PerfectionI’ve been trying to keep my blog perfect. All my posts are grammatically correct. All the pictures are just so.

I’ve decided

that since I’m not perfect – my blog shouldn’t be either. Don’t worry, I’m not planning to ruin it. But even the title of this post is enough to mar the beauty.

On Saturday, Serving with Joy was six months old. So I’ve decided to list, in this very imperfect post, the most read six posts.

  1. Obedience is Only Instant
  2. Being a Jewel for God, by Aviel
  3. This World is Not Our Home
  4. Treasure God’s Name, Part One But not Part Two 😦
  5. Dear Subscribers, Not sure why that was so popular!
  6. Pictures of Home

And here is some news. Last week, BWBears nominated me for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award.

I’ve decided

not to accept it. Because I’m not sure about this whole blogging awards thing. It seems more like a chain letter than an award. And I couldn’t find 15 blogs to nominate. I don’t follow very many, but I’ll list them here anyway (everyone likes a bit of publicity 🙂 )

Tani Newton at Normal Education. Okay, this is my mum’s blog. But I still recommend it. Her most popular post is “Why I don’t want to talk about home schooling any more” 🙂

Candace C. at Virtuous Maidens. I’ve loved Candace’s blog since I first found it. So peaceful and welcoming. Her posts have a wide variety, from friendship and aprons to her poetry, and  occasional Hymns in Our Hearts post. Candace inspires us to “delve into the days of the past.”

Mrs Tehila Gonen at Women Abiding. “Encouraging Women to Abide in God and His Word”

Julia at Library Lover My colleague’s “Thoughts about libraries, books and everything in between 🙂 ” (at least, some of them!)

Bonnie Smithies at Bonnie’s Blessings This is Bonnie’s personal blog.

Olivia Howard at Fresh Modesty “Practical Wardrobe Encouragement.” I came across  Olivia’s blog quite recently, and I’ve been loving it! She really encourages girls to be “Cute, but covered. Stylish, but sensible! Contemporary, but classic! Feminine, but fresh!”

Sayna S. at Shining Arrows My dear friend Sayna’s magazine’s blog. She’s just decided to take a break from blogging about her personal life, and take time to refocus. But her Bloopers posts are ridiculously funny…

Esther Rose at Joyful Maiden Another friend of Sayna. Esther also blogs at Jewels of Jesus.

Hanah Lou at Dance to Life is enjoying everyday life – and everything it throws at her.

Cayla and Ashley, two sweet girls who are singers, and – well, look at their blog, ’cause I couldn’t tell you!

Told you there weren’t many. If I left you out, please leave a comment.

A bit more news: we went to Christchurch for Queen’s Birthday weekend. I went to a Missions Conference, and Mum went to this conference.

Well, that’s the end of my imperfect post. What did you think? Should I go back to the old ways? Or is a mix of both your preference?

In Christ,

21 thoughts on “Perfection?

  1. Thank you so much for listing me on your post! It seems that everyone we know went to the same conference that your Mum went to… including Esther and perhaps Bonnie.
    Our Church had an AGM planned for Saturday, so we didn’t get the chance to go. We did go out on Monday though.


    • My pleasure Sayna! You have a blog well worth visiting. Yes, Bonnie was there on Saturday. But surely that’s not all the perople you know! 😉
      We have our church AGM in a couple of weeks too 🙂


  2. I like this kind! But it might be just me… 😉

    I’m glad I could meet you last Sunday! It’s fun to make those kinds of connections. 🙂



  3. I was told once by a teacher to always strive for excellence but never for perfection. Only our Creator is perfect and striving for perfection only leads to disappointments. I also think you should accept the award. That was so kind of her to nominate you – Your blog is beautiful 🙂


  4. hi rhoda. lovely post! you forgot to add me on to your list, but then again, you advertise me in so many other ways! so, i don’t mind. really, you are a very good blogger! i am just in the middle of answering my eems, and then i am going to get on with my post…. i love you!!! xxx


  5. Hi there, I’m visiting from Rich Faith Rising and so glad I did. I have been blogging for just over 2 years now and I can tell you its my most imperfect posts, my most transparent posts that receive the most attention in that they touch others more deeply. Why? Because they feel the same way, or they feel just as imperfect. So, I am glad to hear you are feeling that way too. 🙂 God bless and would love for you to link this post or any other to my Winsome Wednesday bloghop ( in the hope that your post will reach others who need to read here.


  6. You’re right–there is no such thing as perfection. Love the name of your blog by the way…very similar to my own “serving joyfully” and I think it’s so necessary that we do…serve with joy or joyfully.

    Thanks for sharing at Thriving Thursdays 🙂


  7. Hi Rhoda,
    I wanted to thank you for including me in your list! Also, I agree with Kathleen.
    Strive for excellence, but don’t obsess over whether or not things are perfect!


  8. Hi Rhoda,

    Thanks for following and adding my blog button to your blog! It’s good to make new blog friends! I looked no your blog for a button that I could get and put on my blog, but I couldn’t find one 😦
    Yes, Katie Hamilton from “His Princess Warrior” is my friend, and we actually also met through blogging, never in person, but have become good friends nonetheless. 🙂

    If you would like, I would be happy if you decide to participate in the “Interview a Blogger Challenge” I started on my blog. That way we can learn more about each other. I will write a post answering my own questions sometime soon too.

    Blessings in Christ,


  9. I’m a web design/developer and I love the neatness of your blog. Very Nice…Easy to follow! You don’t need perfection, but neat and tidy is a must. Great post!


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