Liebster Award 12.20.17

Lord, what a nice Christmas gift… to receive… and to share. Thanks to You using Little Miss Bear Paw of Family by Faith, I am blessed to both receive The Liebster Award she has nominated me for, and to share with other bloggers.leibster-award-2Little Miss Bear Paw is a fervent student in Your Word, posting as she reads through each chapter in the Bible within a year. It is challenging enough to read the Bible through in a year, but to sit down and type it word for word, and adding her own notes to help readers understand is very commendable. She is rightly dividing Your word. She is making disciples while being a disciplined student herself. Teaching by example.


Thank you, Little Miss Bear Paw! God loves you! Merry Christmas!
PS. Congrats on your own Liebster!

The rules for the Liebster Award are:
1. Acknowledge the blog that gave it to you and display the award
2. Answer the 11 questions that the blogger gives you
3. Give 11 random facts about yourself
4. Nominate 11 blogs and notify them of their nomination
5. Give these blogs 11 questions to answer.

My questions for you are:
1.What is your favorite blog post that you have written… provide link and why?
God whispered so much to me this year as He led me to blogging publicly, so it’s hard to decide. The first one that came to mind was My Fear of God, but I’m so thankful He helped me get my salvation testimony Me and God down as I have strived to do for quite some time.
2.If you could travel to any time period which one would you go to and why?
Back to just after Jesus was crucified but then resurrected. I want to be there when he is dining with the 2 men who don’t know it’s Him at first. We’d have supper.
3.What is your favorite holiday and why?
Christmas. It celebrates how Love Came for Me in a baby Manger King! ❤ I’m so glad He did! Praise His Holy and Infant Name… Jesus!

4.What is your favorite holiday treat?
Banana Pudding.
5.Do you read? What kinds of books? Which is your favorite?
Yes. The Bible. Bible Studies. library books. The Bible is my favorite!
6.What is something you ‘nerd’ out about?
It’s hard to enjoy things because I am always focused on the rules, the safety. I read instructions to EVERY thing before I use it, and save the manual.
7.What is your favorite kind of weather and why?
Spring… sunny, breezy, with windows down, letting the wind blow through my hair, looking at beautiful scenery like the Blue Ridge Parkway! Enjoying God! ❤
8.What is your favorite Christmas memory?
1994. A very busy Christmas serving my local community, raising money and gifts for 50 families with children, and a nursing home full of seniors,
-going to the club with my best friend and more of our friends,
-calling a Santa to come to the house for a private party for my son Anthoni, my best friend’s boy, and our neighborhood children,
-doing a family communion at the church that included family friends,
-getting to house to start opening gifts at midnight to have mess out of the way for Christmas morning,
-then head to my grandmother’s for dinner the next day.
It was busy, but I loved every minute of it!
9.What is your go-to comfort food?
Chef-Boyardee Spaghetti or Lasagna
10.Introvert or Extravert?
11.Do you have special plans or a direction for your blog in 2018?
Lord willing, to keep following the Lord

11 Random Facts About Myself
1. I am ambidextrous. I was predominantly left handed until 3rd grade, but now am predominantly right handed. My elders believed left handedness was evil.
2. My son was originally left handed, but I intentionally followed the guide of a magazine to influence him to be right handed because I watched left handed friends struggle to have scissors, desks, and more available for doing simple everyday tasks.
3. I am 5’7.
4. I went to 15 different schools.
5. I have been engaged several times, but have always been the one to back out.
6. I love missionaries. I have a great respect for them.
7. I love listening to sermons, at church, online, archived.
8. I’m not a sauce person, but I LOVE Chick-fil-A’s Polynesian sauce. ❤
9. I love Spasagna! Especially at Cheddar’s! ❤
10. God has spared me from so much, especially myself!

My Nominees
Created and Called
Justified and Redeemed
Single and Redeemed
My Thoughts Exactly
A Couple of Stars and a Happy Face
Dreamer’s Outlet
Bond Servant
Betcha Didn’t Know
Life With Jesus
Heart of the Journey
Highly Favored
All You Need Is Jesus
My God Speaks

My Questions for the Nominees:
1. How did you hear about WordPress?
2. How old were you when you used the computer for the first time?
3. Is this your first Liebster Award?
4. Do you know how to cook? What’s your best recipe,
5. What season is it where you live?
6. Do you like Candy Canes?
7. What’s the first car you’ve ever had?
8. DO you have a pet?
9. What’s your favorite hymn?
10. What year did you get your first cellphone?
11. What’s one of your favorite things about God’s love?

