Blogger Recognition Award 10.4.17

Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord! Let the earth hear His voice!
Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord! Let the people rejoice!

That is how blessed I feel that the Lord would use this blog to touch so many people, encourage them, and use them to encourage me back! BibleBloggerGirl has humbled me with nominating me for the Blogger Recognition Award! I love her blog that is designated for teens to learn how to live for God! Inspiring material, as well as very educational for the spirit!wp-1507138568362Congratulations on your Blogger Recognition Award, BibleBloggerGirl! Thank you for the nomination. I’m sorry it took so long to get this up. I had a procedure earlier in the week. I loved reading your post, your answers, and I praise the Lord for an opportunity to share with other nominees! Praying for you! God loves you!

The rules for the nominees are as follows:
1. Write a post to show your award
2. Give a brief story of how your blog started
3. Give two pieces of advice to new blogger
5. Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog
6. Select fifteen or fewer other bloggers you want to give the award

How I Started My Blog:
It was originally a private blog that only I could see so that I could feel safe to have private conversations, note on bible reading, and a little poetry. Doing a challenge led me to opening the blog. That led to another challenge. And I just keep trusting and following the Lord. God loves to keep us entertained.

2 Pieces of Advice for new bloggers:
1. Make use of the WordPress Tutorials and other resources to help you out. You can even chat live with someone 24 hours a day. They have been extremely helpful to me.
2. Enjoy blogging/writing! It’s your blog… write what you want… when you want to… as often or less as you want. 

My Nominees:
Lebana’s Journal
Letters to Myself
Lonely Blue Boy
Chasing Jameson
Humble Mumblings
A Couple of Stars and a Happy Face
The Godly Chic Diaries
The Ascender’s Touch
Hiraa Chaudhry
Kristi Ann’s Haven
Lunarian Thoughts
Invisibly Me
Reasons to Smile
Rhythm in Life
Happy Sky 7311

Congratulations to everyone! Especially BibleBloggerGirl! May you be blessed and know His smile always! Thank you for the nomination! 
Congratulations to each nominee!! I am so excited for you too! Please don’t feel obligated or rushed to take part. 
God loves you each one!! ❤


Blogger Recognition Award 8.24.17

God is so good and generous with His outpouring of love! He has poured out blessings to me again through dearest Lovely A! Thank you,,  for the nomination on the Blogger Recognition Award! Thank you for continuing to let God use you to pour out His love to me! More crowns to lay at His feet!!! ❤ ❤ ❤ I definitely discovered my happiness in good self care advice and friendship! There is so much to learn and apply on her site. I love her weekend posts, and the pictures she includes.bloggerrecognitionawardillustrationbyfregga-250x250How I Got Started Blogging
According to WordPress, I began blogging in May of 2016 (Just like our Lovely A!), but I did not become semi regular until I began a challenge with a good friend of our family, someone who was a classmate of my son, Pre-K through 5th grade. In doing her challenge, I took a risk and opened my blog for everyone to see. I had been a very private person, and was extremely apprehensive about giving the world access to me, but it was something the Lord was leading me to do. I told no one, not even the family friend, in case I had any issues I could just close it back without hurting anyone’s feelings. I followed the link to someone who had liked my post and “discovered” a self care challenge that got me curious. That’s where I met Lovely A, and became a regular by doing her 21 Day Self care Challenge.

2 Pieces of Advice for New Bloggers
1. Don’t be afraid to take a chance on people, no matter how scary the world may be.
Yes, we need to be careful, but we do not have to be closed off. We need each other to know we are not alone in the struggles we have when it sure feels like it.
2. If you are trying to save your e-mails as I do, make sure to pay attention to where the notifications read… There is a new post/response on SOANDSO. It helps to know where to go read and/or reply. I do not want to miss anything!

Sara in La La Land
A Fractured Faith
Red Letters
Crystal Harper
Elan Mudrow
Inner Man Theatre
Splendor in Embers
A Balanced Woman’s Voice
Beauty Beyond Bones
Kimberly Brookshire
Song of Virginity
Pure Glory
Pastor Jonathan Jordan
The River Walk

All glory to God in the Highest! May His Holy Name Be Lifted Up, and Each Soul Spiritually Encouraged! If it weren’t for Him, I wouldn’t Be! ❤