Thank You for “The Versatile Blogger Award”

I am honored that three of my fellow bloggers have given me an opportunity to be recognized and in turn, recognize other bloggers who add something special to my life with every post they write.


I’m excited to say thank you to the following WordPress bloggers who nominated LBTK for The Versatile Blogger Award at the same time!

You definitely have to visit Anna at  She brings such a fresh, young viewpoint on her own Christian walk.  When I read her posts, I feel young again — and since I will turn fifty on April 24th, feeling young is a blessed thing!

You must visit Lori at  She has published a wonderful book, Papa’s Plan for Buddy Bee.  I ordered one for my granddaughter, Joshlyn, and another for my niece, Reagan.  She has a heart for children’s ministry and I share that with her.  (Here’s a shout out to my Crusader Choir and the CrossBOW Team at Culbreth Memorial UMC ( in Fayetteville, NC!  I love working with you.)

I also want to thank one of my new favorite bloggers, Bird at  She writes with such honesty and feeling.  I love how she draws me in and makes me feel a part of her life.

In accepting this award, these are some rules I have follow:

1. Nominate 15 (or less) fellow bloggers who are relatively new to blogging (or whose blogs you enjoy most).

2. Let them know that you nominated them.

3. Share 7 random facts about yourself.

4. Thank the blogger who nominated you.

5. Add the Versatile Blogger Award to your blog post


1.  From 1998-2001, I was a correspondent features writer for the Fayetteville Observer newspaper.

2.  I like peanut butter and bread-and-butter pickle sandwiches.  (Weird, as well as random!)

3.  I hate it when the ice in my glass touches my nose, so I usually use a straw.  (Weirder, as well as random!)

4.  My oldest friend is Dale Cameron Wall.  She was the very first person to follow my blog and is a faithful reader.  We will have been friends for fifty years on April 24th!  (I’ve known her all my life and love her with all my heart.)

5.  I live with chronic pain and have for twenty years.  I plan what I do very carefully so that I don’t exacerbate the problem, but I refuse to let it define me.  (It helps that my husband, Kelly, is extremely supportive.  God, through my pain, has given us an unbreakable bond.)

6.  I became a grandmother on December 22, 2011.  My granddaughter, Joshlyn, is a ray of sunshine.  She’s just beginning to coo and laugh.  Let me introduce you to her:

7.  God called me to write this blog (LBTK or Loved By The King, which is a line from Chris Tomlin‘s “How Can I Keep from Singing?“) when my husband was diagnosed with leukemia.  I put Him off for a year.  When I finally surrendered to His will, I was given a peace that I’ve never known.  It caused me to evaluate my faith and ask God to increase it.  Whatever you find that you like in my words, I give God all the praise and glory.  It’s all about Him.

I follow many blogs for various reasons.  I find something unique in each and every one.  Since I don’t know how long some of these people have been blogging, I’m going to base the gifting of this award on how much I enjoy the following blogs:

April at

Vince at

Trisha at

Edith at

Bryan at

Brent at

Ballu at

Shinene at

  (Note to award winners: If you already have this award, then this should bolster that fact that what you write truly does make a difference.  If you do not wish to participate in the passing on of The Versatile Blogger Award, I completely understand.  I just wanted you to know how much I love reading what you write.)



5 thoughts on “Thank You for “The Versatile Blogger Award”

    1. That sounds yummy! I love Paula Deen’s coconut cake with the seven minute icing. But I’ve requested a lemon pound cake from my Mom this year. It’s her goal to bake everyone in the family a birthday cake of their choice this year. Thanks for stopping by. Tell you daughter I send her birthday greetings. Sandy

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