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Life Update + Liebster Award

Hello lovely readers and followers! I know it’s been a while since I posted, but life has been…life. There are twists and turns that take you up and down in ways that you can never imagine. Although a lot of these twists and turns have been challenges, I can see the growth and blessings behind every single one of them.

As many of you know, I am recovering from a broken elbow. This has made writing difficult, but not impossible. A few weeks ago I also lost my beloved cat, Lunabelle.  I have never felt such pain before, and I know my family has experienced a lot of loss lately. Despite everything, God has shown His faithfulness to me. And I want to celebrate that in this post.

Two amazing bloggers have nominated me for the Liebster award. Both Courtney and Lea are young women who are passionate about Jesus and writing. Please check them out when you have time!

I have modified the rules a little bit in order to make this post easier on my arm, and I decided to take my 5 favorite questions from each blogger.  Since I know so many blogs who have gotten Liebster awards, I will not nominate 11. If you would like to participate, please feel free to nominate yourself and tag me in your post!

The rules for the Liebster Award are:

1. Acknowledge the blog that gave it to you and display the award
2. Answer the 11 questions that the blogger gives you
3. Give 11 random facts about yourself
4. Nominate 11 blogs and notify them of their nomination
5. Give these blogs 11 questions to answer.

My Questions

Lea’s Questions

1. What is your favorite animal?

I’m a huge animal lover, but I would have to say that cats are my favorite. I’m just a crazy cat lady. Lunabelle was my first cat, and I’m so grateful God gave her to me. 

My cat Lunabelle

 

2. Favorite thing about blogging?

My favorite aspect of blogging is interacting with the readers. Your comments mean the world to me. I love to see God moving through the words that I write. It gives me so much joy.

3. Share something you love about yourself.

I love how I’m a caring person who has great empathy for others. It can be hard, as it makes me more sensitive. But I know that it is a strength.

4. Share a vision you have for your future you.

In the future, I see myself publishing a novel. I also hope to see myself getting married and having many adventures with Jesus.

5. Tell me 3 things you are grateful for.

I am grateful for God’s grace, my family and loved ones, and books!

Courtney’s Questions

1. What are your Christmas traditions?

I know the holidays are over, but I thought this was a fun question. I love putting up the Christmas tree with my brother and sister-in-law and hiding the pickle ornament. It’s a German tradition that came from my Grandma Jean, who passed away last year. The one who finds the pickle first gets to open up their present first.

2. What are your New Year’s Resolutions?

My New Year’s resolutions are to write daily (I’m slowly getting there LOL) and to find hope in each day.

3. What was the last movie you saw?

I honestly can’t remember. I don’t watch a lot of movies. But I did watch the Twilight Zone TV series recently and found it pretty interesting!

4. What was your best moment from 2017?

I suppose one of my best moments was falling in love… and not just with my boyfriend. I think I fell more in love with my friends, family, and God this year than ever before.

5. What was one of your most difficult challenges in 2017?

The challenge from 2017 that I’m still struggling with is losing Luna. Learning to trust God while recovering from my injury has also been a struggle, but a huge blessing.

I Nominate

Nikki

Melinda

Desiree

Melanie

Grvya

Tianna

Questions for My Nominees

  1. Why is writing/blogging so important to you?
  2. Do you have any pets? If not, would you want to adopt a pet?
  3. What is one band or musician who you are obsessed with?
  4. How do you feel about New Year’s resolutions?
  5. Do you journal?
  6. Name something you are passionate about.
  7. What is the last book you’ve read?
  8. Who in your life has been an encouragement to you lately?
  9. What is your favorite way to practice self-care?
  10. Where have you traveled? If you don’t travel much (like me), where would you like to go?
  11. How do you feel about winter?

Here you go! I’m excited to read all of your responses. I pray that everyone reading this has a blessed and healthy New Year.


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Mystery Blogger Award!

Hello lovely readers and followers! Today is a great day because I have been nominated for the Mystery Blogger Award by the creative, funny, and wise blogger,  Dainty M. I love getting these awards, as it shows just how strong the bonds are between writers in the blogging community. Though they may require effort, they are also a blast. So let’s get started!

This award was first initiated by the wonderful Okoto Enigma, and I think it’s a great way to meet other like-minded bloggers and make new friends.

