Ending 2012 with Food for Thought

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post,

Biltrix nominated me for

the Food for Thought Award!

Thank-you so much!

If you’re not familiar with Biltrix’s blog, please go have a look!

This is really an incredible and humbling nomination.


The Food For Thought award was started by  Citizen Tom, who explained:

“What’s The Food for Thought Award? How can we combine The Super Sweet Blogger Award with The Thought Provoking Blog Award? Well, when a Christian blog offers visitors wisdom from the Word of God, isn’t that blog providing its visitors food for thought? Ah ha! Thus was born a new award.

The rules for the award are similar to other awards:

1.   Post the award on your blog.
2.  Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their blog.
3.   Share seven of your favorite Bible passages. You get extra credit if you explain why the verses are a favorite!
4.   Nominate seven other bloggers you admire and enjoy! Why seven? In the Bible, seven symbolizes completeness.
5.    Inform each person that you have nominated them.


Here are my nominees…Please be sure to visit their blogs!!!

Christopher Clody

Catholic Dialogue

Thoughts from an American Woman

Francine in Retirement

A Tranquil Place

Catholic Cravings


So, now…what passages do I choose?

There are far too many beautiful choices.

To end 2012 I’ve decided to focus on a set of passages that are reflective of my thoughts and mood given many recent events.

What I’m sharing here shouldn’t surprise anyone who has read my blog.

These are passages that may be shared so often that people may take them for granted.

Today’s post is a simple reminder that these words are just as important today as they were when they were first written.

If you’re familiar with this, please take a moment to read this as if it was the first time you saw the words, as if the words were new.



1 If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.

2 And if I have  prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.

3 If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.

4 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant

5 or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;

6 it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.

7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.


.Finally, I’d like to share another verse (a bonus verse!) that is often running through my mind.

I believe it speaks for itself…


…whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.


Have a safe and prosperous 2013.


I've always enjoyed writing and finally decided it was time to blog! As part of my profession I write every day, but I'm now trying to take the time to write creatively. My family and friends have been very encouraging as there is little that is written down in the way of a family chronicle. This is a favorite topic of mine! In addition to family history, I write about life, family, friends and faith. My husband is a full-time parent to our special needs daughter. I’ve explored this topic, too. I also enjoy music, crocheting, reading and relaxing with my family. I hope you enjoy what I have to offer!

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17 comments on “Ending 2012 with Food for Thought
  1. Citizen Tom says:

    Thank you for the link and the Bible passages.

    It is hard to top 1 CORINTHIANS 13.

  2. Biltrix says:

    Congratulations, Cathy! I concur with Citizen Tom (and you) on 1 Corinthians 13.

    God bless you and Happy New Year!

  3. scrapydo says:

    Thank you for the verses they are also both my favorite. All the best for 2013

  4. fgassette says:

    CONGRATULATIONS! Wonderful scriptures for food for thought. Thank you for nominating me for this award as well!


  5. fgassette says:

    CONGRATULATIONS! Thank you for sharing these wonderful scriptures for our food for thoughts. Thank you also for nominating me for this wonderful award as well.


  6. thoughtsfromanamericanwoman says:

    Congratulations Cathy and thank you for the nomination. I like the Love verse – we all need the Love of Christ in our lives. This is indeed a worthwhile award to pass on. It will be hard to decide on my favorite verses! God bless you and our friendship! Patty

    • Cathy G says:

      Thanks, Patty! It was hard to choose…and then I thought of those verses and realized this was what was right for me to say. I thought it was worthwhile, too! I’m .looking forward to reading your post! God bless you, my friend.

  7. Subhan Zein says:

    Hi Cathy,

    Happy New Year to you, may 2013 be blossoming roses for you. 🙂

    Subhan Zein
    #PS: My subscription has gone messed up, so now I am resubscribing, looking forward to reading some more! 🙂

  8. […] also graciously nominated me for the Food For Thought Award.    This award was created to combine “The Super Sweet Blogger Award with The Thought […]

  9. Biltrix says:

    Hi Cathy!

    Sorry I have not been around in a while (holidays, travel, trying to stay healthy). I just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Blog of the year award. You can pick up the details at http://biltrix.com/2013/01/18/5-stars-thank-you/ .

    God bless!

    • Cathy G says:

      HI Biltrix! I completely understand – so much for us to balance in everyday life! Thank-you so much for the nomination – I’ll be sure to check out the post!

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