The extent to which blogging puts you in touch with the world is astonishing, especially when you have withdrawn to a rather hidden place, living a very small life in terms of miles traveled and people met.
Blogging changes all of that is very surprising ways. One of these surprises has been repeated and encouraging comments from a reader in Jerusalem! Dina is an archaeologist, gifted in expressing her Jewish heritage but very well-versed in things Christian and very open to spirituality across the spectrum of faith and of culture. Her blog, Jerusalem Hills is a joy to behold at http://jerusalemhillsdailyphoto.blogspot.com/. The photography is tops but, in addition, you really get a sense of the city, its environs and current political experience.
Dina recently presented ARTE y PICO http://arteypico.blogsphot.com/ awards to five of her favorite blogs. Contemplative Horizon was one of her five choices. Here is how the award works:1. Recipients must pick 5 blogs they consider deserving of this award for creativity, design, interesting material, and for contributing to the blogging community in whatever language.
2. Each of the 5 selected blogs must include the name of the author and a link to his/her site to be visited by readers.
3. The recipient must show the award and indicate the name and link to the blog of the one that handed it to him/her.
4. All award recipients must include a link to the Arte y Pico site to inform all readers about the origin of this award.The best part of receiving an award is the opportunity to pass it on, to play matchmaker between you and some of my favorite bloggers.
My five awards go to (Do I hear a drum roll?):
A Nun's Life http://anunslife.org/ by Sister Julie, IHM. A refreshing look at apostolic religious life in the USA. Attractive, informative and very well done.
Homilies http://journals.aol.com/tjtrower/Reflections by Rev. Thomas Travers, CSsR. Fr. Tom is an exceptional homilist - funny, practical, insightful, faith-filled and theologically on the mark. He often shares from his vast experience as a Redemptorist missionary. His compassion and commitment to serving the poorest of the poor are evident.