Friday, 29 September 2017

The Sunshine Blogger Award

I was surprised to see a message in my inbox today to receive a Sunshine Blogger Award. I would say that is a pretty sweet start to the weekend! What a fun and exciting way to get to meet and reach out to fellow bloggers. Thank you Kristin B. Sizemore from for the nomination. Looks like we are both just getting going with our blogs. Be sure to check out her writing :)

As part of accepting the award I have been asked a few questions from Kristin to answer here for you. 

So here we go...

1. What inspired you to start blogging?

I think I've always enjoyed writing for as long as I can remember, it satisfies something deep inside my heart. This blog was started after writing with a friend on a separate blog for a few years. The call on both of our lives became clearer and for me that meant the call to write grew louder. I always pray that my writing challenges or changes just one person to grow deeper in their walk with the Lord.

2. What is your favourite holiday?

Thanksgiving!! I love food and the relaxed atmosphere of Thanksgiving. It's all the best parts of Christmas minus the stress. And before you frown about the whole Jesus birthday part- I would just like to say, I am thankful everyday that he was born:) Aren't you? 

3. What biblical or historical figure would you most like to meet besides the Lord?

I would love to meet Peter, I think he's extremely relatable. He wanted so much to honour God and often did, but his flaws were apparent and I love that they were included in Scripture for us to read. 

4. Where is my favourite vacation destination? Why?

Banff, Alberta!! (but only in off season). I love the charm of the town, the beauty of the mountains, the wildlife, the lakes, the hikes, the views, the smell...mmmm...sorry...where were we?!

5. What is your favourite dessert?

As long as it has chocolate in it it's my favourite. 

6. Which social media platform do you prefer for blog promotion and networking? Why?

I think I prefer Facebook the best. This is my first blog I have linked to Instagram as well, but I'm not sure it sends traffic to the site like Facebook does. I think I prefer the interaction on Facebook better as well. It feels a bit more personal (as personal as social media can get-haha!)

7. Share a treasured Scripture or quote. Why is this particular Scripture/ quote so meaningful to you?

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God." Phil. 4:6

I am a worrier. For those of you who know Sesame Street, when I was growing up, my mom used to call me Telly (for those of you who don't know Sesame Street, Telly was the character who would worry about EVERYTHING!). If you could listen in on my thoughts, this is a scripture you would hear on repeat in my head almost daily. It has brought me peace and the ability to move forward without fear in many circumstances.

8. Who is your favourite author?

Good question! I think I've been reading so many textbooks lately that I can't remember the last time I read a book from a memorable author for pure entertainment. Hmm...I do read a lot of kids books to my son, does that count? I'll go with Sandra Boynton if I can answer that way. I love the rhythm she creates in her stories. 

9. What is your favourite place to be on a Friday night?

At home in my jammies with my family (preferably watching a movie in bed with everyone). We are a homeschool family, so we can go out whatever night we please. We try to stay home on Fridays when the crowds go out. 

10. What is your go-to meal when you're short on time and money?

Spaghetti! It's fast to make, reasonably cheap, but also everyone will eat it with no complaints from little (or big) people.

11. Where will you be in ten years and what will you be doing?

There's the million dollar question right now!! I am currently enrolled in college working towards a degree in either biblical studies or theology. I would hope that I would be teaching biblical theology to woman in ten years, but at the pace I'm going I will just be graduating. I'm ok with that too as life with three littles in the house takes first priority. I can at least say that in ten years from now I will still be doing "mom" things.

There you have it! Now you know a little more about me.

I now nominate Lureta at , Caroline, at

The Sunshine Blogger Award rules:

~Thank the person who nominated you for the Sunshine Award and link back to their blog.
~Answer the questions set by the person who nominated you. (The questions for my nominees can be found below.)
~Nominate other blogs and give them questions to answer.
~Notify your nominees through social media or commenting on their blog.
~List the “rules” and display a Sunshine Award logo in your post.

My Questions to the nominees:
1. What inspired you to start blogging?
2. What social media platform do you prefer to use? Why?
3. What song can you play on repeat and never get bored of?
4. What is one thing about yourself that you love?
5. What do you do or where do you go when you need to unwind?
6. If you could shout one message from a rooftop for the world to hear what would it be? 
7. What is one Scripture that you hold extra close to your heart? Why?
8. If you had to eat one meal for the rest of your life what would it be?
9. If you could travel anywhere in the world where would it be and why?
10. How do you spend the first hour of every day?

11. What advice would give to younger you?

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