Liebster Award 10.3.17

 

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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
Aishwarya
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!

Liebster Award 9.29.17

 

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Praise our God in heaven, I have been nominated for the Liebster Award  by Lovely Anita of Discovering Your Happiness. How grateful I am for how the Lord uses her to bless me again and again! I am just one of thousands whom the Lord encourages, informs, and inspires through her wealth of knowledge and passion to help others. She bravely shares her battle with anxiety as well, which makes me feel like I’m not in the fight alone. Through her nomination, God gives me the pleasure to continue sharing with other nominees. What a sweet fellowship on WordPress! All glory to God! ❤

The Rules:
Thank the blogger that nominated you!
Answer 11 questions from the blogger that nominated you
Nominate 11 blogs
Ask the bloggers 11 questions

My Answers:
1.  Where are you from? I’m from the Carolinas (North) in the USA. 
2.  How long have you been blogging for? About a year and a half
3.  Whats the background behind your blog name? If my username is the only thing someone ever sees or reads, it is the most important thing they need to know.
4.  Whats your favourite colour? Lavender
5.  What is your favourite thing to do in your spare time? Spend time with Lord… talking, listening, singing, writing, reading, just marveling at His creation.
6.  What is the best book you’ve read? The Holy Bible ❤
7.  Best relationship advice? Keep God first, in your individual lives, and in your relationship.
8.  Best life advice? Keep God first, above everyone and everything. No matter what!
9.  Where do you see yourself 5 years from now? Lord willing, wherever God is!
10. Where is your next holiday to? Probably right here. We don’t really get out and do much any more. If the Lord surprises me, I will blog about it for you.
11. What makes you the most happiest? Knowing my Lord and Savior has saved me from myself, my world, my sins, and all because He loves me! He waits for me! And I wait for Him! A glad reunion is coming. What a day that will be!

NOMINEES:
Lebana’s Journal
THEMOMFRED
Soul Food 101
Unbreakable Yet Fragile
Lunarian Thoughts
Hiraa Chaudhry
A Certain Sign of Grace
The Ascenders Touch
Rhythm In Life
Reasons to Smile
Hiraeth

My Questions:
1.  What time is where you are?
2.  What kind of mood are you in?
3.  Do you have a favorite bible verse?
4.  Do you have a favorite hymn/song?
5.  What’s the weather like where you are?
6.  Tacos or hot dogs?
7.  Chicken or burgers?
8.  How many posts have you made so far?
9.  What is your favorite color?
10. How do you stay calm when upset?
11. Do you have a salvation testimony?

Congrats to everyone! I pray that God blesses you richly, and that if you are able you will continue to pass on the joy of receiving an award to your nominees! But please never feel obligated or rushed to participate! May the Lord be honored above all! God loves you! ❤

Liebster Award, August 21, 2017

Praise our Generous and Thoughtful God! What kindnesses He allows… in whispering into my ear, encouraging me to write, challenging me through others, and sending me a new friend. In all these things He has used Lovely A  ❤ to do each… and more. Her blog is very inviting, very encouraging, and solely focused on helping others to find happiness.. hence the name of her bog discovering your happiness.

water-lightShe reads each comment and responds and within very good time. She shares so much of herself that you feel like you gain a friend. When doing the 21 Day Self Care Challenge, all the challenges were to encourage, to teach, to support, and to genuinely help others learn more on bettering themselves. While it was a daily challenge there was never a pressure about time. I came across it on Day 3 and was given such positivity and confidence. I thank you, Lovely A (Amiga) ❤ , for your nomination on the Liebster Award! I consider this a crown to lay at His feet!  May the Lord continue to bless your gift in motivating others! God loves you! ❤
Having said this… I must say too that discoveringyourhappiness.com is my favorite blog. I would have said so without an award. I was just curious when I stumbled on it, but I am glad that God used curiosity to get me out of my comfort zone. Fear easily keeps me from doing anything requiring commitment (which Lovely A would tell me to think of it as one step at a time, not a commitment).

LIEBSTER AWARD RULES TO FOLLOW IF YOU ACCEPT:
Thank and promote the blogger who nominated you.
Answer the 11 questions you were asked.
Tag 5-11 new bloggers who you think deserve some love.
Create 11 new questions for your nominees.
For the full list of rules, check out the Global Aussie page, https://theglobalaussie.com/blog/liebster-award-2017
and you can also choose your Liebster Award image there!

Answering the Questions:
1.Whereabouts in the world are you from? North Carolina, USA
2 How long have you been blogging for? Since May 2016
3. What does your morning routine look like? Take son to work by 4 or 5 am, devotions, breakfast
4. What do you do for self care? Shower, sleep, elevate legs/feet, therapies, lotions, powders, meds, water, live, pray
5. Lollies or Chocolate? Can’t we do both? No? Chocolate
6. What a typical weekend looks like for you? church and rest
7. What is one of your hobbies? writing
8. Places you’ve traveled? Georgia, South Carolina, Florida, Tennessee, Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania
9. Places you want to travel to? Australia, Jerusalem, Great Britain,
10. Where you see yourself in 5 years? With God, wherever I am.
11. Where do you see your blog in 5 years? Wherever God takes it.

NOMINEES FOR LIEBSTER AWARD:
1. Inner Man Theatre
2. Jonathan Jordan
3. Red Letters
4. Crystal Harper
5. Lene in Japan
6. Kimberly Brookshire
7. From the Depths
8. Anxiety, Depression, and Me
9. Disletti

Questions for Nominees:
1. What day of the week is best for you to blog?
2. Do you know how much God loves you?
3. How often do you post… daily, weekly, monthly?
4. Do you read other bloggers’ posts?
5. Do you visit other blogger’s pages?
6. Do you know how important you are?
7. Did you do a kindness today?
8. Have you read the Bible… or at least try to?
9. What’s your favorite song?
10. Who is your favorite relative?
11. What can you cook?

Please tag me when you do your blogpost (send me a link to read your blog post).
May you always know how much God loves you. You mean everything to Him. ❤
I pray everything He allows me to write or put out there in the world lets Him and everyone know… Gail Loves God! ❤