Seems Like Only Yesterday…

500 PostsMy how time flies!

Just wanted to share my good news with you. Yesterday I blogged my 500th post at Faithrises and this is my award!

So happy to have been blogging and sharing here and a special thank you to all of you who have visited, liked or followed Faithrises.

God Bless you!

Love,  Faith♥

Liebster Blog Award

 Thank you,  Jess, @ http://jemiluce.wordpress.com/ for nominating me for the

Liebster Blog Award!

 First I asked myself, What is  a Liebster?

and then, (as my mother always said when I was a kid,)

I looked it up!

 Liebster is German and means sweetest, kindest, nicest,

dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.

So this is an honor and a blessing. Very kind words indeed!

Proverbs 16:24 says,

” Gracious words are like honey, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.”

So thank you very much Jess, and I hope that those of you reading this will stop by and pay

her bright ,new blog, http://jemiluce.wordpress.com/  a visit!

My Five Picks

(Please stop by and pay them a visit. You’ll be glad you did!)

♥ Beautiful

Francine in Retirement @http://francineinretirement.wordpress.com/

‚ô•Inspiring

Deb @http://iftodaywehear.wordpress.com/

‚ô•So Fun!

Garden Girl @ http://gardengirl92.wordpress.com/

♥ Refreshing

 Grace Pieces @http://gracepieces.com/

‚ô•Smart, Thought Provoking

Paulo  @http://paulorbrito.wordpress.com/

¬†Finally, a special thank you to everyone who reads, “likes”, or follows this blog.

Smiles and Blessings

Faith ♥

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!!

Thanks Word Press for this award marking one full year of blogging!

I’m thankful for the opportunity to write and share, and for all the great blogs and bloggers I’ve met along the way!

Happy 2013 and God Bless!

Faith‚ô•

Blog of the Year Award!!!

Thank you Nitzy for nominating me for the 2012 Blog of the year award!!!!

This is an honor, and I appreciate it very much. I am humbled and thankful for such an honor, and it is my hope that readers who follow or stop by this blog will be inspired, uplifted, and encouraged. I give God all the glory for the wonderful response that I have received and I appreciate every single one who has ever read, “liked”, or followed Faithrises.

¬†I would like to pass this award along and nominate Francine of francineinretirement. Francine is a fellow blogger who shares beauty and inspiration in every post, through her photography and thoughtful words. I’ve appreciated the creativity and ¬†consistency of her work ever since the first day I stopped by, and I’m sure you’ll enjoy it too!

Smiles and Blessings to You All

Love

    Faith ♥

Thank you!!

https://faithrises.wordpress.com/wp-admin/widgets.php#available-widgets

I’m so excited!! I began blogging in January of this year, and ¬†I’m happy to say that as of yesterday, there are now 500 fellow bloggers who subscribe to Faithrises. Wow! :)

¬†I can’t stop smiling about it!

Special thanks to all of you. You are truly a blessing to me, and I’m ¬†honored and humbled by your support.

 God Bless You. РSmiles and Blessings as Always!

Faith‚ô•

Sweet Blogging Award!!

Thank you PC Zick, @¬†pczick.wordpress.com, for nominating me for the Super Sweet Blogging Award! I think that this award is so cute and it’s so nice for my blog to be considered “Sweet!” I’m honored to have been nominated by such a popular writer. I admire her blog and I’m sure you’ll enjoy it too, so treat yourself to a visit!

Thanks Patricia. :)

Guidelines:

1. Give credit to the person who chose to nominate you.

2. Answer the ‚ÄúSuper Sweet‚ÄĚ questions.

3. Nominate a “Baker’s Dozen (13) blogs.

 

“Super Sweet” Questions:

1. Cookies or Cake? 

Right now I’m not eating sugar, but if I were, it would be… CAKE!!! Plain cake and plain cookies,like pound cake and shortbread. ¬†:)

2. Chocolate or Vanilla?

Vanilla.

    3. What is your favorite sweet treat?

Lemon Pound Cake

    4. When do you crave sweet things the most?

I don’t have a big sweet tooth, so I don’t usually crave sweets.

