Monday, Mar 25, 2013

(Attitude): Esteeming Others Better Than Ourselves

Few things excite me more than honoring my fellow writers for their accomplishments, particularly honoring those writers who are less known than others.  Scripture commands us as follows: “. . . let each esteem others better than themselves” (Philippians 2:3b). In this post, I would like to esteem several of my colleagues as better than myself.

Several years ago, I was graciously awarded the Premio-Dardos Award for The Write Power blog by fellow author and blogger, Susan J. Reinhardt.  “Premio dardos” in Spanish means “prize darts”. The Premio-Dardos Award is an award that “acknowledges the values that every Blogger displays in his effort to transmit cultural, ethical, literary, and personal values with each message [he writes].”  I was most grateful to receive this award and would like to express my thanks once again to Susan J. Reinhardt for nominating me for it.  

As part of the requirements for receiving the Premio-Dardos Award, the recipient must recommend 15 other blogs deserving of the same reward.  This is something I should have done at the time but just plain forgot to do. I discovered my oversight as I was transferring my blog posts from my old site to my new blog location on my personal website.  I ask forgiveness for this oversight and now wish to make amends for it by listing the blogs I think are deserving of the Premio-Dardos Award.  The blogs below are listed randomly and not in order of importance to me.

  1) Christian Writer/Reader Connection by Susan J. Reinhardt

  2) The Word Surgeon by Sandra Weiers

  3) Write Now by Karen Lange

  4) Rose Allen McCauley’s Blog

  5) Simple Devotion by Jan Cline

  6) Everything Home with Carol by Carol J. Alexander

  7) Nuggets from God by Debbie Piccurelli

  8) Clella’s Corner by Clella Camp

  9) Perspectives on Writing by Cheryl Wright

10) Freed to Fly by Trudy den Hoed

11) Where Are the Blessings Blog by Pam Halter

12) Word Vessel by Cathy Bryant

13) The Hope Chest by Hope Chastain

14) Audra Krell’s Blog by Audra Krell

15) Shining Moments by Sharon Brani

There are many more blogs I could have listed but, unfortunately, I am limited to listing 15 only.  Thanks to all of those in this list.  You have inspired me over the years by your writing and, most of all, by your big hearts.  May our Lord continue to bless the work of your heart and of your hands, for His glory and for the building of His Kingdom.


Copyright 2013 by MaryAnn Diorio, PhD. All Rights Reserved.

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16 thoughts on “(Attitude): Esteeming Others Better Than Ourselves

  1. MaryAnn,

    I am honored that you consider my blog worthy of this award! Thank you for your kindness and encouragement.

    Congratulations to the other recipients! I look forward to checking out the ones I am not familiar with.

    Thank you MaryAnn. You are a blessing, and your support means so much to me.

    Love and blessings,

  2. Thank you so much for the award, MaryAnn. I humbly accept it as a fellow servant for the Lord and for His honor and glory. Like you, it might take me a while to pass the award on to others since I’m in the middle of a book launch and a cross country move. Your blog design is lovely, and so are you.

    Many Blessings,

  3. Thanks Mary Ann. I am honored to be included with this stellar list of ladies. Some I know, and some I hope to get to know by visiting their sites. May God bless and use us all for His purposes and glory!

  4. Congrats to all your recipients, but especially to my Kindred Heart, Clella Camp. Clella is an amazing writer who inspires all who know her to honor God while living life to the fullest. Her energy and enthusiasm are contagious, and I’m so thankful for her friendship.

  5. WOW, what a prestigious list. Thank you MaryAnn for including on this list of awesome blogs, written by equally awesome writers.

    Sending you God’s blessings as you continue to inform and inspire others.