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The lovely Jana from Jana's Faith tagged me to answer 10 questions and then pass on the #profoundlyloved tag. So here are the questions she gave me and my answers:

1. tell me about someone you love, and why.
Oh this is hard....I'll go with my Mom. Why? The cliche answer would be because she's my Mom, but she's so much more than just my Mom! She's someone who is wise, clever, smart, funny, beautiful, crazy as I am, and just a wonderful lady who loves to serve God!

2. what is one thing you do that makes you feel all like "man, I could do this forever" when you do it?
Dance and sing!! Technically it's two things, but they kinda go together....

3. what do you love about yourself?
I'm actually slightly stumped with this. Probably that I have a desire to encourage and pray for others.

4. what advice would you give to someone who doesn't believe she/he is beautiful?
I'd probably share 1 Samuel 16:7 with them.

5. what is the best piece of advice you've ever gotten about confidence?
I've probably gotten many pieces of advice about confidence, but I can't remember any of them.

6. If you were your own daughter, what advice would you give yourself? 
Proverbs 3:3-7 is a good reminder to always have; follow God!

7. a verse, poem, sonnet, ancient-old proverb that inspires you to love yourself and others?
When we love a person, we accept him or her exactly as is: the lovely with the unlovely, the strong along with the fearful, the true mixed in with the facade, and of course, the only way we can do it is by accepting ourselves that way. -- Fred Rogers

Alrighty, I'm supposed to tag 10 people, but the only person I can think of is the lovely Bethany from Liberty or Death. If anyone else would like to join, please do so and share with us your answers!

46 Days of Lent: Day 9

I challenge you today to pray for the missionaries serving in South America!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Pneumonia and why I'm thankful for it!

Nearly 2 weeks ago, I was diagnosed with pneumonia. Pneumonia is not fun, in case you want to know. You're exhausted, your lungs ache, and you just feel blah! Today I actually feel like I'm getting better. It's rather nice I must say, and while I could talk about my pneumonia, I'd rather talk about some things I find amazing and I'm so thankful for!

First of all, people who have been praying for me! So many of my friends, my family, my parents' friends and people from Church have been praying for me! To know that people care that much about you is truly amazing. For all of you who have been praying, thank you. It means so much to me!

Secondly, my friends have been a big source of encouragement! From quick "how are you?", to long emails full of alliterations, to listening to my ceaseless chatter, or even coming over for a visit, it's been so encouraging! I'm so thankful for their encouraging words, verses they've shared and just giving me something to laugh about! (Even though laughing really hurt for a while....  ;~)They've been such a blessing to me! Thank you, my dear friends, for everything you've done!

Thirdly, my family, specifically my parents. They've let me get in extra naps when I've needed them. They've given me space to just sit quietly to rest. They've gone out on snowy nasty days to get my medicine, and freezing-cold days take me to the doctor's. They have done so much for me. Thank you Mom and Dad!!

This pneumonia has been a test of my patience. I've wanted to do things, go out to the library/post office, help around the house, etc., but I've been unable to. Instead it's given me a chance to sit, and study my Bible. It's given me a chance to spend time in prayer and pray for others. I've even been able to encourage others which is hard to do when one is busy. I'm very thankful for this time of quietness. God is so good!

(Two little munchkins hopped on my lap while I was resting one day. They were cold from playing outside and ready for some delicious hot chocolate!!)