I’ve got to confess…I’m nervous writing this post. Fear, insecurity…and admittedly a bit of pride has kept me from posting this news, until now. When I first found out that I was shortlisted for a Word Guild Award I was ecstatic and immediately posted the news on Facebook. After I made the post I got nervous. When I looked at who was also shortlisted my elation turned to deflation. I felt I really didn’t stand much of a chance in winning and worried what people would think if I posted about it and lost. Yes…I’m completely human too 🙂
Since the Facebook post, I haven’t told many people. Today I was talking about it with Todd and my stepson Brandon when Brandon gave me some advice I would share with a friend. He said, “Sherry, it’s an honour just to be nominated and shortlisted.” How do kids get so smart 🙂
So, here’s my formal announcement…drum roll please…
I Was Shortlisted For a Word Guild Award!
I am completely honoured that a post on my Soul H2O Blog has been shortlisted in the following Category with two talented writers. Whomever wins, we’re all blessed to be considered.
Check Here to see the full Word Guild Awards Shortlist
Shortlisted Category: Article – Inspirational/Devotional
Carolyn Arends of Surrey, B.C. for “Artful Discipleship” (Faith Today)
Daniel Blackwell of North York, Ont. for “Taking Off the Masks – The need for recovery groups in our churches” (Testimony Magazine)
Sherry Stahl of Leamington, Ont. for “The Women Of The Christmas Story – The Teenager” (https://sherrystahl.com/the-women-of-the-christmas-story-the-teenager/)
Carolyn Arends is an amazing Christian Recording Artist that I’ve listened to for years. She’s a very accomplished author, speaker, professor and Director of Education for Renovaré…Do you sleep Carolyn? 🙂 Daniel Blackwell is not to be mistaken for the Danny Blackwell of Maryland who shot at his wife for taking a bite out of his grilled cheese sandwich! And no, I’m not making that up, check it out for yourself in the Global News Report. You just can’t make that stuff up 🙂 I believe that this Danny Blackwell is a guy I went to Bible College with but haven’t seen since my second year at E.P.B.C (now MCS). I guess I’ll have to see at the Awards Gala!
In just one week Todd and I will be traveling to Toronto for the 2017 Word Guilds Award Gala and I’m even preparing a speech…just in case 🙂
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Celebrating The Women Of The Christmas Story – The Teenager
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THURSDAYHeart Encouragement Thursday – Crystal Storms, Chasing Community – Barbara Bradford Ottinger
FRIDAYDance With Jesus Linkup – Susan B. Mead, Grace and Truth Linkup – Arabah Joy, Counting My Blessings – Deb Wolf, Fresh Market Friday – Crystal Twaddell
Congratulations Sherry! How exciting! You deserve to win — we’ll be cheering you on and waiting here to hear all about it! 🙂 xo
Thanks Valerie 🙂
Yes, I saw the announcement on FB, and I’m not surprised.
Blessings to you, Sherry, with whatever opportunities and life lessons this amazing season offers!
That is a HUGE compliment coming from you!
Oh, congrats! Such fun. Wishing you all the best.
Thanks for the encouragement!
I agree; just being nominated is a great honor! Congratulations! You’re an artist with words and you bless many with them. Whether you win the final award or not, you’re definitely a winner already, Sherry.
Thanks so much for your encouraging words. It really means a lot coming from someone like you!
Praying you sense a refreshing from the Lord this week.
I can’t say I am too suprised. Your book Soul H2O is very well written. You will have a wonderful time and the fact that you have your name in there speaks highly about how many people you touch and impact with your words. So glad you are spreading Good News and Hope to so many of us. God Bless you Beautiful, Smart, Strong, Kind Woman!!! I bet John Maxwell is cheering for you too!
Your words have been so encouraging! I laughed at the last sentence. I so appreciate your words of affirmation. Praying you have a blessed day!
Sincerest congratulations to you. Enjoy.
Stopping by from #Coffeeforyourheart linkup
Thanks for stopping by Nylse 🙂 Thanks for your congrats.
Praying that you feel blessed & refreshed today!