My appreciative thanks to booklovers1 for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger Award. I am honored that you thought of my site as inspiring, loving, and encouraging, and I pray that God continues to move through us both to bring His word, His light, and His love into the lives of others around the world.
I love that these awards allow us to branch out, share our sites with others, and help build our community, however, I have it on my heart to make this an award free blog after completing this award so kindly offered by booklovers1! God has a way of bringing people to the Journey with God blog when he wants them here, so I leave the growth of this site to him. With that said, if I have nominated you and you are able to participate, that will be wonderful. If you are not, I totally understand, but wanted to let you know that you have inspired me, bringing joy, peace, and comfort to my heart, and often times convicting me to go the extra mile and be exactly what God calls me to be. God bless and keep you 🙂
** RULES **
– Display the Award Certificate on your blog.
– Write a post and link back to the blogger who nominated you.
– Nominate 15 other bloggers.
– Inform them of their nomination via comment on their blog.
– Post 7 interesting things about yourself
** Sites that Inspire and Renew **
Settled in Heaven Single Focus A Mike for Christ The Teen Theme
Christian Poetry Beauty through Ashes The River Walk Life Reference
The Father’s Heart This Day with God Prayers and Promises Kriz Summer
Just Happened Upon This King of Kings Blog Finding My Inner Courage
Now 7 interesting things about me…..hmmmmm?!? Okay, here goes….
#1 I don’t like thinking of things that are interesting about myself or that I am good at. I feel like I am bragging or being weird 🙂
#2 I so love the singing, especially worship and contemporary Christian songs, as they bring me great joy and enable me to rest at the feet of Jesus! And, yes I sing in the shower….always sounds better in the shower!
#3 I love reading, but hardly ever finish a book before I start another one. I must have more unfinished books on my bookshelf; some I only have a few chapters left in, but I get bored and then start a new one, forgetting to go back to the other later. Sounds like I need to work on completing those before I buy any new ones….wow!
#4 I was saved when I was 16, of my own fruition since my family was not dedicated to any particular church and did not go regularly. However, it was not until my divorce 12 years ago that I really found out who God was! That was the most amazing point in my life: to know that God wasn’t just some higher power that orchestrated events in my life and answered my prayers now and again. No, I came to know God on a very intimate level, learning that he was my lifeline, my help, my comfort, my rock, my provision, my security, my friend, my lover, my husband, my all in all!! I have so enjoyed growing in his word, learning how to apply it to my life. It is through my deep-rooted relationship with God that I am able to share his faith, grace, forgiveness, mercy, and love with all who come into my life, including my wonderful 14-year-old son, who is just now beginning to discover who God really is in his own life…no longer riding mom’s idea of God, but developing his own which is so great to watch! God is sooooo good!
#5 A quick fact, the first thing most people notice about me is my smile and the fact that I am about 5’11” and with heels on I typically stand at 6’1″. Now my 14-year-old son is 6’2″ looking down at me as I now look up at him, even when I have heels on…dang it!! Gotta love it when your kids outgrow you! I am still amazed at how fast the time has flown and how quickly he has grown, but I praise God for the honor and privilege of being a parent for there is no greater glorious gift in my eyes!
#6 I am a native Florida girl who is now a California girl, via some travel through Europe along the way…though my roots are still as southern as they get with family in Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Kentucky (none in Cali). Funny fact though….my southern accent only comes out when I am mad or frustrated, hence the reason I think my friends get a kick out of me when I get angry or frustrated!! At least they don’t aggravate me on purpose so they can hear it…thank God.
#7 I am an RSP teacher, also known as an Education Specialist, who works with students with special needs. I absolutely love my job…sans the paperwork…and look forward to working with my students everyday! I learn so much through the eyes of the children I work with, and I have a new appreciation and wonder for life that is found through hopeful innocence of children. Children are indeed precious to the Lord and I am so blessed to be working with them everyday. Matthew 18:1-5 At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who, then, is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?”He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.
Whew…I did it! I told you some interesting (or what I think are interesting) things about me. If you want to know anything else, I will do my best to answer you if you ask (within reason of course 🙂 )
God bless and keep you and may your Christmas be filled with cheerful family moments and peaceful time with the Lord who gave His all just for you! ❤