Thursday, January 1, 2015

Sisterhood of the World bloggers!

Thank you, Paula Mowery, for nominating me for this Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award.

Here are the rules:
1. Thank the blogger who nominated you.
2. Put the Award logo on your blog.
3. Answer 10 questions you've been sent.
4. Make up 10 new questions for your nominees to answer.

Here are the questions I was sent and my answers:

1. What is something you would count as a "success" from this past year?
Sharing Jesus with my sisters

2. Who has had the biggest influence on your life?
Other than Jesus, my darling husband, then my immediate family

3. What is the best piece of advice you have ever been given?
Never give up!

4. If you could have a week to retreat, where would you go and what would you do?
I’d go back to Maui and relax by the ocean, journal, pray, dream, and brainstorm my next story.

5. Looking back on this year, what are five things you are especially thankful for?
My salvation, Chuck, my children, grandchildren, church family

6. What is one lesson you feel you learned this past year?
God is still at work even when I don’t see immediate results to my prayers.

7. If there were no limits, what is one goal you would like to achieve this year?
Finish my Savvy Sisters series and a missionary kid series

8. What is one Bible verse that is special to you and why?
Psalm 46:10: “Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted in the earth; I will be exalted among the nations.” A verse God gave me as a fifteen-year-old junior counselor at camp in the woods one day. Little did I know then that God would fulfill that verse in my life through my missionary children. I’m still learning to “be still.”

9. Do you make New Year's resolutions? Why or why not?
Nope. Too discouraging. Always seems like too much of a “pull myself up by my own bootstraps” idea. However, I do have a list of areas I think God has asked me to address. I put down goals in each of those areas and ask for His strength to take the next step.

10. Do you set goals for yourself in your spiritual life? Give an example.
Absolutely. This year I’m starting back through the Bible. I’m also sensing the Lord asking me to open up my home each week for my Life Group ladies to come and encourage one another while we stitch. 

Now for my nominees and their questions.

Jennifer Slattery, Sherri Wilson Johnson, Cathy West, Ada Brownell, Shannon Vannetter, Lynnette Bonner, Christine Lindsay, Kathleen Freeman, Debbie Mitchell, Sherry Kyle

1. What is your foremost prayer in this new year?
2. Name three goals that you'd like to shoot for.
3. What is your current writing project?
4. What do you enjoy doing for fun?
5. Other than the Bible, name the book that's had the most impact on your life and why. 
6. What will you do in this new year to reach out to someone else other than your family?
7. Explain why you like to write. 
8. What legacy do you hope to leave behind when you die?
9. Do you consider the local church important? Why or why not?
10. How can women who feel alone overcome isolation? 

Thanks again, Paula, for nominating me. May we each shine Christ's light to a lost world in this new year!



3 comments:

Paula Mowery said...

Loved reading your answers. May God bless your writing and reaching out this year! Love ya!

Eileen Rife said...

You too,Paula! :)

chaplaindebbie said...

I just saw this today, Eileen! Thanks for nominating me. I will get going on the questions for my blog. I am actually grateful for this because it's been so long since I have blogged (life!) and I needed a push to get back into it. So thanks again! I will tag you once the blog goes live!