Sunday, August 14, 2011

A Few Of My Favorite Things

A heartfelt thanks to my encouraging and inspirational blogger pal Pam

who awarded me the "Versatile Blogger" award!

I am honored to recieve this loving award from such a faithful Christian Blogger friend! :) The purpose of this award is to share seven things about myself and then to pass it on to friends who will share a little bit about themselves, too.

Here are seven of my favorite things:
  • Being the first one up in the morning and enjoying a peaceful time with God when there are absolutely no distractions! :)
  • Chili peppers! I love the vibrant colors and the smell of roasting all my favorite peppers...and I like them HOT! :)
  • My favorite verse is Isaiah 40:31 ~ it is a constant reminder that even the strongest people grow weary and tired, but God is never to busy or tired to help and listen. He will strengthen us to rise above all of life's difficulties. :)
  • My favorite pastime is cooking; I love to collect recipes and create something new. It's all about presentation! Thank goodness for my husband who "amuses" me and (most of the time!) cheerfully eats whatever I serve up! :)
  • I love spending time and having fun with family and friends; there is just not enough time in the day to experience all of life's pleasures; I will never be too old to have fun! I love making lots of special memories. :)
  • Experiencing the dawning of the morning; there is nothing more tranquil then the first sign of daybreak, when all is quiet and peaceful and the sky starts to light up with it's magical colors. :)
  • My favorite season is fall when the air is crisp and the colors of orange, red, and gold start appearing everywhere (same colors as my chili peppers!) :)
Now I would like to pass this award on

to a few of my blogger pals:

Never Forsaken @ who lives life with joy and thankfulness...
Nancy @ whose journey as a Christian is so inspiring and uplifting...
Jennifer @ who shares my desire for redemption, so that we can become more useful in our Christian growth...
Jen @ whose passion for people and serving the community is a motivation for us all...
Debbie @ who blogs from her heart and puts a smile on my face everytime I read her post...

Thank you Pam and all of my blogger friends for continuing to share, love, and inspire!


  1. Denise,

    Thanks for dropping by my blog earlier and leaving your encouraging comment! Yes, keeping our eyes on Him will keep our paths straight! I love your list of 7 things, too! Morning and fall are two of my favorite things, too.

    Blessings, Joan

  2. You are so very welcome, Denise! It is a joy to visit your blog and I loved learning seven things about you that I didn't know before!

  3. Hi Denise - one could say you're an early bird! congrats on your blogger award, you deserve it. Have a great week ahead!
    God bless
    Tracy :)

  4. Congratulations on your award....Your blog is wonderful and you are so deserving....

    I am honored that you would choose to pass it on to me....Thank you so much....You are a sweetheart......

    Hugs and blessings,

  5. Congratulations on your award as a Versatile Blogger. I loved reading more about you. An early morning riser ...just like me. And cooking; me too! I so appreciate each and every time you visit me at Heart Choices. And thank you for passing this award on to me! I'll have to share seven things later this week. I appreciate this.

    blessings and love,

  6. Hi Denise,

    It's so much fun getting to know you! I've been away from blogging this week and what a wonderful surprise to come here and find this honor you have shared with me ~Thank you~ I wish I were a morning person too, but I'm not. I do LOVE autumn though, and my husband & daughters think I'm a good cook!

    Peace and Blessings In Jesus,

  7. Oh .. red hot chilli peppers!! ... love how everyone has such interesting favourite things. Can't say I like those but I do like red :)

  8. It is amazing how kindness can take little or no effort on our part but can make or break another's day.

  9. Denise,

    Thanks for visiting Life Beyond the Picket Fence. I appreciate this post because I've been challenged recently be different authors to lift others up and serve them, and bless them. This seems like the Christian thing to do, but it's really counter-cultural. Thank you for reminding us to do what Jesus wants us to do - be about others, not ourselves.

    Blessings in Him!

  10. Hello Denise, I found your blog on a link from another's, I'm glad I did. If I'm down on myself or feeling overwhelmed, helping someone else, even if its only in a small way is the best pick-me-up ever. Thanks for sharing!