It is a huge honor to receive this award from Let It Begin Anew. The reason for writing DFW is to bring the light of God’s grace, mercy, love, and His Word into people’s lives. Seeing it do just that is humbling and exhilarating. Thank you so much for this honor.

The Sunshine Award recognizes bloggers whose writings “light up the dark corners of our minds” The rules are simple and provided below:

  1. Thank the person who gave you the award in your blog post.
  2. Do the Q&A below.
  3. Pass on the award to 10 – 12 deserving and inspiring bloggers, inform them and link to their blogs.


The Questions:

Favorite color? Green

Favorite animal? Dogs – their loyalty is unmatched

Favorite number? 7 – the number of completion in the Bible

Favorite nonalcoholic drink? Mountain Dew

Favorite alcoholic drink? Don’t drink alcohol

Facebook or Twitter? Facebook – never got the point of Twitter

My Passions? God, Family, Church, Tae Kwon Do (for the exercise)

Giving or Receiving Gifts? Give – I love the look of joy on their faces!

My Nominations:

Eddie Knight

Working For Christ

The Undercover Christian


Because of Christ Inspirational Poetry Teresa C. Hawes

Testimonies of His Goodness

bronwyn’s corner

From the Inside Out

In The Potter’s Hands



Thank you to Ann Friend for the Liebster Award nomination. It is a privilege and honor to share God’s Word to the world. To see it touch and impact so many people’s lives is exciting. My prayer is that God continues to use DFW for His glory.


Upon accepting the Liebster Award, there are a few rules that need to be followed:

  1. Link back the blogger that tagged you
  2. Nominate ten others and answer the questions of the one who tagged you
  3. Ask ten questions for the bloggers you nominate
  4. Let your nominees know of their award


Questions from Ann:

1. How do you relax? Exercise (martial arts) and time spent with my wife and kids.
2. What is your favorite song? I have a lot of favorites. Most of them from worship albums.
3. What distracts you?
4. How would you describe the news media today? Biased
5. What do you enjoy most about your life? God’s presence
6. What would you change? Nothing. Life’s twists and turns put me where I am today.
7. What do you like about Twitter? I don’t really get the point of Twitter
8. What do you like about Facebook? Being able to stay in touch with family and friends.
9. What is your favorite food? Mexican and Chinese
10. Smile, there is no question 10! *SMILE*


My Nominations:

Tina Pumfrey

Your True Value

Working For Christ

Unshakable Hope

Mustard Seed Budget

From The Inside Out

His Eye Is On This Sparrow

A Thankfully Imperfect Woman

Because of Christ Inspirational Poetry Teresa C. Hawes

My questions for you are:

  1. What is you favorite verse in the Bible?
  2. What is your favorite Bible story?
  3. What was the first car that you owned?
  4. Name your favorite soda?
  5. iPhone or Android?
  6. Mac or PC?
  7. Why did you start your blog?
  8. Where did you grow up (city and state)?
  9. How many siblings do you have?
  10. Breathe a sigh of relief…the questions are DONE!

13 responses

21 08 2013
Ann "afriendforever54" Friend

Thank you and God bless you for the Sunshine award. 😊 Glory to God! I’m honored and blessed to receive this award. 😃

21 08 2013

It is certainly my pleasure to pass this on to you. In His Service, Jeff

21 08 2013
Ann "afriendforever54" Friend

Thank you! 😃

21 08 2013
Eddie Knight

Thank you so much for mentioning me here, Jeff! I appreciate the content of your blog and your writing ability; it’s a huge honor that you’d put me on your list for this Sunshine award! God bless!

21 08 2013

It is my pleasure, Eddie. I have enjoyed reading your blog as well and look forward to reading more. In His Service, Jeff

21 08 2013

Jeff, thank-you so much for the Sunshine award! What an amazing thing it is to connect with other faithful believers such as you. I so appreciate your encouragement. Blessing to you, my friend! 🙂

22 08 2013

It certainly is an amazing thing. I’m looking forward to reading more of your posts. In His Service, Jeff

21 08 2013
Bronwyn Lea

I am deeply touched and encouraged to be nominated by you, a blogger whom I think does so much to bring light to dark corners himself! Thank you, brother!

22 08 2013

You are most welcome. I enjoy reading your posts and look forward to more. In His Service, Jeff

22 08 2013

How awesome is this? What a surprise! This is where the heart of a Christian, once again, stands out over and above the secular crowd. We are all so blessed to have God in our lives, our hearts and our souls. I enjoy your blogs as well and feel privileged and honored by your generosity. Blessings to you and your family dear brother in Christ.

27 08 2013

Hi Jeff! Thank you and God bless you for nominating me for this award! My heart feels blessed knowing that my poetry is touching others….all for God’s glory. Praise The Lord! Thank you again, Jeff : )

8 10 2013
Elizabeth Yalian

Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness in nominating me!

8 10 2013

It is truly my pleasure. In His Service, Jeff

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