Saturday, April 14, 2018

I Got Tagged Again!

The Tag:

I was tagged for the Liebster Award Tag by... Bethani from Gratefully His!

*stares Bethi down* You did this just so I would have to fill out the facts section again. I know you did. Just kidding, thanks Bethi ;)! 

 The Rules:

-Acknowledge the blog that gave it to you and display the award. Check.
-Answer the 11 questions that the blogger gives you. Will do.
-Give 11 random facts about yourself. I'm running out of facts, y'all. 
-Nominate 11 blogs. And blogs. I had a few I wanted to tag last time that went over the 11 limit, but not *11* more!
-Notify those blogs of their nomination. I can do that...
-Give them 11 questions to answer. *Thumbs up*

The Questions:

1: What is your favorite book?
No, no, no, no. You didn't. Not again!!! NOT THE FAVORITE QUESTIONS. 
Ughhhhh. How about a few?
The bible is the one book that I would never want to give up, and I especially love the books of Ruth, Psalms, John, Romans, and Hebrews.
Other than that... I am going to go with "The Valley of Vision", "Choosing Gratitude", and "An Old-Fashioned Girl". The one I have loved reading best so far this year was "Kingdom's Quest". It's this allegorical story inspired by the life of Paul, and honestly it's geared for younger ages, but for some reason this one just really touched me. I think it was raw and hopeful, all at the same time. It's not something I expected after the first few books, which were interesting but not terribly compelling, haha. 

2: What is your least favorite book?
This one is easier. It's a toss up between "Rose in Bloom" (I looked for that book for five years and HATED it when I found it, it was the worst disappointment) and "The House of 30 Cats" (you have a trouble-making cat? Let the cat die, then everything is alright! *screams* It was the worst).
3: What is your Favorite movie?
Nope, not even trying. Let's pretend this question doesn't even exist, 'kay? Although if you want to tell me YOUR favorite movie, I can tell you what I think of it. Ha. 

4: What is the scariest movie that you have watched?
Hands down, "Return to the Hiding Place". I'm not sure why it was so terrifying... maybe because in the back of your mind was the fact that it was a real story and this "was" really happening... maybe because as a real story, you knew people weren't safe just to help the story along... I don't know. But Mama and I went to bed with pounding hearts and jumping at little noises (Not kidding, Mama literally checked her blood pressure it was so bad, haha...).

5: What is your favorite month?
I am NOT copying Bethi here. October was my favorite month before it was hers ;)... It's fall, even here in SC. Coffee, gingersnaps, sweaters, cool(er) days, extra reading, the colors. Everything is beautiful from early October to mid November!

6: What does your dream house look like?
*Laughs because I literally answered this the other day* Then realizes... I told you my dream starter home. The home I dream about that is too small for raising a dozen children efficiently. Sooooo, I guess I could tell you about my dream long-term home, right? 
When I see that home, there are a few things that I want. I'd love an open floor plan home with lots of room for having family and church members over and being able to stay a part of things in the living room and dinning room while working in the kitchen. It's still got plenty of plants, but it's also got a whole lot more bookshelves, just because there is more room ;). There is a huge yard, and we have a wrap-around porch with plenty of seats. And I spontaneously bake chocolate chip cookies with small children at 8 o'clock at night quite often. I might want to work on the frequency of that BEFORE it's a reality ;). But once in a while can't hurt...
7:What does your dream garden look like?
It's big. It's got an arbor with a swing. Alllll the vegetables are there, but there are also tulips and daffodils and small, sweet-atmospheric plants in the middle,too.

8:What is your favorite Ice cream?
Ben and Jerry's Half Baked. Yummm!

9: How do you decorate your room?
How *do* I, or what do I aim for? Hahaha...
I love wall colleges, but I haven't done one because I like them all and can't commit to one. Ha! I pretty much love all (cute) wall art, and prefer functional flat surfaces. Color schemes I'm drawn to are blues and neutrals (preferably brown). But... I'm honestly not picky right now as long as it is cute and sentimental. And inspirational. Quote decor is a really big deal for me, haha :). 

10: Do you like Tea, Coffee, or Hot Chocolate better?
Not tea. Don't get me wrong, I love certain teas... but I'm not going to reach for it for a treat. I'm going to go with coffee, because if you know me you know I really love coffee! But I drink hot chocolate about as much because, 1. no caffeine, 2. almost as good ;). (Decaf coffee does not satisfy...)
11: What are 3 things that you plan to do in 10 years?
If I am alive ten years from now, I am going to wake up, eat, and feel emotions. Yes. Nearly impossible to fail. 
I totally cheated here, hahaha. But I can't even wrap my mind around that far without being reminded that... I don't know. I'll be thirty, and I have no idea where God will have me at that point. My goals might not be His plan, and I don't want to fight against that. And that's okay, because I can rest in Him and trust His path for me. 
Ultimately, my hope in life, at any time, no matter what circumstances I am given, are that I would love the Lord with all my heart, that He would use me to encourage those around me, and that I would be content with whatever those circumstances are, using them as He is leading. 

The Facts:

I'm going to do this a little differently. I think, instead of "real facts", I am going to give you a few of the many quotes that I love, because I believe that knowing what words mean a great deal to someone is really one of the best ways to truly know them, and also because, "A drop of ink may make a million think"... 

