My Shine On Award, Beautiful Mama Blog Award, & Super Sweet Blogging Awards & Nominees!

April 5, 2013

Blessings and Greetings to my delightful readers, followers, and friends:

Though a challenge or two (health and otherwise) have slowed me down a bit recently, the Lord continues to bless me and this post is proof.  One of His friends, Cheryl, cshowers aka “Burning Fire Shut Up In My Bones” has honored me with not one but three blog awards which truly bless me.  Before life gets in the way, I will follow her lead and combine my acceptances in one post!  Thanks so much Cheryl.  I am so pleased and blessed.  Been to her blog?  You will want to return.  You will be blessed indeed.  Not met her yet?  Oh, you are in for a treat! Click the link at the beginning of this paragraph to learn more about her work and these awards!


What follows is my acceptance for the Shine On Award the Beautiful Mama Blog Award  and the Super Sweet Blogging Award  (Not a mama? There are different ways to be a mama so please do not feel unworthy if you are on my list and hadn’t thought of yourself as a mama.)


  • Link back to the blogger who nominated you
  • Put the Award on your blog.
  • Share 7 little secrets about yourself.
  • Nominate 5 – 10 other bloggers who make others happy too.

Seven Little Secrets About Me:

  • My nickname, as a child, was Muffin.  It has been hard to live down, so let’s keep it between us, okay?
  • I love reading children’s books with or without a child nearby!
  • I love love LOVE hats, but look terrible in them!
  • I sometimes SNORE.
  • I LIKE IT WHEN A MAN HOLDS THE DOOR FOR ME OR GIVES ME HIS SEAT.  At my age I’m not supposed to like it.  Lol  
  • I love second-hand bookstores!
  • I brake for hardware stores and thrift shops!


  • Click the award image, save it and use it in your acceptance post.
  • List 3 things you love about motherhood.
  • Nominate other deserving mamas; you may choose as many as you like. (And let them know of the nomination)

 My Three Things:

  1. Obviously, I love my children, but the truth is, “my” children are not really my own.  I have not yet been blessed with any, but am Godmother, daughter, role reversal caregiver, aunt, and “aunt” to many and love them as though they were my own.  My favorite holiday memory has always been having my sweet “kids” help with baking.  Now college grad(s) but  . . .
  2. Is there anything more blessed than seeing a child grow and “become” all that he or she is meant to be?
  3. Oh, the things I’ve learned from my kids!  We fool ourselves into thinking we teach them!


  • Answer the question listed below
  • Nominate other blog friends (if you want)
  • Post the award logo somewhere on your blog.
  • Send a link to the nominees so they are aware you are giving them the award and/or tag game.


Here is your question, nominees, to get your awards:


Name the one thing you are grateful for today (excluding this tag game/blog award.)


I am so grateful that God chose me to be His beloved daughter:

“You didn’t choose Me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce fruit that will last, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask for, using My name.”

~ John 15:16


He delights in us!  Isn’t that the most amazing, exciting, completely awesome thing?  I could cry, I could giggle, I could jump up and down and clap my hands . . . all at once.  Hard to type that way, so will do that later.

And now, here are the five people who I would like to nominate for all of the awards above!

The Bases Are Loaded! Three Awards!

January 19, 2013

Okay, I know it is the wrong season for a baseball connection to a post, but it is my favorite sport and it suited me.  lol  Life in my world is busy, challenging, hope filled, and . . . well this girl who likes to be “early” for everything is having to learn patience and to forgive herself for falling behind.  I ask this same forgiveness of you and especially for gegebearbear who presented me with these three awards.  Like her, I shall combine this blessing collection into one post!  Thank you so much for such a delightful blessing!  If you are not acquainted with her blog, or I should say their blog, as she and her hubby are quite a team, I encourage you to visit it often.  It will not disappoint!

Blog of the Year Award 3 star thumbnail

Blog of the Year:


The rules/requirements for this award are as follows:

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’ 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…

very inspiring blogger award

Very Inspiring Blogger Award. 

Display the award logo on your blog

* Link back to the person who nominated you

* State seven things about yourself

* Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award and link to them

* Notify those bloggers of the nomination and the award’s requirements

award supersweet

Super Sweet Blogging Award!

I’m going to combine my requirements in stating  things about myself as she has done.

  • Cookies or Cake? Cookie, of course, as y’all know from my recipe posts, of this guilty pleasure!
  • Chocolate or Vanilla? A bit of each, I think, and so many more! Life is too short to limit the flavors!
  • Favorite sweet treat? Apple cider
  • When do you crave sweet things the most? In the evening, though that is not a healthy time for me to do so.  lol
  • If you had a sweet nickname, what would it be? My late father DID give me such a nickname:  Muffin
  • My relationship with the Lord is the most important thing in my life
  • I am in the midst of writing a book of poetry, one of devotionals, and a children’s book and seeking publishers
  • Quiet time with the Lord daily and listening to Him is life-giving – being quiet, not too easy though

Now for my nominations:


Wow, it is hard to limit my nominations.  I love you all and congratulate the nominees as well as my other sisters and brothers in Him whether I listed them here or not.  You bless me so much!

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