The Ten Commandments Award

I want to thank Terry for nominating me for this award.  You can find her at http://terry1954.wordpress.com/2012/07/01/the-ten-commandments-award.

Terry has become a good friend to me since she started following my blog.  Please take a moment to stop by and visit her.  She is a wonderful writer, a caregiver to her brother who has Parkinson’s, and an inspiration to all.

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 where 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?


Ten Commandments from the Bible
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.–  mother hen, loving, silly, lighthearted, serious minded when needed, gentle, leprechaun.

2. What keeps you up at night?-  not much – I sleep pretty soundly

3. Whom would you like to be? – I would not change a thing.  I am me!

4. What are you wearing now? – a sports bra and shorts (it’s hot in here)

5. What scares you? – losing my parents

6. What are the best and worst things about blogging? – I love all of the wonder people that I have “met” through blogging and I hate letting people down when I’m sick and don’t respond to their comments.

7. What was the last website you looked at? – Terry’s blog for this award.

8. If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be? – As I said earlier, not a thing.

9. Slankets, yes or no? – Since I don’t know what that is, I’ll say no.

10. Tell us something about the person who nominated you. – I find Terry to be a warm hearted and caring individual who selflessly took on the task of caring for her brother after he became I’ll.  She is a good friend to me and a true inspiration, as well as a testimony to the strength of love.

Bonus Question: What is your testimony for Jesus Christ? – Well, most of you already know my story and for those who don’t, I’ll put it in a short synopsis:  I have survived; MS, physical/emotional/mental abuse, I am a recovered alcoholic (I can say recovered because it’s been over 20 years now) and a recovering drug addict (meth, cocaine and crack – not long enough yet for me to say “recovered”).  God has brought me through it all, even when I purposely ignored Him and thought my life was worthless, He stood right beside me every step of the way.  If you’d like more than that, check out my “About Me” page for the details.

Okay, now for my nominations to pass this award on to.  In light of the type of award this is, I chose some people that I think of as “people of faith” and who would appreciate this award as much as I did.

Nominations:

1- PrayerPoints by liz
http://prayerpointsbyliz.wordpress.com

2- Jackie Paulson
http://postadaychallenge2011.wordpress.com

3- abichica
http://chicpress.wordpress.com

4- beautifullystated
http://realwalk.wordpress.com

5- tsizzles
http://writersfield.wordpress.com

6- jesusmyjoy
https://jesusmyjoy.wordpress.com/

7- Maria Tatham
http://www.christianfantasyforwomen.com/

8- Autumn Sunshine
http://autumn-sunshine.net/blogs

9- poeticjourney
http://poeticjourney251.wordpress.com

10- Eric Alagan
http://ericalaganfanclub.wordpress.com

That should do it!  Thanks again Terry for thinking of me for this one!

I’m Celebrating Milestones Today!

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Okay, I know this is tooting my own horn but I just couldn’t help it!

As of today:

I have surpassed 375,000 hits

I have also surpassed 2,300 posts

Between all of my sites that I’m linked into; including those not counted in my followers by WordPress; I have just hit the 800  total followers mark!

I am absolutely thrilled and would like to thank each and every one of you for making this possible for me!!!!

When I first started this blog a little over a year ago, I never dreamed that I would have this much success with it.  But, I told God that I was doing it for His glory and if He found it pleasing, He would bless it.  I think He has!!!

God bless you all too!

love and hugs,

Terri