21 December 2007


Adrienne at Adrienne's Catholic Corner has blessed me. Thanks, Adrienne! That was very kind. Below is what this is all about, taken from the original author's blog...with a few edits.

I hope that it becomes a means of blessing that you will enjoy bestowing upon others. My hope is that this becomes like the traditional tag game we all play on our blogs from time to time, except that the recipient can only tag three people and that the purpose of this exercise is to see how far this can go and how many people we can bless in the blogosphere.

In other words, rather than being a me me me meme, it’s actually all about someone else, which I suspect for most of us, will make a refreshing change.

It’d be great if we could stretch it all around the world, it would be like joining hands around the earth’s circumference, only electronically! But hey, that may be a little ambitious!

It’s going to be a slow game.

And that’s okay.

If all it encourages us to do is to spend five minutes in prayer for someone else and to brighten their day by letting them know that they touch our hearts and minds and souls, then isn’t it worth it even if it only reaches the end of the next bus stop?

I reckon so.

So how does it work?

While it is my wish to bless all who read this blog, for the purposes of starting this little endeavour it is necessary that I ‘bless’ 3 blogfriends, who may in turn ‘bless’ 3 blogfriends.

Let’s use a simple format, and let’s make it even simpler by suggesting that the recipient simply copies and pastes the following indented section when they become the recipient of a bloggin blessing themselves, as follows…


The idea… it’s a game of tag with a difference, rather than looking inwardly, we look outside ourselves and bless, praise and pray for one blog friend. By participating in this endeavour we not only make the recipient of the blessing feel valued and appreciated, but we are having some fun too. We’re going to see how far the bloggin’ blessings can travel around the world and how many people can be blessed! Recipients of a bloggin’ blessing may upload the above image to their sidebar if they choose to. If you recieve a bloggin’ blessin’ please leave a comment on this thread here so that we can rejoice in just how many blessings have been sent around the world!

May God bless:
Vincenzo, for his kindness, great sense of humor and for creating my blog header
Sanctus Belle, for having a wonderful blog that inspires and informs
Archangel's Advocate, an occasional commenter here, for having a great sense of humor...for a software weenie (again, that's a term of endearment!)
(I had to pick some guys since how often do they get flowers!)

A Prayer for Vincenzo, Sanctus Belle and Archangel's Advocate:

May the blessing of almighty God, of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, come down upon you and remain with you forever. Amen.


and that’s it, nearly…

So, all these three have have to do is to;

a) Bless 3 blog buddies each.
b) Include the ‘God Bless you’ image in their post.
c) Explain briefly why they are blessing the people they are blessing.
d) Pray/include in the post the prayer for the recipients of the blessing.
e) The recipient/sender of a blessing should type in the com box of Deb's original post that a blessing has been sent to them so we can keep track of how many blessings are being given. For easy reference a link to this post will make it into Deb's sidebar.

Sounds a bit confusing, I know. But it could be fun, we’ll soon see!

Thanks for playing along!

The larger ‘God Bless you’ image can also be sent as an E-Card from Deb's Credo Christian E-Cards website.

God Bless you!


Vincenzo said...

Thank you!
May God bless you and your family too :)

ArchAngel's Advocate said...

I've passed the blessing on (and you might want to check my post as I made an observation...)

ArchAngel's Advocate said...

Do you serve software weenies with pickle & relish or with saurkraut?

swissmiss said...

Personally, it's the lil' smokies in BBQ sauce. I don't care for pickles or kraut. Not a very good German/Swiss gal in that respect. Heck, I don't really care for Irish or English food either. Definitely NOT Scottish food. I'm just a typical Midwesterner...meat and potatoes.