Fix Her Crown Award 4.21.2020

“Blessed is the man that endureth temptation:
for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life,
which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.”
– James 1:12 KJV

I anything that makes me think on the book of James, Dear Lord! I love that book because it makes me think on Your love, who You are, the beauty of obedience, righteousness, patience, the tongue, our spirit, and everything to do with who You are! My God, my love, my friend, my rewarder, my God. Thank You for making me think on it by having Herry of Herry Chic Counsels nominate me for the incredibly precious Fix Her Crown Award. Bless her and her ministry, Lord! ❤

Thank you, Herry, for allowing the Lord to use you to bring a smile to my day. Your messages and comments are always so uplifting and encouraging!
God loves you, Herry! He treasures you! ❤fix-her-crown-award-logoThe Rules Are Simple:
– Thank the person who nominated you and link to her blog.
– Copy and paste these rules to your post and please include a link to the original Fix Her Crown Award post: which was created by Cindy Goes Beyond.
– Post three photos of just yourself and write a short caption beneath each about why you chose that photo.
– Nominate seven women for the Fix Her Crown Award, women who lend a helping hand to the woman whose crown seems too heavy, who appreciate the sister who dares to be her own glorious self, who raise strong young women, who smile at the sister journeying alone and walk alongside her for a time, who stand with the sister whose crown has been knocked off her head time after time and women who shine as their own beautifully unique selves.
– Link to the blogs of the seven nominees

My 3 Pics:1979.1Pic 1: Foster Care School Pic, 9 yrs old

Father, this picture makes me think fondly on my dad.  Foster Care was the first time we (kids) were able to wear clean clothes, nice clothes, and on a regular basis. At home we wore our clothes 3 or 4 days in a row. We wore holes in our jeans before it was considered cool, and kids paid over $100 to buy them with holes in them. At least we had the fun of wearing them out and knowing the story behind the holes. 🙂 So you can imagine my dad’s surprise when in my early 20s I bought a pair of jeans from Goodwill for $1.00. They were cut from the top of the leg to the hem with a razor, on both legs, front and back. I liked the way they looked, and hey even if I were to cut them it’s still just a pair of shorts. My dad said they looked like I lost a fight with a cat and were a waste of money. “You mean like I won the fight. I mean I do have the pants and am still walking.” My dad was not amused. 🙂

1980.5Pic 2: New school pic in cheerleading uniform, 10 yrs old
(was back home, and cheering for local community organization)

Lord, I absolutely loved cheerleading!!! It was perfect for a high energy kid like I was. We were the WASPs (West Asheville Sports Program). When we came home from foster care, we were put on a baseball team. Our color was blue. When football season rolled around I asked my dad to let me sign up and on a purple team. He told me they would only let me cheer for the team. I first said no, but when we took my brothers to play, we went over to watch. I was so excited that I grabbed those pom poms and shook them like a true boss (related to the first cheer we were given). 😉 Thanks for the memories!

“We’re Big.. B.I.G.
And we’re BAD… B.A.D.
And we’re Boss… B.O.S.S B.O.S.S. BOSS”
– Repeat three times 🙂 –

 

2016.1Pic 3: Meeting my cousin on the Parkway in May 2016

Lord,this was an exciting day as I got to meet up with my cousin Kimberly as she was walking back on the MST (Mountain to Sea Trail). She ended up being the first woman to YOYO it. That means she walked from Clingmans Dome on the Tennessee/North Carolina Border all the way to Jockey’s Ridge on the coast, and then kept walking to go all the way back to where she started on the Tennessee/North Carolina border at Clingmans Dome. That was 1200 miles each way! A total of 2400 miles, plus the hike into Cherokee in the end to meet her Dad. You allowed so many here in the WordPress Community to help me to send encouraging messages to her when I would update on the blog. I Pray for her and her hiking adventures, Lord. Keep her safe.

My Nominees:
1.  Lovely A of Discovering Your Happiness
2.  Anabel of Lebana’s Journal
3.  Natasha of Explore Yourself
4.  Heather of To Strengthen a Mother’s Heart
5.  Karen of A Couple of Stars and a Happy Face
6.  Lene of Wrestling with Faith – Dancing with Jesus
7.  Efua of Grace Over Pain
8.  Pastor’s Wife of Created and Called
9.  Tasha of Pain Warrior Code
10 Anna Waldherr of A Voice Reclaimed, Surviving Child Abuse
11. Hayley of HayleyBoden.Com
12. Tracey of Yarn and Pencil
13. Queen of Unbreakable Queen’s Life Lessons Diary
14. TR of Inside Cup
15. Alicia of For His Purpose
16. Amy of A New Life

Some nominees above are either taking a break from blogging or have deleted their accounts altogether, but I want them all to know I’ve not forgotten how they were there for me from the beginning. Most of my blog posts are me being honest with God on a personal level. How incredibly like Him to send me encouraging sisters and daughters in the faith to reassure, counsel, and instruct… to be the sweetest of friendships with the sweetest of fellowships! We may not keep in touch as we once did, but I will always think of them as family! Me and God love you each one, and pray for you as much as God will allow ❤

Congratulations to the nominees. please do not feel obligated to participate. Just sharing a little of God’s love your way. Let me know if you. I would love to read your post.
Me and God love each one of you ❤

 

 

 

 

 

10 thoughts on “Fix Her Crown Award 4.21.2020

  1. Congrats on another well-deserved award! I loved seeing your photos and reading the meaning behind them. A secret cheerleader, that’s amazing. We don’t have cheerleaders in the UK but as I grew up watching all things American, I always wished I could do it. Always looked like fun! And the thing with the trousers/shorts made me laugh. What your dad said, that it “looked like I lost a fight with a cat”, is exactly the expression my parents use about clothes like this! I never thought of saying ‘yeah, well at least I’m still standing after the fight!’ 😂
    Stay safe, Gail xx

    Liked by 1 person

    1. PTL! Thank you, Caz! It’s funny to see you say that with the initials UK. I know you mean United Kingdom. It’s just there is a famous top cheerleading team called University of Kentucky (UK). Their color is blue. They are a top competing team that does pyramids, flips, and compete in the famous competitions at Disney, EPSN, and many others. Many titles they take the title/trophy.
      Seems like it must be a parent thing about clothes. Especially when you’re used to footing the bill. 🙂
      Me and God love you, Caz! Keeping you in thoughts and prayers. ❤

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