Friday, April 19, 2013

Brilliant Blog Bouquet Award!

I have recently been awarded the Brilliant Blog Bouquet Award, but not just by one person. I've been doubly blessed. The two who awarded me were Naomi Lee and Sara-Jayne. You gals are awesome! 
I've never recieved a blog award and two in one day was just an unexpected blessing!

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1. If you could have a "flower pen name", what would it be?

Well, thats a great question..haha. I think I'd love to be called a Lily (from the botanic name Lilium). I have always loves lilies. They have a fragrant smell and are tall, reaching for the heavens. Since they have two sets of three petals, it represents the trinity virtues (Love, Faith, and Hope). The Lily also represents purity, innocence, and piety. 

2. What is your favourite (we spell ‘favourite’ different in Australia) ever Bible verse and why?

Isaiah 41:10 "So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." I love this verse because it assures me that God is always with me and will help us in times of trouble. 

3. What are the blogs that inspire you most?

I am inspired by lots of blogs. I have only been blogging for about three years, but I follow a lot of blogs. There is a list on the side panel of my favorites. 

4. If you and your friends could visit any country in the world, where would you go?

hmmm..I don't really know. I have always wanted to visit England, but not London. I want to tour the English countryside  with the various castles, estates, and manors. Germany would be nice too, since that's where all my grandparents originally came from. 

5. If you have one, feel free to share your testimony as to how you became a Christian.

I grew up in a christian home, loved by everyone around me. Every year of my life I've been going to Pilgrim Camp in upstate NY. I was saved when I was In the cottage, at the age of 5. I knelt before the altar and asked God into my heart. I knew God loved me and existed and all, but I knew I needed something more. So, at the age of thirteen I was baptised and that night while singing "I surrender All" I found it: a peace which I had never known. It flooded my soul. My baptismal verse was Isaiah 41:10 (what a coincidence) and before I fell asleep that night I prayed it and memorized it. My savior has been so good to me my whole life. I have had ups and downs in my journey, but he still loves me just as much as always. With his help I'd like to become more like a lily among thorns for him, my fragrance helping draw others to him.  

5 blogs to receive this award from me:
1.  Britt (an amazing girl..who helped me update my new blog design)
2. Laura (the first blog I ever followed..and she is a great friend)
3. Bethany and Johanna (a beautiful blog all around..with great book reviews..)
4. Hallie (a very honest blog by a daughter of the King)
5. Laura (a true princess (in mud boots), heir of the infinite King)

[Grace left a comment below that she doesn't do blog awards anymore so I will give award #5 to another blog owner. Thank you Grace for being honest. I still LOVE your blog. :)]


  1. Aww...thanks for the award! :) I recently got this award- but thanks sooo much for awarding me and your sweet words! :)

  2. Aw, thank you so much, deary, for awarding me + the kind words. I appreciate it very much, but I no longer do awards. Thank you again, though, along with leaving a sweet note in my garden walk. xx

  3. I was really happy to read yours!!
    Sara-Jayne xx