Thursday, August 30, 2012

Play Time: Passing Along the Blessing

 How many of us remember receiving a chain letter promising good fortune as long we passed it along and piles of guilt if we didn’t? 

These days I get the pass-a-blessing- along kind in my email. Although I appreciate the thought of someone forwarding me a blessing, and I dread the prospect of being the one to stop a prayer someone might need that day, I usually suck up my guilt for all of five minutes as I whisper “thank you” and then delete. I just don’t do play well.

So when I received this blogger award that required taking time to answer eleven questions, make eleven new ones, and choose eleven others to pass the award along to, I balked. Thirty-three things! At first I didn’t want to take the time.

 I wanted to write a pithy blog post—you know—the one that released words of refreshment, healing, joy, encouragement, and previously un-penned truth.

But that one just wouldn’t come, imagine that.

This Liebster Award, (Beloved) however, was burning a hole in my inbox. Since it was given to me by the lovely Cathy Baker, who manages to pen poems of beauty by day and laugh, play, and gab by night I’ve decided to take part in the spirit of it. It’s given to bloggers with 200 or fewer followers by bloggers as a way to acknowledge each other and say “you’re doing a great job.”  (Looks like encouragement to me.)We hope you’ll check them out.

One way it goes is when you receive the award, you post 11 random facts about yourself and answer 11 questions from the person(s) who nominated you, then pass the Award onto 11 other blogs (make sure you tell them you nominated them!) and ask them 11 questions. 

However I have seen shorter versions of this, hence I have reduced my responses to six. 

To those of you who receive my award, please do with as your time and energy dictates. It’s supposed to be fun! (To get the button, right click the picture on my page and save the picture to your computer. You can then upload to your blog.)

6 Random Facts About Me

1. Snorkeled the Great Barrier Reef--guide promised there weren't any sharks--later found out it was the shark attack capital of the seas. 

  2. Made my own 20' diameter tepee and lived in it for a summer--my contribution to the hippie culture.

  3.  Hedwig von Trapp (yes, one of them) kicked me in the shin for missing a note in some Latin hymn. I was in fourth grade and probably shouldn't have been in the choir, but there were only about six of us in the little Catholic church--haven't been able to carry a tune since.)  

4. Might be the only person on House Hunters who gushes, "I love the kitchen; it's so small."    
5. Am a middle child. Does that explain anything?                                                          

6.  Am married to a man who can turn my visions into realities and to a God who makes all things possible                                                                                                                     .                             

6 Questions asked of me         

1.      If someone wrote a book about your life, what would they title it?                                                        
Call of a Coward—the God of Moses and the Middle-Class Housewife!

2.      Who’s your favorite singer or band?
Depends on the season—Still…Who can top Simon and Garfunkel?

3.      If you had to choose a favorite book of the Bible, what would it be and why?
 Isaiah. I’m an Isaiah junkie, but Hebrews is next. So to the throne with both of them.

4.      What's your favorite cookie?
Not big on cookies ever since I ate a whole bag of ginger snaps in college to cure myself of sweets.

5.      If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?

6.      What recent blessing from the Lord would you like to share? 
Seeing the fruit of a long labored prayer for loved one       

 Actually, the above questions are also the ones I am asking my six  (seven for now) choices:    

Elizabeth, who manages to make preparing food as much of a delight as eating it—and serve it all up with finesse            

Celeste  who offers a daily prescription hope and healing at Celestial Prescriptions  

Beth who has a lovely website and is fun

Alycia who always has a Thoughtful Spot

Leslie who is a voice for those who have none—the trafficked and abused

Cecilia whose gentle thoughts and outstanding artwork inspires at Out of the closet and into the light

Mary whose reflections are blessings at  A Mary Like Me 

 Thanks for stopping by. Have a blessed day and remember- The light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it. John 1:5


  1. Marcia - a it! You never cease to surprise me.

    Now I look forward to visiting your nominee's blogs.

    Thanks for sharing...and for the nice comments. :)

  2. Yep...tepee is what I honed in on too! I can't wait to hear more about that next time we are together. And you call ME full of surprises?*!@?! Loved it.


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