Recently, I had some fellow bloggers “nominate” Unfading Beauty Ministries for some peer-recognition “awards”.
Now, I want to say from the start that I didn’t start Unfading Beauty Ministries for the attention that I would get, rather, I started it to bring attention to God.
Nevertheless, it is a humbling thing to have people think that the words God inspires me to write is “award” worthy.
So, here’s how it works; Each award comes with a set of questions I get to answer for you, the readers to get to know me and then I get the distinct privilege to pass these “awards” onto a few of my favorite bloggers!
A Huge thank you to Iris over at Blog By Iris Adrienne for nominating me, not for one award, but or TWO!
The Sunshine Blogger Award
About the Award: The Sunshine Blogger Award is given to bloggers by other bloggers who are creative, positive, and inspiring.
- What is the toughest part about blogging for you?
A tough Question! I think the toughest part about blogging is getting articles written out. Sometimes I’m Months ahead of the game, but then I get busy and don’t stay ahead. It’s the weeks that I don’t have articles pre-planned for that I end up in a bit of a “tizzy”.
- What is the most enjoyable part?
Hearing people’s testimony of how God spoke to them through what I’ve written.
- Is there something that always keeps you going during tough times?
Fear of Failure. It might be shocking that I don’t answer something like “God’s Strength” and don’t get me wrong, that is totally true, but ever since I was young, I was so afraid of failing. No, not exactly afraid, I REFUSED to fail…and to quit. I will battle and war my way through something, as long as I come out the other end of the tunnel a victor.
- What’s your favorite quote?
I have so many quotes that I love, but the first that comes to mind is a quote from Martha Washington, General George Washington’s wife;
“I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.”
- What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?
Quail my eldest brother made. Was is good? No…no it was not!
- Besides blogging, what else do you enjoy?
Ask anybody who knows me, my first answer is always BAKING! next to that, I love reading, eating copious amounts of popcorn (I feel NO SHAME admitting that!), drinking coffee, and watching movies!
- Would you rather fly or sail somewhere? Why?
Depends on the weather. If it were cold, Fly. If it were nice and warm, sail.
- Who do you most admire, and why?
My Omma. She was a steadfast believer in Jesus, resilient, strong, courageous and the most loving and gentle woman you would have ever met!
- Are you an Apple or an Android person?
Andriod currently, but I hope to switch to Apple in the near future!
- What inspires you?
Seeing people from different backgrounds love each other!
- Is this your first blogging award?
Yes! And what an honor it is!
The Liebster Award
About the Award: The Liebster Award 2017 is an award that exists only on the internet, and is given to bloggers by other bloggers. The earliest case of the award goes as far back as 2011. ‘Liebster’ in German means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.
Here are a few questions asked that come with the award:
- Why did you start blogging?
I started blogging because I love writing and telling people about Jesus. When I started, I was homeschooling and a friend told me I should blog and, unbeknownst to me, set it up (I didn’t know anything besides basic computer skills at the time) and here we are, 4 years later!
- What does the name of you blog mean?
Unfading Beauty comes from 1 Peter 3:3-4. It talks about a woman’s “unfading Beauty of a Gentle and Quiet Spirit” and I wanted this blog to be about teaching young women who they are called to be as Christian women.
- What is your biggest struggle about blogging?
A Question I previously answered above!
- What is your go to snack?
Popcorn! Skittles! Popcorn AND Skittles…Mixed! It might sound strange, but don’t knock it till you’ve tried it!
- What or who makes you laugh the most?
My eldest brother! He is the family clown and his impersonations are SPOT ON!
- What is your favorite quote to live by?
Please See Above!
- What is your favorite book and why?
There are TOO Many to choose from, so I’ll just tell you about my most current read.
It’s called The Ranger Way written by Kris Paronto, one of the survivors of the Attack on the Consulate in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012.
It is a book I seriously recommend any American Patriot to read! There are a couple places of brief course language, but aside from that, it is probably the best book I’ve read in quite a long time!
- What is saving your life lately?
Saving my life? Pumpkin spiced cookies and hot chocolate!
- Name your favorite aspect of each season.
Spring: The new fresh colors.
Summer: Lake Days Swimming in Montana!
Autumn: Pumpkin Spiced EVERYTHING!
Winter: The Month of December-of which is my Birthday Month as well as CHRISTMAS! I love the happiness that people have, the lights, the laughter and the attitude of giving that everyone has!
- What is your favorite guilty pleasure?
Supper sappy-sugary-sweet cliche Hallmark Movies!
For the Sunshine award, I would like to nominate:
For the Liebster Award, I would like to Nominate:
So, that’s Me!
I want to say a huge THANK YOU to you, all the readers, for your constant love and support! These awards are truly yours as much as they are mine!
To my nominees, it’s your turn to answer the questions for your designated award and pass on the love to another blogger!