Dear Lord! How Your love pours and pours… all over this blog (YOUR blog)… all over me… and all over those You use to bless me… and those You will allow me to bless in sharing! How do I begin to thank You for The Barnabas Award!

In the King James Version (KJV) of Your Holy Bible, it means son of consolation,
“And Joses, who by the apostles was surnamed Barnabas, (which is, being interpreted, The son of consolation,) a Levite, and of the country of Cyprus,”
– Acts 4:36 KJV

And in the New International Version (NIV) it means son of encouragement.
“Joseph, a Levite from Cyprus, whom the apostles called Barnabas (which means โ€œson of encouragementโ€)”
– Acts 4:36 NIV

To be an encourager or a consoler for You… to bring someone cheer or comfort… with Your love… is a humbling privilege… an opportunity only You can give. Thank You for whispering my name to Ma’am Gail @ https://gaillovesgod.blog/author/gaillovesgod/ to nominate me for this award.

This sweet encourager has encouraged me! And through Your whispers to me will continue to comfort and cheer others. Praise Your Holy Name! The One True Comforter and The One True Encourager!

Thank you so much, ma’am. You are indeed a blessing to this generation. And a great writer too – your poems are graceful. ๐Ÿ™‚ More of God’s blessings to you. ๐Ÿ’—

You have been chosen for this recognition because of the encouragement and inspiration you bring to your readers.โ€œ

The way this works:

Thank the person who nominated you, and share their blog.

Think of five bloggers that encourage and inspire you and nominate them.

List five things about yourself.

Lastly, ask your nominees five questions. Why five? Because is the number that signifies grace.



The river walk

Big bro

Kim Petit


5 Things About Myself:

1. I love God, He defines me. He is my greatest blessing.

2. I love Nature.

3. I can be as much Introvert as much as I can be an extrovert.

4. I love good food. But Snack on is the highlight of my day. ๐Ÿ™ˆ

5. I love everything art – Music, movies, storybooks, paintings, and drawings, etc.

The Questions

1. Who in your life is your biggest encourager?

This, I can say the Holy Spirit.

2. How do you see yourself as being an encouragement to others?

Via writing, outreaches, etc.

3. When was the last time someone gave you words of encouragement?

Recently, a friend.

4. When you are down, what encourages you to get back up and keep pressing on?

God’s words, His promises, lives He has put in my care, the future in view, the Holy Spirit!

5. Who was your greatest encourager when you first accepted Christ?

My initial acceptance – My mum. But my sincere rededication – my unit heads and friends (God strategically brought them my way) ๐Ÿ˜ช

My Questions for the nominees
are the same as above.


40 Comments Add yours

  1. Dawn says:

    Congratulations little sister! You truly deserve this honor. I pray God continues to bless you and your blog. Thanks for the inspiration and encouragement you bring to me and so many others. Do you visit many art museums?

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    1. Thanks Big sis. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿค—
      Awww. ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ’—

      You are welcome. All to Him. ๐Ÿ™‡๐Ÿค—

      Funny part is I do view it online only. Not been to a physical one – I really need to work on that. I always wished to when I was younger and now I still haven’t. ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ˜ช

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      1. Dawn says:

        Youโ€™re welcome and Iโ€™m sure you will go in the future. They are very nice.

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        1. Smiles..Yeah, that I most certainly have to.

          Arts are very lovely. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  2. gifted50 says:

    Congratulations to you my dear. Richly deserved.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much sis. ๐Ÿ’—

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  3. You have the gift of encouragement, no doubt. Thank you for the nomination.โ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธ

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    1. Aww. My Sister ๐Ÿค—

      Glad I did. You are welcome.โ˜บ๐Ÿ’—

      Liked by 1 person

  4. gaillovesgod says:

    PTL! Congrats on your Barnabas Award, Dawn!
    How incredibly wonderful to read your statement about God defining you!
    People are always saying “I don’t want this to define me.” And many for good reasons.
    But even people who love good things still say they don’t want anything to define them.
    I agree with you wholeheartedly that I want God to define me!
    It reminds me of when the pastors preach and ask, :If you were arrested for being a Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict you?”
    Defining answer, Dawn! God loves you!

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    1. Thank you so much ma’am. ๐Ÿ’—
      It’s mercy/Herry ๐Ÿ™ˆ


      True, He defines us!. We only have our meaning to life in Him. Because He is our life. ๐Ÿ’ฏ

      Wow. Such food for thought. ๐Ÿ™‡

      Thanks for this. Hmmm, help us to show ourselves approved oh God!.

      Smiles. ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—

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      1. gaillovesgod says:

        โค โค


  5. Wow! congratulations! I am blessed to be acquainted with such a wonderful Lady and writer.

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    1. Smiles. Thanks a lot sir.
      This means a lot to me. ๐Ÿ˜Š

      Aww. ๐Ÿ˜ŠIt is all to Him. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ™Œ

      Thanks much. โ˜บ


  6. bukolaorry says:

    Congratulations darlingโ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธ You really deserve this award. We have so many things in common. Hoping to meet you some dayโค๏ธ. The Holy spirit is a great encourager. I don’t know how our lives would have been without Him. May God continue to inspire you to write more about His Words. Happy New month hunโ™ฅ๏ธ.

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    1. Thanks a lot sis. ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿค—

      Awww. Hugs
      Yeah we do. Hoping to some day myself. Would be great. ๐Ÿ’ƒ

      Yes sis, such a blessing He is to our lives.

      Amen. Thanks a lot sis.
      Happy new month to you too. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’—


    1. Thanks dear. ๐Ÿ’—

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  7. Congratulations on your award dear. Keep doing what youโ€™re doing. Many more to come. Love and light. โœจ๐Ÿ’ซ

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    1. Thanks a lot sis. ๐Ÿค—
      Amen. ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—

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  8. Congratulations! It’s so important to encourage each others, life is not always easy and sometimes we need people who can reminds us that God is with us and has the best in store for us. Be blessed!

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    1. Thanks much. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’—

      Very true. We all need encouragement from time to time.

      Thanks ๐Ÿ™‡๐Ÿค—


  9. Congratulations…

    Encouraging people may sound simple, but not everyone is graced to do so. May God keep speaking through you to lift others up.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks a lot. ๐Ÿ’—

      Hmm. Amen. ๐Ÿ™‡๐Ÿ™

      Thanks much. Much love from here. โ˜บ


    1. Thanks ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’—

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        1. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜Š


  10. Hephzibah says:

    Congratulations on the award dear sweet sister!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks dear. ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’—

      Liked by 1 person

  11. DeborahMarie says:

    You are both inspiring and encouraging! God bless you!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Awww. Thanks for this ma’am. ๐Ÿ’—
      Amen. ๐Ÿ™‡
      All to Him. ๐Ÿ™Œ

      Liked by 1 person

      1. DeborahMarie says:

        Youโ€™re welcome ๐Ÿ‚

        Liked by 1 person

        1. ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—


  12. Congratulations and be safe. Have a great weekend.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you ma’am. Amen.
      Happy new month. โค


      1. Hard to believe we are in the fifth month of 2020

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        1. Yes ma’am. I myself I’m perplexed. But grateful for how far He has brought us. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ˜Š


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