The Liebster Award (3.0)

Well, hey hey! Yay, I’ve been kind of failing with blogging this month – but that’s okay. We’ll just jump in where we are and see what happens. Life takes priority over blogging – and life has been happening – so that’s why no blogging, lol. It’s been a crazy first few weeks of the month – and I hope to share more on that in the future!

I don’t often do tags – well I used to do a bunch but have been trying to get away from that – but I was tagged, and it looks fun – so I’m doing it! ๐Ÿ˜ Thanks Katja!

The Rules

1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog. Thanks so much to Katja @ Little Blossoms for Jesus)
2. Answer the 11 questions given to you.
3. Nominate 11 other bloggers.
4. Ask your nominees 11 questions.
5. Notify your nominees once you have uploaded your post

Whatโ€™s your favorite cold summer treat?

So, it’s not really summer anymore, but that’s okay, Haha! Ice cream most definitely! I also love a good cold cup of meadow tea – super refreshing on a hot day and also more readily available then ice cream. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Whatโ€™s one classic you really want to read and havenโ€™t yet?

Hmm ๐Ÿค” I’m not much of a classic person – and I really have never been good at figuring out what defines a classic. I’m not very much in tune with the culture’s opinions of great works of art – if it’s popular its usually not good, therefore I’m not interested. But maybe it’s not so with works from several hundred years ago. But from what I’ve read of classics so far – I haven’t really enjoyed them that much. But I suppose I should try a few more now that I’m a little older.

All that to say – it’s only my agenda (and my bookshelf) to reread The Hidden Hand – which may not be a classic, but it’s an old book ๐Ÿ˜‰. I read it when I was young – too young to understand and comprehend – so I’m gonna try it again – sometime soon – I promise. ๐Ÿ™ˆ

What are your top 10 favorite names? (I have to keep it going lol)

Oh, how to pick! I do love names! ๐Ÿ˜‰ There was a time when I had a list that I regularly kept updated – but in more recent years that’s not the case. I don’t really have extra brain space to grant to an ever-changing list of names I will probably never use because what I like now, will probably not be what I like then.

But I’ll give up some of my precious brain space to compile a list for you ๐Ÿ˜ (Most of these may or may not be characters in my stories ๐Ÿ˜)

  1. Avaline
  2. Everett
  3. Kera (I love cute short names ๐Ÿ˜)
  4. Rory
  5. Belle
  6. Beckett (And names that end with two T’s ๐Ÿ˜„)
  7. Ivy
  8. Reid (I’m a big fan of R and E names ๐Ÿ˜)
  9. Evie
  10. Coco (not that I would name my kid that, lol, but its adorable as a puppy name! ๐Ÿ˜)

Whatโ€™s one stereotypical summery thing to do that you donโ€™t like doing?

Searches what summer things are stereotypical XD Haha I’m seeing farm visiting, farmers’ markets and strawberry picking. Um yeah, literally my life. ๐Ÿคฃ I really don’t do much stereotypical summer stuff – besides that already mentioned. Well I guess I swim a lot, have campfires, go camping… but none of this vacation stuff, water skiing, beach sunning. Actually, I’d prefer not to go to the beach in the summer – I like to protect my eyes. So I guess that’s one stereotypical summery thing I won’t do. Give me the promise of an empty beach though and I’d love it. I adore the beach, just not what’s on the beach. ๐Ÿ™ˆ

This is your opportunity to rant about your fav book, movie, or TV showโ€”or all three. I HEREBY OFFICIALLY GRANT YOU PERMISSION.

What about a musical? I guess since you’ve given me permission – officially – I’m gonna take use of it. And rant about a musical. A really live musical play. Based on Pilgrim’s Progress. And this isn’t some cheesy production. No, this is Broadway quality, with top notch quality live orchestral music, phenomenal actors and singers, stunning chorography smoke machines and epic, EPIC lighting. Arise Collective Theatre was started by a family with a vision for sharing the gospel through the arts.

I’m listening to their soundtrack rn – it’s soo good. The songs are powerful! As I said it’s based of Pilgrim’s Progress. It’s about the journey of one man – Christian – his life journey. The ups, the downs, the battles, the victories. One difference between John Bunyan’s book and this play is the depiction of both the physical and spiritual realms. The depiction of spiritual battles and the King being always present and there and involved in our lives is a reminder that I believe everyone needs. The truth in this play so clearly stated and shown, yet I believe that you can learn something new each time you watch it. And I know I could watch it dozens of times and never tire of it.

