Versatile Blogger Award 11.27.18

” Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice.” 
– Philippians 4:4 KJV –

How many times, Father God, You have given me to rejoice… time and time again! Here is another blessing to rejoice, and to praise You as You have whispered my name to dear Julia of The Father’s Girl and author of I Can’t Hear You to nominate me for the Versatile Blogger Award.  versatile-blogger-award

God bless you, Julia! You have such a tender heart for the Lord.
And such a beautiful blog that shows that love!
Thank you for the nomination! God loves you! ❤


Here are the rules for the award:

  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Include a link to their blog in your post.
  • Share 7 facts about yourself.
  • Nominate 15 bloggers of your choosing to keep spreading the love.

7 Facts About Myself:
1. I met Jesus when I was 8 years old.
2. Molly introduced me to Him at the altar.
3. I was baptized a few weeks later.
4. Ralph Sexton Sr. (aka Poppy) baptized me.
5. God made me His writer when I was 9 years old.
6. I asked God for a child to give back to Him.
7. God honored that prayer.

Nominations:
Fractured Faith Blog
(author of Homeless Jesus)

Lebana’s Journal
(author of Haiku Is Love)

Kristi Ann’s Haven
(author of Jesus – Yeshua Christ is KING of kings, LORD of lords)

Family By Faith
(author of Sorrows Removed)

PsiHub
(author of Can An Algorithm Stop Suicide?)

Jesus, Coffee, and Books
(author of His Encouragement #5)

Life’s Fine Whine
(author of My Scary Experience)

Life With Jesus
(author of Even In The Mess)

Simply Chronically Ill
(author of Hope)

Frank Solanki
(author of The Child In You)

CHRISTian Poetry
(author of Jesus The True Light)

Educated Unemployed Indian
(author of
Dear Unemployment: An Open Letter to an Imaginary Acquaintance)

Speak For The Unspoken
(author of Redeemed and Rested)

Indians Abroad Desi Vidash Me
(author of Tears & Laughter)

Navigate My Recovery
(author of Why Hire a Life Coach, Counselor, or Therapist?)

A Voice Reclaimed, Surviving Child Abuse
(author of…
     Added Pain
     Guilt and Shame
     Speechless
     Predators
    The Role of Faith)

Congratulations to the nominees!
Please do not feel obligated to participate.
I know some of you are award free blogs. That’s okay.
I am sharing with you opportunities to rejoice also!
If you do participate, no rush.
Please let me know if you do post
so that I may read and rejoice with you!
God loves you! ❤

Versatile Blogger Award 11.22.18

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above,
and cometh down from the Father of lights,
with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.”
– James 1:17 KJV

Lord, while You brought James 1:17 to my mind when thinking on the word versatile, I know that You are a God who loves all types of people, in many different countries around the world, and choose to answer prayers in many different ways. You also have many different ways of letting us know You are thinking of us, as You have done so with Tosin of Alethea’s Mind in whispering my name into her ear in nominating me for The Versatile Blogger Award. Thank You for her nomination and her friendship! Bless her, Lord!versatile-blogger-award

Thank you, Tosin, for your thoughtfulness! May God continue to richly bless you, your blog, and your family! God loves you! ❤

RULES:

  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Include a link to their blog in your post.
  • Share 7 facts about yourself.
  • Nominate 15 bloggers of your choosing to keep spreading the love.

7 FACTS ABOUT MYSELF:

  1. I love God the Father! ❤
  2. I love His Son Jesus Christ! ❤
  3. I love the Holy Spirit! ❤
  4. I love the Trinity! ❤
  5. I love hymns! ❤
  6. I love sweet fellowship with the brethren (and sisters 😉 )!
  7. I love the WordPress Comm”unity” 🙂

NOMINEES:

  1.  Created and Called
  2.  Tammy of God Inspired Art & Quotes
  3.  Anjali of Positive Side of the Coin
  4.  Akriti of Doodle’s World
  5.  Tasha of Pain Warrior Code
  6.  June of The Godly Chic Diaries
  7.  Shae of Shae’s Days
  8.  Becka of The Reclaimed Life
  9.  Stella of Giggles and Tales
  10.  Amy of A New Life
  11.  Rahul of Smoke Words Every Day
  12.  Robbie of Captive Dreams Window
  13.  Aishwarya of Eclipsed Words
  14.  Miriam of Mindful Journey
  15.  Doreen of Becoming the Oil and the Wine

Congratulations to the Nominees!
Please do not feel obligated to participate.
If you do, no rush. Do it in your own time and your own way.
If you do, please let me know so I can read it. 🙂
Just sending a little of God’s love your way! God loves you!

Blogger Recognition Award 8.25.18

Dear Lord, I am long overdue for thanking You
for Your thoughtfulness through a dear friend… a brother in Christ.
Stu of Something to Stu Over nominated me
for the Blogger Recognition Award back on September 25th, 2018.
img_2145Thank You for sending Your blessings through him.
Shower him with blessings, Lord!

Keep him strong in his ministry and his walk.

Thank you, Stu!
May you always know the embrace of our Lord and Savior!
God loves you!

The Rules:

  • Thank the Blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Write a post to show your Award.
  • Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  • Give two pieces of advice to New Bloggers
  • Select 15 or more bloggers for this award.
  • Let each Nominee know you’ve Nominated them and leave a link to your post.

How Gail Loves God got started:
Originally it was a place to privately speak to my heavenly Father. Later the Lord led me to encourage a friend by taking their challenge, while at the same time He was encouraging me to trust Him in opening my settings to Public. The overwhelming responses to me pouring out my heart to my Lord and Savior allowed me to continue to glorify His name, and to tell as many as I could “God loves you!”

2 Pieces of Advice for New Bloggers:
1. Just be yourself! God made you to be who YOU are!
2. Write what you want to write, and however often you want! It’s your blog!

Nominees:
The Showers of Blessings
Run With It
A New Life
Therapy Bits
Sagittarian Seeker
Simply Chronically Ill
Teen Meet God
Becoming His Tapestry
Pure Glory
The Ascender’s Touch
Invisibly Me
Alethea’s Mind
My Way Home
Beholding Him Ministries
Faith and Books
God’s Food Heals
Walking With The Way

Congratulations to the nominees! Please do not feel obligated to participate,
but if you do let me know so that I can read it!
And take as much time as you need!

For those of you who don’t do awards, don’t worry.
I’m just recognizing your blog!

God loves you each one!!

 

Liebster Award 7.7.18

What a glorious way to celebrate a day that You have given me, Lord! The gift of the being thought of by my dear Jesus, and my dear Tasha! Thank You, Lord, for the gift that Tasha of Pain Warrior Code is to me in the fight of every day life and the pain that comes with it. Thank You for whispering in her ear to think of me with the nomination for the Liebster Awardlibster-award-logoThank you, Tasha, for thinking of me! May the Lord richly bless you and your blog, and give you as much pain free days as He will allow!
Me and God love you! ❤


This version of the Liebster Award comes with 6 rules, they are:

1.Thank the blogger who nominated you
2. Share 11 facts about yourself
3. Answer the 11 questions the blogger gave you
4. Nominate 11 bloggers who deserve the award
5. Create 11 original questions for the nominees to answer
6. Let them know they’ve been nominated


11 Facts About Myself:

1. I love Jesus.
2. I love God.
3. I love the Holy Spirit!
4. I love hymns.
5. I love the Holy Bible
6. I love church.
7. I love fellowship with the brethren.
8. I love watching baptisms (especially river baptisms).
9. I love missionaries.
10. I love kids.
11. I love the WordPress Community


Tasha’s Questions for Me:

  1. Where are you from? (heritage/where you grew up)
    Western North Carolina (USA)
  2. What does your name mean?
    Well in Googling to find out I am told it means: Lively
  3. What inspires you?
    The Father, The Son and The Holy Ghost
  4. What is your funniest memory/experience that you can recall of?
    well the one that comes to mind first was when one of my college professors and I were flirting back and forth very openly in class, but I was lucky to be in the back of the room behind everyone. One of the guys in the class was so convinced the professor was flirting with him that we could not convince him that the professor was married with kids and very straight.. He kept saying, “I knew you girls would think because he has kids he can’t be gay, but if you could have seen the way he was flirting with me… the things he was doing…  he had no shame in making it clear right there in class how much he wanted me.” LOL! Me and the girls who later knew laughed so hard.
  5. What is your favourite quote from a film?
    Ernest Borgnine as the Centurion in Jesus of Nazareth, “No! I am unworthy that you should enter under my roof. I know that if you say the word, my servant will be healed. I am a man under authority, but I, myself, have authority over a hundred soldiers, and if I say to one of them ‘Do this.’ I know that he will do it. And if I say to another, ‘Go there.’ I know that he will go. I need not see. I know. So it is enough that you give the word, and it will be done.”
    (This references the story of the faith of the Centurion in Luke 7:1-10, with verses 6-8 being the actual words the Centurion spoke.)  ❤
  6. What gift or talent do you wish you had?
    singing for the Lord
  7. Which countries have you traveled to?
    just around my own a little
  8. Would you ever consider living abroad?
    if the Lord wanted me to
  9. Do you have a particular food that you can’t stand?
    I don’t care for coffee.
  10. What is the most valuable lesson you have learned recently?
    We never know what God has planned in our lives to make us who we are, to save us from our troubles, to save us from ourselves, and to change our lives for the better. God can rescue us in ways that the world would never allow.
  11. What made you want to start blogging?
    Having a private place to go and talk with God originally. He would later lead me to trust Him by going public while doing a challenge for a friend.

Nominees:

Alan Stenson
Reveuse
Blended Hope
Every Small Voice
Trying to Resurrect Hope From a Broken Marriage
Run With It
My Father’s Symphony
Scribbles and Sustenance
A to Z Mom
One Mom’s Journey with Crossfit
Enjoying the Single Life


Questions for the Nominees:

  1. Do you have a favorite Bible character?
  2. Anything exciting happen this week?
  3. What is your favorite color?
  4. Do you have a favorite number?
  5. What was your last post about? (Link it if you want to)
  6. Do you have anything I can pray over for you?
  7. Do you prefer night or day?
  8. If someone asked for your autograph, what would you write?
  9. Apples or oranges?
  10. How often do you blog?
  11. Is there a particular blogger award you would like to be nominated for?

Congratulations to the nominees. Please don’t feel pressured to participate. If you do the award, please do not worry about rushing. Do in your time and your way. Just trying to share a little bit of God’s love, and let you know that you and your blog are appreciated.
God loves you!

Thank you again, dearest Tasha! May the Lord continue
to bless you and your blog!
Me and God love you too!

 

Mystery Blogger Award 6.28.18

My Loving Father, You have again delightfully surprised me with the Mystery Blogger Award! How generously You share Your pleasures and expressions of thoughtfulness with me! And through such dear friends! You have allowed Abbey of An Anonymous Escape From Life to nominate me for the Mystery Blogger Award! What a treasured soul she is! I love her poetry and personal writings. Thank you for my Malaysian-Chinese Australian sister. I love her cute picture on her About page too! 🙂 She gives life such a Happy Sky! 😉mystery-blogger-e1530159319765Thank you, dearest Abbey for thinking of me! May the Lord continue to bless you and your blog! I look forward to reading more of your poetry. Me & God love you!


WHAT IS THE MYSTERY BLOGGER AWARD?

Established by blogger Okoto Enigma, the “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.”

~ Okoto Enigma

RULES:

  • Thank whoever nominated you and include link to their blog.
  • Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well.
  • Answer the questions from the person who nominated you.
  • Personally nominate 5-10 bloggers you feel deserve the award.
  • Ask your nominees 5 questions of your choice with one weird or funny one.
  • Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog.

