Tuesday, March 24, 2009

A very needed blessing

After my last post... which was just yesterday... I really needed a blessing. And God, in His wonderful faithfulness, showed up and gave me one. My sweet new bloggy friend Cricket at A Simple Girls Life gave me an award. I'm pretty sure that I didn't deserve it... but God, in His unbelievable grace, allowed me to receive it. Wow! What a blessing.



The funniest thing is that they used my body for the picture.... NOT! And I am quite sure that "Fabulous" is the overstatement of the year... but I am still blessed none the less.

There are only two rules to follow after accepting this award and they are...

1. Confess 5 things you are addicted to.
2. Pass the award on to 5 deserving bloggers.

I think this may have been a trap... to see my dark side... but since it shows most of the time anyway, especially yesterday... here goes.

1. Starbucks. I hate to admit that I pay that much for a cup of steamed milk and some expresso... but it is the truth. I do... actually, as often as I can. The great thing is that my bank gives points for using your debit card as a credit card... which I do obsessively... and use my points to get Starbucks gift cards. Free makes it taste even better.

2.The Grocery Game. I am so addicted to clipping coupons and saving money at the grocery store. I usually pay HALF or LESS for my groceries when all is said and done. It is better than using drugs.... it is such a "high".

3. My Tuesdays. This is my sweet little group of ladies that come over on Tuesday nights to study God's Word. These ladies bless me so much with their desire to know God. They keep me so excited. Which leads to another one of my addictions....

4. Bible study. I can't get enough. I am quite a Beth Moore junkie... but I do others as well. I not only do written studies... I love to listen to teaching CDs or sermon CDs in the car. I want to know God as deeply as I can here. I want as much of Him as I can get here.

5. And... Facebook. I have decided that I have an addictive personality. Anything that comes along seems to get me... It is just so easy to take a quick peek into your friends lives... see what they are up to... and it doesn't seem to take me as long as it does to post on my blog.

Now... this is what I am addicted to at this moment. It is possible for some of these to change without notice... although everything but Facebook has been around quite a while. There are also things like index cards, DoveTruffle eggs, praise music, my family, my friends, Sonic, and the list goes on..... I must just have quite an addictive personality.

And I want to give this same award to these people because their blogs bless me:

Libby at Daily Tidbits

Pamela at The Pinkshoe Lady

Susan at RunnerMom

Pamela at In His Graces

JeanMac at A Mountain too High

Check out these blogs... you will be blessed as well. Thank you to Cricket. Thank you God for your blessings.

ALSO... my one year Blogiversery is coming up.... check back later this week for a giveaway! And it won't be long until my 100th post.... another giveaway!

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9 comments:

Cricket said...

You are too sweet...I saw on Facebook about the grocery store trip...Girl hand out the lesson plans...Everytime I go into a grocery store its $50 (for just one or two things) and I don't have anything to eat!

Love ya
Tessa :)

Runner Mom said...

Hey, Lynn! Thank you so much, sweet friend! I really appreciate the award! And...your blog blesses me as well. Glad that you're back and writing again! I've missed you!

Hugs,
Susan

Paula (SweetPea) said...

You are too cute saying "I'm pretty sure I don't deserve it."

What is the grocery game? I mean is it more than clipping Sunday coupons? Are you on all the coupon website printing them?
I should take the time to use more; however, with a household of one right now, I tend to buy things just to use the coupon when I really don't need it.

Tracy said...

Yay!!! Congratulations on your award...don't you love when God sends a sweet little blessing like that our way? Loved reading your list. I've just recently started being much more vigilant in my coupon clipping, but so far the most I've ever saved is close to $40.00...I think you need to do a post where you share your tips. You're right...it is quite a high to save that money! = ) Congratulations once again on a well-deserved award!

Nicole said...

I am so glad I stopped here today. I too am interested in your coupon clicking. Tell me more!

Love in Christ,
Nicole

Regina said...

Thanking Him that He blessed you today!

Can't wait for tonight!

Libby said...

Thank you lady!! I appreciate that so much!! Your blog and your new friendship is so important to me. I look forward everyday to hearing more from you. I can't thank you enough!!

I think we need to hold a seminar on this grocery thing!! We can use my software that we use for our online bible study, we can all get together and chat about it!!

***as an aside....my word verification for this comment post was "pastr"....so fitting!!!

JeanMac said...

Lynn, thanks so much for reading and introducing yourself. I'll enjoy spending time on your blog. The layout is beautifully done in one of my fav. colors - blue.
The award is such a surprise esp. since you have been lurking. Sending love. Jean

jcdisciple said...

We must have started blogging around the same time. My 1 year was this week...but I'm on nearly 300 posts...and you think you have an addictive personality. Yikes!!