Random Acts of Kindness Award #2

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I was nominated by Lydia Potter on December 22nd, 2019!

Thank you, Lydia, for nominating me for this award!! I’m very happy to get it! 🙂

Please follow her blog!!

RULES:

  1. Thank the person that nominated you, and tag them.
  2. Write a paragraph or more on the experience of an act of kindness or something you have read or seen, or done, yourself.
  3. Nominate three people to participate in this award.
  4. Paste and copy the picture from above on your post.
  5. Let the people you nominated know they have been nominated.

My Story:

It was with inner grief that my brother and I waved good-bye to our parents. We looked up at the ominous train station. “Well, bro, here goes nothing,” said I to my brother. (Well, actually, in real life I didn’t say that. Keep in mind that probably about 34% of this story is exaggerated.) After spending 3 hours and 12 minutes trying to buy the tickets (There, I did it again. Sigh.), we waited for our train on the platform. “Look! Our train is a-comin’!” cheered my brother. But as it turned out, it was only Thomas the Tank Engine chuffing past us and whistling, “Hi, y’all folks! I’m a very useful engine!”, and we watched him as he disappeared into the distance. “WAIT!!!” I screamed, waving my hands in agitation. “I was your fan back when I was sometime between 1 and 7, so I sort of want your autograph!!!” But alas, by that time it was too late. Our real train arrived, and we made way for the 53 pigs to get off the train. (Four of them were apparently a quartet in a group named The Hotdogs Of The Future.) One of them stepped on my foot, but I’m alright, don’t worry. (By the way, please raise the percentage from 34% to 65%, because I didn’t know I was going to write all that junk.) So we got on the train, and about 20 minutes later (There that’s more like it!)…

We gave our seats to two elderly women.

THE END

Conclusion

Showing kindness to other people, like simple acts such as encouraging others, gift-giving, and giving your seat to someone else, is a way to spread happiness to the ones around us. Furthermore, it is a kind of reflection of the merciful kindness of Jesus when He was on this earth, healing the sick, giving sight to the blind, making the lame to walk, and giving life to people who have died. The greatest act of kindness ever done on this planet earth was the substitutionary death of Jesus Christ on the cross. He willingly died for the people Whom God the Father gave to Him to be His chosen people before the world began. Let us thank God always for the Lord Jesus Christ, for the gift of salvation, for redemption, for the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, for the work of the Holy Spirit, for the Word of God, the Holy Bible, for creating us, and for ruling over all things by His almighty power.

“And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.” – 2 Peter 1:7

There are three people who will get nominated for this special award. And they are…

Keziah Hofmann, Lydia Rose, and Elijah Holston!

(Well, if I was permitted, I would have nominated ALL of you!!!)

Thank y’all for reading, and may 2019 end in happiness for you and may 2020 begin with joy and brightness. 😉

Thank you, God, for this precious year of 2019, and please bless the next year, Lord. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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!!! 🙂

Byron: the Prize is Here!

(Reblogged from Lee Duigon.Let’s see who will be the lucky winner!

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G’day, mates! Byron the Quokka here–and so is the prize for the human who posts Comment No. 50,000 on this blog.

Yep, it came in the mail this morning, so now you can be sure that one of you will win it. Here on Rottnest Island, us quokkas are getting up a pool to see who can pick the winner. I’m not allowed to tell you who I’m betting on, so don’t ask.

Any road, 50,000 comments is a big milestone and it’ll only come along once, so the prize has to be something special. Which it is!

Well, then, what is it? Ha! When we’ve got 49,000 views, that’s when I’ll tell you–and then watch everybody scramble to be No. 50,000. Crikey, we’re making history!

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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…

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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!

Sunshine Blogger Award #2 & 3

Finally I will get to work on my awards!! Thank you all for the nominations!

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Nominated by Elijah Holston on July 18th and by Mr. Holliman on July 24th.

Thank you very much, Elijah and Mr. Holliman, for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award!!

Rules:
Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link back to their blog so others can find them.
List the rules and display an award logo on your blog post.
Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and notify them by commenting on any of their posts.
Ask the nominees 11 new questions.

The questions from Elijah (Originally Abby Rose’s questions):
1. What do you do in your spare time (or what do you wish you could do if you had time)?

I like to read books, play board games, work on jigsaw puzzles, and work on translating Bell Mountain.

2. Dogs or Cats?

I like cats more than dogs for some reason. 🙂 But I think both are cute!

3. Steak or hamburgers?

I like hamburgers!

4. Favorite Summer beverage?

I like Root Beer! (It’s non-alcoholic)

5. Can you speak any languages?

I can speak English and Japanese.

6. Would you rather swim or take a walk?

I’d rather walk because… I can’t swim in the first place!!! 😦

7. Books or movies?

Hmm… that’s a tough one… but I think movies.

8. Do you play any instruments?

I can play the guitar and piano a little.

9. Push mower or riding mower?

I don’t know how to use it!

10. What’s a few of your favorite styles of music that you listen to?

I like to listen to hymns, South American music, and Christmas carols.

