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3 Awards: Shine on, One Lovely Blog, Blog of the Year 2012

Lovely Blog Shine onblog of the year

It has been almost a year (next month) that I will have been blogging for ONE YEAR! I shared with one of my blogging buddies Naphtali that I have enjoyed these past months so much! I enjoyed just being able to brain dump when others don’t want to listen LOL …. and then having an awesome blogging community that is here to read it all!

I am kind of proud in the fact that I only missed one month! Sounds weird but just to only miss one month out of twelve is good in my opinion.

So anyway, I found out that my blogging buddy had nominated me for 3 awards!

Shine On

One Lovely Blog

Blog of the Year 2012

… and I can say I am truly humbled and honored to receive such! I pray this blog is blessing to all of my followers and to those who are just passing by!

The Lovely Blog Award asks each nominee to write 7 interesting things…

1. I am a lefty

2. My favorite scripture in the bible is Deuteronomy 23:12

12 Designate a place outside the camp where you can go to relieve yourself. 13 As part of your equipment have something to dig with, and when you relieve yourself, dig a hole and cover up your excrement. 14 For the Lord your God moves about in your camp to protect you and to deliver your enemies to you. Your camp must be holy, so that he will not see among you anything indecent and turn away from you.

** I could not believe God talked about Doo-Doo in the camp**

3. You cannot catch a cold from going outside with no coat on

4. My husband is a lefty

5. Our middle child is a lefty

6. I love playing the Sims 3 .. (my secret addiction)

7. Being up insanely high makes the bottom of my feet hurt


Now I have the honor of nominating some of my fellow bloggers for these three wonderful awards …


and the nominees are …




I nominated these two women of God not because I personally know them but because they are young and on fire and truly not ashamed of the gospel. They inspire me to be the best I can be. I love them and Congrats Ladies

…  honestly there are so many more that I read and follow and they bless me every time!


OH and I cannot forget a BIG THANK YOU to all of my followers … for those who have just joined me in this journey and for those who have been here from the very beginning … THANK YOU!!!

God Bless and Happy Blogging!


Committment and Consistancy …

So, it has been a little over a month since I have last posted. I logged on randomly because I noticed I needed to update my profile in the about section.

I read it and first had to question ” … am I still 28?” .

Then I pondered “…are my children still 7 and 5.”

Lastly, I asked myself  ” … are we still residence of Virginia?”

Then I went and checked my views and saw that people still peep in to read my posts. I was blown away.

Then a slight conviction set in … because I do believe I have the best group of followers there could be and the list is constantly growing.

I also remember telling my husband that I was going to post every month until 2013. I was excited I had found something I really liked and enjoyed. I was given the oppurtunity to meet other new believers and make some really good friends in the process and some in particular who I almost consider family!

Then what is really crazy is that in the past 3-4 months my family and I have experienced so much. Some of it good some it not so good … but I can say that whatever was meant to harm us God certainly did turn it around for our good.

What didn’t kill us and take us out has certainly made us stronger; as individuals and as a unit.

So, thank you all for remaning consistant when I have not!

Everything that you truly love and care strongly about will require a deep level of consistancy and committment. Do not expect for something to grow and flourish if you have not been committed and consistant.

Every business, every friendship, every marriage, every dream, every goal requires some level of commitment and consistancy.

A price.  A cost. A sacrifice.

Are we really willing to pay the cost?

And I am not just talking about being a “successful” blogger .. but any area in your life that you want to see come to fruition, any areas where you want to see change.

 Are we really willing to pay the cost. And are we really willing to make the committment of  “for better or for worse”. The committment of we will ride this thing out until we see change?

Are we willing to put in the consistency to work this thing out until something breaks?

We have all been at the point and some of us are like … “I have been doing this same thing for years something has got to give.”

Anyway,  I totally just went off on some type of rant.

Just work it until it works. LOL


Love yall … God Bless


Happy Blogging

Daily Inspiration … Enjoy!


I received this inspiration email this morning … and it was right on time!! I hope you guys enjoy it as much as I did!

“Teach me to do Thy Will, for thou art my God!” 

Psalms 143:10


Daily Express: The stress and tediousness of Monday’s can be turned into joy teaming up with God

in the workplace. Responsibility and commitment to God first, and then teamed with God to meet

your worldly obligations bring ease and happiness into every moment.

On Monday morning the alarm goes off, and many will drag themselves out of bed to face the daily grind.

Why do we do it? It’s our responsibility. It’s what we agreed to do. Perhaps it is commitment to family

to make their lives better. Perhaps we are working towards a goal.


It all takes responsibility and commitment.


Monday mornings are especially hard for some, because in their minds it’s all starting again,

after too brief of a time off.


Some will go to the office today with grand ideas of change, only to be told

we’ve never done it that way before.


God is the remedy for Monday morning blues. You do not have to take the responsibility

all on your own. You do not have to take the commitment all on your own.


You are one with God.


Sometimes your life can seem like a continual exercise in following rules,

regulations, laws, policies, or established routines.  However, you can

lessen the impact of feeling controlled by outside forces by taking

responsibility for your own life.


Have you ever heard anyone say to you, “Well, we have never done it that

way before?”  Every great idea that has ever been stated by someone has

been greeted with a statement like that.


As you follow God’s prompting, you have the real sense of Divine

principles.  You feel less restricted by regulations and routines made by

humankind.  Your guidelines come directly from God.  Following them, you

give yourself freedom to nurture your inherent capabilities.  As you

transcend the need of being governed from the outside, you transcend the

accompanying feelings of restriction.


As you give the power and authority over your life to God expressing

through you, your life aligns with optimistic thinking and fruitful

living.  Immediately, you will feel less trapped.  You accept

responsibility for life by following God’s Spirit living through you.