   5.   If you had a sweet nickname, what would it be?

I checked with my hubby, and he said “Sweetheart”¬†‚ô•

A Baker’s Dozen of ¬†“Sweet” Nominees:

collinesblog.wordpress.com

awinsomejourney.wordpress.com

tastythumb.wordpress.com

francineinretirement.wordpress.com

reflectionsintheword.org

auntieemsguide.wordpress.com

frommyfrontstep.wordpress.com

jpdaily.wordpress.com

lettersfromlilies.wordpress.com

homeandtherange.wordpress.com

rantingchef.com

feedthepiglet.wordpress.com

alotonyourplate.wordpress.com

Surfing through these blogs will be “sweet” so pay them a visit and enjoy!!!

Special thanks to everyone who visits, follows, “likes”, or comments on this blog!¬†Smiles and Blessings to you all. – Faith :)

The Traffic Raiser Award!

Traffic is usually something we try to avoid, right?… But not here!!! ¬†:)

Thank you Nizy, @¬†nackynice.wordpress.com¬†for nominating me for The Traffic Raiser Award! ¬†It’s an honor, and I greatly appreciate it. I love your photos, poetry, and delightful posts! ¬†Stop by and pay her blog a visit. You’ll be glad you did!

Thanks Nizy.

Guidelines

  • Link back to the blogger who nominated you
  • Paste the award image anywhere in your blog
  • Tell us 7 facts about yourself
  • Nominate 15 other bloggers.
  • Post a comment on your nominees‚Äô blogs telling them of their nomination
  • Leave a comment here, vote for your own and one other.

Seven Facts About Me

  • I am a Christian.‚ô•
  • I’m a wife and mother, with three children, a son and two daughters. This is a great blessing for me.
  • Being a mom is my all time favorite job. :)
  • My son is the one who introduced me to blogging. He initially set up my account, and bought me a ” How To” book on blogging, and I’ve been hooked ever since!
  • I love music. A few years back, our oldest daughter introduced me to the ipod. It’s ¬†my favorite toy!
  • I enjoy visiting gardens and museums.
  • I have fun with words and writing! ¬†“Words with Friends” and Scrabble are my favorite games, and I play a little everyday.

And The ¬†Nominees Are… :)

pczick.wordpress.com

simplyjuliana.wordpress.com

waltbrite.wordpress.com

foreverpoetic.me

iwasthinking.me

ioan17.wordpress.com

tracielouisephotography.net

pbus1.wordpress.com

lesleycarter.wordpress.com

brianwilliamsen.wordpress.com

artbycamila.wordpress.com

habwwe.wordpress.com

pureglory.net

harpoftenstrings.wordpress.com

www.phrayz.com

 

Please stop by and visit these great blogs! I enjoy them and I’m sure you will too.

A great big “thanks” to everyone who follows, “likes”, or comments on this blog. You’re the best! – Faith :)

 

 

The Commenter Award

Thank you, Juliana, simplyjuliana.wordpress.com, for nominating me for the Commenter Award. It’s been a pleasure to read and comment on your posts, and I’m happy to be among those who enjoy your blog. This is a new award for me, and ¬†the guidelines are a little different this time which makes it fun! So, here we go:

Find your Top Recent Commenters on your site stats page on the bottom, right corner. If you do not see this, click on the Screen Options in the top, right corner and be sure that ‚ÄúComments‚ÄĚ is checked. If¬† you are good about responding to every comment, then you will be the first one in the list.

Pass this award on to the next six commenters on the list.

Nominate one more person who is either:

A brand new commenter on your blog,

The very last comment you have received (most recent), or

The one who has posted your most favourite comments.

The seventh nomination is your choice, so please let us know why you chose them.

And now, I’m happy to introduce my Top Six Commenters!

1.Francine @ francineinretirement,wordpress,com

2.Beatrix Mana @ babydogogos.wordpress.com

3.Terry @ terry1954.wordpress.com

4.Misty Maples Farm @ awinsomejourney.wordpress.com

5.Mike @ emmock.com

6.Florence @ harpoftenstrings.wordpress.com

And for number 7, ¬†I’d like to nominate the very first blogger to ever “like” and comment on my blog. She’s always on the go, cycling ¬†to new and exciting places, as she passes on her experiences through her pictures and her posts. ¬†It was so exciting to see a little picture pop up on my screen for the very first time, and to read her comment when I first began blogging. It was so encouraging and I’ll always appreciate it!

