Liebster Award

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I was nominated this award on May 20th, 2019.

I have been nominated for the Liebster Award by Elijah Holston. Thank you very much, Elijah! You can visit his blog at steadfastpics.com!

Rules:
1: Thank the blogger who nominated you and give a link to their site.

2: Make a post and answer the questions.

3: Nominate 5 (or more) other bloggers and notify them.

4: Create more questions for your nominees.

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The questions from Elijah:

1: In what ways has your blog brought you closer to the Lord?

I think my blog made me think more about God. Sometimes the blog posts I write minister to myself. They make me think if I’m serving the Lord Jesus Christ from my heart. Also my blog has enabled me to communicate with other believers of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, something that is hard to do in a heathen country like Japan.

2: What is your favorite passage from the Bible?

John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

3: Have you ever made a short movie with your friends or family? If so, did you enjoy doing it?

Well, I’ve never made a live-action movie with my family, but when Jeremy and I were little, we used to make short films using teddy bears and other stuffed toys. I got some DVD’s of Jeremy’s own videos for my birthday a while ago. Jeremy still likes to make movies by taking thousands of pictures of LEGO minifigures and other things, moving the objects little by little, making a well-made stop-motion video.

4: What is your all-time favorite movie? What makes it your favorite?

Hmm… That is a hard question. I’m sort of a fan of Sci-Fi, for example Star Wars, and also adventure movies such as Indiana Jones. But I think my all-time favorite movie is The Polar Express, which is also my brother’s favorite. When he was little, he could have watched the movie every day! (Although that’s kind of an exaggeration…) I like it because it’s exciting and heart-warming. I recommend watching it in Christmas time.

5: If you were watching a film for the first time and there was content that went against your conscience, would you just “fight through it”, or would you turn it off?

If it was on TV, then I would just change the channel, or just turn the TV off. But if it’s on DVD, then I’ll skip the bad parts by fast-forwarding the movie. And if people in the movie speak bad language, then we just change the language setting to Japanese, which is safer.

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My nominees are…

Lydia Potter

Ryan Callahan

John Eli

Lee Duigon

SlimJim

RG2Cents

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My questions for my nominees…

  1. How did you come to know the LORD?
  2. What is your favorite book of the Bible?
  3. Who is your favorite Bible character?
  4. Which author is your favorite?
  5. When were you baptized?

(To those who don’t accept awards or don’t have time to do these posts, feel free to answer the questions in the comments below!!)

Yours sincerely, and thanks again Elijah! 😉

Two more award posts to go! YIPPEE!!!

And the Winner Is…!

Hooray!

Lee Duigon

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Yes, we have a comment contest winner! Byron the Quokka kept tugging on my pants-leg to tell me: “And the winner, posting Comment No. 44,000, is Phoebe!” (That’s his cousin, Eliza Williams, in the background. She is the only quokka with a surname.)

Phoebe, you have won an autographed copy of The Temptation (Bell Mountain No. 11), so please email me your mailing address so I can send it out. Byron wants to hand-deliver it, but I had to tell him no, that’s not on–first I’d have to fly him to New Jersey from Australia. We will just have to rely on the U.S. Postal Service.

Shoot! The contest is over. I was enjoying it. Well, we’ll just have to start a new one. Does 47,000 comments sound unreasonable? That’ll give me time to think of a really gaudy prize for No. 50,000.

To all of you who’ve played…

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Countdown to a Contest Winner (plus Byron’s Baby Picture)

Just less than 50 more to go! Come over and post that winning comment!!! 😆😀😃

Lee Duigon

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Byron the Quokka is so excited about the impending climax of our comment contest, he has trotted out his baby pictures. That’s him in the pouch. His mother is very proud of him for growing up to be the kind of quokka who can run a comment contest. It turns out quokkas are very found of comment contests and always seem to have one going among themselves.

Anyway, Byron predicts that we’ll have a winner today, before suppertime–so I’d better keep my eyes peeled. It was 87 degrees here yesterday, and now today it’s in the 40s again, so I don’t feel like I’d be much good for anything more challenging than waiting for someone to win the comment contest.

As Byron never tires of saying, “It could be you!”

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In Case You Don’t Win…

The books in the Bell Mountain series are the most exciting books I have read in my life! I highly recommend them for you to read!

Lee Duigon

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If by some statistical misfortune you don’t win the comment contest, there’s always this.

For less money than you’d pay for an order of steamed pork dumplings at the Pink Lotus–and they’re very nice dumplings, I hasten to add–you can get a Kindle copy of my new Bell Mountain novel, The Temptation. And if you’re really feeling like a sport, you can get it in paperback.

What would happen if all thousand of this blog’s subscribers bought the book, all at once?

Well, I would run outside and do a cartwheel, at risk of splitting my pants, my publishers would jump for joy, and leftids would feel downhearted. And a thousand people would have a nice book to read.

So much for the commercial.

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Comment Contest: Unbearable Excitement

Come on, everybody! Hop aboard the comment contest!

Lee Duigon

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Byron the quokka is about ready to jump out of his skin with excitement. Well, he does take these things to heart. Ever since I made him in charge of the comment contest, he can hardly sit still.

There are a mere 127 comments left to go before someone posts No. 44,000 and wins the contest–and an autographed copy of The Temptation. Byron keeps checking because he wants to make the announcement. Unfortunately, the bicycle he wanted to give away as a prize belonged to someone else who has since gone home with it.

Everyone can play and all comments are eligible, with only these exceptions: comments abusive of anybody on this site; comments containing blasphemy or f-bombs; commercials disguised as comments; and, of course, comments too blindingly stupid to be published. Other than that, anything goes!

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