You make a commitment to this kind of life.


Monday should never be lived alone. Monday’s become glorious places with God.


You may think of commitment as an obligation or a duty.  You may feel as

though it is something you must do and, therefore, do not feel any joy and

enthusiasm for it.  Many people go to church this way out of commitment or

obligation or duty and the joy is missing and lost.


True commitment springs forth when you follow the instructions of God.

Then there is harmony of mind, body, and soul.


It is a dedication of your whole self to being the best that you can be in

whatever you are doing.


Commitment is something that gives you direction in life and joy in living

a fulfilling life.


Past commitments may be fulfilled so that you move onto new commitments.

New commitments may lead you to a new job, relationship, or experience.

You can, however, renew a commitment to a belief, relationship, or cause,

knowing that when you are Divinely inspired, you will now be giving the very

best that is within you.



 Dear God, I pray today that I do not fear responsibility and commitment.

I seek to follow Your inner prompting.  I seek to follow Your guidelines

to the highest path that life can lead me to.  I realize, as I follow You,

I give myself freedom to be the best that I can be.  I am not held under

the oppressive barrier of my former limitations.


I rise above this bar with optimistic thinking and fruitful living.  I do

not worship You out of duty or obligation; I worship You from the joy and

love welling up inside of me.


Thank you God, in Jesus Christ’s name…Amen


POSITIVE DAILY AFFIRMATION: The power of God fills me with renewed strength right now.


POSITIVE DAILY QUOTE: “Adversity has the effect of the eliciting talents, which, in prosperous

circumstances, would have laid dormant.” Horace



God bless you!!!!

Christopher Ian Chenoweth


Long Time No Read ….

Hey my fellow bloggers!!

I know… I know. Long time no read.

Well, I am back and I have missed you guys so much and just sitting down and brain dumping on everyone!

Basically, I have a lot of catching up to do.

My family and I have experienced so much in this past month … we have celebrated and rejoiced as well as cried together.

But I do have a lot of catching up to do … I pray that you guys will continue to be patient with me lol as I do this. I also pray that our stories, our lives, our victories, our bumps and bruises ..

.. our testimonies will give you hope and help you overcome anything you may be facing.

Our God is faithful!

Love you guys and God Bless.  

Oh, Before I go …

Well, the day in the office is just about over for me. I am preparing myself for another weekend. I guess?

Just real quick … choose your friends wisely. Watch their habits and study their character. If they do shady things to other people who they claim to be their friend … then more than likely they do it to you.

And if for some odd reason they are really honest to you and not the other then .. they need to stop lying to that other person and they need to let them go LMBO.

Alright, those are my words of wisdom for the evening. I pray that you all have a wonderful, safe and blessed weekend.

Pray hard, worship hard, fight hard and love harder for love covers a multitude of sins.

And real quick I want to say Welcome to all of my New Followers! I am glad you are “here” with me … please feel free to comment and I am always up for good meaningful conversation.

If you can’t take anything edifying, if you cannot learn from it, if it leaves you drained and empty and feeling vexed and bothered then leave it exactly where it is.

Oh and don’t take advice from lazy people.

Have a Blessed Weekend …


Happy Blogging

2 Posts in 1 …

Ok everyone the weekend is officially here lol!

I pray that you all have a blessed weekend and to all of my Mothers and to those who are Mothers to other children other than your own … and to spiritual Mothers and everything in between I pray that you day be Blessed and filed with love.

I pray that not only on Sunday will you be cherised by those close … but Sunday and everyday after that.

Also, a want to say a big

******* THANK YOU ********

.. to my newest followers. I am glad and honored you chose me amongst a million other bloggers. I do pray that you get something from my page (or whatever it is called) and that we can both grow and learn off of eachother … you know …

Iron sharpens Iron!

Allow God to use you mightly …

Be encouraged


Share God’s goodness with someone today.

God Bless!

.. and Happy Blogging ♥

A Special Weekly Shout Out … to a Special Lady

Mother’s Day is right around the corner. I mean so close that if you go around the corner too fast, it is going to knock you down. So be careful going around the corner my friend!

Sunday May 13th will be another day where we celebrate the special women in our lives. Although, with any holiday I do not think this should be the only time we celebrate them and our God who created them but we should do it everyday.

I don’t lavish my mom with gifts everyday … I wish I could and if I could I most certainly would.

but …

I think I celebrate my Mom each day when I look at my kids and when I think of what my Mom has done and will do for me.

I remember her telling me … that I am the bear and my kids are my cubs and I must do everything in my power to protect them.

… and since she told me that I have set it on fire and shut it down.

I think of how when  I was young .. how protected I was and how she went out of her way for me and made sure I always had .. not always what I wanted but what I needed.

I did not know until a few years ago that we were poor.

She made the best lemonade out of the worst lemons and I never tasted the bitterness.

My Mom to me is the embodiment of strength and power. Adorned with gentleness and meekness.

A woman full of value and worth.

There is nothing I could ever give her in this life that would compensate for all that she is and is becoming.

If there is anyone other than Christ that I would and will continue to model myself after … It would be her.

This weeks Weekly Shout Out is to my Mom

Vicki Marie …

Mom, Thanks for believing in me when no one else did and for pushing me when no one else would.

Thank you for making me come to church with you because ever since that day my life has never been the same.

Thank you for helping me become the woman I am today and for being that example for me. Although sometimes I wish I was as poised and not so much fire and brimstone .. but God did it for a reason and that is why we are the tag-team we are today.

I am grateful for our relationship as Mother and Daughter and our relationship as Best Friends.

Thanks for loving my family and your push to see us to greatness.

I pray that everything you pour out for us and for others God restores back to you all the more.

You are most definitely the epitome of a Proverbs 31 Woman.


I love you and God Bless