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Blog Award!

June 21, 2013

My friend Jess over at Travail with Me… nominated me for a blog award!

Here’s how it works:

1. each nominee must answer 11 questions,
2. create 11 questions for the next nominees to answer,
3. link back to the person who nominated them,
4. choose one or more blogging friends and link them to their post, and
5. go to their websites and tell them.

So here are the eleven questions Jess gave me to answer:

1. If you could pick a talent, what would it be?
I’m not exactly sure if this is a talent, but the gift of true hospitality is one I’d like to have.

2. What would you do if a robber broke into your house while you were there alone?
Call 911 and take necessary course of action depending on the situation.

3. Are you willing to share your salvation story?
Yes! I was saved at the age of six, kneeling at our old couch with Mom. She kept the little dress I wore. :) Walking with the Lord is indeed a journey. I have had struggles, but He has been faithful to carry me, hemming me in behind and before. And I know that whatever the future may hold I can trust that His grace will be there for me.

4. What is the craziest thing you actually and truly want to do before you die?
Cuddle a koala bear and backpack a mountain (or several!).

5. What’s the stupidest thing you’ve ever done?
Hmm…I’ve had A LOT of forehead-slapping moments. To name a few….accidently walking into the guys bathroom at McDonalds. Running out on the highway during one of Mom’s races to give her a high five and almost getting hit by a car. Driving along peacefully at night and not noticing or pulling over as a police car streaked past me with his lights blaring and sirens screaming. Oops. At age 10 telling my brothers I could hold my breath for 1 ½ minutes. When they didn’t believe me I did it. Oh, and yes, eating part of a habanero pepper *just to see what it was like* (a pepper which happens to be, in case you’re wondering, hotter than most pepper sprays and many times hotter than a jalapeno). I felt like I was going to die. ‘Nuff said.

6. What’s your favorite quote?
Can I do 3 please? :)

“The will of God is always different from what you expect, always bigger, and ultimately, infinitely more glorious than your wildest imaginings.”

“Find joy in the journey.”

“The number one reason why people give up so fast is because they tend to look at how far they still have to go instead of how far they have already come.”

7. What is your personality type? (Take the test here and read more about each personality here)
Well, I have taken this kind of test several times before, and I’m a mix between ISTJ and ISFJ. :)

8. What’s the most convicting book you’ve ever read? (Besides the Bible…)
Right now I’m reading through a book titled “The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert” by Rosaria Butterfield. Maybe it’s not the MOST convicting book I’ve ever read, but it’s definitely up there. It is an excellent book.

9. What’s your all-time favorite movie?
Anything to do with movies and snacks…count me in! :D Oh dear. I actually don’t have an all-time favorite movie yet. There are so many! I enjoy all sorts of movies. My favorites would include (in no particular order) the 2004 BBC version of North and South, The Lord of the Rings, The Conspirator, Amazing Grace, the 2007 BBC version of Emma, The Count of Monte Cristo, Secretariat, and Anne of Green Gables.

10. If you knew you would die in exactly 24 hours from now, what would you do with the remaining time?
I would spend time with those closest to me, give away my earthly goods, and spend time in prayer.

11. Who are your favorite music artists? (List at least 5)
Laura Story
Newsboys
Sara Groves
Mat Redman
Judy Rogers
Michael Card
Jason Gray
The Piano Guys (be sure to listen to “Without You” and “All of Me” by these guys if you haven’t already!! :)

The three people I’m nominating for blog awards are:

Hannah at armourclan.blogspot.com

Kaitlyn at blogginkaty.blogspot.com

Isabella at onewhitetreedotcom.wordpress.com

Here are your questions, ladies! And everyone else: please feel free to answer any or all of these in the comments section! I’d love to hear your answers! :)

1. Who are three historical figures you are inspired by?

2. What do you usually request for your birthday dessert?

3. If you had a quiet morning all to yourself, what would you do?

4. Can you describe your life in six words?

5. What is something that makes you smile?

6. What is a book that you could read cover-to-cover without taking a break?

7. Describe a thrilling scenario (big or small) that you have been in and will always remember. 

8. What is your favorite time of the day and why?

9. Are you a city girl, a country girl, or a mix of both?

10. If you were to pick one skill to master, what would it be?

11. What is something quirky about you that makes you unique? 

9 Comments

  • Reply

    93Luthien

    June 22, 2013

    I may do the blog one later, but here’s mine based on your questions…

    1. If you could pick a talent, what would it be?
    dancing and fencing :)

    2. What would you do if a robber broke into your house while you were there alone?
    Pick up my crowbar, bolt the inner door, and brain him when he came in. Tie him up while he’s unconscious, gag him, and call 911.

    3. Are you willing to share your salvation story?
    Professed my faith first to Mom and Dad, and then to my Baptist pastor at the age of 6.

    4. What is the craziest thing you actually and truly want to do before you die?
    Meet the Queen

    5. What’s the stupidest thing you’ve ever done?
    not so much of what I’ve done as what I’ve said. I have a knack for putting my size 9 foot in my mouth :P

    6. What’s your favorite quote?

    I couldn’t possibly pick 10, much less 1, but a current favourite is: “There are worlds out there where the sky is burning, and the sea’s asleep, and the rivers dream; people made of smoke and cities made of song. Somewhere there’s danger, somewhere there’s injustice, somewhere else the tea’s getting cold. Come on, Ace. We’ve got work to do.” ~The Doctor

    8. What’s the most convicting book you’ve ever read? (Besides the Bible…)
    Everything by Elisabeth Elliot – particularly the diaries of Jim Elliot, “Life Together”, by Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and “Smith of Wooton Major” and “The Silmarillion” by J.R.R. Tolkien

    9. What’s your all-time favorite movie?
    Lord of the Rings. None can surpass it!
    But I also love Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness, Star Wars, Pride and Prejudice, Les Miserables, Indiana Jones, Master and Commander, and loads more :D

    10. If you knew you would die in exactly 24 hours from now, what would you do with the remaining time?
    Cook a lovely meal and sit and talk with my family under twinkly lights strung in the trees.

    11. Who are your favorite music artists? (List at least 5)
    Fernando Ortega
    Rich Mullins
    Adele
    Taylor Swift
    Frank Sinatra
    Bing Crosby
    Michael Buble
    Alan Jackson

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    Brooke Noble

    June 23, 2013

    How fun, Isabella! LOVE the quote. :D I haven’t been watching much Who since Wesley left for IA….I’d like to see the rest of the seasons sometime. Thanks for your answers, and tell your family hi for me!

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      93Luthien

      June 24, 2013

      I certainly will! I hope our families can get together again sometime soon :D

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    Kaitlyn

    June 25, 2013

    Oh fun! I want to answer the questions you had too, Brooke! :) Here we GO!

    1.If you could pick a talent, what would it be?
    Being able to finally read music notes.

    2. What would you do if a robber broke into your house while you were there alone?
    Quietly sneak into a closet or some hidey-hole or outside, trying not to be seen, and call the police. And PRAY!!:)

    3. Are you willing to share your salvation story?
    Sure!:)I “got saved” “several times” when I was little. (But of course I didn’t understand any of it or mean it at the time.) When I was 13, the Lord convicted me, and after I read Hebrews 13:5-6, I asked the Lord into my life, and have never ever regretted that!! :)

    4. What is the craziest thing you actually and truly want to do before you die?
    Well, I have always thought it would be really cool to go to outer space….but that isn’t something I would classify as me WANTING to do. Maybe skydiving. :)

    5. What is the stupidest thing you have ever done?
    Um, popping wheelies with the lawn mower? I don’t know!

    6. What’s your favorite quote?
    “Choose not that in which you may be most rich and honorable in the world, but that in which you may do the most good, and best escape sinning.” ~Richard Baxter

    7. ENTP.

    8. What’s the most convicting book you’ve ever read (besides the Bible)?
    I Dared To Call Him Father
    Hind’s Feet On High Places
    Mountains Of Spices
    ….and maybe a couple more:).

    9. What’s your favorite all-time movie?
    Oh, I don’t know! Maybe Flywheel or Time Changer.

    10. If you knew that you would die in exactly 24 hours from now, what would you do with the remaining time?
    Wow. That is a really good though provoker. I would probably go witnessing, and spend time with my family.

    11. Who are your favorite music artists? (List at least 5)
    The Piano Guys
    The Purple Hulls (bluegrass band)
    Sleepy Man Banjo Boys
    Gaelic Storm (celtic)
    Kara Swanson (Well, she isn’t a music artist yet, but she is hoping to work that way!:)

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      Brooke Noble

      June 26, 2013

      Hey Kaitlyn! I loved reading your answers…haha – you’re braver than I am about skydiving. There’s actually a place around here where you can do it. :) I’ve heard about the book “I Dared to Call Him Father”. I need to read that sometime! Thank you, girlie! <3

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        Kaitlyn

        June 26, 2013

        Oooh, really?! Well now that the opportunity has arrived I suddenly don’t feel as brave about it anymore! :) But maybe I could do it with my cello, right?! (You’ve seen that Piano Guy video? :)

        Yes, “I Dared To Call Him Father” is VERY good! I have an extra copy you can borrow too, if you want. :)
        Love you! <3

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    Jess

    June 29, 2013

    Hey Brooke, I’m so glad you decided to do the award! I loved reading your answers:) Btw, I’m an ISTJ!!

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      Brooke Noble

      June 29, 2013

      Really Jess?! So fun! Oh totally – thank you for nominating me! This was a great idea and I had a lot of fun with it. :) Hope to see you soon, girl!

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    Anna

    August 5, 2013

    Haven’t visited here for awhile, and I’m now getting caught up!
    I laughed at your #5. What a nightmare!!! Wow, talk about some serious forbearance there!
    This sounds like a blast! I hope you win!!

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