Mystery Blogger Award #6

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I was nominated on December 10th.

I’ve been nominated for the Mystery Blogger Award by Mrs. Holliman!! Thank you, Mrs. Holliman!! Be sure to check her lovely blog out!!

The Mystery Blogger Award is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging, and they do it with so much love and passion. – Okoto Enigma

The Mystery Blogger Award Rules:

Put the award logo/image on your blog.
Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well.
Answer the 5 questions you were asked.
Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
You have to nominate 10-20 people.
Notify your nominees by commenting on their blogs.
Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question.
Share a link to your best post(s).

This award was created by Okoto Enigma.

Three things about me:

I am saved from my sins by God’s grace through Jesus Christ!!

I want to live my life for God, my Creator and Redeemer.

I want my faith in God to grow more and more.

Questions from Mrs. Holliman:
What is a nice day to you?

Answer: A nice day to me is a day in which I lived for God, knowing that He watches me and takes care of me.

Have you ever wondered what life will be like after this life?

Answer: Yes, I’ve wondered about that many times. I anticipate the day when, by the grace of God, I will go to Heaven with Jesus and His chosen people when I die, or when Jesus Christ comes back!

What is one of your favorite posts?

Answer: This is one of my favorite posts!

What does GOD mean to you?

Answer: God means everything to me!! God created the world in the beginning, and He created us all!! That’s why we have our being, so we must all live our lives for God, the One who gave us our lives! Above all, He is my Redeemer from my sins through Jesus Christ!!!

Would you eat peanut butter with your fruit?

Answer: I never put peanut butter on my fruit before, but it sounds good!

 

And now for my nominees…

Green Mountain Girl

Mr. Holliman

Colton

Saania 

Sheree

Renee

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Bonnie Hawkins

Elijah Holston

Greg

James A. Best

Macalder

 

Questions for my nominees…

Have you ever been abroad?

What kind of music do you like?

Have you ever climbed a mountain?

Can you ride a bike?

Who’s the ugliest cartoon character you’ve ever seen in your life?

 

Thanks again, Mrs. Holliman!! This was fun!! 😉

The Real Neat Blog Award

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I was nominated on December 6th. (Logo created by Colton for nominees.)

I have been nominated for the Real Neat Blog Award by Colton at The Diplomat! Thank you very much, Colton!! This is a new one for me! Visit his blog at: https://thedfdiplomat.wordpress.com/

Rules:
Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you.
Answer the 10 questions the blogger gave to you.
Nominate four bloggers who deserve the award.
Create 10 original questions for the nominees to answer.
Let them know they’ve been nominated.

Questions from Colton:
1. Alt code or character map?

Sorry. I don’t use either! 😦 (I didn’t know what that question meant, so I searched the web.)

2. What’s your favorite book, besides the Bible?

My favorite book besides the Bible is Bell Mountain by Lee Duigon.

3. Windows or Mac?

Windows.

4. Hamburgers or hotdogs?

Wow! Hard question! Maybe hotdogs!! 🤩🌭      🍔ℴoO(😭)

5. Is your area very boiling or frigid, or just average?

I think just average.

6. How old are you, in days?

6,910 days!! (I used the online Days Calculator at timeanddate.com!!)

7. What is your favorite verse of the Bible, if any?

My favorite Bible verse is: “The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want!” – Psalm 23:1

8. What is the least valuable thing you own? (xD)

LOL! The garbage in my trash can! 😆

9. Chevrolet or Ford?

I like Ford, especially the old vintage ones. 😎🚙

10. Checkers or chess?

If I was younger, I would have said “Checkers!”, but now I like Chess more than Checkers!!

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My nominees are…

Rosy Marr

Elisha McFarland

Joah Pearson

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Questions for my nominees:

  1. Are you left-handed, or right-handed?
  2. Can you play any musical instruments?
  3. Do you like the countryside?
  4. What kind of books do you like to read?
  5. What’s your favorite movie?
  6. What’s your favorite place to visit?
  7. Do you like travelling?
  8. Can you read in the car?
  9. What’s your favorite holiday?
  10. What sport do you like to do the most?

That was fun!! Thanks again, Colton, for the nomination!!! 🙂

Barnabas Award #2

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I was nominated for this award by Lydia Rose on October 23rd.

