Barnabas Award

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I’ve been nominated for this award by Lydia Potter on October 10th, 2019!!

THANK YOU, LYDIA! I’ve been nominated for the Barnabas Award!! It’s a new one for me. Please check out and follow Lydia Potter at https://inhisserviceandlovingit.wordpress.com/ !!

“You have been chosen for this recognition because of the encouragement and inspiration you bring to your readers.“

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 it is the number that signifies grace.

(Barnabas was a historical figure who appears in the Bible. Click here for Bible verses about him!!)

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5 things about me:

  1. I believe with all my heart that Jesus Christ is God!
  2. I like to read books, especially Christian books.
  3. I enjoy watching baseball.
  4. I’m not into playing sports.
  5. I highly anticipate the Second Coming of Jesus Christ my Lord!!

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5 questions asked by Lydia:

Q.1. Who in your life is your biggest encourager?

Jesus Christ my God, Who is my Encourager and Comforter at all times!!

Q.2. How do you see yourself as being an encouragement to others?

It’s not much, but I try to encourage others by writing my posts and sharing other bloggers’ good stuff!!

Q.3. When was the last time someone gave you words of encouragement?

Today, by my valuable blogging friends!

Q.4. When you are down, what encourages you to get back up and keep pressing on?

God’s promises, written to us in His Word the Holy Bible.

Q.5. Who was your greatest encourager when you first accepted Christ?

My family! (I hope that counts as one! 😉 )

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5 bloggers who are an encouragement and an inspiration to me are…

Lee Duigon

Elijah Holston

Keziah E.

SLIMJIM

Elisha McFarland

(Of course, there are many more, but five’s the number!)

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5 questions to my nominees:

  1. When was the last time you helped somebody?
  2. What time of the day do you usually blog?
  3. When was the last time you drank a cup of coffee?
  4. What was the starting point of your blog?
  5. What is your favorite kind of weather?

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That’s that! Thanks again for this wonderful award, Lydia!!

G’day t’y’all!!! 🙂

Mystery Blogger Award x 3! [+ Bonus!]

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I’ve been nominated for this award by Mr. Holliman, Lydia Potter, and Elisha McFarland on August 15th, September 19th, and September 23rd respectively.

Thank you so much for nominating me for the Mystery Blogger Award, Mr. Holliman, Lydia, and Elisha!!! Please check out their awesome blogs by clicking on the links!!!

The Rules Of This Award

1 – Put the award logo/image on the blog post.

2 – List the rules.

3 – Thank your nominators and provide a link to their blog.

4 – Mention the creator of the award, Okoto Enigma, and provide a link to her blog as well.

5 – Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.

6 – Nominate 10-20 people.

7 – Notify your nominees by commenting on their blogs.

8 – Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice.

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This award was created by Okoto Enigma. Click this link to go to her blog!

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Three Things About Josh Swanson

1 – I, a sinner, have been redeemed from my sins by God through His infinite mercy by the blood of Jesus Christ!

2 – I like the countryside more than the city.

3 – I am not a talkative person.

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— Questions From Mr. Holliman —

1 – What is one of your favorite foods that you ate in another country?

I really liked the spaghetti that I ate in the U.S.

2 – Do you like walking in the rain?

Yes, as long as I’m holding an umbrella! When I’m not, I usually run.

3 – Would you put mustard on a breakfast sandwich?

I don’t eat sandwiches in the morning, but I like to put mustard on my sandwich when I eat lunch or dinner, or when I go on a picnic!

4 – When you look at the sky, what do you see?

I see the awesomeness of God’s creation! And I imagine King Jesus coming back to Earth and create a new Heaven and a new Earth!

5 – Why did you start writing?

I started writing (my blog) because I wanted to share stories and other things.

— Questions From Lydia —

1 – What’s your top 2 favorite toppings on a hotdog?

Ketchup and mustard are 2 of my favorite hotdog toppings.

2 – What’s your favorite pasta meal?

My favorite pasta meal is spaghetti!!

3 – What’s the most unique food combination you’ve ever eaten?

Orange juice in coffee… which wasn’t really a good idea! 🙂

4 – What’s a chore that you enjoy doing?

I like vacuuming the floor!

5 – What’s an animal that you wished could talk?

It’ll be nice to be able to talk to cats, my favorite animal!

— Questions From Elisha —

1 – What meal would you like to have for your birthday?

I would like to have BBQ’d jerk chicken!!

2 – What’s your favorite genre of music?

I like Christian music, especially hymns and carols!

3 – Do you listen to music while you work?

Yes, I do that sometimes!

4 – Favorite book?

My #1 favorite book is, of course, God’s Word, The Holy Bible!

