The Redeemed Challenge – Day 16

Good morning! Today is Day 16 of the Redeemed Challenge! In today’s chapter of the book, we discuss one of the most beautiful verses in the Bible where it tells us that although people look at outward appearances, God looks at our hearts. The Bible verse in today’s chapter is one of my favorites. I think it’s safe to say that we all have been misunderstood or overlooked at times. But we don’t have to let other people’s opinions bring us down. When you feel like you don’t belong, remember that God sees your heart.

Share in the comments: Is there something with today’s chapter of You Are Redeemed that resonates with you?

Don’t forget to listen to the song for the day!!!!!!! Who I Am by Blanca

And here is the smartphone wallpaper image for the day:

Liebster Award

Yesterday, I was nominated for the Liebster Award by Summer at notyourseason.com! Thank you so much! What an honor!

Before I go any further, I must share the rules of the Liebster Award. These are:

  • Thank the nominator in your award post
  • Place the award logo somewhere on your blog
  • You must state 11 facts about yourself
  • Complete the 11 questions that your nominator provided
  • Nominate as many bloggers as you’d like (11 is the maximum)
  • Ask your nominees a series of question (11 is the maximum)

 

11 Facts About Me:

  1. I have a Bachelor’s degree.
  2. I was “this close” to signing up for grad school when I graduated college. And now the thought it makes me tired. LOL.
  3. If I did decide to go back to school, I would like to go to Bible school.
  4. I love the Hallmark Channel’s Christmas movies.
  5. I like playing Yahtzee.
  6. Every evening I write down at least 5 things that I am thankful for and/or good things that happened during the day.
  7. I work for a hospital in their IT department. My favorite job duty is writing SQL reports. But I also work on the EMR software that the doctors and nurses use.
  8. I have published two books and I will soon be publishing my third.
  9. I have two dogs.
  10. I want to go to Alaska.
  11. It took me a really long time to think of 11 facts about myself! LOL.

 

Questions Asked:

  1. How did you first get into blogging? I always wanted to write. But many things kept me from pursuing it. After following some other blogs that I enjoyed, I made a WordPress account. Actually, I recently received a “badge” or sorts from WordPress saying it was my 5 year anniversary. But I still had some false starts. When I was about to publish my first book, I became more dedicated to writing on my blog.
  2. How do you want to improve yourself in the next year? (Blogging or personal??) I am always trying to work on self-improvement. So there are a lot of things I could say here. But I will go with: I would like for my writing to improve. And I find the more I practice, the better I get.
  3. What is your favorite thing to do in your spare time? Read.
  4. What was your worst subject in school? Hmmm, maybe science?
  5. What takes up the most of your time? Work. And commuting one hour each way, doesn’t help.
  6. How different is as your life one year ago? On the outside, it is not very different. But I would like to think that each day I grow in my walk with the Lord.
  7. Where is the most relaxing place you’ve ever been? The mountains.
  8. What TV show or movie do you refuse to watch? The Simpsons.
  9. What are you looking forward to in the coming months? I love fall and winter. And I love the holidays. So I am excited that fall is almost here. And that means Thanksgiving and Christmas are on the way!
  10. What could you give a 40 minute presentation on with no prep at all? Wow, 40 minutes. I am not a big talker, so I think that might be difficult for me on any topic. I could probably tell cute stories about my dogs for that long. LOL. I would like to think I could talk about the Bible for that long too?
  11. If you had unlimited funds, but you could only eat the same breakfast, same lunch and same dinner for the rest of your life, what three meals would they be? Well my husband and I have been eating eggs for breakfast every day for a long time. I admit that I am getting tired of them. But they have protein and keep you more satisfied than something with sugar in it. For lunch, maybe a salad. And for dinner, you can’t go wrong with spaghetti!

 

My Nominations:

  • mama-equis.com
  • theeclecticcontrarian.wordpress.com
  • I could name many more. There are quite a few wonderful bloggers out there. But the ones above I don’t believe I have nominated before. If you want to join in the fun, feel free to either share on your blog, or comment here.

 

Finally, my questions for my nominees:

  1. Ok I like books, so I have to know, what is your favorite book?
  2. What is the first movie you remember seeing in the theater?
  3. Is there anyone who does not live in your household who you talk to almost every day (can be on the phone, via text, via your blog, etc.)?
  4. Name one thing on your bucket list.
  5. What does your perfect day look like?
  6. What is one of your favorite Bible verses?
  7. Do you like to cook?
  8. If you could eat dinner with anyone in the world, anyone in history, who would it be?
  9. What is one of your favorite memories?
  10. If you could live or visit anywhere in the world, where would it be?
  11. Do you have a certain place where you like to do your writing?

 

Summer, thank you again for nominating me! It has been a joy getting to know you via our blogs over that past couple of months!