11. Would you rather go without music for a year or the internet?

I’d rather go without the internet. It’ll be nice to be able to take a break from it.

 

And these are questions from Mr. Holliman:

1.What is your favorite holiday?

The New Year!

2.How long have you been blogging?

I’ve been blogging for 11 months.

3.How would you describe your life style?

Well, not so diligent… and not too lazy either… I think… 🙂

4.Do you like swimming?

I wish I could say yes, but… sigh, I have no swimming skills and I’m afraid of the water!

5.Do you like to read?

Yes, I do!!

6.What’s your favorite quote?

“It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.” – Psalms 118:8

7.Have you been out of the country?

Yes, I’ve been to the U.S. and to Korea (only airport).

8.When was the last time you’ve gone to see a movie?

The last time was July 2018 (I watched Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and Solo).

9.Do you have any kids?

No, I don’t.

10.What is your favorite fruit?

I like bananas!

11.What are your hobbies?

My hobbies are reading (especially the Bible), translating, blogging, eating, and sleeping!

 

Here are my nominees:

Lee Duigon

Hattush

Keziah

Lydia Potter

Elisha

Renee

Steve

Pastor Jim

Lydia Rose

Stuart

June

 

Here are my questions:

1. Do you like to go hiking?

2. What’s your favorite animal?

3. What beverage do you like best?

4. Can you ski?

5. Do you like Legos?

6. What’s your favorite book of the Bible?

7. Who’s your favorite Bible character?

8. Have you ever passed out tracts?

9. Have you ever gone camping?

10. Who’s your favorite author?

11. What would you like to do someday?

 

Thank you, Elijah and Mr. Holliman! Thank you readers for reading!

Stay tuned for upcoming award posts!

 

10 and 11 Months!!

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July 28th marked the 10th month of my blog and today, August 28th, is the 11th month of the blog! You know what that means… next month on the 28th will be the one-year anniversary!!

Thank you, Jesus, for this apportunity to spread the Gospel through this blog and reblogging! Thank you all for joining in on my blogging adventure!!

See ya! 🙂

The Blogger Recognition Award #2

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I’ve been nominated for this award by Lydia Potter on July 14th, 2019!!!

Thank you so much, Lydia, for nominating me for the Blogger Recognition Award!!! Please visit and follow her God-glorifying blog at: https://inhisserviceandlovingit.wordpress.com/ !!!

The Rules for this Award:
1. Thank the nominator, and publish a post on your blog about receiving the Blogger Recognition Award. Make sure to provide a link to the nominator’s blog in your post.
2. Give a brief story of how your blog started.
3. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
4. Nominate 10-15 other bloggers for this award, and inform them of their nomination.

How My Blog Started…

‘Twas the year 2018 when, on Lee Duigon’s blog, I saw a funny picture of a madman who thinks he’s Napoleon. I then thought about writing a story about that man. Then Lee Duigon said that I should share the stories on a blog of my own. That’s how my blog started! You can find out more at: https://leeduigon.com/2018/08/31/brown-u-aborts-its-own-study-cause-they-didnt-like-what-they-found/ Lee Duigon was my first viewer and he posted the very first comment on my blog!!

Please read The Bell Mountain Series by Lee Duigon!!

Here are my two tips…

  1. To make your blog grow, visit and follow others and make friends with them!!
  2. Check your spam box often to see if some good comments got stuck in there for some reason. Just be careful of real spam comments and spammers.

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I hereby nominate…

Keziah E.

Lydia Rose

Elijah Holston

Elisha McFarland

Newblogger20

Jyoti

Pastor Jim

Ryan Callahan

Jacquie A. Bradford

Renee Greene

Ilona Madam

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Thanks again, Lydia! This was so much fun!

Thanks for reading, folks! And see you soon!

Stay tuned for “The 300th Post”!!!!!

Top Ten Songs Tag #2

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I was nominated on July 6th, 2019 by Rosy Marr!!

Thank you, Rosy, for nominating me for the Top Ten Songs Tag!! Please go and check out her beautiful blog at: https://rosyswritings.wordpress.com/ and don’t forget to follow!

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The Rules:

1. List your top ten songs in answer to the questions
2. Hyperlink the songs if at all possible
3. Tag as many people as you want
4. Feel free to use my graphic or one of your own.
5. Have fun!

1. What’s a soundtrack song you can’t help but sing along to?

I like the Rango theme song, but I don’t sing along to it…

2. What’s a song you love from a genre you don’t?

I don’t like rock, but I like this…

3. What’s a song that makes you cry every time, without fail?

I don’t really have a song that I cry to right now, but when I was little, I sort of cried to this song…

4. What would be your theme song?

Mine would be “Be Thou My Vision.”

5. What’s a song tied to a good memory?

“Gloria in Excelsis Deo” reminds me of watching Babe when I was young!!

6. If you’re a writer, what song best sums up your main character? If you don’t write…song for your favorite book’s main character?

“Be Thou My Vision” reminds me of the characters in the Bell Mountain Series by Lee Duigon!!

