for nominating me
for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award.
I really appreciate the honour. However, I give all the honour to the Lord because HE is the One who inspires. I consider it a great privilege to be used by Him to share the truths of His Word here.
In accepting this award, I am to share seven things about me
so here they are – in no particular order:
I married the most marvellous man in the world. I know some will disagree with me, and that is good because I would hope the same statement could be made by all women.
I have been called a ‘Pollyanna’ person because I am a positive person. However, for the first 22 years of my life I was the opposite. I knew I was totally evil and no one would ever want me. I had no friends. ‘No one loves me: no one cares’ was my theme song. I expected the worst in life and I got it. I wanted out!
“But God” – (two of my favourite words in the Bible) – but God stepped in 53 years ago and completely CHANGED me. NOW, I will admit to being somewhat of a ‘Pollyanna’ because no matter what happens, God is in control and when HE is in control, He will make EVERYTHING perfect. My life is in His hands and I am blessed.
I am a perfectionist in many ways (but only as far as it concerns me. I do not expect the same of others). Everything must be EXACTLY in place. The pattern on the crockery MUST be the right way, regardless of whether it is set on the table, stacked in the cupboard, stacked before washing etc. My pegs are coloured coordinated in the peg basket and always facing the same direction. The right coloured pegs are always used for the right items.
I love doing cryptic crosswords – never ordinary ones. I have completed jig saw puzzles face down, but I don’t seem to have the time in more recent years.
I love the colour blue and had to force myself, a few years ago, to buy other colours, as my whole wardrobe was blue.
While I was born in England and I am proud of my English heritage, I am an exceptionally patriotic, fair-dinkum, true-blue, dinky-di Aussie.
While I do not like or usually use the word ‘hate’ there is one thing I consider worthy of the word. ANY form of child abuse, be it physical, sexual, mental, emotional, demeaning – anything which devalues the child in his/her own eyes – makes me see red.
The other rule for this award is to pass it on to others
and it gives me pleasure to name:
Debbie at Deb’s Blog: http://iftodaywehear.wordpress.com/
I am ALWAYS inspired when I visit Deb’s blog. Thank you again Debbie.
A visit to Reinventing the We’ll: http://jelillie.wordpress.com/ is sure to inspire.
Paulette at http://pbus1.wordpress.com/ If you want to be inspired to worship, this is the place to be.
Anne & Ron at Freedomborn – set free have a heart of gold whose desire is to bring joy to others and inspire them in their love of the Lord. http://freedomborn.wordpress.com/
Rob at Settled in Heaven http://settledinheaven.wordpress.com/
Ann at Tonirand’s Blog http://tonirand.wordpress.com/
Thank you all for encouraging me
and inspiring me to praise my God and Saviour.
I will praise Thee O Lord with my whole heart;
I will show forth all Thy marvellous works.
I will be glad and rejoice in Thee:
I will sing praise to Thy Name,
O Thou most High.