Barnabas Award

Thank you Stu for the nomination. Stu is a kind and encouraging friend, father, writer and blogger. He endeavors to help and serve others, allowing God’s love and light to shine though. Please check out his blog, there is something for everyone.

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

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.

1. Who in your life is your biggest encourager?

I’m truly humbled and blessed to have many wonderful people throughout my life, who are encouraged. God has had allowed them to leave footprints in my life. I’m blessed to have spiritual parents who encourage and pour into me. I’m thankful for my special friend and also my best friend Z, who are big encouragers.

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

Being an encourager is an expression of God’s love. It is apart of who I am, it is God’s love shining through. Expressing words of affirmation, acts of kindness, a smile, touch, sharing and caring.

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

Just before answering this question, beautiful words of encouragement poured out. They were heartfelt and thoughtful, overflowing message. Encouragement comes in many faucets and all around. Many times we can miss, if we are not listening or have eyes to see. Focusing on distractions can blind us from hearing.

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

Knowing that God’s love is unconditional, he cannot fail. His word and promises are sure. When chaos is pressing, trying to get me down, it is important that like David,we encourage ourselves in the Lord. Pressing onward, never giving up. Listening to music and singing reading the word.

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

My Mother was my greatest encourager when I first accepted Christ Jesus. She embraced it excitedly with thanksgiving and gratitude.

On the Monday after the baptism, we took a bus to the Goodwill Store on Lancaster Street. She let me pick out two Bibles, that was a big deal. The first one was a black leather King James Bible,with beautiful bright pictures, and maps. The other one was a small paperback Good News Bible which read like a book. I even took it to school. The cover looked like magazine, with blocked red letters. That day will always be remembered.

5 things about Yonnie

1. I’m an encourager by nature.

2. Love God

3. Love People

4. Enjoy anything Pumpkin.

5. Enjoy walking

I am giving this award to…

Dawn – DrawingClosertoChrist

Richard – bigskybuckeye

Sadje – Keep It Alive

Big Brother – Jesusluvsall’sBlog


Here are my questions:

1. Share a time when you felt, as if you were alone and why?

2. How do you encourage and embrace a strangers?

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

4. Name two things ways you encourage others?

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

Shine brightly, reflecting light. Congratulations to each of you. Looking toward to reading your response.

By inhiscare753

I reside on the East Coast of the United States with my two Beautiful Daughters.
We have overcome much adversity, God has seen us through.
Having to raise these now wonderful Young Ladies as a Single Mom was not my plan.

Designing and Writing Cards began at age Five.
Since my Mother was a Teacher it a tool to teach me to read and write was Card Making, Journaling as well as creating Poems.
I naturally had a passion for making up Silly Songs and imaginative stories.

As a Teacher Assistant Trainee at twelve years old in a Mentoring Program for The Texas Day Association.
My passion for making up Silly Songs and Jingles became Transitional Songs used to help children remember in a joyful way.
My Studies include Education, coupled with Business, Religion, along with several other certifications.


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