A very sweet and courageous young woman named Tabitha has nominated me for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Wow. I am very honored to accept this award, and I am especially blessed to receive it from a young woman who has waged a courageous battle against the forces of evil that have tried to destroy her, and risen above her circumstances as a Victorious Woman of God. I encourage those of you who follow my blog to check out Tabitha’s blog at http://ichosetolive.wordpress.com…
I know that many of my fellow bloggers do not accept awards, so I just want to state up front that I will not be offended by anyone who turns this award down, nor do I require any explanations. I love you all and appreciate the talent that God has gifted you with, and my reason for nominating you is simply to acknowledge what an inspiration each one of you have been to me. Therefore, even if you don’t accept the award, please do accept my love and appreciation to each one of you for inspiring me each day.
- Link back to the person who nominated you
- Post the award image on your page
- Tell seven (7) random facts about yourself
- Nominate fifteen (15) other blogs
In keeping with the rules of accepting the award, here are 7 random facts about myself:
- I am a Jesus Freak… I love Jesus with all of my heart, soul, mind and strength… I think about Him when I wake up, when I lie down to sleep, and all of the in between times… He is a consuming fire, the love of my life, the reason I am alive, and I am able to love others deeply because HE LOVES ME!
- I love to sing, dance and worship the Lord… anywhere… anytime… If I’m at McDonald’s, WalMart, Food Lion, Family Dollar, Church… it doesn’t really matter, if there’s a song on my heart (which there usually is), I will sing loud, and dance for joy.
- I have a song for just about every conversation, and my children were blessed to inherit this unique ability as well…
- I have 2 grandpiggies (Guinea Pigs) named Sparkle Cupcake and Flower.
- I have 2 children and by July 2013, I will have 9 grandchildren – Hallelujah!
- My favorite color is purple… (I bet you didn’t see that coming!)
- I’ve asked God to let me live to be 120 years old like Moses, who had great eyesight and was fit enough to climb a mountain on the day he died.
This is the part that I was looking forward to… Below are my nominations for the Most Inspiring Blogger Award, and I’m going to share my reasons for nominating them as well. I know that wasn’t part of the rules, but I think it’s a good thing to share my reasons, don’t you agree? Also, these nominees are listed in no particular order, just as they pop into my head…
The Hidden Paths - I know this inspiring blogger personally, and though she doesn’t post often, when she does post, it is always inspiring, and always a word in season. She was the one who inspired me to begin blogging in October.
In Love With The Lord Poetry and Prose - This lovely lady is so gifted and talented, and she tells it like it is. She isn’t afraid to be open and vulnerable, which is part of what makes her poetry and her prose so inspiring.
CindyFrench-stranger than fiction stories - This woman knows what trials and tribulations are about, and still she glorifies the Lord. She has no idea, but as I have been suffering with chronic (constant) back and leg pain, her testimonies have been an encouragement and an inspiration for me. I think to myself, “If God can do that for her, He can surely do it for me too.” Thank you Cindy!
re-Ver(sing) Verses - This humble young woman loves to dig deep into the Word of God. Much like a mother bird, she takes the word, chews it up, and then regurgitates it to her baby birdies, and what she regurgitates is rich and sustaining.
Paulette’s Blog - Due to the busyness of the season, I haven’t visited Paulette’s blog for a few weeks, but I can tell you that I’ve thought of it often, and I’ve hungered to go back… Every Wednesday, Paulette hosts a praise and worship service like no other. When I enter her blog on Wednesdays, I enter into the Holy of Holies, and when I leave, I am filled and satisfied… Many times, the Lord has given me a word to share after visiting Paulette’s blog. Please don’t ever stop, because there are so many of us who need this!
Evangelist Isabel Vasquez - This anointed woman of God shares a lot of wisdom at her site. It is rich with biblically sound doctrine, but the best thing is that she is an encourager and an edifier. She not only encourages and blesses you with the words she writes on her blog, but she also visits the blogs of others, leaving her words of blessing behind.
Big Dreams – Just Older - This blogger has a heart filled with love and compassion for others. She has known what it is to suffer, and therefore, she is able to comfort others with the comfort that she has been given. She is such a blessing and inspiration to others.
Sisters of Christ - This blogger is another woman of God who has suffered much, yet because she has suffered much, she is able to love much, and it comes through in each and every blog post. When you visit her site, you know immediately that you have entered into a safe haven filled with the love of Christ.
beautifulmess916 - This beautiful blogger has really touched my heart. She has a deep love for the Lord, and more than anything, her heart’s desire is to minister. The Lord says if we will delight ourselves in Him, then He will give us the desires of our heart. My beautiful blogging friend, keep delighting in Him and inspiring others to do the same, because He has heard your cry!
A Christian imagination - This woman has so much talent and passion for the Lord. As I read her posts, I get excited and I get a vision for so many different avenues of worshiping God. If you love fairy tales, you must stop by and read her improvement on many of the fairy tales we grew up reading… I mean, I don’t know about you, but some of those “happily ever after” fairy tales didn’t always leave me with warm fuzzy feelings. It is so inspiring to see the many gifts that the Lord has given to His people, and especially to this blogger.
Hope* the happy hugger - I met this lovely blogger when I started participating in the Daily Prompts. I sense that this blogger has much pain inside, and yet, when I visit her blog, she offers only encouragement, and when she visits other blogs, she almost always leaves a *hug*. I think perhaps she doesn’t even realize just how special her *hugs* are. They inspire others to want to be kinder and more caring, and doesn’t the world need a lot more people like that?
terry1954 - This blogger loves to write, and what she writes is so positive and encouraging. This is another person that I sense carries deep pain, and yet she offers goodness and joy at her site, and it is always a pleasure to stop by and read what she has written. She inspires others to want to be and do better.
transcendingbordersblog - This young lady knows what it is to suffer, and yet, in the midst of her suffering, she continues to obey and glorify God. While others have offered their opinions, she stands firm on the Word of the Lord, choosing to walk in obedience to Him, rather than take the easy way out. She inspires me to want to do better.
His Love is Better Than Wine - This blogger has one of the prettiest sites (all pink and whatnot), and she has a whole lot of wisdom and love to share. She also knows how to have fun - I mean whoever said that being a Christian means no more fun? Stop by and read her little pearls of wisdom and who knows? While reading those pearls of wisdom, you might discover that this Christianity thing is lots of fun!
Musings&Rants - When I read this blog, I come away with joy… Do you know what I’m talking about? Joy of living, joy of the Lord… As this blogger shares her musings and rants, sometimes I chuckle and laugh right out loud (lrol?) She reviews television shows and movies, talks about her daughter, and then before you know it, she’s talking about the Lord. He has given this blogger a zest for life, and it comes through her blogs.
Hallelujah! There you have it – my 15 nominees for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Again, my beloved friends, there is no pressure to accept the award… In fact, I’ll be honest with you… one of my reasons for accepting the award was so that I could write about you, and I’ve done that now. Mission accomplished!
In Christ’s Matchless and Enduring Love,