Friday, 10 January 2014

For a Little Fun: Liebster Award!

 I am honored to have received an award that I hold in very high regard because I highly regard the person that I received it from.

 DebbieLynne loves the Lord with all her heart, and shares the wisdom from His heart  that is very lacking in this day and age. It is very difficult for DebbieLynne to communicate Christ's words of counsel, hope, and faith, because she has to do so with the help of a head stick, and requires painstaking patience. She also writes about her love for her artwork, the love for her husband John, and her love for Boston, where she lives with her sweetheart/husband. Her writing is seasoned with such grace, good grammar, and clarity of thought, that I'm sure you will want to visit her blog.

1. Why do you blog?
My dear husband (at the time we were good friends) put this together for me. He knew that it would do me good to gather my thoughts in a place where, if possible, I might get input from others besides just him...and as well as of course from Jesus. Sometimes it's good to "put it out there" and learn from others, as well as having it for a place to tame some of my otherwise unmanageable thought processes.

2. The thing you most hope for.
To rest in the fact that all my friends and family are saved...don't know that they are, but I know the Lord is doing what needs to be done in this matter, and I just hope I'm not a hindrance in this.

3. Favorite place.
England! I hope to go back! I hope to see Scotland and Ireland also.

4. PC or Mac?

5. What legacy do you hope to leave?
I hope that those who will remember me after I'm gone will think of the amazing grace of God how He transformed my life, and if He can do that for me, He can do that for ANYONE.

6. When are you the happiest?
When I am out with my husband, whether it is enjoying dinner at home, or at a restaurant, or going to a movie, or while looking at books in a bookstore.

7. How does a person get to heaven?
It is only through Jesus, His forgiveness, His justification and sanctification. I love Him because He loved me while I was very unlovable. He cleansed me of my sins and gave me His Spirit as a downpayment for an eternal reward of life with Him and the Father.

8. Describe your favorite teacher.
My favorite teacher was my 11th grade English teacher Barbara Meyer. She grew up in a Jewish neighborhood (she once told us) so whenever we made a leap in finally understanding something she was trying to get us to understand, she would exclaim: "MAZEL TOV!" She loved teaching, and had a real burden for us to grow to love learning, and loved all of us (and remember that we were teens so I know it was a true love because we sure didn't deserve or earn it). I hope to see her in heaven some day.

9. Philosophy on life.
It can always be better, but it could always be worse!

10. Funniest experience in 2013.
My husband would be able to better answer this than I because I always make him laugh, and he has a wonderful sense of humor (love that about him). I can only think of the "funnest experience" which was spending time with family (his and mine) that we both have in the Netherlands. It was a time I will always treasure.

11. Best advice you could offer someone. 
Seek the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. It is both the easiest AND hardest thing we can do!


Now for my questions:

1. Who inspires you the most (person that you know or have known personally)?
2. What is the most enjoyable part of your day?
3. If you could change one thing in this world, what would it be?
4. What activities or plans are on your calendar for 2014 and which one do you most look forward to?
5. What is your favorite hymn or piece of music/song?
6. you have them? Why or why not? and what is your favorite zoo animal?
7. Link to (or your own recipe for) your favorite main dish (please and thank you)
8. Describe a commonly seen behavior that you find most annoying/disturbing.
9. What new hobby or craft would you like to learn?
10. What books have you read (besides the Bible) that have left the most profound impact?
11. What was your favorite film that you saw in 2013? (new release in the theater... or it could be an oldie that you saw on television)

These are my picks for the Liebster award :

(will add soon-- by next week Friday so please check back)


Much happened since this post, so this got sidelined! Sorry DebbieLynne! I'll do a new post for my Liebster Award picks.


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  2. Great Answers! I love Scotland. I went by myself once in my early twenties. George MacDonald was my inspiration as I have read almost everything he has written. It was in Scotland I saw the queen and her mum. I was in a small village and her royal yacht followed by a navy ship came into port. The whole village was there and we all shook their hand. That is a treasured memory. My only regret is that it is my own only.

    1. I have read a few novels by George MacDonald... while working in a Christian bookstore in the 90's (on my breaks)

      My hubby and I, his mom and two sisters and his bro in law went together and had so much fun. It was end of April 2010, when that Icelandic volcano erupted...which we found interesting when we watched "The Secret Life..." for New Year's Eve...I said it was about THAT eruption, my hubby said "nah!..." later looked it up and it was THAT eruption, lol...he's usually right, but finally I got a turn, hahaha! Because of THAT eruption we stayed in England an extra 4 days which we made the most of. I got to visit Harrod's and saw the memorial to Princess Diana and Dodi Fayad. We had a blast! Loved going to real London pubs, the food was great and so was the atmosphere!

    2. Hey, i followed the link you shared and wonder what do I do now about the Liebster Award.

    3. Hi Sateigdra I'm new at this myself, lol, I think it is just a little game to help us find out a little about each other and to share each others blogs to find new "friends" that we can learn from and help each other through encouragements etc as well as sharing our love of the Lord. What you do is make a post that answers my 11 questions, have 11 questions of your own that you would like to learn from the bloggers that you pick, then pick 3-11 blogs that you would like to nominate. Do what you can, I don't look for it to be followed other than something that can be shared in the joy of the Lord :)


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