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Reader Appreciation Award

This is my second blog award in 2 days.  I am so humbled (to the point of tears—overwhelmed!).  I want to thank Bird (Cathie) at Everyone Has a Story for nominating me.  If ever I needed some encouragement in my blogging it’s been this past week.

As it is for all awards, there are rules.  I am suppose to be telling you something I’ve been doing lately.  Well, for the first time in years I am able to plant a small garden spot behind my apartment building.  My dear neighbor, Mel, who passed away earlier this year (I wrote a post about him called “Gone Fishing”) was the one who was in charge of making the backyard “pretty”.  His children, after he passed, gave me a lot of his items in the garden spot.  I told them I would make the spot beautiful…in memory of his dear friendship–he was like a dad to me.  So, I’ve been planting baskets of flowers, doing a little landscaping, even have some tomatoes growing…and it’s a joy for me.  I’m still a kid when it comes to playing in the dirt.

I understand I am suppose to nominate 6 people for this award–but, for this award I would like to nominate just 2.




There is joy, hope and peace in knowing the Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Everyday is a new day to share the the glorious Gospel message of grace and forgiveness; the blessings of hope; the Father God's eternal promises; and the importance of living daily in the will of God according to the Scriptures, especially now with the world in chaos and uncertainty. My life before I repented of all my sin, was washed clean by the blood of the Lamb of God-- Jesus Christ and was born again; was one of utter selfishness in every aspects of my life. I lived for ME and only me! Now I live for my Lord and soon coming King, rejoicing daily. I earnestly desire to share the message of the Gospel, encourage sisters/brothers in Christ by fervent prayer and studying the Holy Scriptures more each day. Maranatha Read more on my "About Me" page at my site.

9 thoughts on “Reader Appreciation Award

    1. Thank you sweetie! Every time I read one of your posts, it seems like I’ve been there! Your blog is so very good and God has gifted you well! Stay blessed in His Precious Love!

      PS: I have a granddaughter named “Bug”. Someday I will post about her. At 7 years old, she see the Lord in such amazing ways!


      1. That makes me feel so loved! I’m amazed but honored people read my stuff!

        I tend to really love “Bugs”! I look forward to writing about yours! 🙂


  1. CONGRATULATIONS!! And I am so honored that you chose me as one of your nominees!!! You’ve made me feel very special!.Thank you. Your new garden sounds like a peaceful and lovely place to be. 🙂


  2. WOW! You only picked 2 and one of them was me! Thank you so much. I feel humbled and honored that you read my blog so diligently. I have been having a hard time finding time to write lately. So much going on at the church we serve that I can barely find time to sleep. Thank God that He provides the extra time for me to get all that I get done and still sleep.

    Thank you for the nomination. I am going to try to get this done tonight before I look for that extra hour of sleep. 🙂



    1. Your blog is an inspiration to me for sure! I know hoe humbling it is to be nominated…but sometimes I believe God brings these little tokens of appreciation along to show us that what we are doing with our blogging is bringing Him glory.
      You are more than welcome Jeannie…
      May your rest be blessed
      Stephanie ~streim~


    2. Well Jeannie, you know I truly appreciate your blog. It is so very relevant… and easy reading. You are a blessing so I nominated you for another award. The “One Lovely Blog Award”. You can check out the rules, details etc on today’s post titled “Threefold Blessing” at

      Continue on in the Spirit as He leads!!


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