Liebster Award

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Okay, Okay…I have now been nominated TWICE for a liebster award…so I guess now is the best time to accept…don’t ya think? Yeah, me too.


First off…HUGE thanks go out to my BBC-Birth-Board-Blogging-Momma, Lina over at Eccentric Chai and also to Nikki over at Simply Striving (who nominated me WAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY back in August…slacker much?!)…so None the less Let’s get to this.

What is the Liebster Award?

The German word Liebster (pronounced LEEB-ster) means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing and welcome.

The Liebster Award is given to upcoming bloggers who have less than 200 followers.

11 Random Facts about me

1) I have hazel eyes that are mood rings. If you know me well enough…my eyes will tell all…even things that I’m trying to hide.

2) I am a natural introvert. However, you wouldn’t be able to tell if you meet me. I work very hard to be outgoing and to connect with others, but i will be very exhausted by the time I get home.

3) I have an amazing family. Both the one I was born into and the one that my husband and I have just started building together.

4) My family may be dysfunctional, but we are ALWAYS there for each other.

5) The name of my blog comes from the meaning of my name (Amy=Beloved) and my desire for my life to be a constant pursuit after my Creator and what He has for me.

6) I have  dreams that I believe will one day come to fruition, but I have to do the work now in order for those things to become a reality in the future.

7) My life verse is Galatians 1:10 which says:

Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.

8) The latest journey we are on (besides the biggie–parenting) is joining in on launching a church in a smaller town near us.

9) I love to read–but rarely have the time anymore.

10) My radio is almost always on Christian music…although we have a new station that plays strictly 90’s music that seems to be catching my ear from time to time.

11) I absolutely LOVE to being a mommy.  I absolutely struggle with the fact that I am a working mommy.

11 questions for me to answer (From Lina):

1. What made you start your blog?

I felt a pull to write. There were some things that I was working through and writing it…just getting it out helps me to decipher everything better. {Looking back} I believe that I was called to write in order to find a sanctuary with people who have the same heart for God and writing that I have.

2. Where’s your favorite place to “create”?

Usually on my couch…although I’ve found down times at work when I can physically write on paper does wonders for me as well.

3. What’s your favorite book? Why?

I love, love, love Francine Rivers Atonement Child. This was the first Christian Fiction that I read and I just loved how engrossed into the characters and the story line, feeling as though I was part of their lives and stories.

4. If you could meet anyone–dead or alive–who would it be?

My Grandpa on my dad’s side. Yes, I met him, but he passed away when I was very very young. I don’t remember him. I would love to sit and hear/see all the things I hear about from my aunts and uncles about him.

5. How do you spend a typical Saturday?

Cuddling with my husband and son. Grocery shopping. Cooking. Cleaning (although you couldn’t tell right now).

6. What’s your favorite animal? Why?

I have always loved Koala’s and I don’t even know why. They’ve just always fascinated me.

7. Who was your favorite grade school teacher? Why?

I loved my fourth grade teacher, Mr. Dively. He *finally* put an end to the bullying I experienced throughout my early years of schooling.

8. What do you want to be when you “grow up”?

I would LOVE to be nothing but a stay at home mom. This is a desire I didn’t even realize I had until little man came along.

9. What’s your greatest accomplishment so far?

It’s a tie:

My Marriage
My Son
They are the life God has given me thus far.

10. Who do you look up to the most? Why?

I cannot pin this down to just one person. I will say the Church. The one I grew up in, the one my husband and I have been attending, and now, the one that we are taking part of starting from day 1.

11. You go into a coffee shop, Edgar Allan Poe is sitting in there with a half caff Mocha with a shot of almond. You sit across from him. What is the first thing you say?

Nothing…I’m absolutely speechless…wouldn’t even know where to start.

** Rules for receiving this award:
1. Each person must post 11 things about themselves.
2. Then answer the questions the tagger sent for them, plus create 11 questions for the people they’ve tagged to answer.
3. Choose 11 people and link them in your post.
4. Notify the people you have tagged.
5. No tag backs.

ANNNND If you read this blog and have less than 200 followers…you’re it! It’s time for you to get your name out there!

You get these questions:

What is your greatest fear?

Describe yourself in three words.

What is your favorite passage of Scripture (verse or book)?

Name something that’s on your bucket list.

Describe what a perfect day would look like to you.

What is your favorite color?

Share a brief testimony of how God is working in your life.

What is your favorite snack?

If you could live anywhere, where would that be?

Name five things that make you smile.

Why do you write?