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 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, I encourage myself in the Lord, pressing onand to never give 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.

The after my baptism was a Monday, 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 bible I choose was a black leather King James translation, it had beautiful pictures, with maps. The other one was a Paperback Good News Bible, which was a small paperback, it 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

CaralynBeautyBeyondBones

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.

17 thoughts on “Barnabas Award

  1. Congratulations Yonnie! You truly deserve this award! It was lovely getting to know more about you. I am encouraged and inspired by your beautiful poems and photos. Thanks for the nomination. 💜🤗

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