Grandpa White Feather here, and I would like to extend my appreciation and thanks to a young lady in the UK for nominating me for this award. The opportunity to reach out to others is a precious gift. You can visit her site at Walking With The Way . Thank you, “Walking With The Way”. Sincerely, Grandpa White Feather.
Liebster Award: The Liebster Award is an award for new bloggers and those with few or small followers. It’s a way of giving new bloggers some recognition and encouragement for the hard work.
1.) Create a new blog post on your blog thanking the person that nominated you, link to their blog and put in a graphic of the award.
2.) Answer the questions provided and share some facts about yourself.
3.) Nominate others and share your blog post with them so that they can accept their award.
Some random facts about me:
1.) After 61 years in various church denominations, I finally left what I call the “modern church” and built a huge Teepee. (LOL. I realize how strange that sounds.)
2.) What I thought was going to be a way for grandpa to connect with his 7 grandchildren, all boys, has also become a place of potential ministry, where I connect with others who may share my same desire to hear God better.
3.) I decided the journey of this story might be of interest to others. I know how much work goes into a blog site, but felt strongly led to make that commitment.
4.) Besides being ordained at end of year 2000, after many years of youth ministry, also assistant to various Pastors, I actually made my living as a truck driver. I was never the paid staff of a ministry. I only went over the road for a short time, and then I drove a route.
5.) I met my wife when I was 18, I was 21 when we married, she was 18. We had 4 boys, and a baby girl was #5. We named her Destiny. Now we have 7 grand kids, all boys, so far. My wife and I are still very much in love.
“Walking With The Way” questions for me:
1.) How has the Lord blessed you so far in 2018? The freedom to pursue the answers to my frustration. At the same time I left my last church, I was coming up on early retirement. I decided to take it so I could fully pursue my heart. I will likely take on some part time work soon, but for now I have been in crash course study of early church fathers. It’s been eye-opening! And I have loved it.
2.) What five things are you grateful to God for? First of all, my Lord and Savior. Where would I be with out Him? Lost. #2> My wife who gave me such a great family, the family itself, all of our kids. #3> A love for reading and study of God’s Word. #4> A love for writing, of which I have a book I hope to publish this year. (An Allegory.) #5> The Teepee! Thanks to my mom and dad’s small farm, I had a place to begin building this spiritual retreat.
3.) What are your favorite Christian songs? I usually use music to set a mood. For that I like John Michael Talbot. Songs like: “Only in God”, “Come Worship the Lord”, “One Bread, One Body”, “On Eagles Wings”. My next mood is harder to find, because “The Man in Black” (Johnny Cash) didn’t make a lot of religious type music, but when he did, they hit me in a way like only he could. “The Man Comes Around”, “Goin’ By The Book”, “The Wanderer”. He had a few like those. Next? I like the soundtrack to the Disney movie: “Holes”. (Odd, I know.) Getting more country rather than Christian, Katrina Elam: “Dream Big”, “Love Is”. (I absolutely love the movie: “The Gift” (Pure Country 2). And one more, John Denver: “Wind Song”, “Country Roads”, “Sunshine on my Shoulders”. I don’t listen to music a lot, but when I do, especially at the Teepee, it’s stuff like this.
4.) If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go? I’m not big on going out of country because when there is so much “in country” I have not seen, why go to all the expense and hassle? Hawaii would be nice. I hear there is a trail there I would likely love. But I also love the Black Hills territory, in South Dakota. Been there twice. I love mountains first, oceans second. (I’ve been to NYC 3 times, but my reasons were more educational than desire. God spoke to me about the Towers. It’s a story in itself.) More time in the surrounding areas of the Black Hills would be my choice.
5.) Are there any languages you would like to learn? Nope. At my age, and no real desire to leave country, a new language is pretty low on my list.
6.) What is your main goal/s for God in 2018? To get “Tumble Pigeon Retreat” up and running, as a place offering something a little different in God. To be able to hear God’s voice speak to you in the wind. Not just to hear the wind, but hear his voice in it. And #2> I actually have 3 books I hope to publish. The first is called “Flapless”, an allegory about a raven who cannot flap his wings. #3> Connect more with my grand kids. These would be my top 3.
This part was very hard for me. As I understand this award is for fairly new bloggers. I hope to increase my blogger contacts with time, but for now> My nominees for the Liebster Award is: