Renee from Heart Tokens has graciously nominated me for this Barnabas Award. I am truly humbled by her appreciation of my writing.
If you have not visited Renee’s site, I encourage you to do so. She is a Christian who shares her faith without reservation. She inspires many readers with her praise and love of God while sharing other experiences in her life.
The Barnabas Award is presented in recognition of encouragement and inspiration a blogger brings to his or her readers.
How the award works:
- Thank the person who nominated you, and share their blog.
- Think of five bloggers that encourage and inspire you and nominate them.
- List five things about yourself and answer the questions.
- Lastly, ask your nominees five questions. Why five? Because it is the number that signifies grace.
Five things about me:
I am a retired teacher who’s turned to writing. After 40 years in the classroom, my writing journey has been a true joy.
I now live in Ohio, the Buckeye State.
I grew up in Montana. I will always look forward to visiting my homeland under the Big Montana Sky.
I grew up with five siblings (four brothers and one sister). I’m the oldest, for better or worse.
I have nine grandchildren between my blended family in Ohio and Montana. The most recent addition arrived on November 29 . . . a boy.
Here are the answers to Renee’s questions:
If you were given as much money as it took to change something for the good, what would be that one thing you would choose?
Eliminate hunger across the world. I am far too blessed with what I’ve been given.
What is one trait from a bible character that you wish you had/or am currently working on having more of?
Witness the Lord’s Word much as Apostle Paul did. I have felt God’s nudges to write more Christian-themed poetry as a way to share my faith.
If you could have been in the crowd that day the young man had the loaves and fish lunch, what do you think your modern-day lunch would have consisted of?
My lunch would have consisted of the same fishes and loaves. To humbling break bread with Jesus would be a life-changer.
If you had a choice, which would you do, stop world hunger or stop bullying?
I already addressed hunger, so I would then turn my attention to removing bullying from our culture—schools, workplace, on the street, politics, and so many other places. Jesus commands us to love one another, just as our Lord loves us.
Do you believe that we can change the world by the words we speak? Whether negative or positive?
We can change the world in a positive way, one conversation at a time. The world definitely needs more positivity.
Here are my five questions to my nominees:
What do you like most about blogging?
Who serves as one of your main inspirations for life?
Do you have a favorite quote or verse from Scripture? Feel free to share it.
If you could change one negative thing in our world, what would you want to change?
Besides God and Jesus, who is a person or an event which you enjoy reading about from the Bible?
To those whom I give this award to, I dearly appreciate you for your unwavering inspiration. If you wish, you are invited to participate.