Fix Her Crown Award 4.4.2020

“And when those beasts give glory and honour and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever, the four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying, Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.”
– Revelation 4:9-11 KJV

How incredibly humbling You are, Lord. That You would whisper my name to my dear friend Doreen (aka Beverley) of Becoming the Oil and the Wine to nominate me for the Fix Her Crown Award, when You are the One who bore it. And right at Easter. I praise Your Holy and Glorious Name as these are crowns to lay at Your feet!

Thank you, Doreen, for your kind words, and thoughtful nomination. I am blessed with your friendship. May the Lord continue to bless you and your blog.
God loves you! 🙂fix-her-crown-award-logoThe Rules Are Simple:
– Thank the person who nominated you and link to her blog.
– Copy and paste these rules to your post and please include a link to the original Fix Her Crown Award post: which was created by Cindy Goes Beyond.
– Post three photos of just yourself and write a short caption beneath each about why you chose that photo.
– Nominate seven women for the Fix Her Crown Award, women who lend a helping hand to the woman whose crown seems too heavy, who appreciate the sister who dares to be her own glorious self, who raise strong young women, who smile at the sister journeying alone and walk alongside her for a time, who stand with the sister whose crown has been knocked off her head time after time and women who shine as their own beautifully unique selves.
– Link to the blogs of the seven nominees

Three pictures of myself

Pic 1. Down in the holler at Aunt Beulah’s.1981.2Lord, This picture reminds me of a time when visiting my Aunt’s place in Hickory, down in a holler where we would play. I LOVED that dress. I was 12. I had no idea how much life was about to change. I miss being that carefree and healthy.

Pic 2. Winston-Salem Airplane Graveyardme ans Anthoni.6yrsoldOf course I must include a picture of my babedoll…. my blessing from You, God. Anthoni was about 6 yrs old and me 25. Mom and Dad had brought him down to Winston Salem where I was at a Jaycee convention. We went to the airplane graveyard. He was so excited. Though every time I see this picture I wish I could pull up that sock 😉 I love his smile. You can create some awesome memories, God! ❤

Pic 3. Me at Myrtle Beach, seeing the beach for the first time.Gail at beachMy first time at the beach. A friend took me to Myrtle Beach when she heard I’d never been. I was 29. I felt like You could just flick me off the face of the planet with Your little pinky. I realized there ARE people who have never heard of Jesus.” I wanted to go tell them. I LOVED that jacket. I love clothes that “swallow me whole” as they say. 😉

Extra pic of a me and You me moment, God. 28 yrs old2000.2I wanted to add this me and You moment, God. I still feel the powerful intimacy. I just had my gall bladder removed. It was snowing so everyone was stuck and classes cancelled. By Your grace, I had a dorm room to take a long and needed nap. I loved the sweater like my grandmother’s. the locket with pictures of me and Anthoni, the big topaz ring Karen made me, and that feeling of being drawn to You. I was grateful to make it through the surgery and finally be relieved of the cough I had for months!.

My Nominees:
To begin with I wanted to nominate someone who is not even a blogger. She spent the last several years in a nursing home… until today. At 3 pm, Virginia finally went home to be with You, Jesus. She was my secret sister at church when I was a young unwed mom working 40 hours a week, in college, and just getting back into church. I am grateful, Father, for how You allowed her to love on me and my son.
I pray for Bobby and His family. Virginia was 95 and the last of Bobby’s 9 siblings. He is 86, and now without his mom, dad, all his siblings, both of his wives, and may lose more family who is very sick. Thank You for using Virginia to help me fix my crown when I didn’t even know I had one.
Virginia Taylor obit 4.15.2020And now to “Nominate seven women for the Fix Her Crown Award, women who lend a helping hand to the woman whose crown seems too heavy, who appreciate the sister who dares to be her own glorious self, who raise strong young women, who smile at the sister journeying alone and walk alongside her for a time, who stand with the sister whose crown has been knocked off her head time after time and women who shine as their own beautifully unique selves.” How do I limit that to just seven! God, You have blessed me so richly with sisters and daughters in Christ! Please help anyone who does not see their name to know how invaluable they are to me… and YOU! Help them to know their true worth! ❤ Help them to know You love them!

  1. Wendi of Simply Chronically Ill
  2. Margaret of The Word
  3. Maxine of Heaven’s Reef
  4. Caz of Invisibly Me
  5. Regina of Help From Heaven
  6. Holly of Wholeness Haven
  7. Michelle of The Mimosa Blossom
  8. Tosin of Alethea’s Mind
  9. Tammy of God Inspired Art & Quotes
  10. Siphe of God’s Anointed Princesses
  11. Stephanie of Life With Jesus
  12. Caralyn of Beauty Beyond Bones
  13. Charity of Confessions and Thoughts of a Reluctant Preacher’s Daughter
  14. Hazel of Pure Glory

Please don’t feel obligated to participate. I know some of you are Award Free. I just wanted to recognize you for always reaching out to help me straighten my crown. I am so unworthy of it, but I want to lay it down as untarnished as possible when I am blessed to lay it at my Jesus’ feet! ❤ Me and God love you!!

“Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not;
neither decline from the words of my mouth.
Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee:
love her, and she shall keep thee.
Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom:
and with all thy getting get understanding.
Exalt her, and she shall promote thee:
she shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her.
She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace:
a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee.”
– Proverbs 4:5-9 KJV