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!!! 🙂

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:

(This is not part of the award post)

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! 🙂

 

 

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!! 🙂