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Bite of Bread: Feb. 24-Mar. 2 and The Premio Dardos Award


Premio Dardos Award
Premio Dardos Award



Awards are great, aren’t they? No matter how big or small, when someone gives you an award, it makes you feel like your hard work paid off. We all need that from time to time.

I was gifted an award a few months ago.

Photographer and blogger, Judy Royal Glenn honored me with The Premio Dardos Award on her blog Seeing Through God’s Eyes. Her photography is amazing…take a peek.

Premio Dardos means ‘prize darts’ in Italian. It’s given to recognize blogs that convey cultural, ethical, literary, and personal values.


How cool is that?

There’s a catch. I need to pay the award forward to at least 2 other blogs.

This is right up my alley. There’s nothing I love more than to encourage others, so I’m giving this award to 6 blogs I love to read. They each have a unique style and purpose. Each blogger courageously shares her heart.

Erika Unstuck: Erika writes encouraging posts for those living with chronic pain. She also loves to write about family and genealogy.

Anything is Possible: JoAnne’s posts range from faith to love to taking care of our world. She shares her story of finding long lost love.

S. Kim Henson’s Blog: Kim loves to laugh and she’ll make you laugh, but she also writes about some of our deepest wounds and the healing process.

The Stream’s Edge: Finding Hope’s Anchor in Life’s Storms, by Jeanne Doyon. I always feel like I’ve visited Jeanne with a cup of tea.

Emily Wickham: Emily writes about her faith journey encouraging others to follow Jesus.

The Beggars Bakery: Jana writes incredible posts about addiction recovery and faith.

I hope you’ll have time this week to visit these blogs.

And I hope this week’s Bite of Bread will inspire you to be an encourager every day. Life is more fun when you bless someone with a smile, phone call, compliment, etc. How do you encourage others?



 Bite of Bread for the week:

Journal (check). Bible (check). Pen (check).

Coffee (sip).

Candle (lit).

Breathe deep. Sit for awhile. And…


Bite of Bread Feb 24-March 2


See ya Wednesday.




  1. There are so many special things about this award, Andy. The first, receiving it from you. I respect you and your writing and I appreciate having you as a reader. I’m most grateful for your encouragement.

    Also, the 24th was mine and my husband’s 36th wedding anniversary, so the award is icing on that cake.

    Finally, it came on the heels of reading your post about gifts and mercy and giving counsel. I’m taking a spiritual gifts course now (it meets tonight) and I was surprised, yes, even at my age, to find out one of my main gifts. Your blog post confirmed some about it and made me think even more about the value of each of our gifts.

    I will enjoy passing along the award. And I can’t wait to read from each of your favorite blogs. I’m sure I’ll be enriched.

    I love you,

    1. Wow! Love God’s timing! Looking forward to what God is going to do.

  2. You are a great encourager Andy – made for that purpose for sure. Thanks for passing the award on to ErikaUnstuck. I’ll be sure to pass it on to a few of my own favorite blogs.

  3. Oh Andy ~ Congratulations on receiving this well-deserved award. I’m truly blessed by the truths you share with an open heart. And thank you (!) for extending the award to my blog. Wow, to God be the glory! Love you.

    1. Thanks Emily! Blessings back to you. Yes, God’s glory is what it’s all about. Yay!

  4. Congrats!! Can’t wait to take some time to check out those that you encouraged. Thanks for the reminder to encourage someone today!!

  5. What an honor for you, Andy! And, thank you for honoring The Stream’s Edge. May our words bring Him glory and draw hearts to His.

    1. Thanks Jeanne! Amen. Hope many people visit your blog, and I’m excited to read the blogs you award.

  6. Jan Doke

    Andy, you deserve the award for sure! Thank you for your faithfulness! Its encouragement is contagious!

    1. Thank you sweet friend. I miss you! I need to come to Texas.

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