The Barnabas Award

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The beautiful blessing of a woman Gail over at Gail Loves God nominated me for The Barnabas Award. Gail is amazing, supportive, and loves the LORD. If you haven’t met Gail hop over and click around. You will be blessed. Thank you Gail for thinking of me :) God loves you and so do I :) :)

The way this works:

Thank the person who nominated you, and share their blog.

Think of five bloggers that encourage and inspire you and nominate them.

List five things about yourself.

Lastly, ask your nominees five questions. Why five? Because is the number that signifies grace.

5 things about myself:

1. I am a child of God
2. I love reading the King James Bible :) it is like poetry to me
3. Tiramisu is still my favourite, and so is Diana, me love :)
4. I love to cook/bake and have been venturing out into new different kinds of food. Mainly because of the a couple of food blogs I follow, like Megala at Megala’s Kitchen and Sophie at Foodzesty There are also blogs I follow that share recipes although they aren’t officially “food” blogs.

5. I got a passport, and I really want to travel, LORD willing :)

The questions:

1. Who in your life is your biggest encourager? God, of course. What are we without Him?

2. How do you see yourself as being an encouragement to others? I have never seen myself as an encourager. 

3. When was the last time someone gave you words of encouragement? My sister, yesterday. It had to do with the work I am doing here to the house. 

4. When you are down, what encourages you to get back up and keep pressing on? God’s Word. I mean really, it always pushes me, shows me others have been through the same if not worse. God shows me through it that He is present at all times. He will be my strength, and giver of all that I need to get me through whatever this world can throw at me. 

5. Who was your greatest encourager when you first accepted Christ? I don’t care how this sounds but Jesus. I was a child when I got saved. And Jesus is what I looked to, wanted to be like, and strived to please. I wanted to know what He thought about situations, not what others told me He would want me to do. There was a period in my life where I wasn’t close to the LORD but it was that faith in Jesus, and His love for me that kept me from falling of the deep end. 

I think every one who is reading this is an encourager, and well deserving of The Barnabas Award :) So, consider yourself nominated.

As always, I only have one question:

1. If your Lord and Saviour was to return at this very moment, what are you doing right now? 

Thank you again Gail for thinking of me.

LORD, thank You for blessing everyone reading this :)

 

 

 

10/8/2019

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For I know their works and their thoughts: it shall come, that I will gather all nations and tongues; they shall come, and see My glory. — Isaiah 66:18

Mystery Blogger Award

Yonnie over at In His Care nominated me for the Mystery Blogger Award. Thank you Yonnie for thinking of me. If you haven’t visited Yonnie yet you will not be disappointed. Yonnie has a wonderful, inspiring testimony that you can click here to read. While you are there, click around, and soak up God’s love :)

The Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you and include a link to their blog
  • Tell your readers three things about yourself.


    1. I love God
    2. Jesus is my Saviour
    3. The Bible is my favourite book.

ANSWER THE QUESTIONS FROM THE PERSON WHO NOMINATED YOU:

  1. IF YOU COULD TRAVEL TO ANY TIME PERIOD/MOMENT – PAST OR FUTURE – WHAT WOULD IT BE? To our eternal life in heaven :)
  2. WHAT WOULD YOU INVENT TO CHANGE THE WORLD FOR THE BETTER? I don’t know if there is an invention that would make this world better. Only us turning to God will make this world better. 
  3. WHAT MOVIE OR BOOK CHARACTER – FROM YOUR FAVORITE MOVIE OR BOOK – ARE YOU MOST LIKE? I don’t think I am like anyone except who the Good Lord made me to be. 

As always I nominate anyone who wants to participate, and I only have one question:

  1. Is Jesus your Lord and Saviour?

LORD, I ask You to bless everyone who is reading this :)

 

 

 

 

Blogger Recognition Award

No, it’s not Deja vu but after I posted the Blogger Recognition Award last week, Stu over at Something to Stu Over had nominated me as well. I am so sorry I missed that Stu, and so I would like to thank Stu for thinking of me. You can read Stu’s Bloggers Recognition Award here. 

Stu loves God and sharing what God has done for him. He doesn’t sugar coat it. Stu is doing his best to help others not make the same mistakes he made. Stu is very honest and true in his writing. You will really enjoy Stu’s blog, and his journey.

Award rules.

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  2. Write a post to show your award.
  3. Give a brief story of how your blog got started.
  4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  5. Select 15 other bloggers to nominate.
  6. Comment on each blog to let them know you nominated them and provide a link to your post.

**everything after this point you read last week, as my answers haven’t changed :) **

My blog got started because I would text out Bible verses, and the list got to long :) Which isn’t a bad thing. I started the blog to make it easier. Thank You LORD for this blog that I consider Yours, and for all of Your children that You have blessed me with through it. Beloved children that I would have otherwise never met.

My advice would be:

  1. Be yourself, be honest, and be true.
  2. Enjoy it. Don’t let it be a chore but a blessing.

As always, I nominate anyone reading this who wants to participate. :)

LORD, I ask You to bless everyone who is reading this :)

Blogger Recognition Award x 2 :)

I was nominated for this award by 2 wonderful bloggers, so instead of posting it twice I have combined them here.

Our Little Red House Blog nominated me for this Blogger Recognition Award.  And so did Gail over at Gail Loves God.  You can find Gail’s Blogger Recognition Award here. Thank you so much Our Little Red House and Gail :) Y’all  are so sweet to think of me, and I appreciate it very much :)

If you haven’t visited Our Little Red House, you are missing out on a wonderful blog full of delightful crafts, and stories. Go check out Our Little Red House and see what I mean.

If you haven’t visited Gail, you really should. Gail actually has 2 blogs, Gail Loves God and Gail Loves God Poetry (how she does it I don’t know, I can barely manage one blog) As both blog names suggest, you will find lots of God filled post, full of His love for us.

Award rules.

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  2. Write a post to show your award.
  3. Give a brief story of how your blog got started.
  4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  5. Select 15 other bloggers to nominate.
  6. Comment on each blog to let them know you nominated them and provide a link to your post.

My blog got started because I would text out Bible verses, and the list got to long :) Which isn’t a bad thing. I started the blog to make it easier. Thank You LORD for this blog that I consider Yours, and for all of Your children that You have blessed me with through it. Beloved children that I would have otherwise never met.

My advice would be:

  1. Be yourself, be honest, and be true.
  2. Enjoy it. Don’t let it be a chore but a blessing.

As always, I nominate anyone reading this who wants to participate. :)

LORD, I ask You to bless everyone who is reading this :)

The Sunshine Blogger Award

Sunshine Blogger Award

Ryan over at Ryan Callahan’s Blog nominated me for the Sunshine Blogger Award. I am honours Ryan would consider me. Thank you, Ryan for your kind support, not only to me but other bloggers. Ryan not only writes about God, Jesus, and all things that are related to them, I always see Ryan being very supportive to other bloggers. Visit Ryan’s blog and soak up God’s love :)

Here are the rules for the award:

  • Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to him/her.
  • Answer the 11 questions provided by the blogger who nominated you.
  • Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 new questions.
  • Notify the nominees by commenting on one of their blog posts.
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post

Here are Ryan’s questions:

  1. Who is your best friend and what do you have in common? Jesus. He is my Shepherd, I am His sheep :)
  2. What is your favorite place to go and why? Right now, to visit my hubby :)
  3. If you watch television, what is your favorite show? I really don’t have a favorite
  4. What is the book that you would recommend that everyone read? The Bible, of course :)
  5. What is your favorite thing to do on a daily basis? Read my Bible, and talking to God :)
  6. Share an interesting fact about your life. I am a child of God :)
  7. What is one word that describes you best? Explain. Saved. I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Saviour. I Know He died for my sins, I know that God raised Him from the dead, and I will tell anyone who listens :)
  8. If you could change one thing about your life, what would it be and why? Being more patient. 
  9. What do you consider to be the priority of your life? God
  10. Tell us your favorite author and why? I have 2. God, For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, and Jesus because He is the author and finisher of our faith
  11. What is one thing that you wish everyone knew about you? I don’t make wishes :)

If you read this blog you know how I do this, if this is your first time reading, this is how I do this :)

I nominate any and every one who wants to participate, and as always I am asking only one question:

  1. Have you thanked God today?

Thanks again Ryan for thinking of me for this award.

LORD, I ask You to bless everyone who is reading this :)

 

Blogger Recognition Award

Warren over at iWrite… my love story! nominated me for the Blogger Recognitions Award. Thank you Warren so much for thinking of me. I am humbled and honoured :) Warren certainly writes his love story about, and with God. Warren has a God given talent, and I am blessed that Warren started his blog. If you haven’t met Warren, go and check him out. You will be happy you did :)

The rules are:

  1. Write a post to show your award.
  2. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  3. Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  4. Give two piece of advice for new bloggers.
  5. Select other bloggers you want to give this award to.
  6. Nominate 2-3 bloggers who you believe deserve to be recognized.
  7. Comment on their blogs, to let the nominees know they have been nominated.

How my blog got started.

I was sending out Bible verses to my family and friends each day, as I would read my Bible. The list grew to the point that I needed and easier way to spread God’s Word. Yes that’s right an easier way. Kind of goes against the Word, doesn’t it? Anywho. I was reading my daily chapters, and start a blog kept coming to my mind. It was quite distracting, and I started making excuses right away.

LORD, you know I am not good with computers. Clear my mind so I can learn what You want me to learn from Your word today.

“Start a Blog”

LORD, I don’t really even know what a blog is.

“Start a Blog”

LORD, I can barely text them out, how would I do a blog?

“Start a blog”

LORD, I don’t like social platforms. I’ll just keep texting them

“Start a blog”

Fine LORD, I’ll google it as soon as I finish reading my Bible. Will you clear my mind so I can finish reading Your Word? And You know, if You want me to “start a blog” then You know it will have to be easy, and take me no time at all because You know how frustrated I get with computers, and You know…

“Start a blog”

When I was done reading, I googled how to start a blog. The first result was something like “How to start a blog in 30 minutes or less” hahaha. Ok LORD, I am listening. I will start a blog. Within 30 minutes, I was sending out the daily verses. God is good :)

My advice to new bloggers would be…

Enjoy it. Don’t look at the stats. They don’t define you. If it is bringing you joy to write. If it brings you joy to read other blogs. If you are feeling compelled to comment, and are enjoying replying to comments on your own blog. Then you have succeeded. God has blessed you. The stat numbers are what tends to bring people down. Enjoy the people you are meeting. Enjoy the relationships you are forming. Those are blessings.

My second bit of advice, be yourself. You are valuable, and unique, There is no one else like you. If you are not sharing “you” with every one then you are depriving us of the beautiful creation God made you to be. So, in a sense you are stealing from us, so stop it :)

Nominate 2-3 bloggers who you believe deserve to be recognized.

This is impossible. There are too many that I feel deserve to be recognized.

As always, I nominate anyone who wants to participate :)

LORD, I ask You to bless everyone reading this :)

 

Mystery Blogger Award

Mamma Squirrel over at Nut House Central nominated me for this wonderful Mystery Blogger Award. Thank You Kammie :) I am honoured, and humbled that you would think of me. Mamma Squirrel has a great blog full of all the things I love, God, honesty, and pretty pictures :) Please give her blog a visit. You will feel right at home :)

– Okoto Enigma is the blogger who created this award :)
The 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. Talking with God is my favourite thing to do. It brings me more comfort, joy, and peace than any other activity I do.
  3. I can be very stubborn and hardheaded :)

Mamma Squirrels asked these questions:

1) Who is your Hero and Why? God :) because He is always here helping, protecting, and guiding me.
2) How do you respond to anger? I get angry, of course :) I can throw a fit with the best of them. Who am I kidding, I might have invented “the fit” But by the grace of God, I have gotten 90% better with my anger. Getting mad never made me feel better. It only made me feel worse in the long run. 
3) How do others see you and does it matter? I really don’t know how others see me. I use to worry about that, and then through God’s Word, I quickly realized that how God sees me is all that really matters. People will change their minds, daily :) God is the same today, yesterday, and forever. His Word has also taught me that if I do what is pleasing to Him, then everyone will see me the way He wants them to see me :)
4) What gives you hope? God’s Word
5) What’s your favorite dessert? Tiramisu :)

Y’all know I nominate anyone who wants to participate :)

As always I only have one question:

  1. Are you the person God wants you to be?

Thank You again Kammie for thinking of me, and thank you,  Okoto Enigma for creating this fabulous award.

LORD, I ask You to bless everyone reading this :)

Bloggers Support Bloggers

bloggers support bloggers buttonJirah Merizz tagged me for this Bloggers Support Bloggers Challenge. #bloggerssupportbloggers. I do apologize to you Jirah. I am usually very prompt with such things but y’all know I have not been feeling the best in the word. I also want to apologize to my blogging family because I have not been as visible, or vocal in commenting. My immune system is giving me a fit. I am exhausted 90% of the time, the other 10% I am trying to catch up on life duties, family matters, chores, etc. Some days I can barely put sentences together BUT God is good, and has this, and me. Praise God! The blog, and all of you have been neglected. For that I am truly sorry. I miss all of you, and your blogs. The encouragement, your adventures, and inspiration.

Ok, back to the task at hand. Jirah was kind enough to challenge me to spread some love to our blogging family, with this Bloggers Support Bloggers Challenge. This I am happy to do :):) This is in no particular order, except for the first 2 :):) I guess I can’t say “Jirah” since she tagged me but Jirah, I love you :):)

Rules:

  1. Thank the one who has tagged you for this challenge and link their blogsite.
  2. Add the official photo in your page.
  3. List at least 5 bloggers you like. (Suggestion: You can list up 3 bloggers that you’ve known for a long time and you can also list up 2 newbies or more. It’s up to you though!)
  4. In 5 sentences or above, give a short description about why you love the blogger.
  5. Tag at least 3 bloggers to do the challenge.
  6. Put #bloggerssupportbloggers in the Tags section so whenever a blogger is looking for new blogs to read, it will be easier to find!

