I have the honor of being nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award. This is my first nomination for this peer-recognition award, and it comes from Yvonne M Morgan, a Christian blogger, Jesus follower, wife, mom, grandmother, missionary and author.
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Thank you, Yvonne, for this nomination! It’s been a real joy to be part of a blogging community with other Christian writers who encourage me and challenge me every week with their solid content. So, I’m thrilled to nominate for the Sunshine Blogger Award other writers and bloggers who inspire and challenge me.
First, here are the rules:
Who would you like to visit with in heaven?
C.S. Lewis. He seems like the kind of person I'd enjoy chatting with. Smart, deep, but having a humor and creativity about him.
Where did you grow up?
"All over" is my standard answer. My dad was in the Air Force, so Mississippi, Guam, Arkansas, New Jersey, Kansas, and Indiana.
What is your favorite subject to blog about?
Christian parenting is my favorite because I'm in it now. I have been contemplating and researching it for years, and I like exploring it both in theory and practice.
What is your biggest obstacle to your Christian walk?
It feels like most people say that hardship brings them closer to God, but it drags me away. I become angry at God and question His goodness. I'm getting better at not going there, but I still struggle in my core to believe that God wants good things and is for me.
What author inspires you the most?
Right now I'm reading and loving Bill Hull's "The Complete Book of Discipleship." It's not as dry as it sounds. So many great and inspiring and well researched ideas about discipleship and Christian community. I like how clearly he communicates, too. I like concise.
What is your biggest regret in life so far?
I regret letting others define me, especially the manipulators and the unhealthy folks who projected their own issues on to me.
How has your relationship with God changed over the years?
I have gotten more honest with God about myself, my emotions, even being angry with Him. He can handle it, He's God. He knows anyway and I don't fear offending Him with honesty.
What is your favorite Bible verse?
Hosea 6:6, "For I desire mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings." It was quoted by Jesus more than once and I think is a message that Christians in America need to hear most right now.
What Apostle do you most relate to and why?
Peter. I'm like Peter in that I'm gung-ho, stick my foot in my mouth often, and prone to legalism. That's also probably why I find him super annoying.
If you could do or be anything in life, what would it be?
Super fit and really good with people - a smooth talker.
Why do you blog?
I feel like the things I'm talking about in my blog aren't getting talked about otherwise. I'm trying to change the conversation about Christian parenting. I'm also trying to figure out what I believe and what matters most. I think the best wisdom comes out of community and conversation, like on a blog.
Next, my nominations and I look forward to learning more about them from their answers to my questions- eleven great Christian bloggers.
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Here are the questions I’d like my nominees to answer. Can’t wait to read the answers!
Thank you again for the nomination Yvonne. I feel very honored to call you a friend. You are a blessing to so many of us. And I'm thankful to have connected with someone else passionate about helping the orphans of the world!
I hope all our readers enjoy connecting with this wonderful bloggers. They offer up words that encourage and enlighten so please follow them. God bless each of you.