PTL and Congrats to the nominees! God loves you! Merry Christmas!

Liebster Award 10.3.17



Well here God goes again!! Just continuing the shower of blessings… through another new friend! Little Miss Bear Paw of Family by Faith has nominated me for the Liebster Award. I was actually more excited for her when reading her blog on receiving it (which is when I saw my nomination 🙂 ). She had titled it My First Blog Award! If you don’t think the awards matter to anyone, just read her excitement! I love it! ❤
I also love her blog. She is so encouraging with snippets and wisdom of God’s word. And with such sweet humor. I’m sorry it took so long, Little Miss Bear Paw, to get this up. I had a procedure earlier in the week. I’ve been eager to share your excitement, your answers, and your take on the award. Congrats on your Liebster, and thank you for giving me the chance to nominate more bloggers! God loves you! ❤

The instructions for accepting the award and passing it on are as follows:
1. Create a new blog post on your blog thanking the person that nominated you, link to their blog, and put in a graphic of the award;
2. Answer the questions that were provided, and share some facts about yourself;
3. Create a new set of your own questions for others to answer;
4. Nominate others (around 5 to 10) and share your blog post with them so they can accept their award.

My Questions to answer:
How did your blog get started? 
As a private page to talk with God, make notes on reading His word, write some poetry. Doing a challenge with dearest Fatima of Splendor in Embers led me to opening my privacy settings, which led to another challenge with Lovely A of Discovering Your Happiness, and I’m just trying to follow the Lord from there. It’s His blog.
What is one thing you like to do besides blogging?
Puzzle Books… Word Games, Sudoku, Bible Crosswords, a large variety
What is your favorite story and why?
It’s hard to pick just one from the Bible, but I am in love with the one on Hannah and her praying to have a child, while being mocked by the other women. I may have been an unwed teen being mocked by other unwed teens who were already moms, but for whatever reason God allowed my baby boy who is now 29, Anthoni of Inner Man Theatre. I didn’t know the Bible yet then, else I would have probably named him Samuel. 😉
How do you turn that frown upside down on a less than a sunshiny day?
Singing hymns and spiritual songs! 🙂
What is your favorite song and why?
It’s too hard to pick one favorite. Instead I will share the song God gave me today. I’m having to let Him build the courage to sing the chorus. Stronger For It by Lordsong

Who is a hero that inspires you and why?
The Father, The Son, and the Holy Spirit… the Trinity. They each have played such lifesaving roles in my life, and continue to every single day! ❤
Do you have a New Year’s Resolution you’ve actually kept? If so what is it? (if the if so… is to personal feel free to skip this one)
The best New Year’s Resolution I ever made was the 1st year I resolved not to make one. It was completely eye opening and strengthening to do so. God can teach us many things!

Fun Facts About Myself:
I have played on a baseball team, been a cheerleader, been known as a water bug because of how much I love to swim, use to walk or run 5 miles a day, danced, loved marathons, played basketball, used to do flips, backbends, and one-handed cartwheels off the high dive. I miss every bit of it. However, I praise the Lord for allowing the doctors to help me stand, walk, sleep, and function enough to run errands.

My Nominees:
Chinese for Beginners
Ashley C.
Pushup Mama
The Faithful Mommy
Reema’s Garden
A Poet’s Paradise
Here’s My Story
The Perks of Being Different
Brooklyn’s Corner

My Questions for the Nominees:
1. What are you doing right now?
2. What is the theme for your blog?
3. How often do you blog?
4. How was your day?
5. Do you visit the WordPress Reader?
6. What was your last blog about?
7. Have you put anything on your About page?
8. What’s your favorite food?
9. What country do you live in?
10. Have you ever been out of your country?
11. When’s the last time you prayed?

Congratulations to the nominees! Remember you don’t have to participate. If you do, there’s no rush. I will be praying for each of you! I hope you’ll be encouraged to share the excitement of being nominated. Remember the person who nominated me had received her 1st Award! 🙂
Having said that… Congratulations again, Little Miss Bear Paw of Family by Faith!
Thank you again for the nomination! God loves you!