 

The Redeemed Challenge – Day 15

Good morning! Today is Day 15 of the Redeemed Challenge! In today’s chapter of the book, we learn that if we are moldable like clay, God can turn our lives into a beautiful work of art. I really love this reminder. I picture God sitting at a Potter’s wheel, molding each of us into a beautiful work of art. It makes me want to take a step back and get out of His way, so He can mold my life into a masterpiece.

Share in the comments: Is there something with today’s chapter of You Are Redeemed that resonates with you?

Don’t forget to listen to the song for the day!!!!!!! Control by Tenth Avenue North

And here is the smartphone wallpaper image for the day:

The Redeemed Challenge – Day 14

Good morning! Today is Day 14 of the Redeemed Challenge! In today’s chapter of the book, we read about the wonderful rest that is at our fingertips as children of God. We live in a fast-paced world. You know it’s bad when you hear even children talking about stress. So I think it’s safe to say we all could use some rest – physically, emotionally, and spiritually. So how do we get that rest? But handing our worries over to God and trusting in Him.

Share in the comments: Is there something with today’s chapter of You Are Redeemed that resonates with you?

Don’t forget to listen to the song for the day!!!!!!! Rest by Matthew West

And here is the smartphone wallpaper image for the day:

The Redeemed Challenge – Day 13

Good morning! Today is Day 13 of the Redeemed Challenge! In today’s chapter of the book, we see that although at times we might feel like we don’t have much influence on those around us, the truth is that we are the light of the world. If you’re like me, then maybe you’re easily influenced by other people’s moods, words, and actions. This is not a good thing, because it means we are easily brought down. As Christians, we have to be strong and let our light shine in this dark world!

Share in the comments: Is there something with today’s chapter of You Are Redeemed that resonates with you?

You might recognize the female newscaster in today’s video… Joy by For King and Country

And here is the smartphone wallpaper image for the day:

The Redeemed Challenge – Day 12

Good morning! Today is Day 12 of the Redeemed Challenge! In today’s chapter of the book, we read some powerful words regarding how we Christians are the salt of the earth. Sometimes we forget how powerful we are. But as the salt of the earth, we can make a positive impact on those around us. As you go about your day today, remember this powerful truth.

Share in the comments: Is there something with today’s chapter of You Are Redeemed that resonates with you?

Don’t forget to listen to the song for the day!!!!!!! Same Power by Jeremy Camp

And here is the smartphone wallpaper image for the day:

The Redeemed Challenge – Day 11

Good morning! Today is Day 11 of the Redeemed Challenge! In today’s chapter of the book, we read more beautiful words. If you ever felt like your life had no purpose, remember that you were appointed by God. As a child of God, you work for the Kingdom of God. God has a divine purpose for your life. Even if you are retired or a stay-at-home mom, you still have the power to influence those you encounter at home or even at the grocery store. So whatever lies in front of you today, remember that you are appointed!

Share in the comments: Is there something with today’s chapter of You Are Redeemed that resonates with you?

Don’t forget to listen to the song for the day!!!!!!! Who You Say I Am by Hillsong Worship

And here is the smartphone wallpaper image for the day:

The Redeemed Challenge – Day 10

Good morning! Today is Day 10 of the Redeemed Challenge! In today’s chapter of the book, we read beautiful words, especially for those who might feel overlooked at times. You were chosen by God Himself. This makes me think about a baby who was adopted. Maybe the baby’s birth parents didn’t want this child, so they gave him away. But there was someone out there who wanted this child. They loved this child with all their heart, even before setting eyes on him. This baby was chosen, just as you and I are chosen by the Lord.

Share in the comments: Is there something with today’s chapter of You Are Redeemed that resonates with you?

Don’t forget to listen to the song for the day!!!!!!! He Knows My Name by Francesca Battistelli

And here is the smartphone wallpaper image for the day:

The Redeemed Challenge – Day 9

Good morning! Today is Day 9 of the Redeemed Challenge! In today’s chapter of the book, we read about the precious gift of peace that Jesus left us. I think most people would agree that they want more peace in their life. The good news is that we can have it. But we have to make a decision to receive this gift from Jesus. The enemy is always going to try to bring us down. But we can’t allow him to have the upper hand. Will you accept the peace that Jesus is offering you?

Share in the comments: Is there something with today’s chapter of You Are Redeemed that resonates with you?

All the songs I have been sharing are contemporary Christian music. So for those of you who are looking for a familiar hymn, you will appreciate today’s song! It Is Well With My Soul By Anthem Lights

And here is the smartphone wallpaper image for the day:

The Redeemed Challenge – Day 8

Good morning! Today is Day 8 of the Redeemed Challenge! In today’s chapter of the book, we receive the reminder that Jesus is our strength! Today’s Bible verse might be familiar to you. It is a favorite among many Christians. And reading it again and again never gets old. I hope it gives you renewed strength today. We don’t have to do it all on our own. We have Him by our side!

Share in the comments: Is there something with today’s chapter of You Are Redeemed that resonates with you?

Don’t forget to listen to the song for the day!!!!!!! Overcomer by Mandisa

And here is the smartphone wallpaper image for the day: