1. possessing the claimed or attributed character, quality, or origin; not counterfeit; authentic: genuine sympathy; a genuine masterpiece.
2. properly so called: a genuine case of smallpox.
3. free from pretense, affectation, or hypocrisy; sincere: a genuine person.
4. descended from the original stock; pure in breed: a genuine Celtic people.
I would add:
Like it is…Without a mask…Real…that’s how we try to write at Longings End…honestly, from our hearts.
And what a sweet surprise it was to discover that our blogger friend and sister in Christ, Cathy — whose blog you can visit over at Did Jesus Have a Facebook Page – presented Longings End with a Genuine Blogger Award.
And thank you, Lord.
We are humbled and honored and grateful and pray that we will stay genuine to the call on our lives, no matter what. All to the glory of our great and mighty God.
To learn more about the origin of this award, please visit Just Ramblin
And in keeping with the spirit of the award, which is freely received, we freely give it to those who Cathy describes as:
“Genuine Bloggers?… To me as a Christian, it is when we believe in the Truth of what we post or in what we say when we leave a comment. God knows our hearts and even if we don’t get it right to start with He knows when we will even before we do. He delights in those who we seek to uplift Him because He knows we will be blessed for doing so, He created us that way and whatever we do for Him when it is genuine is valued, appreciated and rewarded. How good is that!”
We present Genuine Blogger Awards to the following and hope you will take a minute to visit their sites:
Michael and I will keep keystroking for as long as He will allow, sharing truth and stories as God leads us…words to heal your heart, soothe your soul and send you on your way to you own Longings End.
Your Longings End…the PURPOSE for which He created you. The purpose that is the genuine you! It is here that we all come alive, full of the passion He intends. And that makes our Father happy. Us, too.
It is our prayer that our blog, as well as our blogger friends’ and the many other fine Christian blogs online, will bless your heart and lead you ever closer to the One who loves you best of all.