Blogs I love :)

Diana at La Petit Muse now, I know Jirah already mentioned her but Diana is my beloved, my girl, my Sister.  She loves me as I am, is always there for me, will never forsake me or leave me alone. Oh wait, that is God but I tell ya, Diana is right there too. I love her! She is funny, and smart. She is full of knowledge, a great writer, supporter to all of our blogging community, and loves God. Visit Diana, and you will love her too :):)


Next, is Yaskhan, also known as Yassy. I love Yassy :):) She writes me the sweetest, most beautiful poetry. Ok, she writes it for all of us hahaha but I am in love with her sweet soul. Her love for others, and her giving nature :):) Visit Yassy, read some of her wonderful poetry, and you will love Yassy too :):)


Let’s see, who is next, oh yes, Elizabeth but I call her “E” because we are cool like that. I jest, she goes by both :):) E,  at Born in Providence, doesn’t post a whole lot but I am so happy when she does :) She always has me walking away thinking.  E is uplifting, supportive, and she is always willing to help you if you need it. :):) I love E :) Visit E, and after reading a few of her posts, you will love her too :):)


Who is next, oh my yes my Jill, my Jillybean, J-dub, Jilly Jilly bo billy banana…oh sorry I got carried away. Which, by the way is allowed over at Jill’s place which is called, J-Dubs Grin and Bear it.  As always, at Jill’s, there is always more to come :):) Jill is honest, humble, caring, doesn’t sugar coat it. She has a heart as big as Texas :) Jill talks about life, the nitty gritty, the good, the bad, the ugly. And that’s why I love Jill. Give her a visit, and I bet you will too :):)


Up next we have Daily Hopeful. I love Daily Hopeful for the uplifting, motivating, hopeful messages that she does each day. Daily Hopeful shares God’s Word, and insight to how she applies God’s Word to her life. I often find that it applies to mine as well. Daily Hopeful doesn’t tell you what you should do but she has a way of helping you see how much better things are if you follow God’s will for you. I love Daily Hopeful, and if you visit with her, I am sure you will too :):)


I’d love to introduce you to Ade2, or you can call her Bisi, you might also know her as Bisimodupe1975 from femininematerz.wordpress.com. However you know her then you will know why I love her so much. Ade2 accomplished, successful, and spreads such a wonderful message of awareness. She cares about people, and it shows. I love that Ade2 doesn’t just bring up an issue that is a problem, she gives solutions to go along with it. Go see what I mean, see why I love her, and you will love Ade2 in no time :):)


This post is getting longer by the minute, maybe I should have done a bullet point (?)


Miriam from The Showers of Blessings, my goodness, what can you say about Miriam. There aren’t enough keys on the keyboard to express how wonderful Miriam is. I’m not going to even try. If you don’t know Miriam, you are missing out, so stop missing out. Go fall in love with Miriam just like I did :):)


Cherylene, over at Living vs Existing is just a bundle of positive encouragement. Every post is full of words that will pick you up, make you feel love, get you out of any funk you might be in, help you get your head on straight. If you don’t know, and love Cherylene yet, like I love her, you will :)


Sweet Dori at Celebrate His Love,  I love Dori because everyday she post a Bible verse along with an encouraging thought. So really Dori post 2 encouraging thoughts, one from God, and one from her :):) I love you Dori :):) Please, please, PLEASE visit Dori, you will love her too.


Caz at Invisibly Me, is just amazing. I love Caz because she brings awareness to issues dealing with invisible illnesses. Caz is so supportive to the whole blogging community, gives great information, and is always willing to get out on that limb to help others. You can’t help but love Caz. Go see her, and see what I am talking about :):)


Grace at Following Him Beside Still Waters, is another amazing blogger who I love. I love Grace because she loves God, takes beautiful pictures to share with us, writes wonderful poems. What’s’ not to love. If you are looking for some examples of God’s beautiful creations, well not only is Grace one of those creations but so is her blog :):)


Beholding Him Ministries is another blogger I love. She gives me God’s Word each day, and also God filled post, talking about the scripture, and how it applies to us.  I always love the insight that she provides through her post. Go and see for yourself at Beholding Him Ministries, and you will see why I love her :):)


Oh my goodness, this could go on for weeks. I can hear y’all yawning :):) I am going to streamline this and do a bullet point of all the blogs I love. You don’t need me to tell you how wonderful they are, what they write about, or why you should visit their blogs.  If you want to know why, you can comment below, and I will list the reasons :):)

I know I have missed so many more of the bloggers, and blogs that I love. Please forgive me but this post has wore me out :):) I think it is officially the longest post ever done on this blog :):)

Thanks again to Jirah who started this all by wanting to spread the love of our fellow bloggers around.

I thank God for continuing to bless every one reading this :):)