"I have an obsession with quotes, because other people are so much better at putting my feelings into words than I am."

"For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him. He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be shaken. On God rests my salvation and my glory; my mighty rock, my refuge is God. Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us." -Psalm 62:5-8
"To begin, begin." -William Wordsworth

"If you get tired, learn to rest, not to quit."

"A bible that's falling apart usually belongs to someone who isn't." -Charles Spurgeon

"Prone to wander, Lord I feel it, prone to leave the God I love; here's my heart, O, take and seal it, seal it for Thy courts above." - Robert Robinson

"The power of finding beauty in the humblest things makes home happy and life lovely." - Louisa May Alcott

"You can't truly rest until every area of your life rests in God." - A.W.Tozer

"May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, Oh Lord, my rock and my redeemer." -Psalm 19:14

"Once she stopped rushing through life, she was amazed how much more life she had time for."

"For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them." -Ephesians 2:10

The Nominees:

-Bethani from Gratefully His. Yes, you dear. Because if you can" get Tori back", I can get you back, and I feel somewhat evil today, mwahahaha. Also because I don't think you should neglect your blog so much ;).
-Allison from "All Things Allison Marie". I just found this blog, and I right away subscribed! I thought it would be fun to get to know Allison a bit better :)!
-Daminika from "Walking in the Sonshine". I feel like Daminika has a unique blog... some of us are kind of cookie cutter without meaning to be, but somehow she does everything we do with a little personal twist which is fun :).
-Jessica from "Apples of Gold". Jessica's blog makes me think when I read it. She brings out the small things in a way that strikes you as completely new, you know :)? Also, we once unknowingly wrote blog posts about caring for others from two different sides of the story at the same time, and while I didn't post mine for months because it was kinda raw, I thought it was neat!
-Chelsea from "An Ordinary Pen". I love stalking Chelsea's blog... hahaha ;). Also, I love her blog name and the reasoning behind it!
Annnnnndddd... does anyone else want to say I tagged them ;)? 'Cause right now, the other 6 spots are a free for all, hahaha!

The Questions:

-Who is one person you look up to?
-What is the hardest part about blogging for you?
-Can you "introduce" us to your family?
-What is one blog post you've written that you hope none of your readers miss?
-How old were you were you started blogging, and how did you pick your blog title?
-What is one skill or talent you have that others might not know you have?
-What is your favorite bible verse(s)?
-If what you say in answer to this question was the only thing that you left when you died, what is it you would say?
-When you have free time, what is the first thing you want to do?
-What is your favorite fictional story (or the top few, for those of you like me ;)!)?
-What is one of the quotes that inspires you?

Thank you all for joining me for this tag once again ;)!
Rejoicing in hope,
Bri <3


  1. Oh I'm tagged again! Thanks so much! And what you said about my blog made me all buttery <33333

    1. Your welcommmmmme!!!!! I failed. I hadn't told you yet, haha! (Actually, that's what I came online to do, and then I moderated comments instead, which is how I saw I failed ;).) Awwwww <3. I meant it!

  2. Hello Bri. I am a Pastor from Mumbai , India. I am glad to stop by your profile on the blog post. I am also blessed and feel privileged and honored to get connected with you as well as know you and about your interest in Godly things. Congratulations on winning Leibster Award. I am truly blessed by visiting your about page and knowing about your Godly family's picture. I love getting connected with the people of God ar ound the globe to be encouraged,strengthened and praying for one another. I have been in the Pastoral ministry for last 40 yrs in this great city of Mumbai a city with a great contrast where richest of rich and the poorest of poor live. We reach out to the poorest of poor with the love of Christ to bring healing to the brokenhearted. We also encourage young and the adults from the west to come to Mumbai to work with us during their vacation time. We would love to have you come to Mumbai to work with us during your vacation time. I am sure you will have a life changing experience. Looking forward to hear fro m you very soon. God's richest blessings on you, your family and friends also wishing you a blessed and a Christ centered rest of the year 2018. My email id is: dhwankhede(at)gmail(dot)com and my name is Diwakar Wankhede

    1. Hello Mr. Diwakar! It's very nice to hear of your ministry there in India. My church does a yearly mission trip to India, and I am always encouraged to hear from those who have gone. If the Lord leads, I would definitely be open to going with them to minister in India, but right now I can't see how that would work out with where I am in life. Thank you for your kind offer. I would be happy to pray for something specific in your ministry, if you would like to share a request with me! Blessings in Christ the Lord, Bri

  3. Hahahahahahahahaha XD
    I loved this!!!!

  4. Thank you so much for tagging me! I'll try to get to it this month sometime (Also, I'm a big fan of the way you manage to so skilfully avoid answering all the "Favourite" questions. I don't like answering favourites either :D)

    1. Oh, of course :)! I can't wait to see your tag post :D! That was a sanity self-preservation move, hahahahaha! I HATE deciding favorites!!!

  5. It was great to read your answers, Bri! I definitely relate to not being able to pick favourites, haha. And good idea with listing quotes instead of facts. Thanks for the tag! Those are great questions - hopefully I will be answering them in the not too distant future! xx

    1. Thank you! And I knoowwwww, it's hard!!! Haha. Oh, thank you! I didn't want to find eleven more facts... haha! So it worked...
      You are so welcome <3! I can't wait to see yours!


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