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Old Rugged Blog Award

the-old-rugged-blogWoot woot, I was nominated for the Old Rugged Blog award, now when i first saw the title of this award i did not see the picture with it, so i gotta tell ya, i was not exactly tickled about it. My first thought was like seriously dude, im not that old or that rugged, lol. But seriously i would like to thank Ada from for nominating me. If you havent read her blog you should definitly head over and check it out, she is pretty awesome, and very inspiring with her levels of faith and love for our Lord. So this award is for anyone who has christian themes included in their blog. And there are a few requirements that come with accepting it.

1. If he/she accepts the award, they must nominate 5 other Christian blogs.
2. He/she must display the award.
3. He/she must answer the 9 questions listed below

My nominees are

1 . mother hen at
2. ladybugout at
3. stories of four boys at
4. adopt mom of six at
5. lupie momma at
6. mamacinderellaslife at
7. Art Mowle at
8. Grace at
9. GDR at
10. mamamickterry at

Please check out these blogs, it has been such a blessing for me to know each one of them.

a) What is your favorite Bible verse?
Answer- 1 Corinthians 13:4-8
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.

b) How long have you been a Christian?
Answer- It depends on your definition of the word christian, i have believed in God my whole life, but i would only be comfortable saying i have been a christian for about 3 years now.

c) How long have you had your wonderful blog?
Answer-n since January of 2014

d) What is your greatest accomplishment?
Answer- Getting and staying clean from drugs and alcohol.

e) Forest or bayou? Plains or mountains? River or ocean?
Answer- I was born and raised in the Appalachian mountains, so i am a mountain woman, and River all the way.

f) What makes you special?
Answer- My loved ones, with out them i am nothing.

g) Poetry or prose? Free verse or rhyme?
Answer- poetry, and either.

h) What is your favorite number?
Answer- 17 because i was 17 when i met my husband so it must be my lucky number.

i) Here’s a simple question: Why?
Answer- my son asked me a while back why we are here, i told him the point of life and the reason we are here is to help make other peoples lives better.

And thats it, thanks again Ada for the nomination it is very appreciated. πŸ™‚

23 responses

  1. awesome award..and thank you for the nomination … i love this one.


    June 19, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    • Sure thing hon, I thought you would like it.

      Liked by 1 person

      June 19, 2014 at 2:28 pm

      • I love it πŸ™‚ especially because I try my best to live the Christian lifestyle. πŸ™‚


        June 19, 2014 at 3:23 pm

  2. Congratulations!!!!!! You well deserve the award πŸ™‚


    June 19, 2014 at 3:59 pm

  3. Congratulations *wild cheering*

    It must feel nice to be nominated for an award, and to receive one. Keep up the great work, Mommy.

    Oh, and I like your choice of bible verse.


    June 19, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    • Thanks so much, I would have nominated you but ya know, lol. And that verse has always stuck with me, I wish more people at the least would follow that.


      June 19, 2014 at 4:45 pm

      • Ha ha! Yeah, I think at least one of those criteria don’t fit my blog, but I’m glad you got nominated. πŸ™‚


        June 19, 2014 at 4:52 pm


        The question is can anyone be saved from the penalty of sin without being baptized in water? What do the Scriptures say? What do some men say? What is correct, God’s word as found in the Bible or certain opinions of some men?

        Acts 2:38 Peter answered them, “All of you must turn to God and change the way you think and act, and each of you must be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ so that your sins will be forgiven. Then you will receive the Holy Spirit as a gift.(GW)

        Certain men say baptism is simply an act of obedience.

        Mark 16:16 He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved: but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned. (NASB)

        Some men say shall be saved means you are already saved before baptism.

        Ephesians 5:26 to make her holy and clean, washed by baptism and God’s word; (TLB)

        Some would claim Jesus does not make the church holy and clean using water baptism.

        1 Peter 3:21 Baptism is like that. It saves you–not because it removes dirt from your body but because it is the mark of a good conscience toward God Your salvation comes through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, (CEB)

        Those who believe in salvation by “faith only” claim water baptism has no part in man’s salvation.

        Acts 2:38 Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. (NKJV)

        Water baptism deniers claim that baptized for the remission of sins actually means baptized because your sins have already been forgiven.

        Mark 16:16 The one having believed and having been baptized will be saved. But the one having not-believed will be condemned. (DLNT)

        Opponents of water baptism for salvation profess that, having been baptized will be saved, does not mean that salvation follows water baptism.

        Ephesians 5:26 that He might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word. (NKJV)

        The anti-water baptism crowd says that washing of water does not mean water; therefore Jesus did not cleanse the church or make her holy using water baptism.

        1 Peter 3:21 Therefore, is also an antitype which now saves us, namely baptism (not the removal of the filth of the flesh, but an answer of a good conscience toward God), through the resurrection of Jesus Christ. (NKJV)

        The faith only advocates say baptism is for a testimony of faith, however, it has no part in saving anyone.

        Acts 2:38 Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ so that your sins may be forgiven. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.(NIV-The Thompson Chain-Reference Bible)

        Some men proclaim that, baptized so your sins may be forgiven, is false because men are forgiven the minute they believe.

        THERE ARE NO SCRIPTURES THAT STATE: 1. Water baptism is not in order to the remission of sins. 2. That baptism is not essential for salvation. 3. That men are forgiven of sin before they are baptized in water.

        You can trust what God says in His Bible or you can believe the opinions of men. I will put my trust in the Scriptures.



        November 25, 2014 at 4:25 am

  4. Ada

    I’m glad you saw the picture, Diana! I was not referring to your age, of course (you are young! #what how is it possible that you are old?), but to the gospel song title πŸ™‚ lol
    And I’m glad that people thing you are qualified, also!
    My family is from the foothills of the Appalachians (my great-grandmother was Scots-Irish from Kentucky), so I LOVE that place.
    While I was writing the questions, I was wondering how people would respond. Awesome Diana!


    June 19, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    • Thanks im glad you liked it, and thank you again for thinking of me for such an awesome award. πŸ™‚


      June 19, 2014 at 8:49 pm

      • Ada



        June 19, 2014 at 8:50 pm

  5. That’s cool. Congrats!


    June 19, 2014 at 4:52 pm

  6. Congrats…well deserved.


    June 19, 2014 at 7:31 pm

  7. Congratulations!! Very very much deserved!!
    And thank you!!! I will try to mention this soon. Right now I”m all tied up with the road trip.


    June 20, 2014 at 12:20 am

    • Thats fine i just wanted to give credit where it was due, so if you can find the time at some point thats great, and if not thats fine to.


      June 20, 2014 at 9:14 am

  8. Very very well deserved, my friend. You have the perfect combination of setting an example without putting people off with your message of kindness, inclusion and forgiveness. I’m so honored that you nominated me, too…although, I don’t always feel like I set a good Christian example. I try…but, you know us humans ain’t perfect!

    BTW: My favorite Bible verse is from 2 Timothy whose basic message is “No fear!”


    June 20, 2014 at 6:45 am

    • Dont underestimate your yourself, i have never seen anything from you that wasnt kind or loving. and to me that is the most important attribute when it comes to being a christian.


      June 20, 2014 at 9:32 am

      • Thank you, Diana,
        I needed to hear your kind words today πŸ™‚

        Liked by 1 person

        June 20, 2014 at 9:55 am

  9. Congrats!


    June 21, 2014 at 4:55 pm

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