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Click on the Bible above and read God’s Word!!!

Other than the Bible, my favorite book is Bell Mountain, by Lee Duigon.

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Click on the book above, and you can read the first chapter of this exciting book!

5 – Describe your best friend.

My best friend is kind and very interesting, and we have many similarities!!

He is my brother! 🙂

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— My Nominees

Kristi Ann

Author Ryan Callahan

The Word of God – Jesus Is Lord

Lawrence Morra

Coffee with Isla

Hepsibah

Laleh Chini

Daneelyunus

Mitch Teemley

Macalderblog

Live a Life Less Ordinary

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— Questions For My Nominees —

1 – What is your dream?

2 – Who’s your favorite author?

3 – What’s your motto?

4 – Do you like picnics?

5 – Have you ever gone to the zoo?

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That’s that! I want to thank my nominators once more!

THANK YOU!!! 🙂


— Bonus Feature —

(This is not part of the award post.)

Try Not To Laugh Challenge!!!

Comment below if you managed not to laugh!! 🙂

Happy Anniversary, Blog! [+ Bonus!]

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Ladies and gentlemen, this day, September 28, marks the first year of this blog…

HOORAY!!!

I am very happy about this! I want to thank everybody for viewing, following, commenting, Liking, and reading, and for giving me the motivation to do this for one year! Thank you, Mr. Lee Duigon, for encouraging me to start this blog!

Above all, I want to thank God for helping me make this blog. May He help me use this blog for His glory!!

“Dear Heavenly Father. Thank You for helping me blog for one year. Please continue to help me, and may this blog and other Christian blogs reach to Your not-yet-reached elect people around the world! I ask You to help all Your children to persevere for the Lord Jesus Christ to the end! In Jesus’ name, amen!”

“Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in Thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my Redeemer.” — Psalm 19:14

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I got this message from WordPress today!!!

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Happy Anniversary with WordPress.com!

You registered on WordPress.com one year ago.

Thanks for flying with us. Keep up the good blogging.


Bonus Feature:

What Does This Look Like? #2

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This piece of cabbage… what do you think it resembles?

Now look at it from a different angle… what does it look like now?

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Click here for #1!!

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And here’s my very first post!!

The Food Award [+ Bonus!]

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Elisha nominated me for this great award on July 25th, 2019!!

WOW!!! Thanks, Elisha, for nominating me for your original award, The Food Award!!! Please check out and follow his blog!!!

Here are the rules…

1.Thank the person that nominated you.

2. Pingback to the creator, Elisha at https://africaboy.home.blog/

3. Use the same featured image as your nominator.

4. Answer the five questions.

5. Create five questions about food.

6. Nominate five people

Questions from Elisha:

1.What’s your favorite fruit? 

Bananas!! They’re easy to eat and sweet!

2. Do you like dessert before or after the meal?

Like you, I like to eat dessert after the meal.

3. What’s your favorite thing to order at a fast-food restaurant? 

I like to order hamburg steak!

4. What’s your favorite dinner?

I like taco rice!

5. How do you eat your pizza?

I usually eat pizza with a fork, but I sometimes eat it using my hands. My favorite toppings are cheese, pepperoni, tomato sauce, and bell pepper.

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Here are my new questions…

1.What food can you eat every day?

2. Can you cook anything?

3. What’s your favorite junk food?

4. How many cookies can you eat at once?

5. Do you like noodles? If so, what kind?

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And these are my nominees!!

Rosy Marr

Lydia Potter

David & Laura Speer

Hattush

Renee

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Thanks again, Elisha!

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Bonus Feature:

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I would like to share this hymn with you all!!

 

 

Versatile Blogger Award X 2 [+ Bonus!]

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I’ve been nominated by Newblogger20 on July 30th and by Elisha on August 19th!!

I’ve been nominated for this new award (for me), the Versatile Blogger Award, by Newblogger20!! Thank you so much, Newblogger20!! Please check out her fantastic blog!!

Also, I’ve been nominated for this award by Elisha!! Thanks a lot, Elisha!! Check out his great blog as well!!

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The Rules of This Award:

Thank the person who nominated you.
Link to the blog of the person who nominated you.
Share 7 facts about yourself.
Nominate 15 more bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award.

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7 True Facts About Me:

  1. When I started this blog, I didn’t really know what I was doing. But now I see this as a way to spread the good news, the Gospel of Jesus Christ!
  2. I am a fan of Lee Duigon and his Bell Mountain books.
  3. I enjoy looking at rain.
  4. I like to eat black sugar.
  5. I read the Bible every day!
  6. I think baseball players are cool, and…
  7. … I don’t have a yo-yo… 😦 … (So what?? 🤔❓)

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My nominees for this are…

Lydia Potter

Elijah Holston

Lee Duigon

Mr. Holliman

Mrs. Holliman

Jacquie A. Bradford

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Keziah E.

