Receiving Encouragement to Give Encouragement!

I cannot tell you enough how wonderful and inspiring Miss Julia is over at crippledatYourtable is. I have gotten to know her over the past few months, and she leaves inspiration all over me every day! When she nominated me for the ‘Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award’, I was completely honored and so excited to be able to share her with all of you. Her heart overflows with love. Seriously it pours all over the place.


I have looked high and low for the description of this award, but haven’t found an official meaning. So to my nominees… I get to create the meaning I suppose! Just like the movie, the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, a pair of pants was passed from friend to friend that reminded them of their special bond and friendship. So, this award will be going to all of those ‘sister friends’ I have around the world. How thankful I am for each of you! You have all inspired and encouraged me!

The Rules:
1. Thank the blogger who nominated you, linking back to their site.
2. Put the award logo on your blog.
3. Answer the ten questions they have given you.
4. Nominate ten people.
5. Make up ten new questions for them to answer.

Julia’s questions for me:

1. What are you most afraid of?

Well, besides waking up to a bed full of baby spiders…. ughhh. I have always been most afraid of not being able to have children. Before my first, this was absolutely my biggest fear but we have been blessed with such an amazing, perfect, beautiful girl.

2. Has there ever been a time when you believed in failure?

I’m not really sure. I think I’ve always seen past failure for a hope of success in the future.

3. Favorite book?

At the moment, Love Does and Captivating. Must reads!

4. Favorite artist? Why?

Probably, Phil Wickham. His music just speaks to my soul.. he’s amazing and so is his brother Evan.

5. What do you turn to for encouragement?

God through the Bible and prayer, and my husband.

6. Favorite song at this moment?

Overwhelmed by Big Daddy Weave

7. Best quality in a friend?

Their presence. Vulnerability.

8. Do you like imagine Bob & Larry whenever you pick up tomatoes & cucumbers?

We watch so much veggie tales in our house! Yes absolutely I see them and all of their friends every time I go grocery shopping.

9. Who inspires you? Why?

My daughter. She inspires me to love greater and become the best mom I can possibly be.

10. Favorite Disney movie?

Cinderella, hands down.

My nominees:

  1. Brenner Bunch
  2. Creating Beauty in the Kitchen
  3. Strings of Soulfulness
  4. Humbly Growing
  5. A Pendulum World
  6. Awakening the Soul
  7. Catching Crawfish
  8. You Can Do It Blog
  9. Daughter By Design
  10. Leaving a Legacy Ministries 

My questions for you!

  1. What is it about your best friend that makes them so wonderful?
  2. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
  3. What helps you get through a long day?
  4. What is a topic on teens you would like to see written about?
  5. When you think about High School you feel _____?
  6. If you could get rid of one day of the week, which would it be and why?
  7. What do you dream about for your future?
  8. What are you most passionate about?
  9. What is the best present you ever received?
  10. Who knows you better than anyone else?

There you have it my friends! Can’t wait to see your answers! ❤

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24 Responses to Receiving Encouragement to Give Encouragement!

  1. Julia Putzke says:

    I love you so much, Emily! ❤ As God as my witness, there will be hugs one day!! 🙂 I needed this today, for the fact it put a smile on my face. And I have Larry's best sily songs on my phone, and pretty much any time I see tomatoes or cucumbers, I name then bob and Larry. I know, I'm 5. Haha.

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    • lightthelie says:

      YES! There will be hugs one day. Either on Earth or in Heaven! Amen! … and… believe it or not… Veggie Tales is playing in the background right now and two happy toddlers are watching it 🙂 haha!!! Love you Julia! I hope you are having the most fantastic week ever. Praying for you ❤


      • Julia Putzke says:

        🙂 I should be jumping up and down right now, with what I just got in the mail. Instead, I’ve been sitting here crying randomly. Maybe I need some VeggieTales, too. ❤ Thank you.

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      • lightthelie says:

        What did you just get in the mail?! I am waiting on pins and needles to find out!! EEEEeee!!!


      • Julia Putzke says:

        The magazine I was published in. He makes two dreams come true within two months, and my reaction is to cry. Not even tears of joy. And now, Hold Me by Jamie is playing and I’m sad. Sigh. I feel horrible I can’t even say thank you, Emily. I feel like a horrible daughter for not just responding happily.

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      • lightthelie says:

        Hey! There are so many times in life that we can feel low and it’s okay. God knows your heart and He knows all of your situations. He has seen every second of every day and knows exactly why you have reacted the way you are. He understands and He is holding you still. Tomorrow will be a beautiful day, and maybe tomorrow we will cry happy tears for this amazing accomplishment! But today, we can sit and watch veggie tales and cry and let out all the sorrow. Love you! ❤ I'm so happy for your publishing! That is amazing!! Have you posted that poem on wordpress? I'd love to read it!


      • Julia Putzke says:

        I pray He hugs you for me today. 🙂 Or we can sit and watch all the leaves fall and marvel at God’s beauty. Veggietales sounds good too. I love you ❤ I'll email you the poem. 🙂

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      • lightthelie says:

        Oh you bet He is! I’ll be looking for the email 🙂 Yay! Love you too!

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  2. riversgain says:

    awe so sweet!! Thanks for the award!! I will get on it this weekend! *hopefully ha!

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  3. beingeternal says:

    Congratulations Emily! You deserve it. I am happy for you. Stay encouraged and happy! Love.

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  4. Franz says:

    Congratulations 🙂 Also I like that song divine romance and true love not to mention the album response. That album is refreshing to the soul. Especially the fact that I nominated you for A Lovely Blog Award!!!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Nishita13 says:

    Hey there,
    One more Award coming your way !!!!
    A Lovely Blog Award. ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  6. viktoryarch says:


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