Feeling Honored

blogger award

I am  honored today to accept the Very Inspiring Bloggers Award. Thank you Meredith’s Musings for nominating me. I apologize for taking so long to accept and nominate others.

I understand that bloggers have their own opinion of awards and whether or not they should be accepted, but I feel very blessed each time “Encouragement For Every Day” is nominated. I do not accept these awards because I feel as if I have done anything to deserve them. I accept them because I feel that God is doing great things through EFED and I want to give Him all of the honor and glory for every thing that is accomplished here.

I believe that as Christians we are called to share the love of Jesus with those around us. Everyone needs a word of encouragement from time to time. Everyone needs to hear that Jesus loves them and that He died on the cross to save them from their sins. I pray as each story is shared here at EFED that my readers will leave feeling encouraged and inspired to keep on trying. I pray that each one who visits this blog will leave with a better understanding of the love that Jesus has for them.

You see, this blog is more than just a hobby for me. The passion of my heart is not only to blog, but to minister. I feel extremely honored that God would choose me to spread His love to each one who visits here.


Here are seven facts about me that I was asked to share: ( I am sure that some of you already know these, but I will share them again just for the fun of it)

  1. First and foremost, I love Jesus Christ with all my heart and I thank Him for saving me.
  2. My marriage and my children are my greatest accomplishments. I praise God for blessing me with them.
  3. I am very passionate about most everything I set out to accomplish. If I do not feel passionate about it, it most likely will not be completed.
  4. I love to encourage others.
  5. If I can make you smile or laugh when we are together then I have succeeded.
  6. I do not trust easily, but I dearly love and cherish the ones whom I do trust.
  7. My favorite candy is Skittles.

As I said before, I understand that many people do not accept awards. If I nominate you and you fall into this category, I apologize. Please feel honored that you have been chosen as an inspiring blogger.

That being said, here are my nominations for the Very Inspiring Bloggers Award: * I may not have 15. That is A LOT!*

Ray of Sonshine

Waiting for Baby Bird

Deeply Rooted in Him

Testimonies of His Goodness

Proverbs Way

Eyes Wide Open

A Display of His Splendor

Burning Fire Shut up in my Bones

Doodles Invigorate

A Devoted Life

Toad’s Tool

Daughter By Design

Unshakable Hope

Thank each of you for allowing God to use you to minister for Him. I pray that He will continue to bless you and your ministry. I am honored to be a part of your blogging community and I pray that you will be encouraged today. God bless each of you.

Here are the requirements for accepting this award:

  1. Thank and link to the person who nominated you.
  2. List the rules and display the award.
  3. Share seven facts about yourself.
  4. Nominate 15 other amazing blogs and comment on their posts to let them know they have been nominated.
  5. Optional: Proudly display the award logo on your blog and follow the blogger who nominated  you.





Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

blogger's award

“Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another,

even as also ye do.” 1 Thessalonians 5:11


Wow, EFED have been nominated for its first award!

Thank you Jazzybeatchick for the nomination. It means a lot to me that you have chosen my blog for this award.

First, I want to take a moment and thank God for all His many blessings. What an honor to be able to spread God’s love to people all over the world. My prayer is that I will continue to bless others as we share in God’s word together.

Also, there are a few people I would like to thank:

  • My husband, for always being supportive and encouraging in whatever I feel the Lord leads me to do. You are a blessing to have as a husband. I look forward to many more years together.
  • My aunt/Editor, for being so gracious as to fix my many grammatical errors and for encouraging me along the way. Thank you for teaching me what being a Godly woman is all about.
  • Mandi Parkhurst who runs Proverbs For Life, for encouraging me to listen to God and to start my own blog. Thank you for being such a great role model and example of a Godly woman.
  • My parents and my brother for not only teaching me about God, but also showing me what it means to serve God and follow where He leads. We have and always will be a team 🙂

Here are the rules that are to be followed by the recipient of this award.


  1. Provide a link to and thank the blogger who nominated you for this award.
  2. Answer ten questions.
  3. Nominate 10-12 blogs that you find a joy to read.
  4. Provide links to these nominated blogs and kindly let the recipients know they have been nominated.
  5. Include the award logo within your blog post.

~~Ten questions to be answered~~

  1. Your favorite color …. Purple
  2. Your favorite animal … Butterfly
  3. Your favorite non-alcoholic drink …. Dr. Pepper
  4. Facebook or Twitter ….. Facebook
  5. Your favorite pattern ….. Polk-a-dot
  6. Do you prefer getting or giving presents?… I enjoy both but would rather give. (Acts 20:35)
  7. Your favorite number … 5
  8. Your favorite day of the week … Sunday
  9. Your favorite flower …. Daisy
  10. What is your passion? ….. Encouraging others and sharing the love of God with those around me.

I nominate the following women and their blogs for this wonderful Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award: ( In no certain order)

Each of these ladies has been such a blessing to get to know. Thank you for allowing God to use you for His glory.

1. Heavenly Raindrops

2. Revelations in Writing

3. CHRISTian~ poetry by deborah ann

4. Proverbs For Life

5. DeborahOnline

6. rayofsonshine

7.  Women’s Window

8. Proverbs Way

9. Future.Flying.Saucers

10. Sweet Rains