“I’m a Baking Enthusiast” Award!

February 28, 2013

Have you been the the mydearbakes blog?  NO?  Oh, you simply must pop right over there and plan to stay a while.  The cakes you’ll see?  The inspiration you’ll feel?  Oh, I could go on and on, but I shall not spoil your fun.  Click the link and visit them soon and often!

I am excited and honored to announce that I have been chosen by mydearbakes to receive their “I’m A Baking Enthusiast” Award!


I thank them so much for honoring me with this award!

Blog of the Year 2012

December 27, 2012

My most grateful thanks to Wendell A Brown http://foreverpoetic.me/ for awarding me this Blog of the Year 2012 honor and blessing!  Coming from such an amazing poet and lover of Jesus makes this extra special to me.  If you have not had an opportunity to read his verse, I strongly encourage you to do so.  My apologies to him for a delay in making this post, but it’s been a bit busy in my world and quite honestly, I am still not completely finished coming up with my list of nominees, so this post will be edited to reflect more links for you to visit and be blessed by.  The nominees I post are not in any particular order of preference.

Here are some of my nominees:











There will be more!  Again, my heartfelt thanks to my brother in Christ Weldell A Brown for this honor!

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Do you know a blog that deserves an award?

Do you have special blogs that you love to read?

Which blogs do you bookmark and follow?

Would you like to give them an award this year?

Then the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award is for you!

The ‘rules’ for this award are simple:

1 Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award

2 Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award.

3 Please include a link back to this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Awardhttp://thethoughtpalette.co.uk/our-awards/blog-of-the-year-2012-award/and include these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)

4 Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them

5 You can now also join our Facebook group – click ‘like’ on this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience

6 As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars…

Yes – that’s right – there are stars to collect!


Unlike other awards which you can only add to your blog once – this award is different!

When you begin you will receive the ‘1 star’ award – and every time you are given the award by another blog – you can add another star!

There are a total of 6 stars to collect.

Which means that you can check out your favourite blogs – and even if they have already been given the award by someone else – you can still bestow it on them again and help them to reach the maximum 6 stars!

Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Badges

Here are the six badges for you to collect – you can either ‘swop’ your badge for the next one each time you are given the award – or even proudly display all six badges if you are lucky enough to be presented with the award six times!

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In Love With The Lord Facebook Page

November 23, 2012

Hey, friends!  I’ve added a link on the right hand side of this blog to make it simple for you to like and follow me on Facebook!  It’s directly beneath the “follow by email!”  See y’all there!

God Thinks I’m Beautiful, Will That Hold Up In Court?

November 16, 2012

So . . . a television news program just told of a proud new daddy who video taped his wife throughout her pregnancy and completed the video with a closeup of his new child.  It was a touching video showing a father’s love.

They followed this story with one of a man who took one look at his newborn daughter, and grew so angry, he filed suit against his wife for having an UGLY child.  He, it seems, got even more angry that her appearance as he knew it was not natural.  It seems she’d had plastic surgery before meeting him in order to improve her looks.  He  took her to court and was awarded a six figure settlement, the story reported, which his wife must pay in retribution for giving birth to such an UGLY BABY.

Guys, I’m not pretty either.  I’ve never been pretty.  I’ve been reminded of it daily through my entire life.  Now, I say this solely because I’ve been told so.  “Hey ugly” is a phrase I’m very familiar with.  Do you know what? Neither my identity nor anyone else’s is defined by society.  I’m a Christian and a much-loved child of the King of Kings.  God created me exactly as I truly am.  He knows me as His beautiful child.  He doesn’t make mistakes.  I’m not a reject, this new baby isn’t, and none of you are either.  It is high time we looked for what’s real and stopped being thrown off course by society’s blindness!  You want to change the world?  Try taking a good look at it!   There’s beauty out there that some people have never and may never see!  Take a leap of faith and see it for yourself!

What Color Is Peace?

November 12, 2012

Your thoughts, words and deeds are painting the world around you.  – Jewel Diamond Taylor –

I’m not overly political, I must admit and I’m taking no side in this post but this quote gave me pause for thought.  It seems I can’t pick up a paper, click on a website, or listen to television or radio without angry thoughts becoming angry words and deeds.

It is always somebody’s fault . . . or somebody else’s . . . does it matter in the end who the blame ultimately belongs to?  We are changing the world around us with fighting in the White House and fighting in the churches and fighting in the grocery store parking lot and the classrooms where our children learn . . .

Where’s it getting us?  What did our forefathers fight for?

What color is peace?  


November 10, 2012

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The Daily Post – A Different Kind of Holiday

October 31, 2012

I’m unique!  So are you!  Regardless of our cultural and spiritual beliefs and customs, I think deep down we all know that we are each ”different” from one another.  Lately, I have heard more negativity concerning being “different” than usual and so I think it’s time to turn a negative into a positive.  Please join me in celebrating a Different Kind of Holiday.  It seems fitting, I believe, to introduce this on a day when many of us celebrate Halloween, with its custom of creating unique costumes to wear and its custom of sharing treats with one another, whether people we know or people we do not.

I believe a “Different Kind of Holiday” should be one in which we do not seek to hide our differences, but rather celebrate them!  I believe our differences or uniqueness is a blessing and I further believe that we grow in so many good ways by embracing our authenticity.  Join me, will you?

