The Liebster Award 2019 | 3rd Nomination

Lydia has graciously given me The Liebster Award. This young lady is such a blessing and she has a heart for sharing the gospel with others. Please go check out her blog and give her some encouraging words πŸ™‚

Here are the rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you.
  • List the rules in your post.
  • Answer the questions that you were asked.
  • Provide 11 random facts about yourself.
  • Nominate 11 other bloggers.
  • Ask your nominees 11 of your own questions.
  • Once you have written and published your post, then inform your nominees of their nomination.

πŸ€” 11 Random Facts About Stu…

My favorite colors are purple, blue and red. Any shade of said color πŸ™‚

My two favorite creatures are horses and eagles!

My favorite pet ever was a cat…a orange tabby named Gonzo! I miss that bugger.

I’ve had a fish jump into the boat and land in my lap.

I caught a five pound bass when I was little and brought it home as a pet. Dad said no and threw it the ditch 😦

My senior trip was a fishing trip with my dad to Beaver Lake in north Arkansas. That was an interesting trip…just saying.

I was a counselor for Presbytery at Camp of the Pines in Bismark, Arkansas for I believe eleven years. The best week out the year!!!

I love reading books and prefer hardcover over paperback.

I used to collect comic books and would spend close to a hundred dollars a week on them.

I love walking into a Christian Bookstore and finding that gem I’ve been wanting. Sadly that is a thing of the past. Most of them have shutdown 😦

I get more pleasure out of pleasing the woman I love than being pleased. (TMI…maybe…but there is a reason I have put it out there)

Here are the questions posed by Lydia:

1. When did you start your blog?

November 20, 2012 and on that day I published my first post entitled Lot And His Wife which was actually a story I wrote for my Spiritual Leaders of the Family Facebook page.

2. How has your blog been a help to you?

It has actually helped it more ways than I ever imagined. It is sort of like Celebrate Recovery when I helped lay the foundation for our chapter in Rayville. I went to help others only to find out I needed to be there for me too!

Through this blog I have the honor of having other men and women of God join me in my journey. They have supported my writing, as sporadic as it was in the first 3 1/2 years, they have prayed with me, for me, encouraged me when I needed it and some have called to chat on the phone and I have gone out to eat with a few over the years. Lasting friendships!

Tosin, next time you are in the states visiting family we must do lunch!

And writing about everyday struggles has allowed me to heal because if you look deep enough a piece of my story is in every post I write irregardless of topic.

3. In your opinion, is there any beverage better than water?

Brown water….COFFEE

4. β€ŽWhat is your biggest goal in life?

To be the best dad I possible can be. And to become the man God wants me to be!

5. β€ŽWhat is your favorite part of the day?

That first cup of coffee at 4 in the morning and then that moment I make it to the house and sit down after work.

6. β€ŽWhat is your favorite memory of the past?

I actually have a lot of real good memories mixed in with all the other junk. But my absolute favorite memory to date is being there for the birth of my son, Brandon. The most beautiful disgusting thing in the world to be able to witness. I missed Erin’s by about fifteen minutes because I was out of the state working 😦

7. β€ŽGrapes, blueberries, pears; which is your favorite?

But…but…I love all three!!

Heck, I have to answer so it would pears whether straight off the tree or out of a can with either mayo or cottage cheese on top! Yummers!!!

8. β€ŽDo you like traveling in a car for a long time? If so, why?

I love driving for long distances. I get to listen to my favorite music, think about stuff and pray. My best prayer times have either been in the shower (TMI) or while driving.

9. β€ŽWhen is the last time you rode a roller coaster?

Oh my gosh…to freaking long! Six Flags in Dallas three years out of high school…I think.

10. β€ŽWhat are the top 3 meals you enjoy eating?

Breakfast food, sushi, and desserts. All three can be eaten at anytime πŸ™‚

11. β€ŽCan you play any sports well? If so, what sport/s?

I’ve ran track, played football, baseball and basketball but golf is by far my specialty. I almost went on tour out of high school.

Ladies and gents I chose you to give the Liebster Award to…

Newton at A Discarded Plant

Lulu at Lulu’s Happy Life

The Moonlight Reverie

Sadje at Keep It Alive

Vanessa at Living Like A Green Olive Tree

Muneeta at Voice

Ashrita at Life Images

Cindy at Real Christian Women

Faith at Faith On The Farm


Grace at When Grace Found Me

Here are my questions for you…

1. How has blogging changed your outlook on life?

2. What is the most amazing thing done for you by someone you love?

3. Do you see prayer as just another task to do or as your most powerful weapon?

4. What is the craziest thing you have ever done?

5. What, if anything, scares you?

6. What is your dream vacation?

7. How many meals do you eat a day?

8. What is you favorite food of all time?

9. When you hear the word freedom what comes to mind?

10. What is your opinion of the Bible, regardless of religious affiliation or denominational malarkey?

11. How do you feel when something horrible happens? Do you blame God or just life?

I hope everyone has an awesome weekend! God bless!!

*To those I have given this award to i would be honored if you would participate but please do not feel obligated! Just wanted to give you a shout out and maybe allow us your readers learn a little more about you.*

57 thoughts on “The Liebster Award 2019 | 3rd Nomination”

    1. Yes, golf…lol. I learned a lot about life walking around a golf course hitting a little white/orange/yellow ball with a stick trying to get it to go in a little hole in the ground.

      I’ve written about it twice on my blog so far.

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        1. Did my comment come off wrong? I guess the Yes, golf. Could be seen as being rude. Sorry Kathy 😦

          Most don’t think of golf as a sport…lol.

          I did learn a lot, but at the same time brings back memories of my dad’s anger issues.

          I believe it is time revisit that part of my past and share.


          1. Oh, Stuart! πŸ€— Not wrong at all, definitely not rude. I appreciate you filling in my blanks as I arrange a mental picture of you. Now you have golf cleats and knickers. 😁

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              1. Stuart, I just thought of you; you may need to get those knickers, after all. The local news did a spot on a golf tournament that raises money for breast cancer research. The golfers don their knickers because the event is called Knickers for Knockers. True story.

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                1. Knickers for knockers πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

                  I know. Shame on me for laughing. Breast cancer is not funny AT ALL..but the title of the tournament is.

                  I don’t even know where to look for knickers.

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  1. Congratulations!! And thank you for the nomination. I love to know more about the bloggers I follow. Personally, my favorite memory is not being at the birth of my children, but every moment after that! Blessings, Stu!

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    1. Thank you Cindy! You are very welcome for the award!

      I was allowed to cut the umbilical cord and give Brandon a quick bath before letting his mom hold him. Dont get me wrong I have so many precious memories with my children. It’s just that being able to witness the miracle of your child being born ❀

      Blessings to you as well!

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