Abbey’s Question For Me:

  1. If you could go back in time and change one decision you’ve made in your life, what would it be and why?
    While there are so many decisions I would love to change, I would be too afraid to take away something God has used to make me who He wants me to be. I trust Him with everything… my  mistakes and all.
  2. How do you deal with feeling lazy and unmotivated?
    Going to God… in His word… In His music… His sermons… encouraging others.
  3. Neat freak or mess maker?
    I definitely prefer cleanliness and order.
  4. What is your weirdest habit?
    When traveling in the car after I finish drinking a water or anything bottled, I use the empty bottle to put all my trash in… snack packages… tissues… napkins… anything that will fit.
  5. Do you know what a viola is? (please say yes…if you don’t, what do you think it is?)
    Yes and it sounds pretty. 

Nominees:

Sober Mom
As He Is… So Are We
Educated Unemployed Indian
Defining Yellow
Life, Love, and Littles
Read Between the Lyme
P.S. It’s Peri
Noes to Knows
Wrestling for Your Life
Isaiah Roebuck


Questions for the Nominees:

1.Do you know how much God loves you?
2. Do you have a favorite Bible verse?
3. Where in the world do you live?
4. What is your favorite food today?
5. Do you have any weird advice?

Congratulations to the nominees. Please do not feel obligated to participate. If you do, please do not worry about rushing! Do in your own time and own way. It is meant to be a blessing, not a burden. Just wanted to share a little of God’s love with you, and let you know your blog is appreciated. God loves you!

Thank you again, sweet Abbey! Me and God love you too!

 

 

 

Mystery Blogger Award 6.25.18

How great is the mystery of Your love toward me, Lord. You love knows no ends, and pours forth in so many wonderful and mysterious ways… like a blog that allows me to tell the world how much I love You… and how much You love them! ❤
You have shown me love through the nomination from a dear brother in Christ. photogrid_1476365612975Stu of Stubaby has nominated me for the Mystery Blogger Award. Stu is another way that You show Your love towards so many as he ministers to others who struggle with porn addiction and the challenges of a previously unclean life… both subjects being so taboo in the Christian community, or when addressed kept so clean that it does not deal with the subject honestly, and those who desperately need the resources do not benefit from them at all. I know I am certainly one of those who are blessed by his posts, his testimony, his honesty, and his determination to keep it all about You!

Thank you, brother Stu, for allowing God to use you to show His love to me. May the Lord bless you and your precious family, your blog, your ministries, and all that He gives you.
He loves you too!


The Rules:
1) Thank whoever nominated you and include link to their blog
2) Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well
3) Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
4) Answer the questions from the person who nominated you
5) Nominate 5 -10 bloggers you feel deserve the award
6) Ask your nominees 5 questions of your choice with one weird or funny one
7) Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog.


3 Things About Myself:
1. I love God!
2. I love Jesus!
3. I love the Holy Ghost!
❤ ❤ ❤


Stu’s Questions For Me:

1. What topic would you like me to address here on my blog?
I was really convicted and touched by your post Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Beholder. Your patience with your wife’s need, and your anger towards the pain previously inflicted on her was touching, but your honesty about the hurt it caused you allowed me to see how it was so personal on your own self-esteem/confidence. I would have never thought… believed such a thing could hurt a man unless simply hurting his ego. 

2. Would you accept the challenge to step out of your comfort zone and write a post about pornography and how it is affecting our youth and/or marriages? And if so, would you share the link in the comment section so my readers can see it?
I will honestly pray about it. If God leads me to, I will write it and link it. 

3. What is your favorite book in the Bible to read?
The Holy Bible!

4. How do you study when reading said book?
Different ways on different days, different settings, different purposes. But I try to make sure to pray before and after I do, trying to always allow the Holy Spirit to guide me.

5. Now for the funny/goofy question. This one I have been asked in the past because I grew up reading comic books and even now I watch The Arrow and The Flash. If you could have any super power in the world what would it be and how would you use it?
To never shame the name of Christ! Even if only from here and now on, I would still have a testimony of how deep into the pit He is willing to walk with us to save us from our enemies… especially ourselves.


