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I have been nominated for the “Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award” by my sister in Christ, Arlene.  I encourage all of you to visit and follow her blog at Armoured Up.

This award involves sharing 7 things about myself and nomiating other sisters in Christ.

Thank you Arlene and may God bless you!

1)  My name is Michele.

2)  I am 42 years old and live in beautiful Venice, Florida, with my dog Meeko.  He is a King Charles Spaniel.

3)  I have a 22 year old son who is studying Exercise Physiology at Valdosta State University.  He is on the Dean’s List every year.  He wants to train professional althletes and will be starting his internship soon.  And yes, I’m bragging.  He is my pride and joy.

4)  I accepted Christ as my Savior at 11 years old and did it again at 16 years old after I truly understood what salvation was really about.  But I never really lived my life as an authentic Christian until 4 years ago.

5)  I never really knew my biological father and only met him once when I was 5 years old.  I remember him lying to me and my brother.

6)  I have an amazing family who never turned their back on me during the crazy years of my using, although they did have to practice tough love.

7)  I’m not sure I like being a boss because I have to be tough on people when my job calls for it.

Nominations are (in no particular order):

http://RealityOfChrist.wordpress.com

http://carolynlcaudlecastle3.wordpress.com

http://frombattlescarstobeautymarks.wordpress.com

http://virtuouswoman73.wordpress.com/

http://leeleegirl4.wordpress.com/

http://trimed04.wordpress.com/

http://sptp2011.wordpress.com

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

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A very special blogger, http://the1savedbygrace.com/ gave me the Ten Commandments Award. I am taking the time now to acknowledging her recognition. The Ten Commandments are from GOD, and are the standards to which we are to hold ourselves. The 10 commands can easily be grouped into two groups — love for God and love for others. These commandments were given to Moses and the Children of Israel in the wilderness after their escape from slavery in Egypt. Can you imagine how much better our world would be IF all people lived and followed these commandments?

The Ten Commandments Exodus 20:3-17. :

1. You shall have no other gods before Me.

2. You shall not make unto thee any graven image.

3. You shall not take the name of the Lord God in vain.

4. Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy.

5. Honor your father and your mother.

6. You shall not murder.

7. You shall not commit adultery.

8. You shall not steal.

9. You shall not bear false witness.

10. You shall not covet.

RULES: The rules for this award are that you must answer the following ten questions and nominate ten blogs that you think deserve the award.

1. Describe yourself in seven words. Compassionate, loyal, trustworthy, driven, forgiving, patient, giving

2. What keeps you up at night?  the stress of my job

3. Whom would you like to be?  a consistently happy person–not sure who that would be

4. What are you wearing now? blue jeans, white shirt

5. What scares you? relapse

6. What are the best and worst things about blogging? The best things are meeting other believer’s and sharing our faith.  The worst things??  I don’t think there is any worse thing about blogging to be honest.

7. What was the last website you looked at? http://www.yahoo.com

8. If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?  to not be such a loner

9. Slankets, yes or no? not sure what that is.

10. Tell us something about the person who nominated you. http://the1savedbygrace.com/ She is a mother of 2 boys, in recovery and has a Psychology degree.

Bonus Question: What is your testimony for Jesus Christ? He is the answer to everything.

Nominations are (in no particular order):

I was nominated for the SUNSHINE BLOG AWARD. Thank you so much, Dawn  for nominating me for this award, which is given to “bloggers who positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere.” !  Dawn is awesome, please check out her site!!

Rules to Accept the Award:

1)  Include the award logo in a post or somewhere on your blog.

2)  Answer 10 questions about yourself.

3)  Nominate 10 to 12 other fabulous bloggers.

4)  Link your nominees to the post and comment on their blog, letting them know about the award.

5)  Share the love and link the person who nominated you.

Now for the answers you all have been waiting for! Ten interesting questions….with ten, even more interesting answers, from yours truly.

1. What is a favorite childhood memory? Winning  1st place in many running races at “field day” at my New Jersey elementary school I attended.  I was a sick child from infancy and in the hospital (put in an oxygen tent) at least 3x a year with severe asthma.

2. What is a real fear you have?  That my son might inherit the disease of addiction.

3. How would you describe yourself?  Genuine, caring, compassionate, stubborn

4. What states have you lived in Just Jersey and Florida.  Born in Jersey, now live in Florida.

5. What is your style? Simple.  Solid earthy tone colors.  Love designer shoes & handbags

6. What is your favorite breakfast food?  expresso coffee (ice and hot) with hazelnut cream & 2 sweet-n-low (the Walmart brand creamer is the best)…….drinking it now

7. What are some of your hobbies?   Feeding stray cats (my dog gets jealous), blogging and selling books on Ebay.  I love watching TV…does that count as a hobby?  lol…..and I love to sleep 🙂

8. If you could tell people anything…what would be the most important thing to say?   Christ is the answer to everything.  Please accept Him as your personal Savior today.

9. What is one of your “passions”?  To give encouragement and tell people they matter!  despite past choices….God loves you!

10. What is one truth that you have learned?  No matter what, you are not alone.  Peace and joy is possible no matter how broke we are, no matter how awful we feel.  God wants you to be happy and He knows how to give you peace in this stressful, crappy world we live in.

My Ten Nominees Are…..(These are in no particular order)……..

