Here are the guidelines:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link back to their blog so others can find them.
  • List the rules and display an award logo on your blog post.
  • Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
  • Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and notify them by commenting on any of their posts.
  • Ask the nominees 11 new questions.

11 Questions for the Nominees:(My Questions, from

  1. Do you know how much God loves you?
  2. Is there a blog award or tag you have not done yet that you would like to do?
  3. Do you have a favorite bible verse?
  4. What’s your favorite blog post on your blog?
  5. Do you have a favorite hymn?
  6. Do you like your pizza with or without cheese?
  7. Do you have a testimony that you can link here for me to read. I LOVE testimonies!
  8. Do you and your family have Thanksgiving traditions?
  9. Do you have a favorite bible character?
  10. Pumpkin, Sweet Potato, or Pecan Pie?
  11. Do you know how much God loves you?

Thank You For Nominating me~, God bless you. Keep spreading his love and mercy.


  • I have heard all my life how much God loves me. So much so he sent his only son to die for me. This I know. Sometimes, I wonder how he could love someone like me. I am indeed thankful for it. Although I don’t deserve it.
  • I need to work on my own Blog Award, which is on the back burner. I need to take time with it again, as I enjoyed reading everyone’s responses. It is Random Acts of Kindness…RAKA. Look it up.
  • I have a life verse. It is Psalm 139: 23-24/ Since I attended a Christian school all my years, for our graduation we had to pick out a life verse. This one spoke to me, as it still does today. I do not want anything to keep me from entering heaven and being beside our Lord.
  • I think my stories of BLUE, are my favorite. This story is about a little girl who experienced a lustful adoptive dad, and her many struggles and her just wanting to belong to people who really genuinely love her. She experienced and still does things that no child should have to endure.
  • My favorite hymn is any that give me goosebumps on my arms. That is when it is speaking to my heart and makes me feel God’s love.
  • Pizza with cheese, please!
  • I do not have a testimony, but I should do that.
  • Our Thanksgiving traditions are just getting underway since my kids are just starting their families. I cannot wait till the day when we are loaded up on family members sitting around our eating table.
  • Favorite Bible Character is Job I identify with some of his personal battles and feelings.
  • Pumpkin Pie is actually my favorite.
  • I could never fathom how much our Lord loves me, it is beyond human reason. I just know he does.

I enjoyed answering these questions. Thank you!


Thank you for reading 🙂


Sunshine blogger Award Accepted

Culture Shocks,, Thank You For Nominating Me!


  1. What are your plans for the summer? I will be at my home watching 2 of my three grandkids, and just enjoying life, I hope.
  2. What is one of your favorite posts that you’ve written on your blog? I love my poems, they are an extension of myself. I write to share with others and to give some sort of healing to myself. Life has not been the easiest.
  3. What place in the world would you want to visit? I would love to visit Switzerland or a place where the water is clear!
  4. Which book had an impact on your life? No book in particular. I would say the poem, IT by Rudyard Kipling.
  5. If you were an animal, what animal would you be? I would be a cat, definitely. I feel a sense of kinship with them.
  6. What is your favorite memory from your childhood? My favorite memory as a child would be the World’s Fair, in 1982, I went to it with my family and everything I saw was as big as life to me.
  7. What is your creative style? If you’re curious, here’s a quiz! My creative style would be

Creativity is a release

For you, creativity is first and foremost a form of expression: it creates a special link between the internal and external worlds. It allows you to get a grasp of your powerful emotions, by moulding them into a physical form. In fact, the most important thing for you is to be able to release your emotions. You need to be able to touch them or look at them in concrete form, and to do that you have to find a way to make them come alive. This is how your desires and anxieties take shape. Keeping things bottled up creates a tension that can only be resolved once you have expressed how you feel. This means you have to be strong enough not to let yourself get swept away by chaotic impulses; if you turn your creative urges on everyday life — making a picnic, singing to the baby, choosing what to wear — you can express yourself while staying rooted in reality. Creativity is principally cathartic. It relieves a deep need, an almost primal, archaic impulse. For you, being creative is about having the power to give form to something you feel, to those deep personal issues that are often raw and disorganised. For these reasons you are usually attracted to art that demands physicality, that allows you to express what’s inside, and that unites spontaneity, strength, freedom, power and movement. • To find out about how to tap into your creative side, see our feature in the August issue out now. What have you done to pursue your dreams lately? How about today?

8.When you think of your home, what immediately comes to mind? Safe place

9,Describe the greatest adventure of your life The greatest would be having a family

10. When did you last push the boundaries of your comfort zone? Every time I write a poem.

I nominate anyone who wishes to participate, using the same questions I was given.

Thank you for reading 🙂

Sunshine Blogger Nomination Accepted

I was nominated by Stu, thank you so much. Go check out his uplifting, spiritual journey of forgiveness and enlightenment. He gives his followers good advice and thoughts to ponder.

He gave me some questions. They are below.

The Rules:
Thank the blogger who nominated you.
Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award in your post/or on your blog.
Notify the nominees about it by commenting on one of their blog posts.

Here are my questions for you:

1. What is the weirdest thing you have ever eaten or should I say attempted to eat?

Crawldad. Crayfish.


2. What is the hardest thing you have overcome?

Not being loved like a daughter should, from her dad.