My Nominees:

 Tamie’s Alcove
Kira’s Hymn
Perfect Chaos
Charlie’s Blog
Coffee, Crime, and a Whole Latte More
Zovision
Navigate My Recovery
FAB: Faith and Books
Overwhelmed By Joy
Life With An Illness

Questions for the Nominees

  1. Do you know how much God loves you?
  2. What are some ways the Lord shows His love to you?
  3. What’s your favorite color?
  4. Do you have a favorite bible verse?
  5. For the weird/funny question: Which bible animal is your favorite?

Congrats to all the nominees!
May the Lord bless each one of you!
He loves you!

Thank you again, Stu! God uses you!

Sunshine Blogger Award 6.23.18

Our Gracious Heavenly Father, how loving and generous You are to allow Your sun to shine within my days, so bright that I can easily remember the warmth and comfort in the midst of this dark night. It gives much needed hope that whatever may be tonight, Your sun will come out tomorrow. Whether hidden behind a darkness of black clouds, peeking through clouds with those playful rays, or shining so bright that there is no mistaking what You deemed to be good… the Day.  Yet how far more loving to share Your beautiful Son in our lives… our hearts… reminding us that no darkness in the world can put His light out. Not even death! ❤ Thank You for the hope, the assurance that He is coming back for us!

How thoughtful You are to me, my Lord, through my dearest Anabel! While visiting over on her site… Lebana’s Journal,  I found she nominated me for the Sunshine Blogger Award. I feel so bad that I was just finding it this weekend, but I am ever so glad that You allowed me to find so I could thank her.screenshot_2018-04-23-18-27-311042529194Thank you, Anabel, for thinking of me with your nomination. You are such a merciful and loving sister in Christ. A fellow poet who knows the struggle AND the beauty in the darkness. If it weren’t for the darkness, we wouldn’t know to appreciate light. I love reading through your poetry, and I thank God for the friendship in my dear Filipino Sister! ❤ May the Lord bless you and shine every moment into and throughout your days! Me and God love you!


The Rules are:

– 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 11 questions that you selected


My Questions

  1. Where do you live?
    in America
  2. What’s the best thing about the area where you live?
    the evening breeze to cool us down on hot afternoons
  3. Where is your favorite place in the world?
    with Jesus! ❤ wherever He is
  4. What’s your funniest travel story?
    Our whole funeral procession got lost taking my baby brother to the graveyard because it was the 1st time they were using the GPS, and he was being buried on the new side of the cemetery. It was a good laugh even he would appreciate.
  5. What would you say is your biggest accomplishment?
    giving birth to my son, my gift from God ❤
  6. What makes you happiest?
    My Lord and Savior Jesus Christ ❤
  7. How many countries have you visited so far?
    none, unless I can count visiting different states in my own country
  8. Who is your role model?
    Jesus Christ
  9. What can’t you live without?
    The Father, The Son, and the Holy Ghost ❤
  10. How many posts have you made so far?
    According to my WordPress Stats:
    347 on gaillovesgod and 707 on gaillovesgodspoetry
  11. What is your message to new bloggers out there?
    God loves you! ❤

My Nominees:

Rashellbud
Inkatherapy
Beckie’s Mental Mess
Discovering Sooz
Small Real World
This Beautiful Life
The Believer’s Triumph
Christian Life and Apologetics
I’m Fine. Stop Asking
Life As We Have Never Known It
Teen, Meet God


My Questions for the Nominees:

  1. What season is it for you?
  2. How long have you been blogging?
  3. Have you ever read the Holy Bible for yourself?
  4. Do you have a favorite bible verse?
  5. What’s your favorite food today?
  6. Where in the world do you live?
  7. Do you have a favorite hymn?
  8. What country would you like to visit?
  9. What’s your favorite drink today?
  10. Do you know how much God loves you?

Congratulations to the nominees. May you be blessed by your Sunshine Blogger Award! Take all the time you need, even if it’s days, weeks, or months. May your blog be blessed as well.
God loves you!

Thank you again, Anabel! God loves you!!