My Flip-Flopping Reactions to Affirmation in Gifs

So yesterday I found out that my book, Eat With Joy: Redeeming God’s Gift of Food, won the Christianity Today Book Award in the category of Christian Living.

I never seem to take things in just one way.

One part of me does this:

…and tries to brush it off as no big deal.

But then the other part of me is busy doing this:

And then somewhere in between the skepticism and the overenthusiasm is when I start to feel very Mr. Rogers-y. Because I feel like I just want to thank everyone who has loved me for being me, encouraged me when I was discouraged, insisted that my words and thoughts had meaning, and urged me to press on with hope and confidence.

Friends, family, editors, publicists: you know who you are. Thank you.



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About Rachel Marie Stone
  • Ellen

    So pleased and proud that your book earned this honor.

  • thaicutipie

    I really enjoyed these clups and your thoughts! I can so relate to being thankful when someone takes an interest in your words and rewards you for that…it helps you feel confident you are in the right place. Also, the new Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood is Daniel The Tiger ( based off of nr. Roger’s ) and it has a song in it: I like you, I like you, I like you just the wayyou are. It’s my favorite episode and so cute for kids. My daughter sings this now!

  • rebekah childers

    Congratulations! I can’t wait to check out the book!

  • Tim

    Rachel, this post is a perfect way to respond. Thanks for being a good example for the rest of us, and praises to God for all he is doing in your life.

  • Ruth Gray

    Congratulations, I knew it was a winner when I saw my name in it!!!!!LOL Keep on writing!

  • insanelyproudofhisdaughterdad

    W.W.M.R.D? You can’t go wrong there…

  • Amber Warhurst

    Congratulations! I completely agree with Christianity Today: your book was my favorite read of the year! Celebrating with you…in the #2 and #3 versions.