Sunshine Blogger Award!!

Hey y’all!!

Guess what I got nominated for!!!!! (if you don’t know; shame on you and look at the title 😉 ) Now that it’s July, I think it’s time to do something I got asked to participate in a couple weeks back. And because I stay inside most of the summer (It’s so ew and muggy!), this is my much-needed source of “sunshine” XD I’ve never done this before so HERE WE GO!


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 Rules:
   – Thank the blogger who nominated you and link to their blog.
   – Answer the questions provided by the blogger who nominated you (11 maximum).
   – Nominate new bloggers and make up 11 questions for them to answer.
   – List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger logo in your post.

First off, I want to thank lovely Anita at A Prairie Girl’s Pen for the tag a couple weeks ago.
Now onto the questions!!!

1. What’s your favorite ice cream flavor? (Because this is such an important question!)
Hmm, this is a very important question. I must answer with gravity and seriousness, as this will determine the fate of the world as we know it. Jk ahaha. Cookies & Creme. Currently, at least. 😀
2. Do you enjoy writing? If so, what is your favorite part about it? 
Oh my goodness, this is quite the question. *thinks for a second*  heck YES I love writing. Gosh, you thought this through, Anita. I have absolutely no clue. But if I have to choose just one thing, I would say my favorite part of writing is being able to create characters and settings and stories that no one has developed before and that I’m the person who is breathing life into them. I mean, God is the one who inspires everything, but I am so privileged to get to handle all the messy relationships and hard subjects. I don’t know why but it’s just so fun. 🙂
3. Country-Girl or City-Girl? 
*screech* DON’T MAKE ME CHOOSE!! I LOVE BOTH. *panics* SUBURBS?? (agh okay at least for right now, if I had to choose between, say, rural Ireland and New York City, I’d probably go with Ireland because in that case, that’s just what I enjoy. *shrug of indecision*I don’t knowwwwww. XD )
4. What is one character quality that you admire most in a person? 
Oooooooohhh I have so many I can say here. *pulls out list and studies it* Well, judging by this list here, one of the very top ones would be the ability to remain lighthearted and humorous in every. single. situation. Dude, how do those people do it? I’d just start crying. YOU GO, PEOPLE, WHO ARE JUST SO GOOD AT CONSTANTLY KEEPING THEIR HUMOR.
5. What is one passage of Scripture that has really encouraged you in the last month?
Okay, this is probably a really obscure verse, but I was reading Joel a few weeks ago and this one really stood out.
I will repay you for the years that the swarming locust ate, the young locust, the destroying locust, and the devouring locust – My great army I sent against you.” – Joel 2:25 HCSB
This one stuck out, especially because my family and I have been in a very spiritually dry and barren place for a while, and I have been extremely lonely for a couple years. So this verse has encouraged me daily that something big and great is coming and it is just around the corner.
6. Tell us one random fact about yourself that most people would never guess at! 
*cackles evilly* well… hm… let’s see if I can pick one… 😉 umm… I’ve never licked a spark plug and I’ve never bathed in yogurt, but I have been to Boston in the fall. (also I am a hardcore VeggieTales fan.)
7. What is your favorite style of music?
Ooh, this is a HARD question. I’m glad it’s not genre because you’d be getting a full on twelve-page paper about that. Okay so style-wise, I would have to go with folk. Think like Mumford & Sons or Rend Collective type music. If you’re into that kind of stuff, one of my favs is Closed Hand, Full Of Friends by Foy Vance. It’s so good.
8. Who is someone – in real life or from history – that has inspired you, and in what way?
*applauds because these are fabulous questions* Agh so many to choose from!!! Hm… I think it’s a tie between Jane Austen or Lois Walfrid Johnson. Both are female authors and have really fueled my love for both reading and writing. Austen has been a staple of my bookshelf and has made me appreciate subtle witty humor. Johnson has given me something to strive for in my storytelling: a Christian message woven throughout, with such ease and grace. (I highly recommend her Viking Quest series if you haven’t read it.)
9. What is the first thing you do after waking every morning?
Hm. Depends on the morning. It varies from
a) roll over
b) hum a song that was stuck in my head all night long
c) grab my Bible
d) grope my way out of bed and try to find coffee as soon as humanly possible
10. You have the whole day to do whatever you want. How do you spend it? 
Ahaha. Ideally; I’d pack up my bag with all over writing things and laptop and head over to a coffee shop by a beach. That’d be awesome. Just chill there all day.
But practically; I’d probably just end up snuggled in an oversized sweatshirt and blanket watching youtube with a cup of tea.
11. Name the first book you ever read that inspired you in your walk with the Lord. What kind of impact did it make? 
Oooooooh, let’s see if I can remember. If I’m correct, I think it was Miracle For Jen by Linda Barrick. I attended a conference that Linda and her daughter, Jen, spoke at. They had the books there and I got to meet them, plus they signed my books! This is the synopsis:
On the night of November 5, 2006, the Barrick family was driving home from church when their van was struck by a drunk driver. Fifteen-year-old Jen suffered multiple skull fractures and severe brain trauma and was not expected to survive the night. But against all odds, she did. As she lingered in a coma, doctors warned that if Jen ever woke up, she would be cursing and screaming in confusion due to her brain injuries. Instead, after five weeks she opened her eyes and began praying and praising God. Jen didn’t remember her middle name, recognize her parents, or recall that she had a little brother—but she remembered Jesus and every word to every praise song and scripture she had hidden in her heart before the accident. As any loving mother would, Jen’s mother Linda wanted God to heal Jen—make her like she was before. Normal. But a loving God had something else in mind—instead of making her normal, God is making Jennifer—and the whole Barrick family—extraordinary, miraculous. Miracle for Jen is the remarkable true story of a family who overcame tragedy and learned to trust God’s plan for their lives in a whole new way.
I recently found this book again and I want to read it again before school starts again. This book seriously challenged me and made me think. I would highly recommend it. (Make sure you have tissues, though!!)

Okay, now it’s the most fun part!!!!! MY questions!! *rubs hands together*

  1. What are two superpowers you wish you had? (one practical and one extremely ridiculous!)
  2. Are you currently writing a book? Share a little about it!
  3. What is one piece of poetry that, when you read it, you go “oh my word that is me!”?
  4. What/who inspired you to start writing?
  5. Weirdest quote from a project of yours?
  6. Is there a book universe that you totally would visit, if possible?
  7. What is your most prized possession? Why?
  8. Who in your life has been the most influential when it comes to your faith journey?
  9. What is the best movie you’ve ever seen? What did you love about it?
  10. What is the best piece of advice for writers you’ve heard?
  11. What would you describe your writing style like?

NEXT BLOGGERS (mwahaha):

The Writing Mafia

 Faith Blum @ Writings, Ramblings, and Reflections

Bella Putt @ Bella Putt


Well, that’s all I got for today, folks! That was fun! I hope you got to know a little more about me and enjoyed yourselves in the process. 🙂

Now go forth, mis amigos and amigas, and smile. Your day is just beginning. Make the best of it. Don’t procrastinate. Work hard. Make me proud. 🙂

Love you all,

Madeleine

7 thoughts on “Sunshine Blogger Award!!

  1. Dude! Congratulations on being tagged, and also this is a cool idea! They’re fun questions. (And I’ve never kissed a rooster but I do look good in leggings and I’ve never been to Boston in the fall)

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