Liebster Award – Truly Thankful


Here’s a post in response to an award I was nominated for.  It’s taken me awhile to write this because I am doing this on an Ipad.

I wanted to say thank you to Rachael for nominating me for the Liebster Award. I have been blogging about a month and to receive an award is extremely encouraging to me.

Here is Rachael’s blog. Go and check it out!  You will not be disappointed!

The Liebster Award: Here are the ‘official’ rules:

1. Thank the person who nominated you, and post a link
to their blog on your blog.
2. Display the award on your blog — by including it in
your post and/or displaying it using a “widget” or a
“gadget”. (Note that the best way to do this is to save
the image to your own computer and then upload it to
your blog post.)
3. Answer 11 questions about yourself, which will be
provided to you by the person who nominated you.
4. Provide 11 random facts about yourself.
5. Nominate 5 – 11 blogs that you feel deserve the
award, who have a less than 1000 followers. (Note that
you can always ask the blog owner this since not all
blogs display a widget that lets the readers know this
6. Create a new list of questions for the blogger to
7. List these rules in your post (You can copy and paste
from here.) Once you have written and published it, you
then have to:
8. Inform the people/blogs that you nominated that they
have been nominated for the Liebster award and provide
a link for them to your post so that they can learn about
it (they might not have ever heard of it!)

Questions asked by my presenter:

What or who inspired you to start blogging?

I’ve always felt a desire to write, but I was afraid to. Inside my mind and soul I’ve always felt I needed to “get it out.” One day I felt God telling me to write. I prayed about it for weeks and ultimately started hearing his voice through his servants telling me the same thing, write. So I found wordpress and off I went.

What do you enjoy writing about the most?

I enjoy writing about Christ and my kids. (hence a dad blog centered around Christ)

What Season is your favorite and why?

Fall is my favorite season because the holidays are close by, the trees are changing colors, and FOOTBALL! Go Seahawks! Ok, less on the homer side of things, I love football in all forms. To see many great teams display many different strategy’s is awesome to me. You can see a game that ended with a score of 14 to 21, but how the game was played will always be different.

Who inspires you most?

My wife Molly. She is truly a Lily among thorns.

What is your greatest passion in life?

To one day become a pastor or work in ministry full time. God’s timing, God’s will.

11 random facts about me:

I am colorblind
I respect, but strongly, strongly, strongly dislike the 49ers and Oregon Ducks
I use to work as a corrections officer
I eat the food on my plate one food at a time
I have flown on a medical helicopter with an inmate who was having a heart attack
I have 3 kids
I have been married 12 years
I think cities should install roundabouts to decrease accidents and increase traffic flow
I love seafood
I am afraid of heights
I love mountains

My Questions for my nominated bloggers are as follows…

Why did you start blogging?

What advise would you give a new blogger?

Your favorite 3 movies and why?

What is a vacation destination you would want to go to someday?

First 3 things you would do if you won 1 million dollars?

My Nominations:  If you don’t have the time to respond, no problem, but please know that I hold you in highest respect and would not have wrote this if I didn’t want you recognized.   I hope God will continue to bless you all.

3 great posts

The man in the mirror
Where do you plant God’s seeds in life
Arms to catch, arms to hold

A truly awesome blog by a humble man named Jeff. This man is humbling himself and picking up his cross and following Christ daily. Truly inspiring to see men walking their paths with fearless intent.

James 4:10 Humble yourselves before The Lord, and he will exalt you.

Here’s 3 posts to check out.

Let us not forget, “A mighty fortress is our God”
The jigsaw
“Married to another”

A very good blog that teaches by using history and God’s word. The author is Stuart and he is truly a force for God.

1 John 3:1 See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him.

Check out these 3 posts.

Beast mode
Prepare for good things
I am going to…

This is a great blog by Emily.  A single mom who’s blog is relentless in her love for her son and Christ. As a man that grew up with a single mom, I can relate to many of her posts. She truly is a free spirit who lives life to the fullest.

Psalms 150:4 Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe!

3 posts that to check out.

Why I am here
Leave your troubles behind here. (A great page to vent)
I’m a lawyer…so what.

As a former corrections officer I can relate to the pressures of doing the right thing even when the world says take the easy road. Melissa’s blog is more than just a lawyers blog, but the last post I mentioned caught my eye.

To every inmate that would call their court appointed lawyer a “public pretender” I’d tell them “You have a lawyer at no cost to you. Consider yourself blessed. And if you don’t want your free lawyer, go and pay for your own.” It’s not easy to defend inmates, especially when they treat their lawyers as a know nothing lawyer who doesn’t know what they are doing. When the truth is these lawyers have worked extremely hard to gain a position of authority that can help those who can’t help themselves.

Mark 13:11 And when they bring you to trial and deliver you over, do not be anxious beforehand what you are to say, but say whatever is given you in that hour, for it is not you who speak, but the Holy Spirit.

Here are 3 posts that I enjoyed.

A new chapter, and 30 more
3 things to do to stay firm
It’s here! It’s here!

This blog is by Stephen who isn’t afraid to rise up to God’s calling in his life. He helps other dad’s to become great men who will raise their children in God’s honor. He also has a blog called

Joshua 1:6 Be strong and courageous, for you shall cause this people to inherit the land that I swore to their fathers to give them.

Here are 3 posts that really spoke to me.

Morning Coffee 9/29/14 Addicted!
Morning Coffee 5/30/14 Vine.
Morning Coffee 4/10/14 Quality Time

I love coffee! Reading Brandon’s blog is truly refreshing and gives me a new perspective on reading God’s word. The man can teach and he encourages more than he knows!

Romans 15:2 Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up.

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