Monday, January 18, 2010

Amazing Grace



With so much pain in the world right now, I wanted to share an amazing video with you, sent to me by my wonderful friend August. It is perfect for Martin Luther King day and will lift your spirit as it has done mine. It comes from a man named Whitley Phipps who runs The U.S. Dream Academy for children of prison parents who are at risk of walking down the same path.
It tells the story of the hymn, Amazing Grace and even a heathen like me was moved.

I thought this would be a perfect time to say thanks to the gracious and so talented Sarah at All Our Fingers in the Pie for giving me my first peer to peer award:


For a novice blogger who is just learning the ropes recognition is much appreciated.

Yesterday was very trying as I was feeling unbelievably frustrated with my old dark house and the rain and no light for my pictures and wanted to throw the camera through the window. But today, I found wonderful presents that made my spirit feel lighter... the video that I share with you and another award from the lovely Chapot of Dans Ma Coquerie, Recettes De Cuisine who sent me:

"The second award comes from the blog Aux délices des gourmets, a blog full of charm and so refreshing"
I was listed on Chapot's gift list.

So, to give back to all of my favorite bloggers (and the list is growing so quickly with so many brilliant and beautiful folks out there), here is my list of just 7 favorites...it isn't easy to choose, and I couldn't so I made it 11!


You have all inspired me and delighted me and encouraged me and for that I am most grateful. Amazing Grace!!!


20 comments:

Trix said...

Thank you so much! I take this as a huge compliment coming from someone with such an amazing, beautiful, and informative blog. I have to go now and finish blushing!

Becky said...

Thanks you! I am honored to be mentioned by someone with such an amazing blog ... I love the combination of culinary history and savoir faire. Informative *and* mouth-watering! :)

All Our Fingers in the Pie said...

Thank you! I don't feel worthy. Your blog is so amazing. I'll listen to Amazing Grace a little later today (after I get over my stress of no water in the house today-broken line outside). I would just break down and cry if I watched it now. It will remind me that my stresses are so small.

Linda said...

Thank you so very much...
I am honored to be on of the blogs you have chosen to award.
I love your blog...and I loved the Amazing Grace
video...it is one of my favorites...gives me chills.

I love so many wonderful blogs it is impossible for me to choose just 5 or 10 or even twenty...
So I would pass this on to everyone I know...all the wonderful blogs I visit...
Thanks again so much...
L~xo

Gemma said...

Thank you very much for the award, I'm very hapyy for it.
In Barcelona it's raining too and it's a dreary day, but your amazing blog makes everybody happy. Thanks for this gift!

chapot said...

I am really satisfied to have brought a little sun in your day

Faith said...

Congrats on your sweet awards!

Barbara said...

Wonderful video! And congratulations on your awards...you so deserve them!

lostpastremembered said...

To Trix,Becky,Sarah,Linda, Gemma, Chapot, Faith & Barbara.... Many thanks. This is the most warm and generous community I could imagine.
I had thought to do this blogging for years and all my friends encouraged me but I always had 100 reasons not to. When both my parents died suddenly last year, it seemed like the fates whispered "What are you waiting for? do it!" And I did!

5 Star Foodie said...

Great video, thanks for sharing! congrats on your award!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Congratulations on your awards-they're very well deserved. What a lovely video too! :D

once in a blue moon... said...

i am behind in my email, and right now i can barely see to type as the tears still dry from that video... oh my, POWERFUL, the richest resonating voice i have ever heard... that was joyful and heartbreaking at the same time~

and then when i dab my eyes i see how kind you are to share your much deserved awards with the likes of me~ how sweet! of course you know i visit way to many to ever single anyone out, so i am sharing it with everyone who shares with food for thought to food with style, which means it coming 10 fold back to you!

you have a great blog, you know i enjoy your style and of course i look forward to seeing what you are reading next!

thank you and congrats!

lostpastremembered said...

5starfoodie>so glad you liked the video... I really loved it! thanks for the congrats... good of you!
once in a blue moon> yeah, it's that kind of video. sticks with you.
as for the award... the way you cheer so many of us on is really extraordinary.... it has been a continuing joy... and I know I speak for many. There should be a "you make my day" award!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks!!! We are honoured to find ourselves in such a great list. You are very kind and we hope to justify this with time.

Darren & Ian
Burch & Purchese

All Our Fingers in the Pie said...

Hi again. Just wanted to mention that I made your Chicken a la Nantaise on my blog today! It was fun to do.

lostpastremembered said...

Darren & Purchese> You guys seem to have a great creative spirit... and I like what you do and think more people should too... Keep up the great work! I only wish I could stop in for a sweet down-under!

lostpastremembered said...

Sarah> Wow... that is so great... I had to rush over to your site to have a look... it really is simple if you leave out the extra sauces (heck a little dry mushroom would do all you needed!). Those artichoke puffs are so good. Thanks Sarah!

La Table De Nana said...

Jain sent me the link to the song..I was very moved also..I also have to say..That I have clicked on your name in the past:) And never saw your link to your blog..an ah ha! moment today when I looked to the left and saw my web page..I linked to you through all our fingers in the pie first and that's how I found you:)

lostpastremembered said...

La table de Nana> Your blog is so beautiful. I am glad you have stopped by and figured out the technology... I probably have my links set up badly! I hope you enjoy my posts and visit often. Jain and Sarah are the best!

Meagn @ FeastingonArt said...

Congrats on the award and thanks for sharing such a beautiful clip!