Sunshine Blogger Award 11.21.18

“But the path of the just is as the shining light,
that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.”
– Proverbs 4:18 KJV

How I believe in Your word, Lord, when I think of having You with us every day of our life. No matter matter how dark our days can be, and our eyes dimmed by that darkness, Your Light shines to us and through us. Just as You have shined a little of Your Light my way through leading Stu of Something to Stu Over nominate me for the Sunshine Blogger Award. Keeping shining Your Light his way, Lord. sunshine-blogger-awardThank you, Stu, for sharing a little of His Light!
May the Lord keep His Light shining
in every area of your life, family, ministry,
and everything He gives!
God loves you!

The Rules:

Thank the blogger who nominated you.
Use the “Sunshine Blogger Award” logo on your post.
Answer the 11 questions the selector asks of you.
Nominate 5-11 bloggers you want to give the award to.
Ask the following bloggers that you selected 11 questions of your own.

 

Stu’s Questions For Me:

1. How do you spread rays of sunshine outside of the blogging world?
Telling as many people as I can how much God loves them! ❤

2. By looking at your all-time stats, what are your readers favorite two posts?
Among the top 25 post that are about awards… the top 2 personal posts were:
Thanking God for Failed Relationships and Happy 26th Smoke Free Anniversary

3. What are you two favorite posts, either something you have written or something that touched your heart from another blogger?
My two favorites are Me and God and Love of My Life – I Am His Song

4. What is your favorite faith based film?
Jesus of Nazareth

5. What is your favorite verse in the Bible and why?
It’s hard to choose just one… but a life verse for me is
“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” – John 14:27

6. If given the chance and the trip was free, would you go to outer space for a month? Why or why not?
Yes! Let’s fly! 🙂

7. What about writing is the hardest for you personally?
Reading my own writing out loud to others.

8. Could you see yourself as a missionary?
We are all missionaries called to share the news of God’s love.

9. If you had the chance to go on any mission trip where would you love to go?
Australia where the Hongs and Deatricks are already there serving 🙂

10. What is you favorite season of the year and why?
Spring… It starts to get warm enough to ride with the windows down, the wind blows in my hair, and I love seeing, hearing, and smelling all of God’s beauty!

11. Is there a specific topic that you have wanted to write about but haven’t yet? And if so, what is it?
Yes. Human trafficking.

NOMINEES:

  1. Bill of Unshakable Hope
  2. RENEW
  3. Tasha of Pain Warrior Code
  4. Becka of The Reclaimed Life
  5. Stella of Giggles & Tales
  6. Phoebe of Phoebe, MD: Medicine & Poetry
  7. Aishwarya of Eclipsed Words
  8. Sam of Peacock Poetry
  9. Bible Blogger: Daily Bible Bytes For You
  10. Choosing Joy
  11. Payte of Paytej

My Questions for the Nominees:

  1. Do you know how much God loves you?
  2. Do you have a favorite bible verse?
  3. What do you like to do on a sunny day?
  4. What is your favorite hobby?
  5. What season is it where you live?
  6. Do you have something I could pray for you?
  7. How long have you been blogging?
  8. Do you have a favorite hymn?
  9. What do you like to blog about?
  10. Is there an award you have not won that you would like?
  11. Do you know how much God loves you?
    (It’s a very important question. 🙂 )

Congratulations to the nominees!
Please don’t feel obligated to participate.
If you do, no rush. Do in your time and your way.
And please let me know so I may read it. 🙂
Just sharing a little of His Light and Love.

God loves you!

Mystery Blogger Award 5.18.18

“And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness:
God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit,
seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles,
believed on in the world, received up into glory.”
– 1 Timothy 3:16 KJV

Oh how wonderful to think on such a verse… such truth… such good things of my Jesus! You are without controversy in my mind! You are manifested in my heart! You are justified through the blood You poured out for me! You were seen of angels! ❤ You were preached to me when I was a child! How blessed I was to meet You! You were absolutely believed on in my heart and soul! And our heavenly Father has received You into glory! Where You have went away to prepare a place for me! And will be back for me! ❤
I’m so excited, Jesus! I am so homesick for you! ❤

Thank You, Jesus, for Joni of Grief to Life
for nominating me for this Mystery Blogger Award!
And for the joy it gave me to think on this verse! ❤
Bless her and her family!
Her testimony of her loss still touches me,

but even more so the loving passion You give her for life!
Thank You for the encouragement she is to me!
In Your Holy and Compassionate name I pray, Amen! ❤

 <3 THANK YOU, JONI! ME AND GOD LOVE YOU!! ❤


For those of you who don’t know what the Mystery Blogger Award is:

“Mystery Blogger Award is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging, and they do it with so much love and passion.”