It’s the second song! Please listen to it!!!: http://ronandkellymusic.com/

7. What’s a song you always play on repeat?

I play “All Over the World” all over!

And “Vuela Paloma,” too!!!

8. What’s the most convicting song you’ve heard?

“A Mighty Fortress” is!!!

Also “Our God is an Awesome God”!!!

9. What song reminds you most of your childhood?

I played “Amazing Grace” with my dad on the piano at a recital a couple of years ago…

10. What’s your favorite song?

Hmm… WOW! That’s hard, but, other than “Be Thou My Vision,” I think it is “El Condor Pasa.”

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I will nominate this tag to…

Newblogger20

Jyoti

Jacquie A. Bradford

Child Of God

Thanks again, Rosy!! It was fun to do!! 🙂

Liebster Award #5 & 6

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Thank you, Mrs. Holliman (July 1st, 2019) and thank you, Keziah (July 9th, 2019)!!!

Thank you so much, Mrs. Holliman, for nominating me for the Liebster Award!! Please check out her beautiful blog at: http://godscourage.wordpress.com/ (Please check out her husband’s blog as well at: http://greathappyliving.wordpress.com/ !!)

And thank you very much, Keziah, for nominating me for the Liebster Award!!! Please check out her fantastic blog at: http://keziahehome.wordpress.com/ !!

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The Rules:

1. Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you.
2. Share 11 facts about yourself.
3. Answer the 11 questions the blogger(s) asked you.
4. Nominate 11 bloggers and make them happy!!
5. Make up to 11 questions and ask them to your nominees!
6. Notify your 11 nominees.

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11 facts about me:

  1. I am a born-again Christian.
  2. I am a fan of Lee Duigon, the author of the Bell Mountain series.
  3. I am a human being from top to toes.
  4. I don’t usually do any sports.
  5. I like to drink coffee.
  6. My favorite singing group is GLAD.
  7. I want to work for Christ.
  8. I want to be more like Christ.
  9. I pray for all the Christians around the world who are living for Christ each day.
  10. The biggest fish I ever caught was only about a foot and a half long (about 40 centimeters).
  11. I am really no one in particular…

Here are the questions Mrs. Holliman asked me…

What great things have GOD done in your life? God has given me a lovely family who loves me and many other blessings, and above all He gave me the Lord Jesus Christ so that I may be cleansed from all of my sins!
What is your favorite vacation place? I like Okinawa.
What is your favorite holiday and why? I like the New Year holiday because we can spend time together as a family and thank God for all the blessings.
Do you believe in faith? Yes, of course! I believe that my faith in Jesus comes from the Holy Spirit, not my own doing. I am a child of God by God’s grace because I have faith in Jesus Christ my God and Savior.
What is your favorite color? I like green!!
Have you ever been tempted to do evil? If so how did GOD help? I am beset with temptations every day, and God will help me through His Word the Bible. That’s why memorizing Scripture is so important.
Where was your last vacation? In America.
What is your favorite food? My favorite food is taco rice.
What’s the most important thing to you in life? JESUS CHRIST IS!!
If there was ever a time would you save yourself or someone else? I would probably save somebody else.
What is your number 1 goal in life? Living for Jesus to the end of my life.

Here are the questions Keziah asked me…

If you had to drink anything except water for the rest of your life, what would it be? It would be tea!!
What do you most prefer: Writing or Reading? I like reading more than writing.
Are you very close with any of your extended family? Well, I don’t get to meet them very often, but I do get to meet them and chat with them sometimes.
How long have you been blogging? I’ve been blogging for 9 and a half months.
What’s one of the most exciting things that has ever happened to you? The assurance that Jesus died on the cross for my sins.
Have you ever gone to an amusement park and if so, which one? I’ve gone to Tokyo Disney Resort, which was very fun!! I’ve been there twice.
What do you see yourself doing five years from now? I see myself driving a car and working.
How often do you think you get sick? I get sick maybe once every two months. I get the common cold fairly often.
Do you prefer shopping online or in the store? I prefer shopping online.
What do you think is wrong with the world? Sin is the No. 1 problem in the world which causes all the other problems. That’s why we need Jesus. I think video games, alcohol, abortion, etc. are major problems in the world.
What book (besides the Bible) have you read and learned the most from? I’ve learned many spiritual things from Charles Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening Devotions.

My nominees are…

Lydia Rose 

Saania

Newblogger20

Rosy Marr

Jack Flacco

Renee

Ilona 

Sheree

Caralyn

Hattush

Lorac

Here are my questions:

  1. What is your favorite sport?
  2. What is your favorite cold drink?
  3. Who do look like the most: your mother, or your father?
  4. What’s your favorite hot drink?
  5. Which do you prefer: summer or winter?
  6. If you had a favorite teddy bear or doll, what was its name?
  7. Do you have a LEGO set?
  8. Do you have faith in GOD?
  9. Do you enjoy reading?
  10. Do you want to write a book (or books) someday?
  11. What is your favorite 8-letter word?

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Thanks for reading, guys! Thank you again, Mrs. Holliman and Keziah!!!

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