Guess What.....

I've been nominated for the Liebster Award by freind, and actress Stacey Bradshaw from There and Back Again. I've really appreciated following Satcey's blog and seeing how she is using her skills as an actress to encourage and motivate others to glorify God. I can't wait to see the movies she's in, when they get produced:) Thank you Satcey for nominating me! 

The Liebster Award exists to help bloggers get to know each other and spread the word about your blog and the blogs you love!

Here are the Liebster Award rules:

Acknowledge the blog that nominated you. 
Answer the 11 questions the nominating blogger created. 
List 11 bloggers with less than 200 followers that deserve some recognition. 
Write 11 questions for them to answer. 
Notify them that they have been nominated. 

Here's the questions Satcey asked me to answer. 

1. What is a ministry that you are really passionate about? 

A ministry I'm really passionate about is the National Bible Bee. Since 2010 I have been blessed to participate, and be encouraged by the Bible Bee's desire to strengthen family relationships, and help us to refocus upon Christ by consistent study, and memorization of the Bible. It was through the National Bible Bee's discipleship program that I realized my need for salvation. God was gracious to grant me His mercy as I studied the book of Colossians. Every year since then I have been blessed to encourage the contestants of the Bible Bee, and to participate in the life changing impacts it has made in the lives of families, and young people across America. 

2. Random childhood memory? 

A random childhood memory I have is from 1999 when I won my first competition at a fair showing my pet sheep. It was a competition to dress up yourself and your sheep in wool. I dressed up in a plaid dress, with a prarie bonnet, and made a matching prarie bonnet for my sheep with holes for her ears to come out so the hat would stay on. I was very nervous about the competition, but I ended up getting a Blue ribbon in the end so it made for a good memory. 

3. Favorite animal? 

My favorite animal is a Bernedoodle dog. It's a cross between a poodle and a Bernese mountain dog. It's black, white, and brown, with curly hair. 

4. Favorite ice cream flavor?

Coffee of course:) actually Irish Mocha to be specific:) 

5. If you could live anywhere, where would it be?

I love Oregon. I've lived in Oregon my entire life, and I love the beautiful scenery and all my friends and family that live here. But I guess if I had to choose a place o move it would be Franklin,Tennessee because I love the climate, and small country town atmosphere. Plus there's some great Musicians in that town:) 

6. Have you traveled abroad? If so, where?

No! Unless Canada counts:) 

7. What is your favorite historical era?

Biblical history probably especially New Testament era. 

8. Do you have a favorite author of classic fiction?

Charles Dickens, but I've never actually read one of his books:)

9. Do you have a favorite author of contemporary fiction?

I'm not a fiction reader at all, but I guess of the authors I know of Janeette Oke would be my favorite, because I like w "When Calls the Heart"....although I've never actually read one of her books. I've only seen movies of her books, and I like them. 

10. When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up (and how does that compare to what you're doing now that you ARE grown up)?

I wanted to be a secretary, a dry cleaner, singer, pianist, and doctor. And right now I'm doing the secretary and dry cleaner part for our family, I've taken singing lessons, but I'd like to perfect my skills so I can sing more, I know how to play the piano, but would like to improve my knowledge of chord progressions, and the doctor part.....well, that has yet to happen. But I hope to start making progress towards changing that in the near future:) 

11. What motivates you?

The mercy of God, and how there are SO many possible problems that could happen every day that don't. Each moment is a gift, and when I look at life that way, I'm motivated by the grace of God to move forward to make a difference for His kingdom. 

I nominate.......

Eden of Eden's Evaluations
Shiloh of Reforming Farmgirl
Jordan of Jordan Strang Music
Stepheny of Life's Adventures
Alyssa of Wilson Quiver
Kathryn of Rich Meaningful Adventuresome Living
Four Bowes Sisters of Four Sisters Favorite Foods
Perry of Perry Elizabeth
Rachel of Jewels of Jesus

Here's your questions to answer! 

1. What's your favorite book of the Bible and why? 
2. What person has made the most impact on your life so far? 
3. What do you hope to do for a living? 
4. What is the quaility you most admire in your best friend? 
5. What do you look forward to most in the future? 
6. If life was to end right now, how would your family remember you? 
7. What do you do each day to make a difference for the future? 
8. What's your favorite sport and why? 
9. How many Bible verses have you memorized? 
10. What do you hope to accomplish before you die?
11. When was the last time you prayed? 


  1. Hi Elanee! Thanks for nominating me! Do you want me just to post my answers here, or on my blog? And do I have to find 11 other blogs to nominate? Cause like, I don't think I even follow 11 blogs . . . ;0)

    Thanks, Kyle

    1. You're welcome Kyle! So the rules are to post the answers to my questions on your blog, write 11 of your own new questions, and then nominate 11 of your friend's blogs so they can answer the questions you wrote:) You don't have to follow them, and if you don't know of 11 blogs you can do less than that:)

  2. Thank you SO much Elanee!! How sweet of you!!

    1. You're welcome Stepheny:) I hope you can get a chance to answer the questions:)

  3. Thank you for nominating me!! =)
    Although, we don't participate in tags or awards on the JOJ blog...sorry! But should I do it via my G+ account? :)

    1. You're welcome. Yes:) that's fine for you to answer the questions on G+. But can you tag me in your post so I can see it?:)

    2. I will do so, but don't have you in my circles and can't seem to find you :-/

    3. Well, I'm not actually there, but if you tag my email address, I'll get an email about it and see it, or you could just tag my brother Evan and that would work too:)

    4. Okay :) Well, I don't have your email either xP But I'll tag Evan =)

  4. Thanks for tagging me Elanee!!! :D Fun post, I loved reading it! <3

    1. You're welcome Eden:) I'm glad you enjoyed my post:)

  5. Thank you for nominating me, Elanee! I'll work on writing that post! : )

  6. I'm leaving a random comment here just cause. ;) Haha