Liebster Award!

Thank you Cinema Catechesis (http://cinemacatechesis.wordpress.com) for nominating me for this award!

LIEBSTER AWARD RULES:

List eleven random facts about yourself.
Nominate eleven bloggers for the award.
Let them know about the nomination.
Answer the eleven questions you were asked when you were nominated.
Ask eleven questions for the new award winners to answer.

Random Facts about me…
1. I have busily been preparing to go to college this fall!
2. I don’t come from a “mega-Catholic” family.
3. I go to Saturday Vigil Mass.
4. One of my favorite saints is St. Joseph of Cupertino because he’s the patron saint of test-takers.
5. I love lectio divina. It’s one of my favorite forms of prayer!
6. I love chocolate.
7. I love the color purple.
8. My favorite holiday is Christmas.
9. I just got contact lenses.
10. My best friends are a Muslim, a Baptist, and an agnostic. (And there are lots of Catholics too.)
11. I think seminarians are so cool!

Nominated Blogs

1. Socratic Faith Journey (http://socraticfaithjourney.wordpress.com)
2. The Light is White (http://thelightiswhite.wordpress.com)
3. Catholic Cravings (http://catholiccravings.com)
4. Reclaiming the Sacred (http://reclaimingthesacred.com)
5. Roses Near Running Waters (http://rosesnearrunningwaters.wordpress.com)
6. Faithfully Flawed (http://faithfullyflawed.com)
7. 1catholicsalmon (http://1catholicsalmon.com)
8. Where the Light Meets the Dark (http://wherethelightmeetsthedark.wordpress.com)
9. 8 Kids and a Business (http://8kidsandabusiness.wordpress.com)
10. Catholic Teen Apologetics (http://catholicteenapologetics.com)
11. Fire and Snow (http://veronicaestrada.wordpress.com)

My Answers

What pets have you had (species, breed, etc.)? – I had four fish when I was six years old. In general, I’m not much of an animal person, though.

What’s your favorite Movie? Why? – I have a lot of favorite movies! One of them is “Les Mis” because I love the storyline.

What Actor / Actress would you most like to meet? – Shirley Temple

You win the lottery. You’ve paid off all your debts and upgraded houses and cars, what do you do with the rest of the money? – This sounds weird, but I would love to buy sandwiches for random homeless people. Just go to Subway, get a bunch of sandwiches, and start handing them to homeless people and telling them to check out the local Catholic church.

Are you a city or country dweller? Were you raised that way or have you been transplanted? – Suburbia all the way!

What is the background on your computer, phone or tablet? – Well. The background on my computer is a flower. The background on my iPod is a quote from Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. The background on my iPad is a math meme.

What is your favorite childhood book / book series? – The Magic Treehouse series

What Genre of music do you listen to the most? – Pop and Christian

What’s one thing you think others think is strange about you? – My dedication to the Catholic faith! But I take that as a compliment in today’s world!

What’s one place you really want to visit, but are scared to? – Any third world country. I would love to be a missionary or a teacher there, but it’s a little scary.

What is your favorite quote? It can be from anyone, living dead, famous or not. – “Le coeur a ses raisons que la raison ne connait point.” -Blaise Paschal

Questions for you

1. Why did you create your blog?
2. What is your favorite post you’ve ever written? Include a link.
3. Why is this your favorite post?
4. How long have you been blogging for?
5. What topics do you think you’ll be blogging about in the future?
6. What is your favorite season?
7. What is your favorite color?
8. PC or Mac?
9. Do you have any quirks? If so, what are they?
10. Morning person or night person?
11. What is your favorite hobby?

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Blog of the Year 2012 Award

Thank you to acatholicteenapologist and teenofchrist for nominating me for this award! I am honored!

Here are the “rules” for this reward, as per the site:

1) Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012′ Award

2) Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen — there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required — and ‘present’ them with their award.

3) Please include a link back to this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012′ Award —http://thethoughtpalette.co.uk/our-awards/blog-of-the-year-2012-award/ and include these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)

4) Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them

5) You can now also join our Facebook group — click ‘like’ on this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012′ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience

6) As a winner of the award — please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award — and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars…

Yes — that’s right — there are stars to collect!

Unlike other awards which you can only add to your blog once — this award is different!

When you begin you will receive the ’1 star’ award — and every time you are given the award by another blog — you can add another star!

There are a total of 6 stars to collect.

Which means that you can check out your favorite blogs — and even if they have already been given the award by someone else — you can still bestow it on them again and help them to reach the maximum 6 stars!

My nominees are:

1. teenofchrist (http://wherethelightmeetsthedark.wordpress.com/author/teenofchrist/) – I love these thoughtful reflections of a teenage Catholic!

2. acatholicteenapologist (http://catholicteenapologetics.com/) – I love how informative this blog is…and it’s even cooler that it comes from a Catholic teen!

3. John Bender (http://writingsofaboydiscerninggodscall.blogspot.com/?m=1) – This is an awesome blog by a seminarian!

One Lovely Blog Award

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RULES ON ACCEPTANCE FOR THE ONE LOVELY BLOG AWARD

1. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to them in your post (and put in the logo);

Thank you so much, 1catholicsalmon, for nominating me for this award! I’m honored!

2. Share seven things about yourself;

  1. I go to Saturday Mass because early mornings aren’t my forte. 
  2. I descend almost exclusively from Roman Catholics and Eastern Catholics. 
  3. My favorite school subject is math. 
  4. I stay up way too late. 
  5. I eat way too much chocolate (perhaps something to give up for Lent?)
  6. My Confirmation was a turning point for me.
  7. I like school.

3. Nominate 15 or so bloggers you admire 

  1. catholicteenapologetics
  2. Cassocks and Collars
  3. Catholicism Rocks
  4. Where the Light Meets the Dark

I know that’s no where near fifteen, but a) I’m relatively new to the blogging scene, and b) most of my favorite blogs have already received this award.

4. Contact the bloggers to let them know!