Here are the rules of the award

  1. Display the award logo on your blog.
  2. List the Rules.
  3. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  4. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well.
  5. Tell your readers three things about yourself.
  6. Answer five questions from the nominee.
  7. Nominate anywhere from ten to twenty bloggers.
  8. Notify the bloggers by leaving a comment on their blog.
  9. Ask your nominees any five questions of your choice, including one weird or funny question.
  10. Share the link to your best post.

Three Things About Myself

  1. I’m a daughter of God, and I strive to honor Him everyday.
  2. I firmly believe that napping is a lifestyle.
  3. I love hair and makeup. I’m not the best at it, but it’s a passion of mine.

Dainty M’s Questions

1. What’s your favourite season of the year?

I really love spring and fall. It’s neither too hot nor too cold, and the transition of the seasons is beautiful.

2. What’s the one thing you’d do if there was no stopping you?

I would get on an airplane and fly to the beach!

3. Soda or juice?

Soda–Diet Coke is my favorite source of caffeine.

4. What’s your idea of fun?

Eating, shopping, reading, writing, sitting outside, and talking with friends.

5. One piece of advice you would tell your younger self?

Your worth is in Jesus alone–not looks or performance. You don’t have to do anything to earn God’s love.

My Best Post

This is kind of a tricky question, but I think that this post is one of my recent favorites.

I Nominate

Courtney

Wendy

Karina

Dan

Wally

Grvya

Tianna

Beckie Lindsey

Questions for My Nominees

1. Would you rather skydive or bungee jump (if you had to choose)?

2. Name a pet peeve of yours.

3. What do you like to do to relax?

4. What is something you’ve learned over this past year?

5. What’s your favorite summertime treat?


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Blogger Recognition Award!

Hello lovely readers and followers! I’ve been nominated by the lovely Courtney from 1timothy412Girl for the Blogger Recognition Award (thanks girl)! I’m so excited to share this post with you today.

The rules of this challenge are 

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Write a post to show your award.
  • Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  • Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  • Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
  • Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them & provide the link to the post you created.

How My Blog Started

I’ve always liked writing, and you can find out more about my writing journey in this post. I didn’t know I wanted to start a blog until after I became a serious Christian at the beginning of college. I started to read blogs by Christian women that helped guide me in my faith. Through these posts I found inspiration, comfort, and the message of who God is. After reading one particular blogger’s posts, I thought that maybe I could do it too!

I used to have a Tumblr in high school, as well as an amateur blog that was more like a diary. These were my creative channels through some of the darkest periods of my eating disorder and depression. I deleted these blogs shortly after starting college because I knew they were only hurting myself and others.

When I created FearfullyWonderfullyMe, I wanted to make a blog that would help heal myself and others. I wanted to give back and help other women grow in their faith (and have a little fun through my fashion posts).

To be honest, I think that I will eventually fade out the fashion posts completely. Don’t get me wrong, I still love to shop and talk about modesty, but my blog’s main theme is helping women find their identity and worth in Christ.

I’ve been  blogging for two years now, and I have grown so much. This blog is my baby, and I am so thankful that God has used me to influence and encourage my readers. I can’t wait to see what the Lord has in store for the future!

My Advice to New Bloggers

1. Have a Passion and a Plan. 

Make sure you have something you are passionate enough to write about–whether it be faith, fashion, travel, health, crafts, etc. Of course you can write about more than one topic, but overdoing it can also be pretty stressful.

It’s important to have quality posts over quantity. Take your time with your drafts and make sure to practice your writing! Pinterest has tons of ideas for new bloggers on how to set up a new blog and write successful posts. Blogging takes time, energy, and patience. The more you put into it, the more you will see the results.

2. Embrace Community

I had no idea how supportive the blogging community could be until my Grandma died and some amazing bloggers posted for me while I grieved. In fact, the only reason I got this award is because of a blogging friend who nominated me.

We are all in this together, and can help each other grow. The best thing you can do as a new blogger is to read other blogs you are interested in (and that are similar to yours) and leave thoughtful comments. Share other blogger’s work and join Facebook groups. This will help you build a loyal following.

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” –African Proverb

I Nominate:

Beauty Beyond Bones

Seeker of Truth

SuperMom Mentality

No Facilities

Karina’s Thought 

Spotlight

Me Set Free


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Liebster Award + Announcement!

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Hello lovely readers and followers! Today is a very special Friday because I have two announcements:

  1. I am honored to be a contributing author for Rethink, a website that challenges thinking on God, the church, and culture. You can find my first post here.
  2. I’ve been nominated for my third Liebster Award!