7. Thanks Anita @ traveldestinationbucketlist.com

Finally, a Special Thank You to everyone who has ever “liked” or commented on this blog. Your encouragement and input are greatly appreciated!

Smiles and Blessings. -Faith :)

Very Inspiring Blogger Award!

blog pic 6Thank you Julianna,¬†http://simplyjuliana.wordpress.com/¬†and also to Spilled Cookies¬†http://www.spilledcookies.com,¬†for nominating me for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award! It is an honor and a blessing for this blog to be considered an inspiration, and I would like to say that I too am inspired ¬†by the comments, and responses that I have received. As the scripture says, “Iron sharpens iron” and that’s exactly how I feel about this blogging experience, as we walk through this life together, relying on God’s word,encouraging, uplifting, and inspiring one another.

Award Guidelines:

1)      Display the award logo on your blog.

2)      Link back to the person who nominated you.

3)      State 7 things about yourself.

4)      Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award and link to them.

5)      Notify those bloggers of the nomination and the award’s requirements.

Seven things that are refreshing and inspiring for me:

My family, music, gardening, blogging, nice restaurants, vacation, and cooking

¬†My “Very Inspiring Blog Award” nominees-¬†¬†I hope that you take the time to pay a visit, I’m sure that you’ll find them to be very inspiring! :)

Let Life In http://letlifeinpractices.com/

Living Lightly Upon This Earth http://pczick.wordpress.com/

Gracie’s Quest¬†http://lifesearchforchrist.wordpress.com

Daily Bread Devotions /http://rabattyedaily.wordpress.com/

Shillingz N’ Pence¬†http://iamdalea.wordpress.com/

Jump For Joy! http://jumpforjoyphotoproject.wordpress.com/

It’s a God Thing…http://godthang.wordpress.com/

Finding Hope and Peace In an Uncertain World http://learning2bestill.com/

JP Daily http://jpdaily.wordpress.com/

Reflections in the Word http://reflectionsintheword.org/

Mom Told Me To Write A Book http://momtoldmetowriteabook.wordpress.com/

Charis; Subject to Change http://charispsallo.wordpress.com/

I Was Thinking The Other Day About…http://iwasthinking.me/

Growing in Jesus http://jenniferbuczynski.wordpress.com/

Appetite for Life http://appetiteforlifeblog.wordpress.com/

Special Thanks– As I said before, I’m inspired by each of you who read, “like”, or follow this blog. Thank you and God Bless! -Faith :)

Catching Up is Hard To Do!

I am so blessed to have been nominated ¬†for these beautiful awards during my long absence! Thank you. It was a great “Welcome Back” surprise! ¬†You’ve made me very happy, and it’s so -ooooo good to be back. :)

  

Basically, these awards require that you acknowledge the person who nominated you, with a link to their blog, tell a few things about yourself, and pass the award on to 5,7, or 10 other bloggers as nominees, posting a link to their site.

I’m going to list the awards, and the lovely people who nominated me, tell a little about myself, and then nominate a few great blogs of the many blogs that I enjoy. Here we go!

A Little About Me:

I enjoy musicals, and some of my favorites are: My Fair Lady, The Sound of Music, and Fiddler on the Roof. :)

I consider it a great honor to have been nominated for each of these awards, and I sincerely appreciate all of the kind words and comments given by the very special people who nominated me.

Thank you ¬†P.C. Zick,¬†pczick.worfdpress.com¬†for nominating me for the “Sunshine Award

My nominee for this award is:¬†giselemorgan.wordpress.com, Beautiful photography, that just feels like “Sunshine!”

Thank you Lynn,¬†lynnlovesediting.wordpress.com¬†for nominating me for the “Beautiful Blogger Award

My nominee for this award is:¬†learning2bestill.com, beautifully encouraging, and uplifting blog, focusing on God’s Word

Thank you forhisgloryandpraise.wordpress.com¬†for nominating me for the “Reader Appreciation Award”

My nominee for this award is: francineinretirement.wordpress.com, I enjoy and appreciate reading her blog, and I’m sure you will too!

Thank you April,¬†lettersfromlilies.wordpress.com¬†and Martha,¬†inlovewiththelord.wordpress.com¬†for¬†nominating me for the¬†¬†“One Lovely Blog Award”

My nominee for this award is: grandmothermusings.com, a wonderfully warm blog with lovely photos!