I have been nominated for the Barnabas Award by Lydia Rose!! Thank you, Lydia!

Make sure you check out her awesome blog!!

“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. Answer the questions you got asked. Lastly, ask your nominees five questions. Why five? Because is the number that signifies grace.

5 Facts about me:

1. The Holy Spirit showed me my sins and that I need a Savior, and I prayed and asked God to forgive my sins and now I am saved through faith in Jesus Christ!

2. I define myself as a man of few words.

3. I used to go to the gym, but I haven’t gone there recently.

4. I want my blog to be used to bring others to Jesus Christ.

5. I am relying on God to guide me my whole life.

Here are the questions asked by Lydia:

Q.1. Which of your family members encourage you the most? How?

My father encourages me the most. He talks to me about God and about how to live the life God has graciously given me.

Q.2. Who do you go to when you need encouragment?

I always go to God when I need encouragement. I pray to Him, and He comforts me.

Q.3. Who was your first blog follower?

My first blog follower was Elijah Holston. He has a candle business and makes movies that glorify God. Watch his movie, “A Tangled Web,” here! Please check out his websites at CountryCowboyCandles.com and SteadfastPics.com!!

Q.4. What is an encouraging Bible verse or quote that you enjoy?

Matthew 28:18~20:

And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, “All power is given unto Me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and lo, I am with you alway, even to the end of the world.” Amen.

Q.5. Do you encourage others when you see them crying or distressed? How do you encourage them?

I remind them that Jesus loves and takes care of them.

My nominees are:

Lydia Potter

Keziah 

Marcia

Renee

Jacquie

Thank you once again, Lydia, and thank you all for being an encouragement to me and to others!! 😉

Sunshine Blogger Award #4, 5, 6, & 7!

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I’ve been nominated by James A. Best, Lydia Potter, Keziah, and Mrs. Holliman on October 17th, November 2nd, November 13th, and November 14th respectively.

Thank you very much, James, Lydia, Keziah, and Mrs. Holliman for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award!! Sorry for being so late to do this! Please visit and follow their blogs at:

James A. Best: http://myplace3187.wordpress.com/

Lydia Potter: http://inhisserviceandlovingit.wordpress.com/

Keziah: http://keziahehome.wordpress.com/

Mrs. Holliman: https://godscourage.wordpress.com/

The Sunshine Blogger Award Rules:

  1. Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you and provide a link back to their blog.
  2. List the Rules and display an award logo on your blog post.
  3. Answer the 11 questions the blogger(s) asked you.
  4. Nominate 11 other bloggers to receive the award and notify them by commenting on any of their posts.
  5. Ask the nominees 11 new questions.

James’s questions:

1. Who is your favorite writer and why? My favorite author is Lee Duigon, because his books, called the Bell Mountain books, are very exciting, and he is a great Christian man!

2. What is your dream occupation? My dream occupation is writing interesting books.

3. Who inspires you the most? Jesus Christ inspires me the most!

4. What does happiness mean to you? Happiness means having all my sins washed away by the precious blood of Jesus Christ, Who is the Son of God, and living for Him!! 

5. What genre of movies do you watch the most and why? I like to watch adventure movies, mostly because they are exciting and thrilling.

6. Do you keep up with climate change events? No, I don’t. God is in sovereign control, so we don’t have to worry about those things.

7. Do you know who Greta Thunberg is? Yes.

8. Who is your favorite blogger? My favorite blogger is Lee Duigon! Check his blog out!

Right here!! 😊👉 https://leeduigon.com/

9. What is your favorite cartoon character and why? Tintin the reporter, from The Adventures of Tintin, because his many adventures are super exciting! He’s pretty strong in spite of his size!

10. What is your number one fun activity? Reading books!

11. Who is your top choice for the best musical act? It’s this man playing a song he composed called “Gratitude.” That’s some guitar playing, I can tell you that! Plus, he has a good sense of humor!

