I would like to thank J-M from J-M’s History Corner & Blockbusters Reviewed for nominating me for the Liebster Award! I am humbled and honored and all the glory goes to Jesus! I wouldn’t even have a blog if it wasn’t for Jesus! I recommend checking out J-M’s blogs! He has done a great amount of research on a variety of interesting topics. I always enjoy talking with him about all of his research!
Acknowledge the blogger that gave it to you and display the award
Answer 11 questions that the blogger gave you
Give 11 random thoughts about yourself
Nominate 11 other bloggers and notify them of their nomination
Ask your nominees 11 questions
This is from J-M’s site regarding the Liebster Award:
“This award is meant as an instrument to encourage and mentor new bloggers. From The Global Aussie: “The earliest case of the award goes as far back as 2011. Liebster in German means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.” The award initially focused on bloggers with less than 2,000 followers, but as its popularity burgeoned, this number has gone down to 200.”
He said the 200 is more of a guideline. There are currently almost 300 people reading my blog, but I am still a fairly new blogger as I just started on August 10th this year. I appreciate everyone who takes time to read my blog, thank you!
J-M’s Questions (from J-M, “OK, so I couldn’t think of 11):
If you’re spiritual, when did you start to follow that path?
What’s your favorite movie?
What’s your least-favorite movie?
What motivates you to blog?
What’s your most embarrassing moment?
If you’re married, how did you meet your spouse?
I am most definitely spiritual–by the power of the Holy Spirit! I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior my Freshman year in college in October of 1996. I did not grow up going to church. I came to Jesus because our family lived in a house haunted by a demon when I was in high school. I cast it out by the power of the Holy Spirit after I got saved. I was 18 years old and just a couple months after I accepted Christ I was put into battle. I have been serving Jesus Christ fighting this ancient war for 22 years now. Jesus is Lord!
My favorite movie is a tough one. I used to love Point Break (the old one) when I was younger, but it has too much cussing in it for me now. I like Quigley Down Under, The Man From Snowy River, Jeremiah Johnson, and A River Runs Through It, and I still like Dances With Wolves and the Indiana Jones movies too. I also loved watching the old WW2 movies with my Dad growing up: Where Eagles Dare, The Great Escape (where Steve McQueen does his own motorcycle stunts), and the Dirty Dozen are classics. I also love old John Wayne movies. One of my all time favorites though is Waking Ned Devine. If you have not seen that, do yourself a favor and watch it. It’s a hilarious Irish comedy! I’d say at this point in my life that is my favorite movie. I’ve always wanted to visit Ireland–my ancestors are from County Cork.
My least favorite movie or better yet, types of movies, are horror films. I can’t stand them and I will not let that evil into my home. There is nothing funny or entertaining about spiritual evil, especially when you grew up with a demon living in your house!
The number one thing that motivates me to blog is what Jesus told us before He ascended into Heaven. It’s known as the Great Commission. I am here blogging for Jesus to preach His truth and help people come to know Him. We live in a lost and hurting world and I am here to minister and help people in the power and love of Jesus!
“Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
My most embarrassing moment was probably when I started crying as my wife walked down the aisle on our wedding day. I was filled with so much joy I was a blubbering mess. I eventually got it together, but it was intense! I’ll never forget that beautiful day as my lovely wife walked towards me in her gorgeous dress. I love you honey!
I met my wife in college at the University of Northern Colorado. We have been married for 17 years now and we have two beautiful kids. Our daughter is 11 and our son is 8. I love my family so much I think my heart will explode sometimes! Praise God!
11 Random Thoughts About Myself:
I like guns and I own a bunch of them (12 gauge Winchester SXP, nice old 20 gauge Ithaca Model 37 Featherlight from my father in law, Marlin XS7 .30-06, Del-Ton M4 5.56, .45 caliber Glock 30SF, 9mm Glock 19 which was my first pistol, Ruger GP100 .357 Magnum, and a few pellet rifles and pistols for varmints).
I like training with my guns, so I can better protect my family (love always protects).
I received firearms training from a 25 year veteran SWAT team trainer.
I have Celiac Disease and have been fighting it since 1-6-12. I am completely gluten free and I cannot eat eggs, dairy, soy, coconut, and especially no oats!
I play guitar and love playing and singing to the Lord.
I stopped breathing on 4-28-12 due to anaphylactic shock from eating oats. I left my body in the spirit and I was with Jesus for a short time. I didn’t see Him, but He walked over to me and said, “It’s okay.” Then He put me back in my body in the powerful wind of the Holy Spirit. See my post titled “My Lazarus Moment” to learn more about that.
I had two separate angel encounters in 1998. See my post titled “Remember that time when…” to learn about the demon we lived with before I accepted Christ and to learn about the angels.
I wrote a book about all the supernatural things that have happened to me and my family. You can find it on Amazon.com and it’s called “One Man’s Very Strange Supernatural Life.”
I absolutely love Colorado and I was raised here near Denver, but I was born in Illinois and most of my family is in Illinois. I went to high school near Chicago and grew up an avid Cubs, Bears, Blackhawks, and Bulls fan. Our family went nuts when the Cubbies finally won the World Series! I even once met and talked to Harry Caray at Wrigley Field!
I grew up playing ice hockey, basketball, and baseball, and I love snowboarding! Our family also loves to fish for Rainbow Trout up in the mountains.
I was within 50 yards or so of a wild mountain lion one day out in the woods when I worked up at the YMCA in Estes Park in 1998. There was nothing between me and the lion and nowhere to go, but she didn’t hurt me. She was sitting in a spot of sunshine coming through the trees just like a cat does. When I finally saw her, I froze. We looked at each other for a few moments, then she just got up, turned, and slowly walked up the hillside. She appeared to be pregnant. Thank God she wasn’t hungry at that moment! They are beautiful, powerful, and deadly predators. I love Colorado!
Here are my 11 Nominees (plus 1) for the Liebster Award:
My 11 questions for my Nominees:
What made you start blogging?
When did you accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior?
What is your favorite movie and/or book?
Where are you from?
What is your favorite food?
What type of music do you like the most?
Where have you traveled?
Are you married? Do you have kids? If not, do you want to have kids?
What was the biggest challenge you have overcome in life and how?
Have you ever had any supernatural experiences?
What was the best thing that ever happened to you?
Thank you again J-M for nominating me for the Liebster Award! God bless you brother!
Grace and peace to you all in the Name of Jesus!
“That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”
“Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.”