I hope you all are having a Blessed Week!  It is been awhile since I have received a blog reward… but Thanks to my Friend, Sherryl at New Visions, who took the time to make me smile by nominating my blog for the REALITY Blog Award!  It came at a time when I really need a boost …  a word of encouragement.  It is nice to know that there are others out there they enjoy what I do, ALMOST as much as I do.

As Sherryl so aptly put it, blog awards are an opportunity to Share the Love, so here goes…

  1. Display the award logo on your blog.
  2. Link back to the person who nominated you.
  3. Answer the Questions
  4. Pass the award onto to any other bloggers you want — and link to one of their specific posts so that they get notified by ping back


My Answers to the Questions

  • If you could change something what would you change?  

From a personal perspective, I would prefer not to second guess myself.  To be confident that I know what I know and if it doesn’t turn out the way I want, then it is just OK.

From a societal perspective, I would want to eliminate prejudice.  We all have our issues, I am sure, but at least, get to know me first, before you decide that you don’t like me.

  • If you could relive one day, when would it be?  

The day I had my miracle baby.

  • What’s one thing that really scares you?  

Horror movies, but I really don’t watch ’em.

  • What one dream have you not completed yet, and do you think you will be able to complete it?  

The Lord has promised me that Order Your Steps will be prosperous and one day I will have to hire people.  By faith,I believe that it is going to happen real soon.

  • If you could be someone else for a day, who would you be?

This may be the one thing that scares me and I know it sounds really weird, but I would want to be my son for one day.  I THINK I would like to see the world through his eyes for just one day.

Here are just a few of the new blogs that I really enjoy.

As you may have guessed, I love inspirational blogs!!!!!

Please check them out…

I am soooo grateful!

It is such a great honor when someone takes the time to recognize your work.  My friend, Rhonda over at  Help Me Rhonda” has nominated my little old blog for the Very Inspiring Blog Award.  She has a very creative way of stating the facts of life with a wee bit of humor.   I am very grateful to Rhonda again for the recognition.

It is getting tougher and tougher to come up with random things without telling all my business, as if I haven’t already.  I may not have “7”, but I will try…

1.  I can’t swim.  I went to this waterpark and because I didn’t want to be left out, I followed my husband on a ride for “strong swimmers”.  My husband went first and when he got to the bottom, he knew that there was no way that I would survive the terror, so we held up the whole line until I could get down.  😦

2.  I hate rollercoasters.  Really most rides, period.

3.  I can’t rollerskate.  I guess you are wondering what can she do??

3.  My mother in law lived with us for 14 years. You may let you mind wonder on that one…

4.  My favorite vacation spot is Bermuda.  I love the clear bluish purple water and the pink sand.

5.  I am studying for my Missionary’s license.  Order Your Steps is not just my business, but my ministry.

 I can’t think of anything else, Sorry!


First, I want to apologize to Steve over at “Just Be Foundation“.  I probably shouldn’t have nominated his blog for the  A Lovely Blog Award, although I really enjoy his blog.  I obviously didn’t think that all the way through, so I would like to nominate him for “Very Inspiring Blog” Award instead.  Sorry Steve!!

Now I will nominate “7” bloggers for the award.  – outstanding photography – encourages young women to feel good in their own skin – you can sense her spirit when you see her page design – she loves her mom! – the title tells it all – beautiful music and advice on life – just think of it, a blog that focuses on being kind

Please Check Them Out!  Thanks again Rhonda….

I am speechless….

Speechless, Not Quite!….  Believe or not, I have been nominated for yet another award.  My friend, Sarah has found a tad of “Loveliness” in my blog.  Please take a visit over to her blog, Truthlets & Thoughtbits.  She speaks on everyday life, but she gives you food for thought and sparks some interesting conversations.  I am very appreciative of the recognition.  Although, my initial motivation for doing a blog was rather personal & somewhat selfish, I am now truly overwhelmed at the response of my readers and I am extremely grateful!