 

Lydia’s questions:

1. What is your job or what is your dream job? My dream job is becoming a translator and a writer!

2. What’s one of your least favorite foods and why? I don’t like sea urchins because they have an odd taste!

3. What time of day do you like to write a blog post? I like to write at night! 🦉🌙

4. Who or what inspires you the most in life? God and the Holy Bible which He has given us!

5. What has been the most exciting thing that ever happened to you? Having all my sins washed away by Jesus Christ!!

6. Would you rather eat fried baloney or slimy spinach leaves? Oh, fried baloney sounds good! (I didn’t know what that was until I searched it!) And I’ll have that with a cup of Coke!

7. Which describes you better? Giant jokester or super shy? Hmm… I’d say super shy!

8. What’s your favorite type of blog posts to read? I like to read posts about God and His gift of salvation through Jesus Christ!!

9. Do you like spicy foods? Yes, I do!! Spicy Mexican food is my favorite kind of food!

10. Can you jump rope? No, I can’t!! 😅

11. What one word can you use to describe the above questions asked? INGENIOUS!!!

Keziah’s questions:

1. Coffee or Tea? I prefer coffee!! ☕

2. What is your all-time favorite quote? “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but My words shall not pass away.” – Jesus Christ speaking in Matthew 24:35.

3. Would you eat a bowl of [dead] crickets for $20? WOW! That’s a tricky one! Well… I guess I will accept the challenge like a man!!! (Inner voice: EW!!!😫)

4. Do you consider yourself to be a fast runner and if so, how fast? If not, how slow? I’m not 100% sure about how fast I can run, since I don’t run often, but I think I’m a slow runner. If I run too fast, I’ll run out of breath in no time!

5. How do you feel towards insects in general? I’m in the middle between liking them and not liking them. I like beetles such as stag beetles and Japanese beetles, but NOT COCKROACHES!!!

Mrs. Holliman’s questions:

1. How old is your blog now? It’s one year and three months old.

2. What do you enjoy most about blogging? I like it because it’s a form of spreading the Word of God!!

3. How important do you think Social Media is for the success of a blog? Social media is a means to share your blog and bringing more people to your blog.

4. How would you define a successful blog? In other words, what do think a successful blog looks like? I think a successful blog has many followers, comments, views, and Likes!!

5. Describe your feelings when you received your first blogging award nomination. I felt so excited! At that time, I didn’t know what the award meant, but I found out soon enough! 

6. Have you ever thought about monetizing your blog? Yes, but I’m not sure about it yet.

7. If so, what do you think is the best method of monetizing? Maybe wait until I have more than 1,000 followers and blogging on a regular basis.

8. What kind of post do you find easiest or most enjoyable to write? Posts about God I find the easiest and the most enjoyable and worthwhile to write!!

9. What do you think is best, long or short posts? I think short posts are best because they’re easier to read.

10. Funny/Weird Question: What is the weirdest thing you have ever eaten? The weirdest thing I’ve ever eaten is… 

A moth.     😋

11. What is your favourite way to unwind after a hectic day? I like to pray!

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My nominees are…

Mr. Holliman

SlimJim

Lee Duigon

Lydia Rose

Hattush

Jehosheba

Elijah Holston

Newblogger20

Author Ryan Callahan

John Eli

Sheree

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My questions:

  1. What is your main purpose of blogging?
  2. What activity do you find the most entertaining?
  3. What musical instrument do you like to listen to the most?
  4. When you choose your clothing, what color do you tend to buy?
  5. Do you watch videos on YouTube?
  6. What is your favorite time of day?
  7. How often do you blog?
  8. What is the ultimate dream of your life?
  9. Do you go bowling?
  10. Which do you prefer: sunny weather or rainy weather?
  11. If you could sell everything you have for one thing, what would that “one thing” be?

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Thanks for reading, and thank you once again, James, Lydia, Keziah, and Mrs. Holliman, for nominating me!!!!

See you in another post! 😉

The Music Tag

Thank you, Rosy, for nominating me for the Music Tag!!

Please check out her awesome blog and follow her!!!

Sorry for taking such a long time doing this!!

(I was nominated on October 4th.)

Rules:
Write ten songs that come on shuffle (no skipping).
Write your favorite lyric from each song.
Tag some people.

Alright, here we go!

1. Be Thou My Vision – performed by the Maranatha Singers.

I especially like the third verse!

Riches I heed not, nor man’s empty praise.
Thou mine Inheritance, now and always.
Thou and Thou only, first in my heart.
High King of Heaven, my Treasure Thou art.

