Sunshine Blogger Award ♥

Without love and service at the core, life has no dimension.

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Thank you Dawn of: Drawing Closer to Christ, for this lovely Sunshine Blogger Award. The first time I read your blog, I sensed a tenderness of heart toward God and His people. Your encouragement since that time has been inspirational.

Please check out her blog! Here’s one of Dawn’s recent posts: The Desires of Your Heart.

Rules:

1. Use the sunshine blogger award logo

2. Give thanks to the blogger that nominated you

3. Answer the 11 questions that you’ve been asked

4. Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 questions

(I have only been active a short while, so I hope you will be blessed by the 8 bloggers I have chosen).

Questions for me:

1. What’s an important lesson you’ve learned in life? The most important has to be that without love and service at the core, life has no dimension. (I’m still learning this by the way).

2. What is a good book you’ve read? So many to choose from: A Way Through The WILDERNESS, By Jamie Cunningham. It is a walk through, love, acceptance, belonging, service, and hospitality – for starters.

3. What is your favorite characteristic about yourself? I love to encourage those around me, Barnabas is a hero to me.

4. What are your hobbies? I’m not much of a hobbyist, but I do love gardening, interior design, and being with those who love to minister to children, youth, and teens.

5. Why did you start blogging? I needed an outlet for my thoughts, which I hoped would encourage others, as well as bring their insight. Beyond this, we are the family of God, and I need you all. ♥

6. What topics, if any, have you wanted to write about but haven’t because you feel your “fan base” would not approve? This is a current issue for me. I have a manuscript, a devotional with poetry that I have written. It is two years old, and it has been difficult to remain in the revisions. I have to keep telling myself that God is in this, and He will decide who is suppose to read the end product.

Are you married or single, kids or no kids? I am married to a wonderful man for almost 43 years. We have a beautiful daughter, and grandson who live in Kansas.

8. What are you passionate about and why? I am passionate about building God’s Church, His people. My husband and I do this through training children and youth ministers, so they can minister to the kids in their communities, and introduce them to Jesus, and the local church fellowship for ongoing growth in the Lord. We do this because we want to take as many with us as possible into eternity, and our heart is to see His Bride rise up and take her rightful place.

9. What is your favorite food? Any kind of green salad with lots of toppings, and BBQ ribs. 😉

10. What is one of your favorite memories? When our five-year-old grandson received Jesus into his heart.

11. If you could wake up in the morning in a different place, where would that place be? I love where I am, no place I’d rather be. I am so grateful to be able to say this. ♥

I’m nominating 8 of my connections. Participation is optional, but I want to thank you for your blogs!! I have learned, been encouraged, moved by your artistry, and or provoked to thought by your words. Thank You!

  1. https://authorryanc.com
  2. https://Devotionofgrace.home.blog
  3. https://pureglory.net
  4. https://brandonjadams.com
  5. https://throughinkandimage.com
  6. https://equippingblog
  7. https://gcdiaries
  8. https://deandrahurst.com

And now to the questions. I have never enjoyed answering random questions, so the fact that I enjoyed answering Dawn’s questions says a lot. So, I trust you will have a similar experience. I found that answering each of these questions helped me to think about God’s blessing in my life:

1. What’s an important lesson you’ve learned in life?

2. What is a good book you’ve read?

3. What is your favorite characteristic about yourself?

4. What are your hobbies?

5. Why did you start blogging?

6. What topics, if any, have you wanted to write about but haven’t because you feel your “fan base” would not approve?

7. Are you married or single, kids or no kids?

8. What are you passionate about and why?

9. What is your favorite food?

10. What is one of your favorite memories?

11. If you could wake up in the morning in a different place, where would that place be?

15 comments on “Sunshine Blogger Award ♥”

    1. Thank you Deandra! I used to hear older people say, “time goes by so quickly!” I thought there was something wrong with that statement… now I finally get it- Ha! Thank you for your blessings, we certainly receive them. Blessings ♥

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  1. Thanks Jacquie for participating! I love your answers and enjoyed reading them. Glad you liked the questions. I agree with you wholeheartedly about love, its the root of everything. Keep praying over the poetry, God will allow you to share it if it’s His will.

    43 Years of marriage is amazing…Congrats! I love the passion you have to encourage others and lead them to Christ, especially the young generaton! It’s such a blessing your grandson accepted Christ at such a young age. God Bless you, your family, and your ministry!

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    1. Thank you friend, it’s always a joy to think about the things God has done! I actually pulled out my manuscript, and have decided to keep it near me and work on it, and as you say, if it’s His will…

      I married my best friend and the love of my life, and we submitted our lives and marriage to the best counselor there is. I look forward to what is to come. God bless you, your daughter, and your writing ♥

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    1. Thank you Renee! I wanted to submit your site for the Sunshine Award, but saw that you had received one – I didn’t know you could receive more than one nomination… Just know I appreciate your site. And thank you for your well wishes. Blessings ♥

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      1. Oh honey that is quite alright! Don’t worry about that! For some reason, I haven’t seen your blogs for a while. It’s hard to keep up with all of them if you don’t see them in the notifications. 😥Yes you can have more than one award. I have had 3 this week! I’m trying so hard to get to them. I don’t know about you, but I hate to leave anyone out of anything! It’s hard to pick a few when there are so many good blogs! I’m trying to pick people I haven’t picked before and ones that don’t already have awards. I can’t keep up with who has or hasn’t sometimes though! (Except for Debbie. I pick her every time because she is the one who talked me into doing a blog. So I am forever grateful to her!) I wish I could nominate everyone!

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  2. Renee, I’m with you on this. It is such an encouragement to know others are getting something out of the things on our hearts. I’m still in the process of getting to know more bloggers, but it is such a joy being in this community that I am thoroughly enjoying the journey. Blessings on you and your writing. ♥

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  3. Congratulations! I really enjoyed your answers to Dawn’s questions!

    I do have a question for you. Do you feel the age of your grandson accepting Jesus as too earlier? I don’t mean to offend at all. My son, Brandon was 6 when he accepted Christ.

    It is just that some people feel because a child of that age does not truly understand the concept of what sin is yet alone why they need a Savior.

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    1. Thank you Stu, I had fun answering Dawn’s questions, and was honored by her nomination.
      Thank you for posing this question. Studies have shown, and personal experience aligns, that children at age 4-5, understand that willful disobedience is sin. You can ask most children that age if it is wrong to Not pick up their toys after they’ve been asked to, and they always nod knowingly Yes (usually with conviction or a mischievous smile). We teach our kids that “sin is anything we think, say, or do that displeases God, or breaks His law.” I am in awe of what children understand. We remind our kids and ministers that No One needs to go to school to learn how to sin, we are born with a want to – to sin. We cannot promise anyone that kids won’t fall away from the Lord, but when the Truth is planted in their hearts, they seem to grasp it quite well, and it seems to remain with them. Thank you for your inquiry Stu, I hope this helps. Blessings ♥

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