3. What is the one thing you have to have every day?

Coffee and diabetic meds and insulin shot

4. Why do you think it is so hard for most men to share their true feelings with the ones they love?

They are afraid of appearing weak.

5. If you are married, what do you treasure the most about your spouse?

He tells me how beautiful he thinks I am, and tells me he loves me everyday. Plus he overlooks my flaws.

If dating, what about the one you are seeing?

If single, what would you are you looking for?

6. Where did the term, without using Google or any other search engine, by the skin of my teeth come from?

I do not know.

I think it refers to having a really tight grip and fearing that you will loose it.

7. What are you passionate about and why?

Animals. They are deserving of our love and appreciate.

Kids. They are innocent and pure.

Family. They mean anything and everything to me.

God. He gives me all of the above and deserves my all.

8. What topics, if any, have you wanted to write about but haven’t because you feel your “fan base” would not approve?

More about my faith. I don’t want to offend anyone but I have so much to share

I will do it more and more, too. I have a little.

9. Someone who has hurt you deeply in the past reaches out to you. They have done so to make ammends because the Lord told them to. Do you forgive or do you tell them to bugger off?

Forgive them but be done with them.

10. Now, let’s flip that question a little. The Lord tells you to reach out to someone you hurt in the past. Do you do so or do you ignore the prompting of the Holy Spirit out of fear?

You should do what he tells you. Regardless of your own feelings. Give it all to God.

11. Oh gosh, you are running late for work, grab a quick cup of coffee, get dressed quickly, slip on a pair of shoes and jet. When you arrive at work people snicker when you walk in because you slipped on two different pairs of shoes. What do you do?

Laugh with them…or take your lunch break going to get a pair that matches.

Or cry…..when they see you crying, they will stop laughing…maybe.


Good questions. I will keep those for my nominees.

I nominate

Thank you for reading 🙂

Nomination accepted/Sunshine Blogger Award



The rules are:
• Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to them.
• Answer the 11 questions asked by the blogger who nominated you.
• Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 new questions.
• Notify the nominees by commenting on one of their blog posts.
• List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post.

Thank you Teresa for nominating me. I think your blog is a true gem and I love reading your stuff.

Her questions for me to answer were…

My Questions:
Paper or plastic?

Paper, because our world is getting cluttered and contaminated from all the poisonous plastic. Not to say that plastic things aren’t convenient and re-usable.
Drive Thru/Take Away, Eat-in, or Delivery?

Drive thru when in a hurry.

Eat in when I want to enjoy my dining time

Delivery if only we could get someone to deliver out where I live.
Favorite pizza toppings?

Pineapple and ham, and mushrooms
Ice cream, Frozen Yogurt, or Frozen Custard?

Ice cream

on occasion because I am not a fanatic for it.
Favorite Hamburger toppings?

Mayonnaise, ketchup, slaw if available and onions
Coffee, Tea, or Soda?

Coffee and diet dr.pepper
Favorite snack food?

Cracker jacks, or Doritos or cheese doodles crunchy Cheetos
Sunny, Cloudy, or Overcast?

If you could order anything from the machine in Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs, what would you order (its a machine that drops food from the sky)?
Alien, Predator, or Human Villain…which would you rather face?
What do you want from The Great Pumpkin this year?

Human Villain-

Personally we all face those everyday and survive!

I want to have those I love to be happy.

I nominate these folks, check out their pages!


1- Favorite holiday and why

2- Favorite animal and why you choose it

3- Favorite quote

4- Words of Wisdom for someone

5- A gift that was your favorite , explain

6- Favorite movie

7= Favorite song

8- Favorite lyrics in a song , explain why

9- Someone you look up to

10-  Share with us a picture and tell us what it is

11- share something



Thank you for reading 🙂

Nominated for Sunshine Blogger

I was nominated for this award…

Thank you .

Here are the rules for this award:
Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to their blog so others can find them. (done)
Answer the 11 questions asked by the blogger who nominated you. (done)
Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 new questions (ah)
Notify the nominees about it by commenting on one of their blog posts (ref above)
List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post and/or your blog site (done).

She gave me questions to answer. I loved her questions.

1. If you could be a flower, what would you choose to be and why?


Even torn and tattered they are still beautiful to me.

2. What is your favourite meal ? (one, two or three courses allowed)

French onion soup with a salad and a steak.

3. What is you favourite song, and why?

Somewhere Over The Rainbow

It is a song I most see myself singing.

4. What is your favourite season of the year?


It is so nice and beautiful kind of weather

5. Are you closest to friends, family or your pets?

Family, pets, friends

6. Do you prefer living in the city or the country?


7. Which do you prefer, reading or writing?


8. Are you left or right handed?


9. Do crowded places bother you?


10. Would you prefer a walk in the woods or a walk along the beach?

Woods and beach both have good about them

11. Can you keep a secret? Yes

My questions are

1- Where would you be if you could be there, right now?

2- Why would you be there?(relating to question1)

3- Favorite flower?

4- Favorite quote?

5- Are you religious?

6- Do you fear death?

7- Who do you attribute your  passion for writing from?

8- What is your favorite holiday and why?

9- Who do you look up to?

10- Favorite actor?

11- Favorite nickname for yourself?

I nominate



Thank you for reading 🙂