Sunshine Blogger Award 1

I'm happy to announce I was nominated for this Sunshine Blogger Award by Stephen De La Vega. You can see his blog by clicking HERE. He's a great writer and teaches powerful messages that inspire and encourage. Stephen knows how to explain Biblical truth and apply it to everyday life.

Please visit Stephen De La Vega's website if you get the chance: Dig Deeper, Draw Nearer, Grow Fonder.

The Sunshine Blogger Award is a peer recognition for bloggers across all genres who inspire "positivity and joy." (Doesn't that branded image above really capture that?)

While there is no formal evaluation or vetting process, and no tangible prize, I am truly honored to receive this award because it is special when it comes from fellow bloggers who know and appreciate the craft. So, thank you Stephen De La Vega for nominating me.

Now, a few things I need to document for the Sunshine Blogger Award  

Sunshine Blogger Award rules:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you in the blog post and link back to their blog.
  2. Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
  3. Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
  4. List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.

My answers to the 11 questions from Stephen De La Vega:

  1. If you were given a totally free day where the minutes were never to be counted and time actually wouldn't elapse, what would you do? A family vacation. Everyone is relaxed and free to enjoy themselves. Family comes from different states and we meet together and enjoy each other. (If we are fantasizing, then I would have maids to do all the cooking and cleaning. LOL)
  2. Which of your own blog posts is your favorite and why? Please provide the link. I chose this one because it received the most views and I do really like this blog post. I Saw Much More
  3. With whom, what, or where did you shoot your strangest selfie? With my husband in a movie theater, before the movie started. When we looked at the picture later, there was a creeper behind us-–someone we didn't know. LOL.
  4. What was your biggest hurdle to overcome before you began writing? I've always enjoyed writing, but to become an author, I had to be willing to stick with the project to the end. I tried writing a book once when I was about twelve. But back then, I didn't own a typewriter and there were no computers, so I gave up after two pages. It was hard for my hand to keep up with the thoughts in my brain. Too frustrating for me. But now, with computers, it is so much faster and I'm currently working on my third book.
  5. What celebrity do you famously impersonate? I'm not one to impersonate people, but I do a credible job at impersonating the Cookie Monster from Sesame Street for my one-and-a-half-year-old grandson.
  6. What characteristic of God is most special to you? Father. I feel cared for and protected. A good father is interested in his children and only wants the best for them. I love that through Jesus, I've been adopted, and God is now my Father. And He's a GREAT Father!
  7. What was your favorite extra-curricular activity during your K-12 days? I didn't participate in school extra-curricular activities. But I spent lots of time involved in church activities (Sunday School, Youth Group, Christmas programs, choir, etc., and in my late teens, I taught a Sunday School class.)
  8. Assuming you attend a local church, what do you like most about it? I love the excellent teaching from the pulpit and I love that my church is diligent in reaching out to the community and supporting missionaries at home and abroad.
  9. Besides writing, and your "day job" (if it's not writing), what is your favorite regular activity? Reading and spending time with my family.
  10. With what Christian notable outside of your personal circles would you most like to have lunch? Perhaps Frank Peretti. I see him as one of the forerunners in Christian Fiction. It would be fun to pick his brain and learn from him. He was a pastor in the Assemblies of God, which I'm a member of. I read his first two books and absolutely loved them. Powerful, captivating, and filled with suspense.
  11. What is your favorite reality or lifestyle TV show? Love It or List It on HGTV. That's my favorite channel.

My 11 nominees are:

Beverly Joy Roberts -

Joy Avery Melville -

Chris Maxwell -

Nancy Head -

Mary Selzer -

Jessica Goyette -

Becca -

Deb Allard -

Dave Howe -

David L. Winters -

Karen Clarkson Friday -

The questions for my nominees:

  1. What inspired you to start writing or did you always want to write?
  2. Does writing energize or exhaust you?
  3. If you could visit any place in the world, where would you choose to go?
  4. What is your personal, most effective way to get past writer’s block?
  5. Of all the blog posts you've written or vlogs you've created, which is your favorite? Please post the link.
  6. What is your favorite memory about attending church?
  7. Which Bible verse has especially helped you recently? Is there one that stands out in your mind?
  8. How did you become a Christian?
  9. Why did you start a blog or vlog and what do you hope to accomplish through it?
  10. If you are an author, why did you choose to write a book? Please share a link to one of your published books.
  11. Which disciple do you most relate to and why?

Thank you readers and bloggers for your continued support.  You are all awesome!


January 19, 2022