Created by: Okoto Enigmas Blog

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RULES

  1. Put the award logo/image on your blog
  2. List the rules.
  3. Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  4. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well
  5. Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
  6. You have to nominate 10 – 20 people
  7. Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog
  8. Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice;
    with one weird or funny question (specify)
  9. Share a link to your best post(s)

3 Things About Me:
1. I love God.

2. I love children.
3. I am so grateful for people who love to help others.

 

My Answers to Joni’s Questions for Me:

  1. Why did you start blogging? 
    As a personal blog to have private talks with God.
  2. If you had to change your name, what name would you choose and why?
    I am content with my name… real or blogging. 🙂
    But if I HAD to, I would follow whatever God gives me!
  3. You are about to get into a fight, what song comes on as your soundtrack?
    Lion and the Lamb by Bethel
    Our God is the Lion, the Lion of Judah
    He’s roaring with power and fighting our battles
    And every knee will bow before Him!
    Our God is the Lamb, the Lamb that was slain
    For the sin of the world. His blood breaks the chains.
    And every knee will bow before the Lion and the Lamb
    Every knee will bow before Him
    (link to video added below)
  4. If you could write one new law that everybody had to obey, what would it be and why?

    ❤ That no one could ever hurt a child again! ❤

    No questions asked!

  5. What’s the meanest thing you have ever done to someone to get back at them?
    I am ashamed of any harm I’ve ever caused anyone, especially my Jesus! 😦


Nominees:
Jessie of Jess Kidding
Lois of LoftForum (Living Our Faith Together)
Shacollier of Her Reason
Joy of Finding Joy
Secret Angel of The Abuse Expose
T.R. of Inside Cup
Overwhelmed By Joy
Susan of Nana’s Love Notes
Brandon of Chaotic Shapes
Caz of Invisibly Me
Alethea of Alethea’s Mind
A Country Boy of Whosoever Will, May Come
Tony of Reflections: A Mindful Journey
Lakeside Poetry
Emma of Blogging Babe
Lisa of Blended Hope
Aicha of They Got it Covered
Paleeza of Just a Quiet Girl
Payte of Paytej

 


My Questions or the Nominees:

1. What makes you burp? (That’s my required weird question.)
2. What would you like to talk with God about one on one?
3. Do you have a prayer request?
4. What do you like to blog about?
5. Where in the world do you live?

I don’t know that I have the right to pick my best post or how I would decide, but the most important is my testimony of salvation… how I met the Love of my life… my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. ❤ I would love to tell you about Me and God! ❤

Congratulations to the Nominees! Please do not feel obligated to participate. If you do, no rush! It’s meant to be a blessing, not a burden! 🙂 Tag me and let me know when you do so that I can come check out your post! God loves you! ❤

 

3 Day Quote Challenge – Day 3

Lord, Your challenge for me has come to its 3rd and final day… at least for this challenge. I pray every quote, every word, every nomination, and every read brought glory to Your Holy Name… and will continue to do so. It’s Your blog. Do whatever You will with whatever You want. And do whatever You want with whatever You will!
It’s all for You!

And please bless our dearest and lovely Anita of Discovering Your Happiness for nominating me for this 3 Day Quote Challenge. Thank you, Miss Lovely! ❤


The Rules Are:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Post a quote for three consecutive days (1 quote for each day).
  3. Share why this quote appeals so much to you.
  4. Nominate 3 different bloggers for each day.

3 Day Quote Challenge – Day 1: “God Loves You!”
(click here to read Day 1)

3 Day Quote Challenge – Day 2:
“Jesus died for you! What more do you want Him to do? – Die Again?”
(click here to read day 2)

3 Day Quote Challenge – Day 3:
(you are reading Day 3)

“He’s like the lightning in the sky each time I feel it near.
The beauty of its pretty color sinks beneath my fear.”

The Lord gave me this quote as a Life Quote for the poetry He has given me through a poem He allowed me to pen several years ago called Frozen Box, just as He has given me John 14:27 as a Life Verse from the Bible. It is posted as the tagline for my poetry blog gaillovesgodspoetry. It really sums up a lot about Me and God (my salvation testimony), as well as the long time struggle with My Fear of God. At the time I wrote it, I was young and just coming out of years of abuse, a lot of dysfunctional years for our family, a dysfunctional school, and was a single mom of the cutest little pair of arms that the Lord blessed me with. So of course my writing was still growing as mentioned in Me and Writing (my writing testimony).
The Lord has allowed me to grow so much, and my fear of Him as well. Recently, He has allowed me the grace to stand and face Him, to enjoy the magnificence of His majestic presence in the midst of a storm cloud, and different scenarios that would normally have me horrified. I am not standing as though to dare Him, nor defy Him, but by His sweet leading to look upon Him in awe! To know the peace and joy of knowing He is with me… for me… and strenghtening me… to trust Him more. It is because of John 14:27 that I can now stand and glory in His beauty in reverent fear.

’Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears relieved;
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed!
– Amazing Grace,
Stanza 2
hymn lyrics by John Newton


Nominees for Day 3:
Something to Stu Over
Matthew Winters (Comeback Pastor)
Inner Man Theatre


I close with a favorite song that declares,
“I’m no longer a slave to fear.
I am a child of God.”

PRAISE BE TO GOD!