1.  Sptp2011

2.  Hidden Treasures

3.  My Lord Is Jesus

4.  Tell God Thank You

5.  Trimed04

6.  Built With Grace

7.  Leeleegirl.com

8.  Affirmations of God

9.  Settled In Heaven

10.  Living Simply In Abundance

I’d like to thank Anne http://freedomborn.wordpress.com for nominating me for this fun award.  Anne has a wonderful site and many readers.  She has a very caring heart and is very thoughtful to many people.  I encourage you to visit her site and get to know her. 

The following is copied from her site explaining the award.  Thanks again Anne!

Laughter like all our emotions is a gift from the God, to have a good Laugh or even a chuckle makes for a  happy heart.

This Award is to thank those who bring a smile and chuckle or appreciate our humour and brighten our day as they chase the gloomies away .

To receive this award you need to have a good sense of humour, and appreciate others who like to have a chuckle or laugh with you. There are no rules its just fun fun fun pick as many blogging fun friends as you want or none at all but do take time to  enjoy yourself  and appreciate others humour, there is no rush to finish, just enjoy each day in God’s way.

I like to thank http://poeticjourney251.com/ for nominating me for this lovely award! What a blessing!

Instruction for the award:

1. Thank the person who gave you the award

2. Paste the award on your blog

3. Link the person who nominated you for the award

4. Nominate 7 bloggers or less

5. Post links to the 7 blogs you nominated

I like to nominate the folowing bloggers for this award (in no particular order):

1. http://tellgodthankyou.wordpress.com

2.http://virtuous_gracious.wordpress.com

3.http://dschondog.wordpress.com

4.  http://godspeaksilisten.wordpress.com

5.  http://dailyaspects.wordpress.com

6.  http://tomraines.wordpress.com/

7.  http://poeticinvocation.wordpress.com

May the God of Hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him.

Have a super blessed day!

I would like to thank My Journey With God for nominating me for another award. Blogging has been such a wonderful experience for me and has really impacted my walk with Christ.  Thanks again Bernadette!

As with most Blog Awards on WordPress there are stipulations that must be met upon acceptance of the award.  With the 7×7 Link Award the first thing you have to do is tell something about yourself that nobody knows.

I love television and can watch it for hours.

Next: 7×7 links to my pieces I feel are worthy to link up:

Most Beautiful Piece: His Loving Guidance

Most Helpful: Recognize True Wisdom

Most Popular: Developing A Christ-Like Attitude

Controversial: The Little Sins Under My Breath

Most Surprisingly Successful: Aligning Our Thoughts With His

Most Underrated: The Devil and His Tactics

Most Pride Worthy: The God Of Hope

Next step to the 7×7 Award fulfillment is to nominate 7 bloggers who I feel deserve the honor and hopefully haven’t already received it.  In no particular order:

Out Of The Dark Into The Light

The Woman At The Well

SPTP2011

This Beating Heart

Living Simply In Abundance

Trimed04

Rileyammoretti

It is my hope that you will be blessed by these beautiful people and their sites as much as I have.  It is with great appreciation and heartfelt thanks for all of you who follow my blog and for all of those who stop by.  God bless you and Happy New Year!

I humbly accept and with heartfelt thanks to writersfield for nominating me for this beautiful award.  It is truly an honor.

I also want to thank everyone who follows my site and for all of those who stop by and leave me a “like” or a comment.  Blogging has been an unexpected, majorly positive impact on my life as a Christian.  I still can’t believe I started this only 6 weeks ago and have had over 1000 views and 52 followers right now!  It’s so exciting! 🙂

For this award I will say 10 things you don’t know about me, after which, I will mention 6 others worthy of receiving this award:

1)  My name is Michele.

2)  I am 41 years old and live in beautiful Venice, Florida, with my dog Meeko.  He is a King Charles Spaniel.

3)  I have a 21 year old son who is studying Exercise Physiology at Valdosta State University.  He has a 4.0.  And yes, I’m bragging.  He is my pride and joy.

4)  I accepted Christ as my Savior at 11 years old and did it again at 16 years old after I truly understood what salvation was really about.  But I never really lived my life as an authentic Christian until 3 years ago. 

5)  I never really knew my biological father and only met him once when I was 5 years old.  I remember him lying to me and my brother.

6)  I have an amazing family who never turned their back on me during the crazy years of my using, although they did have to practice tough love.

7)  I recently ended a 3 year relationship with a man I was going to marry and I now live alone with my dog.  And honestly, I’m loving it.

8)  My grandmother is my best friend.  She just turned 88 years old a couple weeks ago.

9)  I lived on the street for 2 years and have experienced what true hunger really feels like.

10) I can wiggle both ears and also do it one at a time.

The 6 worthy of honor

http://mylordisjesus.wordpress.com/

http://freedomborn.wordpress.com/

http://tinkerbelleandme.com/

http://lostpineschurchofchrist.wordpress.com/

http://jesusembrace.org/blog/

http://rileyammoretti.wordpress.com/

I hope you enjoy these blogs as much as I have.  They have been a blessing to me and they all share the massive love for God that I have.    Thanks again to writersfield  and many blessings to everyone!


A little about me........my name is Michele and I am a born-again Christian. I was saved as a teenager and graduated from a Christian high school. I am a mother of one son who is the world to me. Despite my upbringing, later in life I fell into a life of self destruction which led me down many dark paths. I am a recovering addict and alcoholic and I have a great passion for Christ and His amazing power to heal even the worst cases. I am living proof of the miracle of God's power to change your life and way of thinking. Nothing is impossible with God.

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