1. My sense of smell is virtually non-existent. Seriously. I can’t smell a thing. But during our diaper changing days, I considered this less a shortcoming and more a superpower. I may not be able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, but I’m impervious to even the most gaseous, overflowing diaper. (There’s a story I could tell about this one time Joshua ate prunes. But I digress.)
  2. I have a tendency to become rabidly obsessed with certain things. Like baseball. And music. And the Bible. And LOST. And reading. And lots of other things, as you well know from reading this blog.
  3. I have autographed photos of former St. Louis Cardinals manager Whitey Herzog as well as Clayton Moore, TV’s “The Lone Ranger”. I know. You’re jealous, aren’t you?
  4. I have a life-size cut out of Yoda hanging on the wall in my garage. I know. I’m a dork, aren’t I?
  5. Thanks to my college roommate, I’ve seen every episode of Beverly Hills 90210. I know. I’m a woman, aren’t I?
  6. I’m on a quest to see a ballgame at all 30 major league stadiums. I’m up to 17 current stadiums, with 7 “defunct” ballparks also on the ledger. That puts me at 24 stadiums total. Check out my Ballparks page to see my ranking of each one.
  7. I’ve never seen the ending of E.T. I’m assuming he makes it home, but don’t ruin it for me.

While these aren’t necessarily “recently discovered” bloggers, these are four blogs that you need to check out:

  • I have to mention Sunny’s blog first. After a brief hiatus, she’s back blogging with a vengeance, writing about all the misadventures of Casa de Bybee.
  • Brooke Busby Photography – Brooke has been blogging for a couple of years but she recently started her own website to highlight her new photography business. You really should check out her work; she has an eye for capturing the innocence and joy in a child’s face.
  • Our good friends Jon and Stacy are leaving later this year for a 5 year mission in Honduras. But before they leave for good, they’ll  be spending most of February there searching for housing and laying the groundwork for their arrival in the fall. You can read all about their adventure at Greatly Commissioned. They have chronicled their experiences that have led them to this moment. I’d encourage you to stop by and read all about it; to pray for Jon & Stacy as they get ready to leave; and, if you wanna get really involved in this work, agree to support them financially. Even $50 worth of support per month will help make this dream a reality for them. Get in contact with me if you’d like to help, even if it’s just a one-time donation.
  • My friend Brett is a missionary in Geita. He writes a great deal, all of it thoughtful and thought-provoking. What I appreciate about Brett is that his writing holds my feet to the fire here “in the States” where our view of Kingdom can become fairly skewed and Westernized if we’re not careful.
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6 Responses to Stylish Blogger Award

  1. Amanda says:

    Woohoo! Congratulations. I think your blog is pretty darn classy too, Jason.

    Even if you are a dorky woman. ;o)

    Although, I’ve seen every episode of “Dawson’s Creek.” So I wonder what that makes me…?

    • Jason says:

      Thanks, Amanda. Dawson’s Creek will always live in infamy, if for no other reason than the insufferable lodged-in-your-brain-for-life theme song. Whatever happened to Paula Cole, anyway?

      And while we’re at it, where have all the cowboys gone?

      I would never call you a dork. 🙂 (Although our use of emoticons probably seals the deal for both of us!)

  2. Brooke says:

    Wow…my kiddos would love to see that life-size Yoda. I’m impressed you’ve kept it. I’m still trying to get over all the negative comments you said about Valentine’s Day from Sunday…Gary made me feel better. 🙂 jk Thanks for the shout-out about my photography site. Really appreciate that. And…like your new layout. Also, I’ve been trying to research some christian evidences that the Bible is in fact true and things really did happen. Can you point me in the right direction for “real” evidences. Surfing the internet is really hard because I don’t know how to find facts vs. opinion. Im ashamed that I can’t give a really good answer for some questions like..”How do you KNOW the Bible is real?”

  3. Jason says:

    There are a couple of really good books on this that come to mind. The first one is Timothy Keller’s “The Reason for God”. The whole thing is really good, but he has a chapter on the reliability of Scripture that is really strong.

    Also Rubel Shelly’s “Prepare to Answer: A Defense of the Christian Faith” is another good one. He has two chapters on the subject of the Bible and it’s reliability; they provide a really good summary of the arguments for a reliable, literal reading of Scripture.

    I have both of these books if you want to borrow them. I also have Lee Strobel’s “The Case for Faith” and Ravi Zacharias’ “Beyond Opinion”. Strobel and Zacharias write a lot of Christian Evidences / Apologetics stuff and it’s all really good.

    And I used to have the cardboard cut out of Yoda in my office at church. That was back in my YM days, though!

  4. Matt says:

    You know you loved 90210 too.

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