The Beautiful Blogger Award


 

Instructions for the award:

1. Thank the person who gave you the award

2. Paste the award on your blog

3. Link the person who nominated you for the award

4. Nominate 7 bloggers or less

5. Post links to the 7 blogs you nominated

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Wow…this season seems to be an award season for me and I give God praise for all of them. I just want to thank Poetic Journey for this Beautiful Blogger Award. She is a phenomenal woman battling sickle cell anemia and her blog has been very inspirational and humbling in that through her struggles, She still sees God as Greater in her life. We don’t have to be sick to appreciate God, we just have to understand that He is our Maker, He is the one that created all of us uniquely and that’s what makes Him great in the first place. So our circumstances don’t change the Fact the God deserves all the Glory, all the praise today and everyday. God is AWESOME !!!!!!

I do encourage people to visit her blog, because her journey has been full of ups and downs and in spite of it all, She still gives God all the Glory. Thank you my dear friend for this nomination. You are a blessing to me in this blogging world. God bless you hun.

 I Nominate the following bloggers for this Award.

1. Scott Mitchell http://evokingthedeep.wordpress.com/

2. Granbee http://granbee.wordpress.com/

3. Margaret Olat http://worshipandswag.wordpress.com/

4. Bipolarmuse http://bipolarmuse.com/

5. Celeste http://celestealluvial.wordpress.com

6. Oilofjoy http://oilofjoyandgarmentsofpraise.wordpress.com/

7.  J. Michel Fluery http://jhasmoments.wordpress.com/

Very Inspiring Blogger Award


Rules for this award:

1.Thank the person who nominated you.

2. Share 7 things about yourself

3. Pass the award to 7 nominees

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Thank YOU!

Thank you Celeste from her Mortal Hearts with Immortal Souls blog and sister Sharanelle from her nothappeninonmywatch blog for this nomination for this award. I feel a lot of emotions running through my mind as I consider what it means to be and “Inspiration”. When I first started this blog, I was doing it for fun and not really thinking I could add to anyone with whatever thoughts that came to mind because I was doing it for my own reasons. I figured what I had to say wasn’t really something that would grab anyones attention let alone touch someone because these are my personal thoughts, and I didn’t really expect to have an audience, but over time, I feel the direction of my writing journey changing in that I now long not so much to gain an audience but to write things that matter to me the most. If it touches someone or uplifts them in some way then I feel blessed by that. The mere fact of blessing someone makes me happy. Encouragement is what I live for. I am inspired to inspire but I live more to just bless people with whatever words of wisdom or words of encouragement that I wish were laid out to me when I was going through life without direction. It is meaningless to wonder around in life with no aim, with no goals, with no target and with no direction. Writing has been an amazing self-therpeutic experience for me and I am happy when others are able to empathize and/or feel encouraged by the thoughts that lay within my heart. Thank you Celeste once again for this nomination. I hope to continue on this path of inspiration in my future posts. Who would have thought that others would be interested in my thoughts? *chuckle*

7  Lovely things about myself

1. I love pizza– it is the best creation of vegetables and meat, and all kinds toppings ever made known to man. I’m sure you’d agree with me right??? right??? lol.

2. I love JESUS! so worship is a big part of my life because of what He represents for me and I sing in a Choir to maintain that place that means so much to me. PRAISE IS WHAT I DO.

3.Chapters Indigo is a cool hangout place….all I see is books and I’m in Heaven. I think that if I had one room in my humble abode that would be my haven, it would be a big study room library and I’d have books on every wall.

4. Spring is my favourite season of the Year. Flowers and life springing forward during this season is always and is most definitely an exhuberant display of Gods creation in all it’s glory at this moment and I wish the Lord could have made it an all year round season but it’s like that Beatles song, “To every Season, turn, turn, turn…” lol.

5. I am a Twin. Surprise! When I am by myself, people find me to be so much of an individual that they find it hard to accept I have a double when I tell them about my sister… I guess 1 Sherline is enough in this world lol. I must be too much – In a Good Way I hope!  lol

6. I Studied Criminology and I love the show Criminal Minds, Bones, CSI etc and read books like Sherlock Holmes and stuff related to it…I just love things to do with that area with law. Crime is interesting as it is also quite a fearful subject matter as well.

7. If I had to choose between living on a hill and living on a plain, my grandfather would say

                “It’s always better to live in a high place because you will always escape the flood.” 

                “touché Granpa! touché ! ” (French: You got me there)

I agree with him completely but I think my reason is just to have that scenic view of the land  and being able to watch the sunrise and sunset in the horizon, so yeah, I love high places and make sure to live in areas of high elevation in any country because that is the safest place to be. Don’t you all agree?

7  Nominees

 http://allaboutlemon.com/

http://nadiesbrain.wordpress.com/

http://oyiabrown.wordpress.com/

http://imagebreakers.wordpress.com/

http://joyreturns.com/

http://depreachersblog.wordpress.com

http://unfamiliarpassage.wordpress.com

These nominees have amazing blogs and I am pretty sure you’ll enjoy them as much as I have.

I also want to thank Nadie of http://nadiesbrain.wordpress.com/ and Rolain of http://kingspeech.wordpress.com for the renomination of this award

Stay Blessed Everybody! 

One Lovely Blog Award


Wow, I’ve been nominated for the One Lovely Blog by Twinnies Gabbyangel and Autumnsunshine. Don’t you just love their names!!?? I sure do *smile*. Thank you twinnies! If you have time, I totally recommend their blog. They have fun insights about different topics and they are oh sooo full of imagination and creativity. They are awesome Twinnies :):)

There are no rules to how many one can nominate so I’m just  gonna go ahead and spread love and warmth.

Please check out the following Bloggers:

http://lizmason.wordpress.com/  – Woman of strength and organization of mind to organize your life

http://1meremortal.me/ – the imaginary and real poet of the soul

http://nadiesbrain.wordpress.com/ – Girl of standard, determination and inner beauty and strength

http://jessiejeanine.com/ – Woman of valor, dignity and strength

http://thetestofthecross.wordpress.com/ – Man after God’s Heart

http://mtsweat.com/ – Just met and love his posts!!!

http://pastormikesays.wordpress.com/ – A Man on a mission with the Gospel of TRUTH

http://mountupbook.wordpress.com/ – Woman of God and about God’s business

http://poeticjourney251.wordpress.com – Journeys of the soul as she battles life

http://granbee.wordpress.com/ – Poetic creativity and a unique imagination. Has an amazing way with words.

http://korahomes.wordpress.com/ – Love this girl!!! She is a critical thinker that doesn’t take life at face value – total recommend

http://russellmazonde.wordpress.com/ – A Man of Proverbs

Be blessed by their posts everyone, as they have blessed me!

Seven “X” Seven Link Award


Another Award that I didn’t expect to receive today comes from my lovely friend PoeticJourney and have been Re-nominated by Myth , shreyagayu, allaboutlemon, and Michael from Have a Dream.

As with most Blog Awards on WordPress there are stipulations that must be met upon acceptance of the coveted award. So with the 7×7 Link Award the first thing you have to do is tell something about yourself that nobody knows. Oh MY! lol

I love watching Asian dramas (particularly Japanese. Indonesian and Korean) and I also love watching Japanese cartoons. I think Hayao Miyazaki must have influenced me a great deal when I lived in China.

Now comes the 7×7 links to my pieces I feel are worthy to link up:

Most Beautiful Piece:   Seeking Validation in the Wrong Places – A Love-Starved World

Most Helpful:  Learning to Listen rather than being Heard

Most Popular: Welcome to Pity Party: Please do NOT RSVP me!

Most Controversial: The Importance of Detecting False Humility

Most Surprisingly Successful: So you lied to me – Trust is Earned My Friend

Most Underrated: Maintain Standards to Build Integrity

Most Pride Worthy: Self Respect – I’m all about that!

Next step to the 7×7 Award fulfillment is to nominate 7 bloggers who I feel deserve the honor and hopefully haven’t already receive it

Scott Mitchell: http://fromscott.wordpress.com/

Halfwaybetweenthegutter: http://halfwaybetweenthegutter.wordpress.com

Zahir Yusuf: A Tale of My heart

Surviving the Storm: http://mountupbook.wordpress.com/

Liz Mason: Organizing the Inside

Mypastmademe: http://mypastmademe.com/

Nadiesbrain: http://nadiesbrain.wordpress.com/

If you have never heard of them, please make sure to check them out and HAVE A BLESSED AND MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Candle Lighter Award


Candle Lighter Award

Read more about this Award by Kate Kresse

This Award Shared with me by J. Michel  http://jhasmoments.wordpress.com/

I really Appreciate it and I am truly honored. I’m still left speechless.

This award belongs to those who believe, who always Survive the day and those who never stop Dreaming , for those who cannot quit, for those who keep trying and if you have that category you are Entitled in this Award.

I Nominate the following bloggers that fit this profile and I believe you’ll enjoy reading their blogs:

PoeticJourney http://poeticjourney251.wordpress.com/

KoraHomes http://korahomes.wordpress.com/

Brandon Render http://thetestofthecross.wordpress.com/

Paulette’s blog http://pbus1.wordpress.com/

1Meremortal http://1meremortal.me/

CurlyCarly http://curlycarly.com

Russell Mazonde http://russellmazonde.wordpress.com/

Joyce de Vivre joycedevivre.wordpress.com

Tarisai Mzwimbi http://writersfield.wordpress.com/

The Kreativ Blogger Award


Wow, I have been nominated yet again for another award from my lovely blogger friends Russell Mazonde and Poeticjourney. Thank you so much my friends, I am really touched by this nomination. It’s really an honor to be considered a Kreativ Blogger.

For this award, I am required to share 10 things you may not know about me. Then, I will have to pass this award on to at least 6 ( or more ) other bloggers.

10 things you don’t know about me:

1. I love movies and I mean good ones with a plot that is not a rehash of what has already been done but something new and amazing such as Inception & Sherlock Holmes 1 & 2 to name a few. Movie makers shouldn’t reinvent the wheel when you all can bring something new to the table. That’s just my 2cents on the situation lol.

2. I love Japanese food especially, beef bulgogi and the varieties of sushi. In fact I think I love Asian food period such as- Chinese, Korean and Indo-fusion, Indian food….etc…hmmm… I think I feel hungry lol…yeah

3. I have lived in Germany, Australia, Kenya, China, and visited England, Inner Mongolia, New York and live in Canada. I love traveling and visiting new lands. I guess I’ve been to every continent except South America…on a to do list for the future lol.

4.  I tried learning how to speak chinese and let me tell you those classes were not easy…I quit after class 2 but can still understand somethings being said especially if someone dissing me in front of my face! lol.

5. I am from Zimbabwe but I am often mistaken as an African-American when I go back home because I don’t seem to look “African” and I have no accent. I am often mistaken here in Canada as a person from the “Islands” and to many people’s dismay, when I tell them that “I am AFRICAN to the tee”, they get offended after learning the truth. I don’t get that? What is up with that? I guess it’s a “your not one of us” mentality….hmmmmmm

6. I used to collect stamps and coins as a hobby but the business of life has made me forget this passion. I guess I have decided to pass on the baton to my lovely little sister. She enjoys every coin I give her…especially the shiny ones lol.

7. I was once part of a school club that a group of my friends and I formed that was inspired by Amnesty International – Our focus and motto was In Solidarity with Humanity. It was a group  that focused of human rights violations and this was a high school thing trying to get ignorant students interested and aware of international affairs and the injustices of foreign policies and the impacts of the UN on worldly affairs. I find it important to read up on such things rather than being a passive observer to the goings ons of what is happening in the world. I guess I get that whole thing from my grandpa. He always told me to “read the newspaper and not be a fool that knows nothing about the things going on in this world“. “Whatever isn’t impacting you now may impact on you later” is what he would say.

8. I love dessert. Dessert is the best part of any meal lol. I’m sure you’ll agree with me on that one.

9.  I sing in my Church choir as an alto at times and a tenorette lol. I used to be a youth leader until UNIVERSITY happened, but now I have dedicated myself to be part of the church choir and currently I am in a young adult cell group for “Young Vibrant Professionals”.

10.  I learned a bit of martial arts when I was in middle school called Wushu, and my wushu teacher Tony Flores happens to be a friend of Jet Li! I was like “WHAT!!!!” when I heard that. It was a great thing to learn and when I went to the Shaolin temple on a school trip in China, I got to punch a monk….that was awesome! talk about stress relief, lol. *reminiscing* Mind you…it didn’t hurt him…we were all asked to punch him in the stomach and he had tensed his muscles to demonstrate his level of meditation to not feel pain. It was an interesting adventure. I’ll never forget that. Me thinks I should revisit that place again lol. And just to make it clear, in no way am I a violent person. The punch was a martial arts demonstration.

The 6 Bloggers I nominate for this award are:

1. Korahomes– I love this girls writing. She evokes so much emotion that breathes on the real and exposes the truth of what life is all about.

2. JessieJanineShe has a unique story to tell that brings you to tears and yet you see that it she has a passion to help others become overcomers of painful experiences in their past.

3. Joycedevivre– She is Kreativ in every sense of the word. Her perspective shines in her writing and draws you to question and reflect in your own journey.

4. Worshipandswag I love her writing. She always brings something new to the table and makes you think about things we take for granted.

5. Attonbitus468 – I enjoy reading his writing. He is very unique and talented.

6. Jhasmoments – I love her amazing poetry. She inspires and is indeed Kreativ by definition.

I have encountered many amazing bloggers during the past couple of months so this list won’t exactly reflect all of them but I just want you to know that I still consider those that I have encountered to be just as deserving of this award. You are all very amazing to me.