The Versatile Blogger Award

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I’ve been nominated for a Versatile Blogger Award by Mitch Teemley from The Power of Story! Here is someone who speaks my language, Stories.

The Versatile Blogger Award was created to introduce people to up-and-comers.

My task is simple: To tell you 7 Things About Me, and to introduce you to other Up-and-Comers (or new blogs to my feed).

7 Things About Me

  1. I love to learn about other people and their unique stories. This absolutely breathes life into me. Everyone has a unique story to tell that is worthy of being shared.
  2. I have been married for over 2 decades. Pat and I met in college. Young women, beware of the smart guy who offers to tutor you in math, he might just steal your heart!
  3. I have two young adult daughters. I survived the teen years, you can too.
  4. I am a Strengths Coach. I primarily use my training to encourage teens and young adults who are struggling to discover their unique strengths, talents and purpose.  I also enjoy coaching adults who want to rediscover their value, strengths and purpose. I have found that life can suck the wind right out of our sails. Bonus, I am one of the few who can actually say that I get to play to my strengths just about every day. I have the strengths of Empathy, Connectedness, Developer, Belief and Adaptability. I use every single one through coaching and mentoring.  
  5. I was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer about 2.5 years ago. Yes, I do count my blessings down to the months, weeks and days! Although this is not the thing that defines me the most, it is part of my life’s story. I will use it to encourage others. I may not know the number of days I have but I can try to do the most important things with them.
  6. I enjoy cooking and gardening. I am not particularly talented at either but I find it enjoyable. I enjoy learning new ideas around food and gardening and taking in all that my senses can handle. I find it most enjoyable when I can combine both into a new and delicious dish!
  7. I have become more trusting of God over the past few years. I have discovered that life can be very unpredictable, but God is steady and reliably good. It has been freeing to realize that I don’t have to have it all figured out, because I am not in control anyway. It is a weird kind of freedom that I wouldn’t have been brave enough to actually try on my own. But here I am. Sharing what I have learned and experienced along the way, sometimes in my own life and oftentimes through the people I have crossed paths with.

Honestly, I was blown away to be nominated by Mitch. Thank you for the encouragement.   I am honored.

My List of Up-and-Comers (or a few new to me!)

Nicole Pierson, Be Strong and Brave  How a Child’s Faith Saved his Life   A young woman’s path to health and loving herself and God

Barb Bigelow, The Cancer Chronicles You don’t have to be perfect, just be present, love shows up

Maggie,    Dreaming of Guatemala. Happily trusting the Lord and learning Spanish while I wait.

Belle Unruh,Who is God Who is God, And by the way, who am I?

Joanna Wiggin, Beauty in the Dust                                                                                     Writings of a woman’s everyday heart

3 thoughts on “The Versatile Blogger Award

  1. Aw thanks for mentioning me! 💕 I’ll be writing about this award at some point. I love getting to spread the word about new (or new to me) bloggers; it’s a great way to meet bloggers! 🙂 Also, I love cooking, too, but I have yet to try my hand at gardening. I’m growing a few succulents in my room, aha but that’s about it. Maybe one day 🙂


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