Fellow blogger and friend Courtney from 1 Timothy 4:12 Girl has nominated me for this Liebster Award. She is a Christian blogger who is very passionate about her faith and is super sweet. Please check out her blog when you get the chance 🙂

The rules are

  1. Answer the 11 questions you are provided with by the person who nominated you.
  2. Nominate 11 new bloggers who have less than 500 followers.
  3. Post the Liebster award to your blog.

The questions are

1.What is the funniest thing that has happened to you?

I’m sure that this isn’t the funniest thing to happen to me, but it is incredible. I absolutely HATE running, but one year in high school my friends tried to convince me to join track with them. I even went to track practice to watch them and took the forms home. Of course I never filled them out or went back, but somehow I ended up on the roster anyway…with perfect attendance! Just to be funny, I went with my friends to where the coach was handing out awards. I thought I should get one for my perfect attendance, but sadly I didn’t :p

2. What is your dream job?

A writer (guess I’m on my way!) and a Christian counselor.

3. What is your favorite song and why?

My favorite songs change by my mood and what’s going on in my life. Currently I’m loving:

UnsteadyVitamin String Quartet tribute to X Ambassadors. 

This song rocks, but string instruments take it to a new soulful level. I’m going through a hard time right now with my Grandma being very ill, so I can relate with the unsteadiness of life.

Gracious TempestHillsong Young and Free (This song is incredible).

4. Do you have any pets and if so what are they like?

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This is Luna Belle. She’s a fat cat who loves Bibles, pens, and taking up half of my bed. She’s very chatty and sassy ^_^ I also have a shy parakeet named Sunny Dee.

5. Are you a night owl or early bird? How early do you wake up or how late do you stay up?

I’m a night owl for sure (a very common family trait). That is also when I am my most creative. I try to go to sleep by midnight, but that can be hard. I normally wake up between 8:30-9:00am in the summer, but when fall semester starts I will have to wake up earlier.

6. When you were little did you have imaginary friends? What were they like?

I had major crushes on Freddie from Scoobie Doo and Batman when I was a little girl. They were also my imaginary boyfriends lol.

7. What is your favorite food? And your favorite dessert?

I love breakfast food, and I have an obsession for peanut butter. Ice cream is my favorite dessert, followed by s’mores.

8.  What are your beliefs?

I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and died on the cross to save me from my sins. He is my Lord and Savior. I believe in the power of grace, and that God’s grace is the only thing that can truly free us. I believe that everyone has beauty in them, and that they are worth trying to save. I believe in being strong when everything is falling apart. I believe in being kind–even to those who don’t deserve it. I believe in hugs. And I believe that God can work miracles–even today.

9. What are the things you stand for?

Jesus Christ, the Gospel, faith, love, mercy, grace, freedom, and truth.

10. What is the most important character trait in someone?

Honesty. If someone can be honest with themselves and others, then it opens the door to communication, trust, and respect. Honesty also keeps us humble.

11. Who is your role model in life?

Of course Jesus Christ is the one I strive to be most like. An earthly role model would be my Mother, who lives and breathes with strength and grace.

The new nominees are

Spotlight

Wonderfully Made in His Image

Hearts 2016

Truth in Palmyra 

Karina’s Thought

Loluwaand

Glimpses of the Greater

Seeker of Truth

Dainty M

Cherry Drop Princess

Kingdom Scribe

I guess you all can answer the same questions, as they are pretty awesome!

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Quote Challenge~Day 3 (Hebrews 6:19)

Hello lovely readers and followers! It’s Day 3 of the Quote challenge–where I post my favorite quotes and nominate other bloggers for 3 days. Today is the final quote, so I thought it would be fitting to share one of my favorite Bible verses with you!

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There are obviously so many great Bible verses to choose from, but Hebrews 6:19 really speaks to my life. Even though I have suffered from anxiety and depression, as well as health issues, God has always been my anchor. When I failed to love myself or see myself as worthy of love, God showed me how much He loved me by Jesus’ death on the cross.

Hope is what gets me through the bad days. I know that with God I can do anything. Life isn’t automatically some walk in the park when you become a Christian, but at least I know that God will always be by my side. I know that my hope is secure in the only anchor I need–Jesus Christ. 

My Nominations for Day 3:
You are under no obligation to undertake this challenge, but it would be great fun if you do that.
Rules:
  1. 3 quotes, one a day or all 3 quotes on the same day.
  2. You have to nominate three bloggers to undertake this challenge for each quote posted.
  3. Thank the person who nominated you.
  4. Inform your nominees.

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