Liebster Award๐Ÿฅˆ

I am excited to share that I have been nominated for a second Liebster Award by Perth Girl. Check out her page at The โ€œFโ€ Word “Faith, Family and Food” – three of my favorite things ๐Ÿ˜. Thank you the nomination beloved ๐Ÿค—

The Rules:

1. Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you.

2. Share 11 facts about yourself.

3. Answer the 11 questions the blogger(s) asked you.

4. Nominate 11 blogger(s) and make them happy

5. Make up 11 questions and ask them to your nominees.

6. Notify your 11 nominees

11 Facts about me

  1. I do a lot of self talk – I’m the girl you will see walking around the house (and even outside) having a talk with herself
  2. I love God – it seems cliche but I’ve loved Him all my life, I have not always honored Him with my actions but I always come back around to loving on Him
  3. I journal to God – each journal entry begins with Dear Abba or Dear Father
  4. I’m a mom to a 16 moving on to 17 year old boy turning man
  5. I’m single, never been married – I had my son at age 14, was pregnant at 13
  6. I graduated High School one year later, age 15
  7. I’m an introvert
  8. I love books – I may have an unhealthy obsession ๐Ÿ™ˆ
  9. I love thrifting – Goodwill has become a store I frequent
  10. I am on the journey of giving up TV shows/movies for a year
  11. I live in a multi-generational deeply rooted Jamaican home

Questions asked of me…

1. What Inspired you to start writing?

I’ve always had a knack for writing. I’m big on journaling, scribbling, taking notes and so I decided that because I want to eventually be an author, taking that leap of faith to put my work into action was what God wanted me to do. I also love to encourage and find that I get a lot of “message topics” like preachers do so since I’m not a good public speaker (yet), writing is a good outlet.

2. Do you listen to music while you write?


3. In two words or less, how would you describe your sense of Humour?


4. What is your favourite quote?

Tough one – I don’t have a favorite – it depends on the situation at hand

5. What are you reading at the moment?

Too many books – ugh! Apart from my Word, I’m also reading Fasting by Jentezen Franklin, Practice the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence and Christian Caregiving a Way of Life.

6. What do you wish you were better at?

Discipline!!! In exercising as well as in my spiritual walk

7. If you could be on a talk show which one would you choose and why?

Dunno – don’t watch talk shows

8. What is your least favourite food?


9. What meal or dish can you make really well?

Does boiling water count? Lol. I’m good at pretty much most Jamaican dishes and some American too (rice and peas, oxtails, curried chicken/goat, Mac and cheese, French fried chicken – hungry yet?) ๐Ÿ˜‹

10. What is favourite thing to do when you have time by yourself?


11. What is your favourite trip you took and why?

Trip to America when I was about 7. My mom had migrated to make a better life for my family and I had not seen her for a long period (to a child, time is long and so I’m uncertain how long she was actually away). Being reunited with her…indescribable ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

My questions to the nominees (same as above). I nominate the following bloggers if you choose to participate (No Pressure Whatsoever).

Joy over by Joy Cottage

Maggie over by Maggie Tiggles

Dee over by Sealed in Christ

Musings and Roses

My Jesus is Amazing

Amy over by A New Life


28 thoughts on “Liebster Award๐Ÿฅˆ

  1. Congrats! ๐ŸŽ‰ All these answers made me smile! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ I can so relate to needing more discipline in my life!…Iโ€™ve never eaten ox tail before…but I am sure you make it taste more than appetizing!

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    1. Giggles, thanks Renee! I would cook you a nice plate of oxtail with butter beans, rice and peas, steamed vegetables and give you it with a cold glass of carrot juice ๐Ÿ˜‹

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  2. Awwww, I love this! So glad for your nomination and l enjoyed reading your answers too! Congrats dear girl! I know these awards are truly encouraging. Love you!๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜™

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    1. Thank you my sweet sweet (did I say sweet) Viv ๐Ÿค—โค๏ธ. I lllove you ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—โ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

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  3. Deandra, you are a delight and I am so happy about this recognition of your heartfelt writing. I also thank you for this nomination. I enjoy the different designs included with the Liebster Award, and this one is pretty. Blessings to you, Zachery, and your sweet Mom. โ™ฅ

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    1. Jjjaaaccquie! Thank you for that! You are truly welcome! Now I am looking forward to learning more about my sweet friend (and Ken and grandson and everyone in between). Shalom my darling ๐Ÿ’•

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  4. Congratulations!!! ๐ŸŽ‰ ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŽ‰ And yes Iโ€™m super hungry now LOL!! I like Jentezen Franklin! Iโ€™m always so proud of you for your perseverance in raising your son. I know single parenting isnโ€™t easy.

    I loved all your answers. God has blessed you with a wonderful writing talent and ability to share His Word through your writings. Youโ€™ve helped me a lot. Keep it up, love you! โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

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    1. Dawn! Are you trying to make me cry? โ™ฅ๏ธThank you for your constant support and encouragement. You are really the epitome of a big sister and I truly appreciate the role you are playing in my life. Continue to model Jesus and may your writings always โ€œdrawโ€ us all โ€œcloser to Christโ€ ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

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      1. Lol! Youโ€™re welcome and thank you also! You are also very much appreciated! ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’• Yes each day letโ€™s keep drawing closer to Christ โค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜˜

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        1. Lol…I understand truly. I did not have it growing up for the very same reason but when I had a Jamaican throw it down for me, all I can say is ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹

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