Liebster Award

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Many thanks to Paige of Sunday Best and All the Rest for nominating me for the Liebster Award.  The Leibster Award is a way for bloggers to learn more about each other by asking 11 questions.  Here are my answers to Paige's questions:   
1) Are you a morning person or a night owl?
My weekday routine is waking up at 6:00 AM and going to sleep before 11:00 PM.

2)Do you prefer dogs, cats, both or neither?
Both. It depends on the animal's disposition.

3) Where did you get your name?
When my mother was pregnant, the Lord told her to name me Bethany. My father chose the middle name from the virtue grace.

4) Do you have an unusual talent?

5) Would you rather show up at an event over-dressed or under-dressed?
I currently have 2 basic types of outfits: nice clothes (for shopping, visiting, making deliveries, going to concerts, etc) and work clothes (for getting muddy in the garden, concrete work, cleaning out the chicken coop, etc). A comfortable flared skirt and well-fitted button-up blouse (“nice outfit”) is my choice for any event.

6) If given a choice, would you rather perform singing, dancing, or playing an instrument?
Singing the Holy City.

7) What kind of job do you have (to me, this means anything from a career to getting paid to do chores around the house or babysit your siblings)?
Sales, marketing, and general labor for Carson Concrete (we make reinforced concrete pads for propane tanks) and seasonal labor at a local orchard.

8) What was the song you last heard?

9) Food you last ate?
Chocolate chip ice cream with peanut butter.

10) Part of the Bible you last read?
Mark 3:35 “For whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and my mother.”

11) Is there any quality you think the Lord is growing in you right now (e.g., patience, love, trust)?
Diligence, resolution, and responsibility. I was always a very good student. I studied diligently, took the tests I needed to take, and did well on them. But it can be hard transitioning from a student to an adult. The tests are different now. I'm no longer in situations where I'm given four multiple-choice tests which I am to do within 4 hours, and if I get an excellent score I'm automatically labeled a very intelligent success. Problems are now more open-ended, and often can be delayed indefinitely. I need the Lord to keep me motivated and give me the courage to face difficulties, take the steps needed, and get the things I need to do in life done.

If you are nominated for the award and would like to participate, please answer the questions below;
 then nominate your own list of  up to 11 bloggers with less than 200 followers for the award, and ask them 11 questions.
My nominees are:
Cryslyn at Cryslyn's Blog
Gabriela at Under Grace
Meghan at Just as I Am
Julia at Julia's Journal
Marianela at Beloved Star
Charity at With Charity

I enjoy reading all of your blogs!

My questions are:
1.  If you could have an expenses-paid vacation to anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
2.  What would you like to accomplish by the end of 2014?
3.  What was the last song you heard?
4.  What was the last food you ate?
5.  Last part of the Bible you read?
6.  What is the best advice on life you can give in up to 3 sentences?
7.  Are you a morning person or night owl?
8.  What is your dream car?
9.  Do you have a favorite plant or flower?
10. What cause(s) are you most opinionated about?
11.  Is there any quality you think the Lord is growing in you right now (e.g., patience, love, trust)?

Thanks to Paige for nominating me, and may the Lord bless you all!


  1. Thank you so much for nominating me! Yodeling sounds a lot of fun! And I totally know about concrete family used to sell propane gas/tanks for years (my sister and I helped my dad with sales, accounting, etc.) We were able to learn a lot about these! Haha.

  2. Thanks for doing this Bethany! How fun that you can yodel! And the last think you ate sounds delicious. I also like your answer to the last question...I can kind of relate. :)

  3. I loved reading your post! Such fun answers and questions! =D

  4. No wonder I like you Gabriela...not everyone understands the intricacies of the propane and concrete pad businesses! ;)

    It was fun Paige! Thanks for nominating me.

    Thanks Ashley!

  5. You've been nominated!

  6. I'll also comment a, "Yodeling?!" ;)
    How neat :)