Inspiring Blogger Award

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Inspiring Blogger Award

Recently I was bowled over to be honored by the fabulous Angela Orlowski-Peart when she named me as a winner of her Inspiring Blogger Award. What a thrill to think that I inspire someone as inspiring herself as Angela.

During the process of coming up with the names of five people to pass this award on to, I came to a couple of preliminary decisions. First, I didn’t want to award one to anyone in my Warrior Writers Boot Camp. There are several inspiring people in that group, but I didn’t want to name some and omit others, so I just omitted the entire group.

Secondly, I didn’t want to award it to any of my fellow Life List Club members. Again, I couldn’t award it to some and not all. They’re all very inspiring.

Finally, I decided to go down the list of bloggers in my Blogroll. Even then I had to omit some very deserving writers, but I finally came up with the following list. To avoid having to evaluate among them, I alphabetized them by first names.

Karlene Petitt is an airline pilot, wife, mother, grandmother and writer. She writes several blogs a week and is wrapping up a novel.

Piper Bayard is a wife, mother and recovering lawyer whose blog is probably one of the most popular among followers of #MyWANA. She recently completed a novel which my BFF Kristen Lamb swears is a bestseller.

Renee Schuls-Jacobson is a wife, mother and school teacher. She writes primarily about matters related to education.

Susie Lindau blogs about different things and is 70% finished with a paranormal novel.

Tamara Lunardo is a wife and mother of five. Her blogs frequently expose her sweet Christianity while avoiding any trace of fake piety.

If you don’t already subscribe to all five of these writers’ blogs, treat yourself by clicking on their names and reading one or two posts by each of them.

This particular award doesn’t require a recipient to bore you with a list of facts you didn’t want to know, so I won’t. I just ask each of these recipients to pass the award on to five people who inspire them.


clip_image001David N. Walker is a Christian father and grandfather, a grounded pilot and a near-scratch golfer who had to give up the game because of shoulder problems. A graduate of Duke University, he spent 42 years as a health insurance agent. Most of that career was spent in Texas, but for a few years he traveled many other states. He started writing about 20 years ago, and has six unpublished novels to use as primers on how NOT to write fiction. Since his retirement from insurance a few years ago, he has devoted his time to helping Kristen Lamb start Warrior Writers’ Boot Camp and trying to learn to write a successful novel himself.


About David N. Walker

David N. Walker is a Christian husband, father and grandfather, a grounded pilot and a near-scratch golfer who had to give up the game because of shoulder problems. A graduate of Duke University, he spent 42 years in the health insurance industry, during which time he traveled much of the United States. He started writing about 20 years ago and has been a member and leader in several writers' groups. Christianity 101: The Simplified Christian Life, the devotional Heaven Sent and the novella series, Fancy, are now available in paperback and in Kindle and Nook formats, as well as through Smashwords and Kobo. See information about both of these by clicking "Books" above.
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18 Responses to Inspiring Blogger Award

  1. kd sullivan says:

    Renee inspires me as well as many of the others on your list. Ann Voskamp has been the greatest inspiration to me. Her blogging about 1000 gifts has changed my life!


  2. Karlene says:

    David, I’ve had a busy week with grandkids and we are down for naptime now. What a beautiful surprise. I am honored to be one of the five. Thank you so much!


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  4. Kara says:

    Congrats on your award! I had to check this out because I wrote a post on bloggers who inspire me today. I should have given them an award to go with it:) I can’t wait to check out those on your list.


  5. I’m honored to be an inspiration to you and others. Congratulation to all the winners. I know most of them and agree, they are very deserving 🙂 Great choices, David.

    Enjoy your award. So glad I’ve met you in the blogosphere!


  6. Congrats on your award, David! I agree with Piper that you are absolutely deserving of the award. Your posts make me think and reflect. Kudos also to your awardees. Great choices!


  7. susielindau says:

    Congrats to you and thank you so very much for this award! I really appreciate being included! WOO-HOO!
    I look forward to checking out the two bloggers I am not familiar with~


  8. Tamara says:

    Congratulations, David, and thank you so much for passing along the honor! It’s been so great getting to know you a little bit these past few months– I look forward to reading more and getting to know you better.


  9. Piper Bayard says:

    Congratulations on your award, David. Your hard work is evident in your blog, and I can certainly see how Angela would find it worthy of an Inspiring Blogger Award.

    Thank you for passing the award to me. I’m honored and delighted that you find my work an inspiration. 🙂


  10. Hi David! Congratulations to you. I know everyone on that list – except Karlene, so I’d better get on that! And I can vouch for everyone else in terms of their splendiferousness!

    I know it isnt nice to correct my host -especially when he is bestowing me with an honor – but I would just say, I write about where education and parenting collide. Because that isn’t always pretty. 😉 And I have plenty of stories where life doesn’t fit into a file folder. Because sometimes – despite our best organizational systems- life spills out.


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