Whew!!¬† And last but not least…

A Special Thank you to those who read, “like”, or follow this blog! You’ve helped to make all of this possible. You’re the best!

Another “Lovely” Award!

Thank you Pastor Chris, pastorchrisjordan.wordpress.com, for nominating me for the “One ¬†Lovely Blog Award” It’s a very special ¬†honor, and I am humbled. :)

Here are the rules for this award:

  1. Link back to the blogger who nominated you.
  2. Paste the award image on your blog.
  3. Tell 7 facts about yourself.
  4. Nominate 15 other blogs that you would like to give the award to.
  5. Contact the bloggers that you have chosen and let them know about the award.

Since I have been blessed to have received this award ¬†a few times now, and I’m trying really hard to catch up after a long absence, I’m going to have to keep my response short, sweet, and simple.

“Couple Facts About Me”¬†

I love gardening and roses. Pink roses are my favorite!

“Two ¬†Very Lovely Blogs”

Tracie Louise Photography

Clover and Thyme

A Special Thank You

To everyone who reads, “likes”, or follows this blog.

It’s “Lovely” blogging with you! :)

Mrs. Sparkly’s Ten Commandments Award

Many smiles and heartfelt thanks, to Francine, francineinretirement.wordpress.com, for nominating me for this award!

It’s truly unique and has a very ¬†interesting name! ¬†I’m happy to have been chosen to receive it.

Rules

The rules for this award are that you must answer the following ten questions and nominate ten blogs that you think deserve the award. Due to my very busy schedule these days, I will be nominating only one. :)

1.   Describe yourself in seven words.

Christian, Wife, Mom, Daughter, Sister, Friend, Smiles!!!

2.   What keeps you up at night?

It’s a toss-up between, playing “Words With Friends” and my husband’s snoring! :)

3.   Whom would you like to be

Love being me.     

4.   What are you wearing now

  Jean capris and a red T- shirt     

5.   What scares you

Not scared.

6.   What are the best and worst things about blogging

Best Thing /Writing, sharing, making friends!

Worst Thing/ Falling behind and catching up!

7.    What was the last website you looked at

My dog groomers

8.    If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be

 Stop and smell the roses more often

9.    Slankets, yes or no

What’s that?

10.   Tell us something about the person who nominated you

Francine is a retired, Christian, Mom and Grandma, who shares life beautifully through great photography.

My “Mrs. Sparkly Ten Commandments Award” Nominee:

Jesus My Joy, jesusmyjoy.wordpress.com

¬†Special Thanks to those of you who read, “like”, or follow my blog! You’re all very special, and you make me feel really “Sparkly” !!!!

Illuminating Blogger Award

“Thy word¬†is¬†a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.”¬†

Psalm 119:105

My heartfelt thanks goes out to Francine, francineinretirement, for nominating me for the Illuminating Blogger Award!¬†I love her blog, and so do many other bloggers, as it’s full of beautiful photography, uplifting posts, and a genuine appreciation for everyday life, and the blessings that surround us. Stop by and take a look for yourself, you won’t be disappointed!

There are just a few rules involved in accepting this award, and here they are:

1. Leave a comment on the original award site which is here:http://foodstoriesblog.com/illuminating-blogger-award/  and be sure to mention who nominated you!

2. Choose a random fact about yourself to share.

3.  Choose 5 bloggers to pass the torch to.

One Random Fact About Me:

I love spending quiet time, all alone… Very refreshing!

Here Are My Five Nominees for Very Illuminating Blogs:

1. This Day With God/.http://thisdaywithgod.wordpress.com

2. God’s Creation Through My Eyes/¬†¬†http://artbycamila.wordpress.com/

3.  Pasture-ized/http://daveknickerbocker.wordpress.com

4. Just My Echo/ http://justmyecho.wordpress.com

5. Daily Sweet Peas/  http://dailysweetpeas.com/

And, a “Very Special Thank You” to those of you ¬†who, read, “like”, or follow my blog… You’re the best!!! ¬†God Bless You. ¬†-Faith

Sisterhood of Bloggers Award!

