Liebster Blog Award Pt. 3


This is definitely the most labor intensive blog award I have accepted to date. But I am really enjoying myself as I go through the process. Once again thanks to Kim who has given me these opportunities. If you haven’t checked out her blog take a peek at :

here are the requirements of the reward I have not yet accomplished:

D) You write-up 11 NEW questions directed towards your nominees.

The Questions:

1.  You find a $100.00 bill in your pocket. You don’t know where it came from. What do you do with it?

2.  What’s your favorite holiday aside from Christmas?

3. What about it makes it your favorite holiday?

4. What one thing in your life have most impacted your belief system?

5.  What is the most important blog you ever wrote?

6. What about this blog makes it the most important to you?

7. Do you believe God speaks to you?

8.  How?

9. What does He say or what do you wish He would tell you?

10. What is the second greatest life lesson you have ever learned?

11. What do you have to teach the world?

I really hope you guys have fun with these. Here are my nominees:

E) Pass the award on to 11 other blogs while making sure that you notify the blogger that you nominated them; you are not allowed to nominate the blog who nominated your blog.












Please check out these wonderful bloggers who have shared some wonderful things with me over these last years!

Liebster Blog Award Pt. 2


I didn’t have space to finish accepting the Liebster award yesterday. In fact I went waaayyy over what I usually like to publish. So today I am going to attempt to finish up this award acceptance. Here are the requirements I didn’t finish up: Once again thank you to Kim at

C) Answer the 11 questions asked by the person who nominated you.

Here we go!

1) Why did you start blogging? I started blogging to work through familial changes I was facing. The idea of course was that life-change gives us an opportunity to reinvent the “we’ll”, that is who we are in community. I didn’t realize how far the changes would go. I also didn’t realize the blog would become more about the Source of Strength in change than about the changes themselves, but there you go.

2) What do you like most about blogging? I love the idea that I have touched people on my own doorstep and across the world. I love this group of people who have gathered around me at “R.T.W.”

3) Which book has most influenced your life? Oh that’s too easy! The Bible!

4) What is your favorite hobby? Reading!

5) If you were given $1,000,000 to give to a cause, which cause would it be? Spreading the Gospel.

6) What’s your favorite scripture? See yesterday for these answers!

7) What makes you smile? God!

8) Who is a person that you admire and why? Aside from Jesus  I really admire my lead pastor Barry Risto. He is a never-ending ball of energy directed by the cause of the Kingdom of God!

9) If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? I like where I am thank you.

10) If you could change one thing about anything what would it be? Now that’s a loaded question but if I could change anything it would be to have Adam and Eve change their choice about eating from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Just think what that would change in our world today!

11) What are you most thankful for at this moment? I am most thankful that Jesus died on the Cross for my sins and the sins of all mankind.

OK this is going to have to go into day three because once again this post is getting too long! See you tomorrow


Liebster Blog Award


And a big shout out to Kim from

for nominating me for the Liebster Blog award. If you have never checked out her blog Unwalled please give her a read!

For those who may not know, the Liebster Award is an award given to blogs that have less than 200 followers as a way to show encouragement and appreciation to fellow bloggers, as well as to spread the word about new blogs. 

The conditions of accepting the award are as follows:

A) You paste the award picture into your blog.- This picture is at the top of the blog. Prettyish huh?

B) When you receive the award, you must post 11 random facts about yourself.- Those of you who have been reading me for a while have already heard about all my strange musical instruments and know how many kids I have and all the normal 11 things about myself that would make this part of the post boring; So I’m going to take a different tack with this one. I am going to share 11 Scriptures which have special meaning to me.

Here we go.

1. And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to [his] purpose. Romans 8:28   This is one of my life verses. I have walked through my share of good and bad. But God turns everything! everything! everything! into a blessing if we do not forget to love Him through the good and bad times!

2. You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you! Isaiah 26:3 Peace through every moment in life is possible if we only just keep our eyes turned on Jesus. Turn your eyes on Jesus look full in His wonderful face and the things of Earth will grow strangely dim in the light of His glory and grace

3. Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me. John 14:6 Maybe these next two verses should have been numbers 1 and two but I am just laying these out in random order. I am so thankful that Jesus settled this issue for me all those years ago. When I came to the realization that practicing witchcraft was getting me no closer to the living God this verse cleared the way for me to repent and come to a right faith!

4. Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, unless you are born again, you cannot see the Kingdom of God.” John 3:3 The next question asked of Jesus was “How is this possible?” With man it’s not but with God it is and I am so glad that Jesus showed me I could be born again spiritually and have a fresh start on life.

5. But when people keep on sinning, it shows that they belong to the devil, who has been sinning since the beginning. But the Son of God came to destroy the works of the devil. I John 3:8 Having come from a rather potent sin background myself I was well acquainted with the devil and his demons. I actually called them angels. I talked with them took advice from them, channeled their power. I am so glad Jesus destroyed those works in me!

6.  If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. John 15:7 I love this verse because it reminds me that not all of god’s promises are unconditional. Answered prayer doesn’t come without a constant seeking of God and His will for me and for those I pray for.

7. A psalm of David. The LORD is my light and my salvation— so why should I be afraid? The LORD is my fortress, protecting me from danger, so why should I tremble? When evil people come to devour me, when my enemies and foes attack me, they will stumble and fall. Psalm 27:1,2  I love this verse because it reminds me that even when things look lost and my ship appears to be going down, I am truly unassailable as long as I stay in the place of His grace.

8. 51 But let me reveal to you a wonderful secret. We will not all die, but we will all be transformed! 52 It will happen in a moment, in the blink of an eye, when the last trumpet is blown. For when the trumpet sounds, those who have died will be raised to live forever. And we who are living will also be transformed. 53 For our dying bodies must be transformed into bodies that will never die; our mortal bodies must be transformed into immortal bodies. 54 Then, when our dying bodies have been transformed into bodies that will never die, this Scripture will be fulfilled:

“Death is swallowed up in victory. 55 O death, where is your victory?     O death, where is your sting?”

56 For sin is the sting that results in death, and the law gives sin its power. 57 But thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ. I Cor. 15:51-57 Do I really need to explain why I like this one?

9.  For the Lord himself will come down from heaven with a commanding shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet call of God. First, the Christians who have died  will rise from their graves.  Then, together with them, we who are still alive and remain on the earth will be caught up in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. Then we will be with the Lord forever. I Thess. 4:16,17 This is one of the weirdest truths in the Christian faith. It makes me smile to think that Star Trek wasn’t that far off with the whole “Beam me up Scotty!” thing!

10. The LORD appeared to us in the past,  saying: “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness. Jer. 31:3 I know this was directed toward Israel, but I am grafted in…adopted. His love is for me as well and for that I can never say “Thank you!” enough.

11. Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, [which is] new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and [I will write upon him] my new name. Rev. 3:12 I just think this verse is great incentive to let the Lord liberate me from every evil thing!

I hope these inspired you! I am way over my word allotment for the day so I shall finish this tomorrow! 🙂