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Share the Love Reminder

PrintGreetings Beloved Readers,

This is just a friendly reminder that July’s Share the Love will be posted on Monday, July 1, 2013, Lord willing. I know I tell you how excited I am to Share the Love with the blog the Lord places on my heart every month, but it’s the truth. I am so blessed and honored that the Lord asked me to read and follow someone’s blog at the beginning of each month. 

Each month, He places someone new on my heart, and I then go and read about the author of the blog, as well as his/her posts. After reading many posts, I then select the ones that are my personal favorites, to encourage you to stop by and read them. It’s truly a joy to read the posts of those that God has placed on my heart. Another  part of the process is to notify the recipient ahead of time, so that he/she can tell me a little bit about him/herself, and share their favorite post(s) with me, and I can then pass them on to you as well.

Anyway, July is right around the corner – next week… so get ready to Share the Love with another wonderful blogger! Who knows? Maybe the Lord will lead me to choose you the next time.

With much love and many blessings, I remain,
Your Sister Cheryl

7 Lovely Awards

Tami Benson, author of the blog Lessons by Heart just gave me 7 Lovely Awards. Isn’t that sweet of her? Tami has a great blog, and her love for the Lord shines brightly in her blog, which is why I love to visit her blog, and why I would encourage others to visit her blog too.

These are the seven awards that Tami gifted me with… Continue reading 7 Lovely Awards

Mystical Allure Award

Mystical Allure Award

My good friend, Brother Wendell Brown, gifted poet and author of the blog, Forever Poetic, blessed me with the Mystical Allure Award several days ago (Isn’t it pretty?) however, sadly, at that time, I was in a lot of pain, and I was weighed down with the heavy burden of depression, and so I thought to myself, “I’ll just respond to this when I feel better.” 

It wasn’t that I didn’t appreciate the award, because I did. The sad fact was that I was too consumed with myself to respond. Have you ever been there? I didn’t feel like doing anything… no writing… no cooking… no cleaning… no talking to anyone, not even my beloved family and friends. The worst part about all of this is that I didn’t even feel like talking to my Lord and Savior (I didn’t even realize this until I wrote the words!). Continue reading Mystical Allure Award

Reminder – Share the Love – April 2013

Greetings Beloved Bloggers,

This is just a friendly reminder that on Monday, April 1, 2013, I will be posting April’s Share the Love post. For any new followers who are not familiar with Share the Love, please click the link above to discover more information. I’m so glad the Lord inspired me to begin doing this, because it gives me the opportunity to focus on the blogs that He places on my heart, and really dig in to their posts. 

I love being able to share my favorite posts, and I love highlighting my fellow bloggers. 

So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing.
(1 Thessalonians 5:11 NLT)

It’s funny, because since the Lord led me to begin this monthly post, keeping the scripture above as the theme, it seems that in attempting to bless others, I’m the one who is most blessed by this project. You see, when the Lord places a blogger or bloggers on my heart for this montly post, I delve into their blog site more intensely than I might otherwise do. In doing this, I find that their words of beauty, poetry, instruction and prose bless me and fill needs that I’m sometimes not even aware of. And as I visit the sites of the many artists online, I am won over by the beauty and talent that God has gifted so many people with! 

Anyway, this is just a quick reminder to be watching on Monday, April 1, for the monthly Share the Love post! May the Lord bless each and every one of you, my beloved readers!

In Christ’s Love,

Very Inspiring Blogger Award Nomination

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.


  1. Link back to the person who nominated you
  2. Post the award image on your page
  3. Tell seven (7) random facts about yourself
  4. Nominate fifteen (15) other blogs

In keeping with the rules of accepting the award, here are 7 random facts about myself:

  1. 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!
  2. 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.
  3. I have a song for just about every conversation, and my children were blessed to inherit this unique ability as well…
  4. I have 2 grandpiggies (Guinea Pigs) named Sparkle Cupcake and Flower.
  5. I have 2 children and by July 2013, I will have 9 grandchildren – Hallelujah!
  6. My favorite color is purple… (I bet you didn’t see that coming!)
  7. 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…

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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!

  10. 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.

  11. 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?

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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!

  15. 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,

Kreative Blogger Award

Today I received my first blogging award, and I am very honored. It’s called the Kreative Blogger Award, and  presented this award to me. When I started this, I never expected to win anything. I just wanted to obey the Lord and write the things that He places on my heart, and sometimes just post my own silly rambling thoughts. Thank you so much  for presenting this award to me. Kreative Blogger Award. Pay it forward. The Rules of this award are:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their blog.
  • List seven random things about yourself.
  • Nominate 10 other blogs that you admire and enjoy.
  • Notify the nominees.
  • Display the award logo on your blog.

Seven random things about me (in no particular order) are:

  1. I LOVE Jesus!
  2. In only 7 years, I will be the grandmother of 9 (and I only have 2 children)!
  3. I’ve always dreamed of being an author and writing a book, and now at age 51, I’ve begun writing my first book.
  4. I’ve been married to the same man for 31 1/2 years and my love for him has grown stronger with each passing year.
  5. I like playing word games.
  6. I have a song for nearly every conversation or situation that arises, and I don’t mind belting it out anywhere I happen to be… Walmart… Food Lion… McDonald’s… wherever…
  7. It is my prayer that others will be blessed and inspired by my testimony, and walk away knowing that if God can mend and heal my broken heart, then He is more than able to do exceedingly, abundantly above all that they could ever hope for or ask. 🙂

Nominate 10 other blogs that you admire and enjoy:

  1. The Hidden Paths – Prophetess Chantay’s blog is a blessing to all who read what the Lord has placed in her heart to share with His people.

  2. DEB’S BLOG – Deb’s “Simple Poems” richly bless and inspire me everyday.

  3. greenlightlady – Greenlightlady’s poetry and photography are so beautiful and inspiring. I look forward to the beauty that she shares with each post.
  4. Longing for a Holiday at Sea – This lovely woman has taken her readers with her on her own spiritual journey each day for nearly a year, as she has gone through many trials and tests, and through it all, she has drawn closer to the Lord, and pulled others closer as well.

  5. FOREVER POETIC – Wendell Brown has the unique gift of creating pictures of those things that are invisible with his words. As you read his poetry, you are immediately able to see what such invisible things as love, hope, and faithfulness look like. You’re able to hear what they sound like, feel what they feel like, and you can even smell them.

  6. Paulette’s Blog – This beautiful woman makes blogging interactive, as she her blog becomes the meeting place for men and women of God to join together in worship, singing, dancing, praying together and speaking life and encouragement to one another.

  7. Scottish Warriors For Christ – The articles and poetry, as well as the wisdom shared on this blog is more valuable than you could ever imagine.

  8. Sisters of Christ – This is a blog by a woman who has been dealt many blows in her life, but she is no longer a victim, and no longer merely a survivor. This is a blog written by a woman who is victorious – she has overcome much of the pain of her past, and now seeks to empower other women who have suffered or are in the midst of trials.

  9. cries of my heart – Jodikarren, the author of this blog is a young woman who is an example to all, that by the grace and power of God, you can overcome all obstacles and live a life that is pleasing to Him.

  10. Hope* the happy hugger – The author of this blog has a gentle spirit that is soothing, and she has the ability to encourage you when she visits your blog, and after reading her blog, you will find yourself leaving feeling uplifted and encouraged.