This is such a cute award, and I’m so happy that it was passed on to me by a very special sister blogger, Francine, who like a sister would, ¬†shared this honor with all of us girls who follow her blog! How cute is that! I love it! I really admire her blog and her example, and so I’ve decided to follow in her footsteps. I’ll share seven things about myself, and just pass this award on to any other lady who subscribes to this blog! Feel free to simply accept it, post it on your blog, and pass it on. It’s my way of saying thanks for being such an important part of my blogging experience!

Seven Things About Me:

S- Steelers Fan!

I- Into Gardening

S- Sometimes Silly Sense of Humor. :)

T- Trying really hard to think of 7 things!

E- Early. I like to be on time. :)

R- Really good listener

S- So glad to be a part of this blogging community!

Passing on the “Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award!”

All ladies who subscribe to this blog, this is your award too! If you should choose to accept it, feel free to post it on your blog, and let me know! If not, that’s perfectly OK., I totally understand, and¬†I appreciate you all! ¬†Thanks again to Francine, for the award, and the great ¬†idea of sharing it. :)

Smiles and Blessings!

– Faith

Very Inspiring Blogger Award!


“…There is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding.”
Job 32:8

Wow! What a surprise and an honor. It warms my heart to receive the Very Inspiring Blogger Award! Thank you,¬†Painted by the Sun ¬†¬†for ¬†the nomination! I’m very happy that you consider my blog inspiring. This is truly a ¬†blessing that means more than you know.

 Guidelines:
1. Thank the person who nominated you and include a link back to their blog
2. Share 7 things about yourself
3. Pass the award to 7 nominees

Seven Things About Me

1. I really enjoy ¬†blogging , but I’m actually ¬†more of a private person, and an introvert, so this has been good for me! ¬†:)

2. At 5 ft 6, I’m the shortest person in my family. My dad is 6 ft 7 and he’s still ¬†not the tallest!

3.  Chicago Mix is my favorite popcorn. Yum!

4.¬† I’m a real “girly” girl, but I love watching football.

5.  I enjoy playing Scrabble and Words with Friends.

6. I didn’t own a cell phone until our two older children were in high school, and then I got one just so they could reach me if they needed to….When they went off to college, I learned how to text! ¬†Smh! ¬†Lol! :)

7.  I enjoy taking nature walks with my husband and our youngest daughter, on Sunday afternoons.

Here Are Seven Very Inspiring Blogs:

5 Minute Bible/ 5minutebible.wordpress.com

Found in Light/ foundinlight.wordpress.com

Steven/washedfeet.wordpress.com

New Life/ pastorchrisjordan.wordpress.com

Everyone Has A Story/ birdmartin.wordpress.com

Growing in Jesus/ jenniferbuczynski.wordpress.com

Daily Living with a Christian Perspctive/lbtk.wordpress.com

” A Special Thank You”…I am especially inspired, and blessed by those of you who, read, “like,”or follow my blog. Thank you, and God Bless!¬† :)

“One Lovely Blog” Award

“… Whatsoever things are lovely…think on these things.”
Philippians 4:8

I love the ¬†Audrey Hepburn song from “My Fair Lady”, ¬†Oh Wouldn’t It Be Lovely!! And, yes, it is very lovely to be nominated for the One Lovely Blog Award!” This is such an honor and my heartfelt thanks and appreciation goes out to forhisgloryandpraise, for her kind words, and her nomination.

Guidelines for this award are as follows…

Mention who gave it to you with a link back to their blog. 

Share seven things about yourself

Give this award to fifteen other bloggers

Let them know they’ve won.

Post the award on your blog.

About Me

1. The Bible is my favorite book, my guide, and source of direction.

2.  Audrey Hepburn movies are some of my favorites! She was so lovely.   :)

3. It’s really sweet to see older married couples, holding hands as they walk along. Cute and romantic!

4. Puppies and Killer Whales are my favorite animals. Puppies are adorable, and Orcas are simply gorgeous!

5. I try to stop and look up at the sky at least once each day. It’s so beautiful!

6. English gardens, the ocean, and the symphony… Lovely!

7. Oh, and also very lovely… Glazed Lemon Pound Cake!!! ¬†:)

Here are Several Lovely Blogs

Painted By The Sun/ carolanns66.wordpress.com

A Winsome Journey/awinsomejourney.wordpress.com

Winds of Time/babydogogos.wordpress.com

Just My Echo/justmyecho.wordpress.com

My Little Bunny Cupcake/ ellieschouten.wordpress.com

And a very special thank you to those of you ¬†who read, “like”, comment, or follow my blog! You’re the best. Have a “lovely” day! :)

Beautiful Blogger Award

Oh, Bother!!

