Liebster Award – 3rd and 4th Nominations

Liebster Award

A huge thank you to Eclipsed Words and InspiresN for thinking of me while giving this award. I am truly honored.  Both sites are positive and beautiful.  Eclipsed Words is more about beautiful thoughts and words, while InspiresN is more about beautiful photography and food.  If you haven’t visited these sites, I encourage you to do so today.

THE RULES

  1.  Answer the 11 questions given to you.
  2. Share 11 facts about yourself.
  3. Nominate between 5 to 11 other bloggers.
  4. Ask your nominees 11 questions.

MY 11 QUESTIONS FROM  ECLIPSED WORDS

  1.  What are your favourite smells?  I love the smell of spring and summer rain.
  2. What do you do when you’re stressed? More often than not I eat, although I’m working on that.  I also like to pray and read a psalm.
  3. What is your favourite season and why?  Autumn.  I like the coolness, and beauty, but I find it is a good time for reflection.
  4. Is there anything you regret from your childhood?  I regret being a victim to some events, but it has made me who I am today.  I pray God will use my pain and suffering to help others.
  5. Early bird or night owl?  Early Bird
  6. What is your biggest time-wasting habit?  Daydreaming.
  7. What’s one thing you want to master?  I would like to write and have several books published.
  8. What have you never tried but want to?  I would like to go zip lining in Hawaii.
  9. What’s your biggest fear?  The safety of my children, followed by snakes.  After I studied the Book of Job, I starting giving up my fears and I’ve come a long way.  I don’t want anything to get between me and the anointing.
  10. Describe the most precious thing in your room/home.  My husband.  He is the most caring, understanding person on earth.  He isn’t afraid to correct me and is available for whatever journey I take.
  11. What do you want the old you to look back on and remember fondly?  The good times.

MY 11 QUESTIONS FROM INSPIRESN

  1.  Which is your most favorite post on your blog ?  I don’t have a favorite.  I love reading everyone’s posts, and I write with hopes of encouraging others.
  2. What is a hobby that you always wanted to learn but never got a chance ?  Jewelry Making
  3. What is one of the best books you have read and would recommend ?  The Bible.  Battlefield of the Mind, Joyce Meyers.  As a Driven Leaf, Milton Steinberg.  FYI, I’m not Jewish but read As a Driven Leaf at FSU back in the mid to late 1990s.  It didn’t change my beliefs, but gave me a better understanding of Jewish tradition, life and suffering.
  4. Your most memorable moment ?  Meeting my husband.  We met on a blind date in a ceramic shop a little over thirty-one years ago.  I can see it clearly.

ELEVEN FACTS ABOUT ME

  1.  My new kitten Dominic, who is now six months old, wakes me up by biting me.  He’s always hungry. I have scratches and bite marks up and down my arms.  
  2. I love playing Batman with my grandson.  
  3. Sometimes God speaks to me through music.  🎶🎵🎶🎵
  4. I am an introvert, who has social anxiety, and God has called me into the ministry.  I have battled public speaking all my adult life and have had to give speech after speech.  It’s a little funny, but the more I go in the direction God shows me, the less anxiety I have.
  5. I despise housekeeping, but can’t stand a dirty or cluttered home.
  6. I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and have some mobility issues.  However, I have found that the more I do God’s work, the better my condition becomes.
  7. I love learning.
  8. I like to help others, but I don’t like to get drawn into drama.
  9. I love teaching Sunday School and I have an amazing class.
  10. I plan to finish my PhD in Theology in 2018.

MY QUESTIONS FOR THE NOMINEES 

  1.  How did you get started blogging?
  2. Where do you find your inspiration?
  3. Have you learned any important lessons along the way?
  4. What is one thing you can share with others about blogging?
  5. Have you found blogging to be profitable?  If so, what’s the secret?
  6. How long did it take for you to develop your own unique style?
  7. Who would you like to read your blog that isn’t reading it now?
  8. How much time do you spend on your blog every week?
  9. How long have you been blogging?
  10. Where do you see your blog in the future?
  11.  What one word describes you?

My Nominees 

  1.  C.C. Brown
  2.   Inside Cup
  3. Teas and Tales
  4.  Sight Seeing at Home
  5.   Life Saving Prayers
  6. My Bible Reading,Listening and Living
  7.   Godly Chic Diaries
  8. J. David Peever, Live 4 Him
  9.   Rose’s Recovery Thoughts
  10.   http://www.leeposkey.wordpress.com
  11. New Creation Ministry

Congratulations and God bless you!

The Brotherhood of the World Award

The Brotherhood of the World Award

I was nominated for the Brotherhood of the World Award by  Crystal’s site (Originally Country Living).  This is my first time receiving a nomination for this award and I am honored.  Thank you.  If you haven’t visited Crystal’s Site, I encourage you do so.  The recipes, stories and photography are amazing!

The rules for the Brotherhood of the World Award awards

  1.  Thank the bloggers who nominated you and link back to them.
  2. List the rules and display the badges on your blog.
  3. Answer the questions.
  4. Nominate other bloggers and notify them.
  5. Come up with questions for them to answer.

Questions for the Brotherhood of the World Award.  I am asking my nominees to answer the same questions.

1.  How do you find inspiration for your posts?

When I first started blogging, I tried to plan my blogs in advance.  That didn’t work out too well, though I didn’t realize it at first.  There were a couple of days I was running late and wrote my blog without much preparation.  Those were the days that I received the most comments and likes.  After a while I realized that those were the times I was listening to the Holy Spirit, not trying to plan everything out in advance.  So, I don’t do any preparations in advance other than my regular Bible study.  It is rare that I don’t have something I feel called to share.  On those rare occasions I pray and read my Bible.

2.  What do you like most about blogging?  I enjoy the feedback most.  There is nothing like reading a comment that a post came at the right time to someone.  I’m glad to be used by God.

3.  What is your biggest challenge as a blogger? Time.

4.  What motivates you to keep blogging?   I don’t want to miss an opportunity to help others for our sweet Lord.

5.  What do you do in your free time? I don’t have much, but I like to help others.  When I need a time out, I enjoy reading and watching movies.

6.  Who is the most important person in your life? My husband.

7.  What unexpected blessings has writing a blog brought you? New friends.

8.  Who would you want to read your blog that doesn’t?  Family and friends.

9.  What is your favorite blog post?  I don’t have a favorite.

10.  Are you currently working on a new project? What is it?  No, but I look forward to publishing my research in the future.

My Nominees

  1.  http://www.transformingwaters.wordpress.com

2.  http://www.pureglory.net

3. http://www.eternamenta.wordpress.com

4.  http://www.lynzrealcooking.com

5.  http://www.ordinarilyextraordinarymom.com

Congratulations and God bless you.

Most Active Blog Award

The Most A Time Blog Award

I am deeply honored to have been nominated for the Most Active  Blog Award by Vandana at Love Yourself.  If you have never visited her site, Vandana is a young, but very good writer.  The site promotes self-love and care.  As we all know, it is impossible to truly love others until you first love yourself,  if you haven’t visited Love Yourself, I hope you will do so today.  Thank you Vandana.

The Rules :

1. Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.

2. Nominate other bloggers and let the cycle continue.

My nominees for this award are:

1. When Women Inspire

2.  Elihu’s Corner

3.  Girly Christian

4.  Christian Sperka Photography

5.  Beckie Lindsey

Congratulations and God Bless You!