Saturday, June 20, 2009

Honest Scrap Award

Just this morning, Andrea over at Arise 2 Write, awarded me the Honest Scrap Award. Andrea also has another blog entitled All Gods Creatures where she blogs about her therapy dogs. Actually, her dog, Sitka, is the one who blogs here! (How does he type without thumbs?) Andrea has a loving and open heart which she shares with her readers and with those who are sick or have special needs. This is the second time Andrea has given me an award and I just want to say, "Thank you, my dear bloggy friend!" Please pop in and visit both of her blogs.

In accepting this award, I need to do the following: 1) Say thanks and give a link to the presenter of the award. 2) Share "ten honest things" about myself. 3) Present this award to 7 others whose blogs I find brilliant in content and/or design, or those who have encouraged me. 4) Tell those 7 people that they've been awarded HONEST SCRAP and inform them of these guidelines in receiving it.

Okay, ten honest things about me:
  1. I love the Lord but need to constantly remind myself to get into His word more often.

  2. I am by nature an introvert. I'd rather converse in writing. I HATE talking on the phone. (I know, that's some strong language to use.)

  3. Since I love God, I do push myself into more extrovert type situations in order to serve Him and to make sure I don't become a hermit!

  4. I am on medication for depression and anxiety. It's something that runs in my family, and I believe it is completely a chemical imbalance. I really don't have anything in my past or present to be depressed about! I did have a miscarriage last year, but the depression and anxiety existed long before this happened.

  5. I love the beach and would live there if I could afford to!

  6. I live in Pennsylvania but would move back to Chesapeake, VA, at the drop of a hat. (This can also be read as, "I dislike cold weather and snow!")

  7. I have two sons. Even though I grew up with all sisters and am really not a tomboy, I wouldn't know what to do with a daughter! I'm just not a girly girl.

  8. Besides the Bible, my favorite book is Little Women. The only reason I wish I had a daughter is so that I'd have someone to share this book with and my Little House on the Prairie books with. (Although, my boys did watch the movie Little Women with me once! Okay, it was a rainy day and they had nothing else to do.)

  9. My two least favorite household chores are dusting and emptying the dishwasher.

  10. I wish I could play the piano and the flute!

Now to pass this award on to 7 bloggy friends. They are, in no particular order, the following:

  1. Sara at Gitzen Girl.

  2. Cindy at Army Brats and Me.

  3. Kelly at Chatty Kelly.

  4. Sheryl at The Perch.

  5. Nan at Mom's the Word.

  6. Jennifer at His Grace is Sufficient.

  7. Sue at CREATE: Making Something of Today.

All of these wonderful ladies and their blogs have been a blessing to me. Please visit them for inspiration, reality and some funnies!

Hugs and Blessings to all of you today!


Andrea said...

Congradulations! You certainly deserve this award.

As for having a deaf dog. She is 15 years old and does quite well. We use hand signals with her. She is happy and content and "very" smart.
She does NOT allow her handicap to hold her back. Actually, she doesnt seem to know she is deaf. She is my "baby girl" in a pack of male doggies!!

Much love and prayers, andrea

Chatty Kelly said...

Thank you SO much for the award. You are so sweet to think of me.

Loved you 10 things. Very informative.

Sue J. said...

Thank you for nod, you who also lists dusting as chore least likely to do! I, too, enjoyed Little Women and received a beautifully illustrated copy as a child. I passed it along to my niece quite a few years ago now. I think it's time to get it back for my CJ.

Praises to God for helping you launch your second blog, and the outreach and witness that will be to so many!

Sun-Kissed Savages said...

Wow. We're so alike!!! And you ARE so honest. I also hate talking on the phone, although I truly do love to be around people. I'm also on medication for hormonal imbalance issues,not related to depression. And not because of my own previous miscarriages.I also hate cold weather and snow, and would love to live by the beach. I grew up with all sisters, too, and then had three boys (and one girl.) Luckily, both of my older kids share my passion for Little House books. I'd even like to play the same instruments. Why list my things, when I can just copy all of yours! ;-) heh heh
Nice to "get to know you" better.

momstheword said...

Congratulations on your award and thank you for passing it along to me. That was very sweet of you! I will get to it when I can!

Sarah Dawn said...

Congrats on your award! I wanted to stop by and just splash around a bit, hope you don't mind. I love the title of your blog. I'll be back to follow along as you write for Him.

Blessings from Costa Rica,
Sarah Dawn

Jennifer Ross said...

Thank you so much for giving me this award. The only problem is that I am completely computer illiterate! LOL ;) I don't know how to get this award on my blog and to highlight other blog names after nominating them, so other people are able to visit there blogs by clicking on them.

My Army Brats and Me said...

How cool! Thanks so much and cngrats to you:) I am slow at this so I will post soon.

Chatty Kelly said...

Posted the award on my blog today! Thanks again.