Thursday, August 26, 2010

I've been tagged! And awarded! So, here's seven random facts about me...

~I've been kindly awarded the "Versatile Blogger Award" by Michelle from "The Sword and the Rose". For those of you who haven't visited her blog do go see and get encouragement from her many heartfelt and genuine posts in all things pertaining to godliness and our walk with the Lord! Thanks Michelle for your sweet words about my blog, and for faithfully proclaiming the beautiful truths of a relationship with Christ!

The rules are as follows.
1. Thank the person who gave the award to you.
2. Share seven random things about yourself.
3. Pass it on. 

~So here goes scary number two, the seven random things about me that you probably didn't need or want to know! I'll try to just write whatever pops into my mind - without carefully constructing an outcome that might look better than it really is!

1. I hate spiders. They give me shivers and squirming sensations like you wouldn't believe! I know its a common condition of female-kind, but, it came to mind!

2. I've had Type 1 (juvenile) Diabetes since I was eight. There isn't a cure so far, so, I'll probably have it all my life. Its been a struggle, and yet, also a blessing in many ways. Through dealing with it from an early age the Lord has taught me so many things I would never have known without this particular trial in my life. I like to think of it as my refining fire, and the process in which he gives me hinds feet that I may follow Him to the heights!

3. On that note, one of my absolute favorite books is "Hinds Feet in High Places" by Hannah Hurnard. If you haven't read it yet, do get a copy! Its worth it...

4. I was born in Guam.

5. I love writing, to the point that if I don't have an active outlet, like a novel in progress, to work on, I start writing the most ridiculous things wherever I can! (Long comments on things, silly status reports, cluttering up poor friends pages and blogs - you get the idea!) Afterward I usually regret my silly outbursts of inconsequential witticisms, and wish I could take them back because I fear people may think I was hamming off or being cheesy. (Which I was!)

6. I have an unreasonable and exaggerated dislike of using "smiley" faces in my comments etc. Its a personal vendetta I suppose, mainly because I sometimes fear our written word is being "dumbified" by society in general! So I went on a strike where smiley faces are concerned. (Along with abbreviated internet slang) Don't worry that I'm judging you for using them though if you do! I have started to see that there are occasions when because of the nature of internet communication smiley faces are rather essential. So I do use them myself now and then. Anyhow, now you know in case you wondering, its not because I'm not a happy person!

7. When I get "into" something I'm really really into it. Nearly obsessed. Then I'm normal for awhile, and then I'm off to the new thing... I think it was more of a problem when I was younger, my family has too many embarrassing stories to count involving my interests, now I am trying to keep a balance in my activities and thoughts! One of my recent interests involved discovering peoples "personality types" , if you'd like to know what mine is - go here, here, here, and here. See, I told you! (And I don't take all the "personality type" stuff seriously, I do find it useful in relating to people though!)

~And there you have it. Seven completely random mostly silly things about me! Now as for naming some other wonderful bloggers to receive the "Versatile Blog Award"...

1. Victoria from "Justice Pirate" and "Ruby Eyed Okapi". Victoria blogs about everything from vintage inspired modest fashion and home life, to inspiring posts about ending human trafficking and encouraging posts about her walk with the Lord. Be sure to check out her blogs and leave a comment!

2. Sarah from "Country Musings" - who is always busy with homey tales about life, writing stories, updates on upcoming events, participating in modest fashion events, hosting giveaways... Sarah amazes me with her gentle and sweet spirit, I've often been encouraged by her posts! 

3. Atlanta from "The Story of a Seamstress". Atlanta is a lady of many many talents, her blog constantly inspires me with everything from her sewing projects, photography skills, recipes, talk about life on a ranch... Her versatility and organized purpose on her blog are really special.

~Thanks again Michelle for tagging and awarding me, its been awhile since I participated in a blogging "game"! So much fun...


Sarah said...


Thank you for your kind comment on *my* blog!! I really appreciated it! I keep meaning to go and visit friend's blogs but it seems like I get on the computer and then have emails to answer and whatnot and get distracted from what I meant to do in the first place! blah, blah, blah.. I am getting into that writing thing you were talking about! (yes, I get it ALL the time...)
Thank you for tagging me and for your kind comment about the blog! Very sweet of you. :) oops, used a smiley! lol! just kidding.
Ok, so now I am curious.. I thought only you and Eden had tagged me. Who else?? Sorry, I hadn't heard anything else, so now you got me curious.
Hope you are having a lovely day and don't mind this LONG comment.. lol!
With love and blessings,

Atlanta said...

Thank you ever so much! How fun!

Lauren said...

Sarah - Your welcome! Ah dear, I do think we have some things in common. The commenting problem is a biggy fer me!

About the tagging, I mentioned it because I saw that a young lady right before me had left a comment saying you were "tagged"!

Atlanta - I'm happy to pass the fun along! You are definitely welcome...

In Christ,

Justice Pirate said...

oh wow. it was so wonderful to get to know more about you. I haven't really been writing much about human trafficking or anything and went and started up a spiritual blog so I could write more of my thoughts and not get it all mixed up with the fashion entries. . .so if you are interested in reading those it is

That is awesome you were born in Guam. So do you remember it there or did you not live there at all, just born there?

It is great that you love to write!!

I used smileys at times haha.

That is good that you get into things you like. Especially Jesus.

Diabetes must be so rough to have while young. I remember watching my grandma poke herself all the time when she had it before she died. She had pricks all over the place. I can't imagine being young and having to do that.

I have been tagged a few times for this, but have been doing some formspring answers asked by readers lately.

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