All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful,
The Lord God made them all.

It’s such a beautiful day!! A very special thank you to Emi at¬†fourleaves92.wordpress.com,¬†for nominating me for the Beautiful Blogger Award! It’s truly a blessing, and I am deeply honored. The beauty of blogging is that I get the chance to interact, share, and communicate, with so many interesting people, and it’s all right here at my fingertips! It’s very rewarding for me, and I love it.¬†The Beautiful Blogger Award is given for creativity, originality, and contribution to the blogging community. As guidelines suggest, I will list seven random things about myself, and I am happy to list seven blogs that I am nominating ¬†for the Beautiful Blogger Award.

The Guidelines:

 

  • List seven random facts about yourself
  • Post a link to the blog of the person who nominated you
  • Link to seven other bloggers who are deserving of the award
  • Let those bloggers know that you‚Äôve nominated them

Seven Random Facts About Me: (Very random)

I am an early bird.
I was born in the spring!
I have two sisters and a brother; and  two daughters and a son.
I could spend the entire day working in my gardens without a break, and even forget to eat!
I love being a wife and mom. :)
I enjoy watching nature, God’s creation; from the sky to everything beneath it.
I believe that beauty from within is the most important kind.

Here are Seven Beautiful Blogs:

Clover and Thyme;  cloverandthyme.com

Photography by Gisele Morgan; giselemorgan.wordpress.com

Francine in Retirement; francineinretirement.wordpress.com

Lee’s Birdwatching Adventures Plus; leesbird.com

Photobotos; photobotos.com

Home and the Range; homeandtherange.wordpress.com

Clayhearts; clayhearts.wordpress.com

A special thank you to those of you  who like, read, or follow my blog. Have a beautiful day!!

The Reader Appreciation Award

¬†I would like to express my appreciation, and a very special thank you, to beatrix mana at babydogogos.wordpress.com, for nominating me for this award! This came as a complete surprise, and I am both humbled and honored to have been nominated.In accepting this award, I’ll share a little of what I’ve been up to lately, along with a list of bloggers that I am nominating for the Reader Appreciation Award

“What’s Going On?”

Well its spring, and gardening is one of my great loves, so of course, I’m thrilled, and I’ve been spending a lot of time working outside in our yard. I’ve been unable to garden for the past couple of springs due to a two-year recovery from a surgery where I almost lost my leg and nearly died. Praise God, neither occurred, and, while I am still experiencing the pain and limitations which are the result of this tragedy, I am so thankful that the Lord has blessed me to be able to get out and enjoy my gardens. ¬†I love the logo for this award. Sunflowers are one of my favorites. They’re very happy and bright, and that’s just how I feel about receiving this award!

Here are some blogs that I’m sure you’ll ¬†enjoy and appreciate reading. I know I do!

Ellen Grace Olingerellenolinger.wordpress.com

Mikeemmock.wordpress.com

Lynn lynnlovesediting.wordpress.com

Florence Kuekharpoftenstrings.wordpress.com

Brian’s Blog brianwilliamsen,wordpress.com

Reflections in the Word reflectionsintheword.wordpress.com

The Versatile Blogger Award

I am very happy, and honored, to receive the Versatile Blogger Award!

Thanks so much, to forhisgloryandpraise.wordpress.com, for nominating me! It’s a wonderful surprise, and I consider it a great honor. I like the definition for versatile which means, “able to move freely in all directions.” That’s how I feel about blogging. I enjoy moving freely in all directions! Whether it’s sharing a story, posting scriptural quotes, or simply surfing through a variety of ¬†topics on other blogs, I love the versatility that comes with being a blogger! ¬†I’m still getting the hang of this award business, so I’ll try my best to meet the guidelines. ¬†Here are 7 things about me, along with a list of very versatile bloggers, that I would like to nominate:

Seven Things About Me: (I’ll try to be versatile!) :)

1. Pink and Green are my favorite colors.

2.¬†I love football and I’m a Pittsburg Steelers fan, along with my whole family. “Steeler Nation!!”

3. I love  Greek, Mexican, and Caribbean foods. Yum.

4. I like old classic films. But not the boring ones!  :)

5. I love playing Scrabble and “Words with Friends”

6. I love visiting Science and History museums, (I guess I’m kind of a nerd!)

7.  I drive a Jeep and Jeeps are my favorite. Very cool, and perfect for hauling all of my gardening stuff. :)

Here are some very versatile bloggers: ( These are just a few of the many that I enjoy!)

1. Francine In Retirement francineinretirement.wordpress.com¬†“Beautiful photographs, inspiring, fun blog ; always something new!”

2. Jump out of the Box jumpoutthebox.wordpress.com¬†“Intriguing photography blog, Christian insights, oozes creativity! Lovely!”

3. Mere Inkling mereinkling.wordpress.com¬†“I love history, and here’s a blog where history and writing meet in an amazing way!”

4. Walk Good joshfults.com¬†“I love this phrase, Walk Good, this blog is based on Ephesians 5:15; great perspective. Excellent read!”

5. Terry 1954¬†terry1954.wordpress.com¬†“Inspirational stories, based on everyday experiences; warm, from the heart. Genuine!”

6. A Winsome Journey awinsomejourney.wordpress.com¬†” A blog filled with imagination and creativity; dare to dream. Refreshing!”

7. Winds of Time babydogogos.wordpress.com¬†“A comfy quilt type of blog, with stories that make you smile!” :)

Thanks again to, forhisgloryandpraise.wordpress.com and, I’d also like to give a “shout out” to those of you, who follow and comment on my blog!…¬†You’re the Best! :)

The Sunshine Award!

I am very happy, and honored to receive the blogger’s Sunshine Award !

My sincere and ¬†heartfelt thanks goes out to NanaDoll, ¬†http://momtoldmetowriteabook.wordpress.com, for nominating me for this beautiful award! I absolutely love blogging, and haven’t been at it for long, so this is all still very new for me. ¬†It’s my first award with requirements attached, and I’ve been working on meeting them for a little while now, so here we go!

The Sunshine Award comes with a few rules:

  • Include the award‚Äôs logo in a post or on your blog
  • Answer 10 questions about yourself
  • Nominate 10-12 other fabulous bloggers
  • Link your nominees to the post and comment on their blogs, letting them know they have been nominated
  • Share the love and link the person who nominated you!

 About Me: 

 1. I am very happily married to my college sweetheart.

2. We have three miracle children, (that doctors said we’d never have!) :)

3. I’ve experienced many miracles of healing in my life.

4. I love the Lord.  He is my strength, my source of  joy and all things wonderful in this life.

5. I love lots of different kinds of music, and I play 3 instruments.

6. I enjoy writing, and I love blogging!

7. I enjoy cooking, homemaking, and gardening.

8. I enjoy English Literature. Jane Austen and Charles Dickens are my favorites!

9. I enjoy eating organic foods, and I’m “practically” ¬†vegetarian. :)

10. I enjoy cycling, and other outdoor activities, with family and friends.

Here are a “baker’s” dozen of blogs that I am passing this award on to. They’re like” Sunshine!” Check them out, I’m sure you’ll agree!

1. http:/fourleaves92.wordpress.com

2. http:/artbycamila.wordpress.com

3. http:/washedfeet.wordpress.com

4. http:/365daysofpraising.wordpress.com

5. http:/savannahssong.wordpress.com

6.  http:/refusingtotiptoe.com

7. http:/birdmartin.wordpress.com

8. http:/traveldestinationbucketlist.com

9. http:/frommyfrontstep.wordpress.com

10. http:/todayiprayed.wordpress.com

11. http:/changedbyhim0510.wordpress.com

12.http:/matthew1625.com

13. http:/tracielouisephotography.net

These are all wonderful blogs, and there are so many more that I would have liked to mention. Some have already received this award, but I still hate leaving anyone out, so this was a little difficult for me. I’d also like to send out a very special “thank you” to those who follow and comment on my blog. I’m humbled by your interest, and you too, are like “Sunshine” to me!

Smiles and Blessings.  РFaith