Pastor Jim

Joah Pearson

Jack Flacco

Rosy Marr

Steve McLeod

Sheree

Renee

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Thank you again, Newblogger20 and Elisha!!

Have fun doing this, nominees!

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Bonus Feature:

(This is not part of the award post)

What Does This Look Like??

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This is a piece of cabbage on a salad bowl. What does it look like?

 

Mystery Blogger Award #2

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I was awarded on July 18th, 2019!

Thank you, Mrs. Holliman, for nominating me for the Mystery Blogger Award! Please follow her blog!

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The Rules:

  • Put the award logo/image on your blog/post.
  • List the rules.
  • Thank the person that nominated you and provide a link to their blog and mention the creator of the award and provide a link.
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
  • Nominate 10-20 people and notify your nominees.
  • Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice.

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The creator of this award is Okoto Oke Enigma. Please check out her blog as well!

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3 Things About Me:

  1. I believe that Jesus Christ is God the Creator and Redeemer!
  2. I want to write fun and exciting books someday!
  3. I have 28 out of 32 teeth!

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The 5 Questions from Mrs. Holliman:

  1. What is your favorite thing to cook? I can’t really cook anything, but I have made curry rice before!
  2. Do you prefer healthy food or fast food? I really like both, but I think I’ll choose healthy food!
  3. Do you prefer shopping for clothes or food? I like to shop for food! As I’m a boy, I don’t really enjoy shopping for clothes! 🙂
  4. Where do you see yourself in 5 years? I see myself in Hawaii! 😎🏝
  5. What is your favorite life moment? WOW! Tough one! Let’s see… the day I got baptized!

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My nominees are…

Newblogger20

Elijah Hubler

Elisha McFarland

Keziah E.

Lydia Rose

Steve McLeod

Stuart

Renee

Rosy Marr

Hattush

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My 5 Questions:

  1. What do you blog about?
  2. Who do you respect the most?
  3. Have you ever had to do something in front of many people?
  4. What type of music do you like the most?
  5. Where would you like to go someday?

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Thanks for reading! 🙂

 

 

Random Acts of Kindness Award

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Keziah nominated me on July 24th.

Thank you so much, Keziah, for nominating me for the Random Acts of Kindness Award! It’s the first time I was awarded this! Check out her awesome blog at: https://keziahe.home.blog/

The Rules of the Random Acts Of Kindness Award:

  1. Tell who you nominate and why.
  2. Copy and share the picture that shows the award, posted above.
  3. Share a paragraph of something that impacted your own life in the way of receiving kindness or how you extended kindness to someone else.
  4. Nominate anyone or share to your own page. If you so choose to Participate. Tag or pingback to the original person who nominated you, or the original post.

My story:

Many acts of kindness have been performed in my life, mostly by the people around me, but at this point, I don’t really know what I’m going to talk about…

Oh, (Slap!) yes!! God always has been so graciously kind towards me, even with all my rebelling and sinning against Him. But He still loves me, and I owe my life to Him!

It happened on a nice sunny day a couple of years ago (The exact year, season, month, or day I do not remember). We, that is to say my family and I, were taking a walk around a big lake. Near the lake was an observatory, and we decided to see the view from the top of it.

Leading to the top were many steps. At that time I had a breathing problem called asthma. So I should have known better not to run up those steps…

Well, I reached the top. But when I did, I felt a dizziness that I had never felt before. I had a hard time breathing and my heart was pounding like crazy!

“Dear Lord Jesus,” I prayed, “please give me my breath back. Please heal my asthma.” My family prayed along with me.

Then gradually my breath came back and I was able to breathe normally again.

And now I don’t have asthma anymore! Praise the Lord!

Thank You, Heavenly Father, for helping me that day and for prolonging my life to this day. I do not deserve Your kindness because I am such a sinful creature, but You love me and care for me. You thought about me even before You created the universe. I love You, God, help me and all Your children to serve You from our hearts to the end. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

“Deal bountifully with Thy servant, that I may live, and keep Thy Word.” – Psalm 119:17

“For Thy mercy is great above the heavens.” – Psalm 108:4

“For His merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the LORD endureth for ever. Praise ye the LORD.” – Psalm 117:2

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I nominate…

Rosy Marr, Ryan Callahan, and John Eli! Please check out their awesome blogs!!

Thank you once more, Keziah! This was fun to do and I was able to write something longer than usual!

Thanks for reading! Have fun!