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Friday, February 10, 2012


Awarded by Linda Yezak

Thank you, Linda Yezak for this award. Your kind words of encouragement sent me soaring!

Linda and I met online over at Coincidently a girlfriend in my Christian book club contacted her about her newly released book, Give the Lady a Ride, which we then read as one of our monthly selections. It’s been a privilege to get to know Linda online. Go to her blog and get to know her yourself. 

It’s my pleasure to pass this award on to five deserving people.

Kathleen Tucker – Nearly one whole year ago, dear Kathleen told me to stop moaning about starting a blog and…start one! This week, she started her own. Her very first post went up Wednesday evening. Her travel consulting blog will be delightful because Kathleen is delightful. Her "Tucker Travel" "Tucker Travel." 

Janet Ann Collins – Janet recently presented me with the Liebster Award and it’s my privilege to return the favor. I love Janet’s heart for others; particularly her heart for children with special needs and the adults who love them. "OnWords" 

Sandra Lee – Sandy has just come on board at the Christian Writers forum, joining our blog chain with enthusiasm. She’s been blogging since 2010, but it looks like she’s now charging up full steam ahead. I hope this recognition will encourage her to use her blog to encourage many others in Jesus’ name. "TheEveryDayChristian"  

Victor Travison – Why am I awarding a manly guy with an “irresistibly sweet” blog award? Because I love his blog. It’s about the genre of science fiction and how Victor (not his real name) sees Jesus in the characters, plots, scenes and the genre he loves. I, too, am all about seeing Jesus everywhere. And since I, too, love science fiction, Victor’s blog is irresistibly sweet to me. "Lightwalker Files" 

Adam Collings – Here’s another guy who gets this sweet reward. The first thing you notice when you go to Adam’s site are the photos of he and his wife and kids. A godly man who loves his family is irresistibly sweet in my opinion. And his blogs are filled with glimpses of Jesus, too. How much sweeter can you get? "The Collings Zone"

Now, as required, here are seven things you don’t know about me.

I used to tell hubby not to spend money on roses. Then he discovered Costco. Bring ‘em on home, honey. 

I didn’t like dogs until Mollie came to live with us. Her breed? If there’s a sweet-but-goofy breed, she’s a pedigree! 

I’m almost 59. I know—hard to believe, right? OK, I said it. I’m OLD. 

I wanted to be an architect when I grew up. Then I grew up and became an architect. Well, not officially. Hubby and I designed and built homes for seven years. Been there, done that. Next childhood dream? Writing. 

I’m terrified of swimming in large bodies of water. Like the ocean. Lakes. Kiddie pools. What’s that coming out of the drain? 

My favorite thing to do is sleep. My second favorite thing to do is lie down and rest. Sometimes it leads to my first favorite thing. 

My dreams tell me if I’m overwhelmed (I’m packing my suitcase as the plane is leaving); worried (My final exam is starting and I can’t find the classroom); happy (I take a step and Grande Jete over the treetops). Sometimes God gives me nudges in my dreams, too—what I should be working on in my heart; people I should pray for; new writing projects.

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Thanks again to Linda Yezak for the “Irresistibly Sweet” blog award. Congratulations to the next set of winners. Please check out their blogs and learn seven things about them you never knew!   

PRAYER: Heavenly Father, thank you for placing people in our lives who encourage us. Please show us ways to use that encouragement for your glory. And show us ways to encourage others in your name. Amen. 

WHAT ABOUT YOU? How can you encourage someone today?


Linda Yezak said...

Love your fun facts--esp that you're afraid of large bodies of water. I guess that makes you a "shower" kinda gal, huh? :D

Love you!

From Carols Quill said...

@ Linda - Yep, showers of blessings!

Love you back!

chris said...

A well-earned award Carol !!

You probably really love the sleep so much in part because of the dreams? I love dreams too, they are very revealing... it really bums me out when I wake up knowing I had a really good dream but can't remember it!

From Carols Quill said...

@ Chris - yes, not remembering is so annoying. Whether about dreams or real life! LOL

Janet Ann Collins said...

Thank you so much for the award. Now I'll have to decide which of my friends to give it to.

From Carols Quill said...

@ Janet - just select someone you want to encourage.

Adam Collings said...

I never did thank you for this Carol. I haven't yet gotten around to passing this on, but I was honoured to be among your list. Thanks for the encouragement.

From Carols Quill said...

@ Adam - you're welcome! Stay encouraged.