An End of Year Award

As I have taken a bit of a blogging hiatus, the last thing I imagined finding in my combox was a blogging award. Thank you to Nancy at The Cloistered Heart and The Breadbox Letters for this award.
One of the things I like best about blog awards is that they enable us to discover some new blogs we may not be aware of.
The Catholic blogosphere has been a source of inspiration, encouragement and friendship over the last four years.
Here a few who have walked along with me during that time.

Colleen at Thoughts on Grace
Mary at The Beautiful Gate
Daily Grace
Michael at Reach Paradise

Some of my newer friends:
Patricia at I Want to See God
Caroline at The Bell of the Wanderer
Nancy at The Cloistered Heart

Thank you to these and all the Catholic bloggers who help to inspire me on my faith walk.

Here are the rules:
1 Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012′ Award
2 Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen — there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required — and ‘present’ them with their award.
3 Please include a link back to this page: — and include these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)
4 Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them.
5 You can now also join our Facebook group — click ‘like’ on this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012′ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience.
6 As a winner of the award — please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award — and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars…
Yes — that’s right — there are stars to collect!

Unlike other awards which you can only add to your blog once — this award is different!
When you begin you will receive the ’1 star’ award — and every time you are given the award by another blog — you can add another star!
There are a total of 6 stars to collect.

Comments welcome at The Front Porch.