a couple of weeks ago, i received several awards from several of my wonderful friends and i am going to get caught up on accepting them and passing them along today. the kreativ blogger award is the last one on my list to accept and give back to others. it is an award given to other bloggers whose blogs are interesting and have a lot of creativity. three of my friends nominated me for this award and i was very honored and humbled by their thoughtfulness. kat from heart to heart, and jen from the life and times of mommy. she is on her 100th post and is hosting a great giveaway. and loren from the magoo news all thought to bless me with this honor. and, i want to let everyone know that i think each one of these friends are really the greatest. they stop by and visit me often and i feel so blessed just by their visit. they are great friends and they have great blogs themselves. kat will touch you with her stories. jen will delight you with her sweet heart and honesty. and loren will bless you with her insight and exuberance about her family and her life. please stop by and meet them. they would love to meet you and make more friends.
i am supposed to tell 7 things about me that my blogging friends may not know about me;
1. when i was a little girl, i only thought that i wanted 2 kids. but once i had my first baby, it was so fun and fulfilling, i obviously changed my mind.
2. i love to spend time with the Lord asking Him for revelation that will transform me more and more into His likeness.
3. i love to encourage others.
4. i love to allow God to speak through me and present the Truth of His Word.
5. i started blogging 3 months ago because i was so moved by reading a couple of other blogs and i felt like God was nudging me to be open to revealing myself here and possibly encourage and touch someone else's heart like mine was touched.
6. i laugh a lot! it feels good to laugh!
7. i love to sit outside with my husband on our porch and talk. it is so relaxing.
I am required to nominate 7 other bloggers for this award and they are supposed to nominate 7 others. (Be sure to leave a comment on their blog about the award.) After they accept the award they are then asked to write a list of 7 things that their blog readers may not know about them.
you would be greatly blessed to stop by and meet all of these friends of mine. they are the best. it will be well worth your time to make their acquaintance and get to know them. don't let this opportunity pass you by. :)
just some insights into my thoughts and feelings about my life and what God is revealing to me and how i am experiencing His grace and mercy in so many ways. please feel free to comment and share your heart here too. i'd love to hear from you. you never know whose life you just might touch with your insights as well.
My First Blog Entry March 27, 2009
laying my heart at the feet of Jesus well, here goes. not really sure how this is going to go but i do believe it is in my heart to begin to share some of the things that God is doing in my life and secrets that live in my heart. i've really been inspired by a blog that i have just begun to read by a young, sweet mommy (what she calls herself). happening upon her blog was not an accident but, i believe, a direction from the Lord. as i have read much of what she has written from her heart, i've been moved to tears and smiled a lot, enjoying partaking of what she has shared. wondering if anything that i have to share might move anyone as her writings have moved me, i thought that i just might let some of my heart be opened to those interested in hearing the secrets in the heart of a wife and mom who sometimes feels as if she might drown in the difficulties of raising five children if it weren't for my God who is ever so merciful and His Grace who is ever so powerful. as i write this, tears stream down my own face, thinking of some of the situations that i am laying at the feet of Jesus at this very moment in my life. this seems to make it plain to me that going forward with this new adventure of blogging may just be a way for God to continue to remind me of His love and His goodness toward me. open heart surgery, with God's love as the knife, that's kind of what it feels like. cutting away the dead, useless pieces and repairing it with His intense, unconditional love. i hope that a few people are touched and moved to sharing their lives as well by reading some of what i may reveal of myself as i continue to lay my heart at his feet and trust Him to keep it and make it whole.
i am a wife of 19 years to my wonderful husband, aaron. a mom of 6 precious children (josiah 17, rachel 16, olivia 14, amanda 12, jacob 3, & our newest addition, baby jonah, born may 18, 2011. my life is full and exciting as i depend upon God to empower me to take on the everyday tasks that are set before me. i love God with all my heart as He has revealed His amazing love for me. i love sharing many of the things He has shown me in a Bible study at my church. allowing Him to use me to unveil Truth is a very big part of my life. it is just all so "GOOD!"