Now I have to give you “7” random things about me…

1.  I modeled for my mom, who was a hairstylist when I was about 11-12 years old.  I was already almost 6′ tall.  My two favorite outfits were the “leather” vinyl dress and over the knee boots and my crushed velvet, hot pink, hot pants with white go-go boots.  Yeah, WOW!!

2.  I “dated” a 7’2″ guy in high school.  We went out on A “date” and my dad took me to one of his basketball games after high school.  He sent me a “Dear Johnnie” letter with some beautiful yellow roses, after he left for college.

3.  I wanted to skydive and drive a Corvette, when I was a lot younger.

4.  I wanted to drive a Ford Mustang when I got a lot older.

5.  I graduated from high school when I was 17 and graduated college at 52.

6.  No, I did not play basketball, nor any other sport.

7.  I was “Acting” Director of Admissions at 22… and no, it had nothing to do with the fact that I babysat the Dean’s kids, my first day on the job.

Now I will nominate 7 bloggers for the award. therapeutic of wisdom with color and terrific graphics kids are absolutely adorable pictures each day encourage her life lessons helps young women of all heights to stand tall photography

Please Check Them Out!  Thanks again Sarah….

WOW !! times two (2)

I am simply overwhelmed by how far my little blog has come in such a short period of time.  I hit an all-time high of “86 hits” on 4/13 (not sure why) and things have really taken off since then by my definition….  and now my friend, Beckie, over at CuzIsaidSo has nominated me for Versatile Blogger!!  This again is truly an honor to be recognized by one of your fellow blogger, who simply enjoys what you write.  Thanks so much, CuzIsaidSo.  By the way, Happy Belated Birthday!!!!  Not sure how I missed it.  I must be behind on my reading again. 🙂


Now seven (7) random unknown facts:

1.  I was the tallest person in my first grade class, I believe that included the teacher.  My dad came home and laughingly shared that fascinating fact with my mom (in my presence)….

2. When I was maybe 8 or 9, I was mugged for my Halloween candy.  Two teenager boys simply knocked me down and made me scratch my knee.  sob!

3. In my much younger days, I wanted to skydive…. Luckily I came to my senses before it was too late.  My husband often says that he just doesn’t understand why anyone would want to jump out of a perfectly good plane.

4.  By the way, my husband is 6’8″, which is why we have  6’3′ and  6’4″ tall daughters, respectively.  Thus, The Junoesque Blog!

5. I love murder mysteries,the old ones; Sherlock Holmes, The Thin Man, Murder She Wrote, Colombo, etc.

6. I too love cartoons and my old favorite is Scooby Do and my new favorite is Phineas & Ferb.

7. My daughter calls me a “Shark”, because I will ride around and around a parking lot to find the closest parking space.

Now 15 fellow bloggers that also deserve the nomination and honor!

  1. ** – Shares God’s Word, new blog for me, but inspiring
  2. – Extraordinary pictures
  3. – Holly is a true author!
  4. – Name speaks for itself
  5. – Truly thought-provoking
  6. – Need I say more??
  7. – Another “hip” organizer, with other interesting tips about FOOD!
  8. – Young Inspiration
  9. – Helps others, especially young women to feel good about themselves
  10. – Excellent poetry and just stuff to live by
  11. – Fantastic songstress with other interesting facts
  12. – Spiritual Food
  13. – a lot about family, thus the title
  14. – Check out the snake on his cover page
  15. – She shares her life journey with beautiful art work

Now that you have been nominated, you have to share 7 unknown facts about yourself and then nominate 15 other bloggers for the award.

By the way, I also needed an alternative for the “Liebster Award”, to replace Source of Inspiration, who unfortunately or fortunately (depending on how you look at it) has too many followers.

So my new nomination is:  – Shares her life concerns, but understands that there is a purpose.


The Liebster Blog Award Rules:

1.Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog.
2. Link back to the blogger who presented the award to you.
3. Copy and paste the blog award on your blog.
4. Present the Liebster Blog Award to 5 blogs of 200 followers or less who you feel deserve to be noticed.

5. Let them know they have been chosen by leaving a comment at their blog.