Monday, May 18, 2009

Kreativ Blogger Award and 7 Things I Love

Sis. Shirley Buxton has so graciously awarded me the Kreativ Blogger Award. I am honored to have such a great writer give me an award for my sometimes awkward attempts at blogging.

Though I could go on and on and on and on and...well you get the drift, here are the top 7 things I love in life:

1. God
He has never ever let me down and has seen me through many dark trials, failures, and
valleys. Yet He always leads me back to the mountain top where I find joy and strength. His
eye is on this little "sparrow" and I know He is watching me. He is the best friend you could
ever ask for!

2. My husband, Mark
Mark has exemplified Christ's love for me on many occasions. Quiet though he may be, he
never hesitates to let me know he loves me and how he feels about what I am doing! LOL

3. My children: Marissa, Jessica, and Justin
Creative, bright, full of love and laughter, my children have been an inspiration to me. I
MUST continue to walk with God and show His love to my children so that they can draw
ever closer to the One who loves them beyond measure.

4. Apostolic Truth
I have been fortunate to be raised in the Apostolic faith from birth. I am 4th generation
Pentecost and my children are 5th generation. Having the Word of God to turn to and stand
upon is the best thing. Knowing that I am founded in Truth and striving for Holiness assures
me of a day when I will hear, "Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been
faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of
thy lord."

5. My family
My mother, father, sister, brother, in-laws, cousins, aunts and uncles are a blessing in my life.
There have been many laughs over the years and hopefully many more to come. May God
bless my family, especially those that have walked away from truth and those who have
never come to know Him in the Holy Ghost.

6. Music
I know, I know this is not very original (see Sis. Buxton's blog, as well as many other Kreativ
Blogger winners) but it is definitely in my top 7!!! Jazz, classical, gospel, contemporary, show
tunes, a little country, even less bluegrass, it doesn't matter, I like it! I want to learn more,
practice more often, increase my ability to play the more challenging styles, and more than
anything want God's anointing on all of it. May He bless me with more songs to write and sing
for His glory!

7. Chocolate
Quite different from the rest of my favorites. I, like most people, adore chocolate. My
foremost choice will now and for all time be.....Dark chocolate. I love the bittersweet bite! And
when you melt it around almonds, well, I might think I have died and gone to heaven!!!! In
fact, Lord, please make sure we have some dark chocolate covered almonds on the
smorgasbord of eternity!!

I am tagging the following people and awarding them the Kreativ Blogger Award.

Theresa Lozano at Lozano Family
Katie Booker at Life at the Booker Household
Sarrah Dillon at She's a Bad Mamma Jamma
Jarron Brown at Jarron's Blog
Preston Brown at Preston's Ramblings
Bekki Simpson at The Art of Dancing in the Rain
Erica Rose Marxer at Erica's Place