On this day, I’d like us to:

  • Dress in our own choice of fashion or custom
  • Share our heart with those around us
  • Truly listen to one another and accept one another’s uniqueness
  • Seek to view the positive in one another – for we find it when we look for it
  • I will dance to my own music and invite you to dance with me
  • You will sing your own song and I will sing along with you.
  • We will have a neighborhood block party and share our favorite dishes and all will try something new!
  • We will celebrate community by actively participating in the lives of our neighbors in a positive way!
  • You will present your unique ideas to me and I will listen with an open mind!
  • I will offer my thoughts as well and you will truly listen and consider them.
  • I have talents you may not have.  I will share them with you.
  • You have talents I do not have and you will share them with me.

We so often speak of “the way life USED to be.”  My “Different Kind of Holiday” presents the “way life truly COULD be.”  Some may smirk and some will believe me naïve . . . but perhaps in your heart of hearts you may recognize, instead, a seed of hope?

A Different Kind of Holiday – Celebrate it today!

My “REALITY Award”

October 24, 2012

Wow, a “Reality Award” for me?

What an honor.  I previously announced this but didn’t have an opportunity to complete the “acceptance” in the way I wanted to, so here goes.  First I’d like to once again thank “My Blog” and our dear friend “loopy” for this delightful gift.

As her own post about this indicated, there are no rules, but I’m going to follow suit to some degree with her own acceptance.  I may also, given the fact of no rules, honor some with a nomination who do not usually participate in the awards due to time constraints.  If that is your situation, simply snag a copy of the award and display it on your blog.  I may also give a few now and give some later . . . since there are no rules.  So difficult to pick just a few of you since I love you all!  There were some questions she was asked to answer and I will answer the same ones myself:

  1. If you could change something what would you change?

Well, I have to admit that aside from a smaller waistline, it would probably be to have said “yes” to a personal relationship with Jesus much earlier in my life.

  1. If you could repeat an age, what age would it be?

If I can’t go back being wiser than I was the first time around, I’d rather stay put, thanks just the same.

  1. What one thing really scares you?

 My problem with my eyesight/fear of going blind.

  1. What one dream have you not completed yet and do you think you will be able to complete it.

I dream of writing a book (several actually) and having it published by an established publishing house (as opposed to self-published) and I believe it will take place . . . if it is God’s will, He will lead me.

  1. If you could be someone else for the day, who would you be?

Mary, mother of Jesus while she carried our precious Lord inside her in human form.  Wow, you know? 


Now, my nominees for today:


  1. 1.     http://foreverpoetic.me/
  2. 2.     http://caddoveil.com/
  3. 3.     http://crustybreadblog.com/
  4. 4.     http://trishasflyingmeatballs.wordpress.com/
  5. 5.     http://jesusmyjoy.wordpress.com/
  6. 6.     http://revelationsinwriting.wordpress.com/
  7. 7.     http://hodgepodge4thesoul.wordpress.com/
  8. 8.     http://iftodaywehear.wordpress.com/
  9. 9.     http://mrbnd.wordpress.com/
  10. 10. http://keziahcarrie.com/


October 23, 2012

What a treat an award is!  To be given this award, the “You Make My Day Award” by my brother in Christ, Wendell, author of Forever Poetic blesses me so much.  His heart for Christ is reflected in every word he writes, whether it is a poem or comment and his poetry, like his heart, cannot fail to make your day.  I encourage you to read his blog and return often!  Thank you so much, dear brother!

The rules:

First, be sure to thank the person who nominated you.

Second, you are required to answer the following 8 questions:
     1) Why do you blog?

Well, I’ve always written, made up poetry, told stories . . . before I started school as a little girl.  I honestly never thought of blogging until Fr Rick at church, a former blogger before he became a priest, said “why don’t you blog?”  I thought he was crazy or tired of my emails (kidding, he’s wonderful) and about 18 hours after I said “Me?  Are you crazy?” I was a blogger and I LOVE IT!  I am so blessed to be a part of this amazing global body of Christ!

      2) If you were trapped on a desert island, what book, DVD, food,       cartoon character, and childhood game would you bring?

A big pad of lined paper (and a whole bunch of pens)

     3) Share a funny joke or one-liner.

I don’t tell jokes, but my late father always tried to.  They were groaners but everyone he met loved him and laughed at his good heart (and bad joke) so here’s one of Dad’s favorite dirty jokes, his only dirty joke.  “Want to hear a dirty joke?  Two white horses fell in the mud!”  Love you Daddy!

     4) What is your favourite thing about your self?

Jesus in my heart.

      5) What one word best describes you?


      6) If you could have a lifetime supply of any candy/candy bar,                                     what would it be?

Dark chocolate Dove Bars with almonds

      7) What fictional character do you relate to most?

A female version of “John boy” on the Waltons.  He always had paper and pencil nearby.  I have them everywhere.

      8) If you were to write the story of your life, what would you call it?

How I Fell In Love With Jesus

And last but not least nominate 8 of your favorite blogs!  This one’s hard because I have far more than 8 favorites.  Hmmmm . . .


  1. Revelations In Writing
  2. Women’s Window
  3. Deb’s Blog
  4. Pat’s Devotions
  5. My Blog
  6. Christian Coffee Shop
  7. Crusty Bread Blog
  8. Writing Sisters

Awakening Quote For Monday

October 21, 2012

I said Somebody should do something about that. Then I realized I am somebody.  – Lily Tomlin –

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