Message In Stanza

Poetry and Musings



I was nominated for this award by a thought-provoking blogger, Steve Still Standing. Yes, he is still standing really strong! (His username always reminds me of Elton John’s song Still Standing lol. And I love Elton John, so that’s good thing, Steve. 🙂 ) Thank you for this nomination. I want to say it surprised me because I am new to this whole WordPress thing, but I feel greatly honored, Steve. 🙂 I have written poetry for a long time but I never thought it would publicly out there like this!

So, who created this award?

This award was created by Miss Maggie over at Dreaming of Guatemala. This is a direct quote from her blog about it:

 “This is an award for the absolutely wonderful writers all across the blogging world. They have beautiful blogs, are kind and lovely, and always find a way to add happiness and laughter to the lives of their readers. That is what truly defines an awesome blogger.”

Here are The Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Include the reason behind the award.
  • Include the banner in your post.
  • Tag it under #awesomebloggeraward in the Reader.
  • Answer the questions your nominator gave you.
  • Nominate at least 5 awesome bloggers.
  • Give your nominees 10 new questions to answer.
  • Let your nominees know that they’ve been nominated!

Here are the questions:

Who do you look up to?

I look up to my best friend, Paul. We have been friends since 2004. So it’s been quite a while! He is one of the most loyal and honest people I know. He knows my deep dark secrets and I know his and we still accept each other. But we tease about judging each other for our mistakes. We are both strong Christians but we have a joke with each other where we will tell one another our mistakes. Then after we do, we say, “And God pulls the floor board on you!” I believe God is a very gracious and saving God but we know how to tease each other as well! 🙂

What do you want to accomplish in the future?

Well, as a fellow WordPress poet, I hope to get my name out there and eventually, publish my poetry and short non-fiction. My non-fiction is less than 20,000 words but I believe it’s powerful.

My faith is very important to me, so I also aspire to be a missionary in the future where God wants to send me. I have a heart for the broken and less privileged.

If you have 1 million dollars, what will you do with it?

That’s a million dollar question! Let me think on this one… I would definitely put some in savings, give to charity, travel a lot more, buy expensive guitars with special amps and pedals, and eat out a lot more (even, though, I already do! 🙂 )

Are you a traveler who looks for budget or luxury on your holidays?

I don’t care about fancy hotels rooms but I enjoy the perks that come along with nice hotels like massages, pedicures, etc. So the answer is both, in a nutshell. 🙂

What is the one thing you’d most like to change about the world?

More awareness and acceptance of people that have learning disabilities such as autism, bi polar, dyslexia, etc. And also possible cures for these things. I believe our environment and what we put in our bodies plays a major role in how our bodies develop. So also having no the toxins and pollutions in the air (wait, is that two things to change about the world? 🙂 )

If you could offer a new-born child only one piece of advice, what would it be?

“Don’t be afraid of making mistakes. It’s ok to fail miserably in this life because God turns everything around for your good!” 🙂

What are you most grateful for?

My loving and supportive parents and siblings. I wouldn’t be where I am today without them! They have been such troopers dealing with me sometimes!  When I shoot the breeze with them, it hasn’t always been a walk in the park! haha!

What is your happiest childhood memory?  What makes it so special?

This might seem like an unexpected response but the first thing that pops in my mind was when a swing broke on me in preschool. It literally broke from the hinges. I wasn’t overweight or anything lol. I was pretty upset but a teacher I admired came up to with a cold cola and put it on my head where I bruised. Why this memory was so special to me was because I really bonded with the teacher after that and we had a good laugh.

If today was the end of the world, what would you do?

Pray like holy hell! lol. Just kidding.

I would probably freak out if I knew that it was the last day on Earth. And I would just tell everyone I know constantly that I love them. But if I kept my cool, I would ride in a fast car, eat more chocolate and check my Facebook one last time to confirm I made a difference in this world! lol!

No, seriously, I probably wouldn’t go online. I would spend quality time with friends and family.

If you knew you were going to die one year from today, what would you do and how would you want to be remembered?

All these gut-wrenching questions…

I would skydive and spend time with family and friends. And do more charity work and think less about myself.

Nominations and Questions to Answer

Here are some cool blogs I’m nominating. Further below are my questions for them to answer.

Christy’s Stover’s Poetic Writings – (Great website and blog by a very sweet individual. Please check out her website and blog! Heartfelt and genuine poetry!)

Following Him – (Wonderful supportive fellow blogger with a great refreshing Christian blog!)

Mastersamwise23 – (Very encouraging blog with beautifully penned Christian themes spread throughout.)

Debbie Gravett – (Wonderful, inspiring blog that makes you think. Check her out! )

The Naga – (He does great haikus and has other interesting stuff on his website! Check him out!)

And now, the thought-provoking questions:

  1. If you were in a band, what kind of music would you play, what instrument would you play and what would you band name be?
  2. What triumphs and obstacles have you faced that has inspired your creativity?
  3. What makes you the happiest, family, friends, religion, or being inspired with your creativity?
  4. If you no fear of death, what would you do?
  5. Would you rather fish or skydive? And why did you pick that one?
  6. What bores you to death?
  7. What is your biggest pet peeve?
  8. If you could choose your last words to your loved ones on you death bed, what would you say?

Thanks for reading, everyone! 🙂












7 thoughts on “AWESOME blogger award! Really? Yes, here are epic blogs I nominate (I know epic is so overused, but I don’t care :) )

  1. You’re welcome 🙂 (you didn’t answer my questions! Granted, they were a bit tricky…all good lol :p )


    1. Oh sorry, about that. I thought I was answering the right questions at first. And when I discovered I wasn’t, I was already halfway through the questions… so I thought… shoot, I might as well finished the ones I started. Happy you enjoyed my latest post! 🙂

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      1. My questions were a bit silly anyway lol 🙂


  2. Thank you for the nomination. So glad to see that my blog is having an impact and on the anniversary of it’s creation a year ago.

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  3. Thank you so much for the nomination! 😀 I’ll post it soon – I may have to ponder the answer to a couple of those questions first. XD


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