Monday, July 4, 2011

Tag...You're It!

Well, it’s Monday, July 4th! Happy Fourth of July. Thank God that you live in a country that, while in desperate need of Godly restoration, is still free. Blessings to you and your family.

I have a rather fun blog post today. Apparently, I was playing tag with some fellow bloggers (no wonder I got caught…I didn’t know I was playing, no fair Brandi!) and now I am it. Beware; if you are a blogger and I follow you, you are now playing tag.

According to the rules, I must answer the following six questions:

1. Do you think you’re hot?

Do I think it? Hello! I know it! Every single night I wake up, sweating because my hair is long, hanging around my neck and bugging me. It makes me wake up and say…I am SOOOO HOT! So, Yeah…I’m hot!

2. Upload a picture of the wallpaper you are using.

Okay…I can do that.

3. When was the last time you ate chicken?

I ate this amazing chicken dish last the other night for supper. I layered a casserole dish with stuffing, sautéed onions and chicken breasts to which I added a gravy base, topped the whole thing off with some fresh parmesan cheese and baked it. Absolutely delish. Hubby loved it too…which of course made me even hotter! ;)

4. What song or songs have you listened to recently?

Lately I have been on a kick listening to Brian and Ramey Whalen and Let Our Praises Rise. An awesome call to battle. I am going to try and post it here. But, like Brandi, I am not altogether tech savvy. We’ll see!

5. Do you have any nicknames? If so, what are they?

Darn. Do I really have to answer this one? Well, my first nickname is lene. That isn’t so bad, just the last four letters of my name. But, I have another that my grandmother used to call me by, and an aunt or two that still call me by, which is wiener. I do not know how that happened, but they used that name for me from the time I was a little girl. Do not attempt to call me by that and expect me to answer. Ain’t happenin!

6. Tag five fellow bloggers:

No pressure or anything, but I think if I shared "wiener" with you, you should have to share as well! I will try and list their links. I'm technically challenged, so hopefully it works!

First, Amanda Stephan, author of the awesome novel, The Price of Trust and a great all round friend. I have enjoyed getting to know her and I'm proud to call her friend!

Second, I give you Shawn Boreta. This woman is full of the love and grace of God. Her words inspire me; spur me to a deeper, more fulfilling relationship with Christ. I have gotten to know Shawn through Facebook and am thankful that God's divine purpose included our paths crossing.

Third on my list is Faith Tydings, author of the delightful children's book, A Little Yellow Star. Faith is quirky and fun. You will delight in reading her tales of being a wife, mother and an author.

Fourth is Kristi Burchfiel, author of "Without Regrets: A Study of Ecclesiastes," "The Daily Devotional Series: Gospel of John," and "The Decay Within: A Study of Amos." Kristi's daily devotions are a great way to begin your day!

Fifth is Toni Nelson, author of Beggars Purse, a wonderful memoir of growing up with her grandparents and their compassion with the "hobos" as Toni calls them in her book. On her blog you will find wonderful reviews and author interviews. Enjoy!

Finally I would like to introduce you to Lisa Tortorello, author of My Hero, My Ding a memoir of a girl and her grandfather. I met Lisa at a author event in June of this year. What a blessing that was! Enjoy!

Obviously my links did not work, so I made sure each blogger's blog is listed under blogs I follow. Faith's is the blog about hats, Toni's is Press On and Shawn's is Giving Thanks Daily. I think the rest you can find by name.

Have a wonderful day!


  1. I will follow and comment on everyone's blog next weekend as this is a family holiday weekend. Due to my work schedule, I am a weekend warrior now! Thank you all for being so gracious and remembering me! I love you all!

  2. Drat the game of tag!! I never was good at it ;) Thanks Darlene for thinking of me ~ you're so sweet. I think I've got a few things to do now...

    Awesome blog, by the way! Very nice

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  3. Mmm, that chicken recipe sounds so good. I'm going to give it a try.

    Hope you're having a wonderful 4th of July!

  4. Toni, sounds like you are busy!

    Amanda...I was never good at it either! Obviously! And...thank you :) was very good. It was a lovely fourth...we had our daughter and new son-in-law for dinner. :) Thank you!

  5. Darlene ~ question: did your new son-in-law taste good?

    *sorry. Silly humor there...*

  6. you really shouldn't encourage such behavior. One day we may actually meet and then I'm going to expect you to own up to knowing me! ;)

  7. Hey there,

    As usual, I'm I probably lost at the first round of tag. The chicken dish does sound "delish". I'll have to tell Charlie about it.

    Very nice's always fun to play games especially on holidays. So...TAG...You're it!