Although I’ve decided not to do the whole awards thing, I do want to thank the Men Of One Accord for nominating me for the Ten Commandments Award. These fellows have written some very interesting spiritual posts over there: menofoneaccord.wordpress.com
Rules for the Ten Commandments Award:
—Answer the following ten questions
—Nominate ten other blogs for this award
1. Describe yourself in seven words.
2.What keeps you up at night?
3.Whom would you like to be?
4. What are you wearing now?
5.What scares you?
6.What are the best and the worst things about blogging?
7.What was the last website you looked at?
8. If you could change something about yourself, what would it be?
9. Slankets? (What on earth are they?)
10. Tell us something about the person who nominated you.
Bonus Question: What is your testimony for Jesus Christ
Thanks also to Renee (positiveboomer.wordpress.com) for nominating me awhile back for the Lovely Blog Award and The Versatile Blog Award. Renee works hard at keeping fit and healthy; enjoying the benefits herself, she tries to motivate and encourage those of us who are getting older, arthritic and inclined to couch-potato-ism.
Rules for the Lovely Blog Award
—Thank the blogger who nominated you
—Give seven facts about yourself
—Post the blog award badge on your site
—Nominate 11 noteworthy blogs, notifying them you did so.
Rules for The Versatile Blog Award:
—Thank the person who gave you this award. That’s common courtesy.
—Include a link to their blog. That’s also common courtesy — if you can figure out how to do it. (I can’t. Sorry!)
—Next, select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly. Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award.
—Finally, tell the person who nominated you seven things about yourself.
Since the rules for these various awards are very similar, I’ll just go at it bit by bit and work my way through. As to the seven things or facts and/or seven words to describe myself, just to be sure you get an unbiased opinion, I’ll share some terms others have used to describe me.
1. A friend told me one time, “You’re very analytical.”
Are you surprised? This is why it’s going to take me a week to answer what most people answer in one blog post. This is why I spent an hour one night googling “THE TEN COMMANDMENTS AWARD” to find out all I could about it.
Another example of my analytical mind:
As I was mingling among the multitudes at the mall one day a passing T-shirt caught my eye. In bold black and white it declared, “Compromise is for Losers.”
No doubt the young man wearing the T-shirt thought he was making an “I bend to no one” statement. My wheels began to turn. Losers of what?
“My way or the highway” arrogance?
“If you don’t agree with me you are so wrong” stubbornness?
“My mind is made up; don’t confuse me with the facts” prejudice?
Then I thought of the opposite: someone who’s humble, peaceable, concillatory. “Easy to be entreated” the Bible says. Easy to love, to respect, to work with, to be married to…
Truth and faith you dare not compromise but someone should tell that young man some things are best lost.
Wise cracks and one-liners abound these days, but I implore you: never say anything with your mouth or on your T-shirt that you don’t mean with your heart.