I think one of things I loved the most about it was the battle between Christian and Apollyon. There are many good books full of good vs. evil. The hero battles a ferocious dragon – a allegorical picture of our fight with the devil. Yet, this doesn’t translate to our lives. I’ve often wished I lived in one of these worlds – where my spiritual battles and struggles were all physical. It would be so much easier! Temptations would be manifested as horrid beast I could simply kill with my sword. But our battle is not against flesh or blood but against the principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. (Ephesians 6:12). I loved how Christain fought, not with a physical sword but with his spiritual sword – The Word of God. He responded to every verbal arrow Apollyon shot with TRUTH from the scriptures. It translated that battle for me!

And there are so many other powerful truths from this play – but to share them all would take all day and night and right now you need to click on their website and check to see if they have a showing near you. It’s totally worth it to travel across the country if need be. I believe this is a play that every believer and unbeliever would be impacted by. It’s a must see!

We face so many struggles and trials in life, but KNOW the King is with you. And when you come home, you will understand, and you will hear him say – “I was there the whole time. Christian, I love you. I’m so proud of you! Welcome home!”

(And I got to meet/talk to some of the actors and they’re pretty cool ๐Ÿคฉ)

What word(s) do you misspell the most?

How about defintly. Yeah – just like that. Definitely always misspell defintly. ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€๏ธOh and solider, delcious, there might be a few others… What funny is I have some friends – one in particular ๐Ÿ˜‰ – who call me Miss Grammarly. But, hey, what can I say, I’m human – I still make mistakes. Generally, I fix them though ๐Ÿ˜‰

Where do you take walks to this summer?

I honestly don’t walk much in the summer – but when I do it’s generally out the lane to the strawberry patch ๐Ÿ˜Ž Does that count? Sometimes on lazy Sunday afternoons I’ll walk down the back lane to Grandma’s or something!

What music are you listening to on repeat right now?

I had to cancel Spotify ๐Ÿ˜ญ(my card got hacked) so unfortunately its a bit inconvenient to listen to anything on repeat right now… But I’m really enjoying City of Enoch music (though I just discovered they are Morman… so second guessing whether I should listen to their music or not…. but i love their style – I’m just gonna have to listen carefully). Also Free by Arrows Rising – so good and met/saw the band members in person ๐Ÿ˜ And Pilgrim songs ๐Ÿ˜ Also the song You Are My All In All is one I’ve been singing a lot as of late ๐Ÿ’–

Is there a book you really wanted to read this year? Have you and if not, WHEN WILL YOU?

Oh there’s lots. I probably have a couple dozen waiting on my shelves to read. There was a day when I never had enough books to read but that was in the days I read almost a hundred a year – those days are long gone, and I have little to no time to read anymore ๐Ÿ˜ญ So when? I have no idea. But I will. One day, I will!

Tell me about a new outfit youโ€™ve created and loved.

Hmm, I recently (as in almost 6 months ago) sewed two skirts for myself. I’ve always had a hard time finding modest skirts that work for me – so I made my own! I love them and they go with just about anything – and now I wanna make a gazillion more in lots of colors and patterns, and maybe a dress with the same pattern of skirt ๐Ÿ˜

How do you like your hamburgers?

Cooked over a fire with worcestershire sauce and steak seasoning! Then placed on a hamburger bun with ketchup, pickles, a slice of cheese, a slice of tomato, and plenty of lettuce! ๐Ÿ˜‹

Well, I’m not going to nominate bloggers this time, but if this looks fun to you, feel free to grab Katja’s questions and do this yourself! And let me know in the comments if you do! ๐Ÿค—

  1. Whatโ€™s your favorite cold summer treat?
  2. Whatโ€™s one classic you really want to read and havenโ€™t yet?
  3. What are your top 10 favorite names? (I have to keep it going lol)
  4. Whatโ€™s one stereotypical summery thing to do that you donโ€™t like doing? 
  5. This is your opportunity to rant about your fav book, movie, or TV showโ€”or all three. I HEREBY OFFICIALLY GRANT YOU PERMISSION. 
  6. What word(s) do you misspell the most?
  7. Where do you take walks to this summer?
  8. What music are you listening to on repeat right now?
  9. Is there a book you really wanted to read this year? Have you and if not, WHEN WILL YOU?
  10. Tell me about a new outfit youโ€™ve created and loved.
  11. How do you like your hamburgers?

And here’s that song that has been playing on repeat in my brain and convicting me. This is my desire. That Christ is my all in all.

(They repeat a lot on this version – but it’s the prettiest one I could find – You can just listen to the first two minutes or so. Blessings to all of you! May Christ be the treasure that you seek – with all your heart!)

(Oh and the Pilgrim trailer ๐Ÿ˜)


9 thoughts on “The Liebster Award (3.0)

  1. I also love “You Are my All in All”- discovered the song in high school

    Music- top favorite genres to listen to are musical theatre and contemporary christian

    Classics- well, one way to define them is to separate them in two categories- “old” (that is what people tend to think of) and “new” (more contemporary)


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