2. Angels We Have Heard On High – performed by Fernando Ortega.

I like the third verse of this song, too!

Come to Bethlehem and see
Him Whose birth the angels sing;
Come, adore on bended knee
Christ the Lord, the newborn King!

Gloria In Excelsis Deo!
Gloria In Excelsis Deo!

3. The Solid Rock – performed by the Maranatha Singers.

All the verses are good, but here’s the first verse.

My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness;
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
But wholly lean on Jesus’ name.
Refrain:
On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand,
All other ground is sinking sand.

4. Stand Up For Jesus – sung by The Celebration Choir

Verse 1:

Stand up, stand up, for Jesus,
Ye soldiers of the cross;
Lift high His royal banner,
It must not suffer loss:
From victory unto victory,
His army shall He lead,
Till every foe is vanquished,
And Christ is Lord indeed.

5. Christ Shall Have Dominion – sung by Grace Community Church (Texas)

Verse 1:

Christ shall have dominion over land and sea,
Earth’s remotest regions shall his empire be;
They that wilds inhabit shall their worship bring,
Kings shall render tribute, nations serve our King.
Refrain:
Christ shall have dominion over land and sea,
Earth’s remotest regions shall his empire be.

6. All Glory Be To Christ Our King – performed by Kings Kaleidoscope

I love all the verses, so it’s hard to choose!

Verse 1:

Should nothing of our efforts stand
No legacy survive
Unless the Lord does raise the house
In vain its builders strive.

To you who boast tomorrow’s gain
Tell me, What is your life?
A mist that vanishes at dawn.
All glory be to Christ!

[Chorus]
All glory be to Christ our king!
All glory be to Christ!
His rule and reign we’ll ever sing
All glory be to Christ!

7. Are You Washed in the Blood of the Lamb? – sung by Alan Jackson

Verse 1:

Have you been to Jesus for the cleansing power?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?
Are you fully trusting in His grace this hour?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?

Refrain:

Are you washed in the blood,
In the soul cleansing blood of the Lamb?
Are your garments spotless? Are they white as snow?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?

8. God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen – sung by Libera

Verse 1:

God rest you merry, gentlemen
Let nothing you dismay
Remember, Christ, our Saviour
Was born on Christmas day
To save us all from Satan’s power
When we were gone astray
O tidings of comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy
O tidings of comfort and joy

9. Gloria – by GLAD

Sorry if this breaks the rules, but I’d like to post all the lyrics for this song!

Wish I could crash like the waves
Turn like the autumn leaves
In effort to praise you
Wish I could smell like the forest
The fragrance lifting a mighty chorus in effort to praise you
In effort to praise you
But I’m such a limited creature
And my words can only paint so many pictures
But somewhere I think I’ve read
That I am treasured over all creation
So I know that I must try
Wish I could roll like the thunder
To leave the earth below in wonder
In effort to praise you
Wish I could fall like the summer rain
Every drop would sing your name
In effort to praise you
In effort to praise you
But I’m such a limited creature
And my words can only paint so many pictures
But somewhere I think I’ve read
That I am treasured over all creation
So I know that I must try
I must try
Gloria! Glory in the highest
Forever I will hide myself in you
Oh, Gloria! Glory in the highest
Forever I will hide myself in you
Every breath that I breathe
Every moment in my history
Is an effort to praise you
An effort to praise you
Gloria! Glory in the highest
Forever I will hide myself in you
Oh, Gloria! Glory in the highest
Forever I will hide myself in you
Gloria! Glory in the highest
Forever I will hide myself in you
Oh, Gloria! Glory in excelsis Deo
Gloria, Gloria!

10. Creation Song – by Fernando Ortega

Verse 2:

He made the moon for its season,
The sun knows it setting.
He looks at the Earth and it trembles,
He touches the mountains
and they smoke,

I will sing to the Lord all my life,
I will sing praises to my God –
As long as I live,
Praises to the Lord, oh my soul.

Singing glory, hallelujah!
Glory to our God!
All praises and honor forever.

I will tag…

Lydia Potter

Hattush

Elisha

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Thank you, Rosy, for this opportunity to share my favorites!

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!! 🙂