Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Blogging Friends

Blogging friends are the best kind.

They encourage and uplift.

They make you laugh SO hard you think you might pee your pants...

They make you think.


They make you smile.

They allow you to imagine and create and make the world a brighter and more beautiful place.

One of my very favorite blogging friends is Jason of the Jason Show.

Now, some of my friends, well, actually almost all of my real life blogging friends, are christians.

Devout Christians.

Jason might scare some of them.

When I first found Jason's blog, I was a little scared too.

So scared, I tried not to go look at his blog.

You see, for so long (my whole life really) I put God in a box.

I had to wear the right kind of clothes, go to the right kind of services at church, memorize the right kind of Bible verses (KJV) so God would love me.
I have learned that God does not live in a box.

He does not just live "up in Heaven."

God lives in me.

He loves me.

He died for me!

For my sins!

God loves Jason of the Jason Show even though he is an Agnostic.

God does not want Christians to judge.

He wants us to show love.

Jason showed some love to me this week. He gave me this lovely award. I would like to pass it on to three great bloggers I have just recently met:

Go make some new friends today. Step out of your comfort box a little!


Alicia said...

Oh my gosh!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so thankful!! If you read any of my past posts, I am a sucker for awards!! That is the total way to my heart! Okay..does that sound desperate enough?? LOL

Well, I met some new bloggy gals recently, so I will follow your lead and do the same!!

Thank you so much!!!!!!

Grandma J said...

What a beautiful post. You are right about Jesus loving all of us, and you are right, he loves Jason and me and you.

I love Jason too, and you, Rebeckah are one of God's angels...really, you are.

Jeanette "Frogster" said...

funny and sweet - totally makes me want to get out there and meet some more "unlikely" friends!

BTW, I saw on your profile that one of your fav books is If You Give a MOuse a Cookie. I just did my daughter's bd party with that book as the theme, and it was a lot of fun. Check out my blog for pics!

Thanks as always for the entertaining photos and stories and quotes!

Julie said...

I agree, bloggy friends are way cool, thanks so much for praying for us.. I am going to the doctor today... prayerfully I will be better soon!

April said...


Do you know how much you bless me? Your sweet personality and godliness just oozes out. I love that about you! Congrats on your awesome award...who better to receive it than YOU??? ♥

I'll have to check Jason's blog out and, perhaps, make a new friend! Hugs and blessings to ya!

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Gonna go see Jason now!
And you are right~
God does not want us to judge but to show love!

Great post!
We love you~God and me!

Busy Bee Suz said...

What a fantastic post!!!!
I also love Jason....and YOU too.
I wouldn't want to be stalked by anyone else...:)
have a great day friend,

The Incredible Woody said...

I finally got out of my self-imposed "God will love me if I do _____" box too. I feel so much happier. So much more free!

Joe said...

I see how it is Becky. I thought we were friends.

g said...

How right! And I adore Jason and his wonderful family!

Professional Mommy said...

I've never visited your blog before. I came after you left a message on the I Heart Faces post. I love this post!! If only more chrisitians were like this...

Erica said...

I put pics up!

smiles4u said...

This post totally blessed me today! I am so thankful that we met through blogging. You so deserve this award that Jason gave you. Everything you said about God is exactly how I believe and it was music to my soul to read your words.
Jason is a remarkable man with a beautiful heart. Suz is a wonderful person that makes me laugh too. Thank you for brightening up my day and reminding me about of all that I believe. I will be checking out these other people in the near future!

The Pink Potpourri said...

great post! congrats on the award!

Edwina at The Picket Fence said...

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR MY AWARD!!! The first one that I have gotten, so you have made me feel really special today. And you are right some of our best friends are the ones we blog with everyday. I definitely count you as one of mine:)

Karen Deborah said...

awesome post and AMEN you got it right sweetie, It is the kindness of the Lord that leads us to repentance.
Jesus does love us. He proved that.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

What a wonderful post - you have some fabulous friends. The very best.

Sandy Toes said...

What a wonderful post! We can learn a lot from each other, uh?
-sandy toe

RR Mama said...

Congrats! You deserve it. It's true that God loves everyone! And you are right...bloggy friends are the best!

Anonymous said...

I loved your post today!

Cortney said...

I <3 JAson!!!!

kristen@nosmallthing said...

So true. I'll have to check him out.

SassyMomma said...

ME???? REALLY?!?!? WOW!!! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!
No one has ever given me an award before! Thank you soooo much!!! =) I don't even know what I'm supposed to do with this! I'm an award virgin! LOL! Can you tell me how to grab the little button thingy? And what I'm supposed to do... =)


Kricia Morris Photography said...

What a great post! It's nice to see other openminded people out there in the blogosphere. Thanks for the comments!

Queenofphrump said...

Your post was beautiful.
When Jason and I were growing up, he always had a gaggle of girlfriends. He would arrange the party and we would all gather. Seems the same now..... :) You deserve this award!

Claire Marie

Dawn said...

how beautiful...
your words about God...
your encouragement to make new friends...
thanks :)
(ans thank you so much for the very nice, very heartwarming comment you made over at my house. it made my day!)