Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Favourite Comments // Volume I

This is the first time I have done a 'Favourite Comments' post. I guess I like the idea of it because it gives me an opportunity to recognise you, my wonderful readers, by publishing a few of my favourite words of love, edification and encouragement that you bless me with at the bottom of my posts! :)

I appreciate every single comment you post! :) I don't get a lot of comments compared to some bloggers so I try to respond to all of them. Thank you for reading my blog and thank you for leaving your thoughts. You are a blessing.

Currently (feat. videos)
Great post!!! I love that song from Lauren daigle :D
- Kiley B

The U Poem
Thank YoU for sharing the awesome poem.
- Susanna Sampson

That's a really cool poem, Bonnie. I like it. :) Thank you for sharing it. :D

Sharing your Faith // Part 2: Strangers (Guest Post by Sophie)
Sophie, thank you so much for sharing!!! Ray Comfort is an incredible evangelist. I love watching how he shares the Gospel without fear of what the listener will think. I have never shared my faith face-to-face with someone...I don't know if I haven't had the opportunity or if I've been too scared. My family has handed out Gospel tracks and left them sitting in obvious places for finders though. =) That is a fun (and easy) way to share Jesus' love! Another blessing of the 21st century is social media! I have been able to encourage, witness, and lift up people around me - people I might otherwise never meet in person. =)
Thank you for sharing your testimony of what God has done in your life. =) I appreciate knowing that you too experience fear, but God helps you overcome it!
- Hosanna Emily

What a wonderful post! I appreciate this so much, as I have been trying to work on sharing the gospel more, and it's even harder with strangers!
- Emily

I really appreciated this post! It had a lot of valuable information for me. :)
You're learning Hebrew? My family and I are, too, only we're doing modern Hebrew. Is there a specific reason you are learning it? A while back my Dad, sister, and I started learning Biblical Greek, but that sort of died out because we didn't have much time and also we weren't using it as much as conversational Hebrew, which we're starting to speak around the house.
- Rachel M

Hi Bonnie,
Great post. Like you, I don't have many non-Christian friends, but I've tried a couple of times to share my faith with them. I agree that it is vitally important to do.
I propose one more principle to your already comprehensive list: as well as praying for your friend, pray for wisdom for yourself as to what opportunities you should take, what to say, how to say it, etcetera, and an able mind to quickly think up the correct answers to their questions in the heat of the moment.
- Philip
Off My Phone
Ha that leaf pile looks fun I have never actually seen a pile like it, all the trees around here are gum trees so very boring when it comes to autumn. 
- Clare

These are lovely, Bonnie! So beautiful and fun - thanks for sharing. :D
- Mary
Happy birthday Bonnie!! This is an amazing that I can mirror in my own life. I want everything to be His...but sometime I am the one standing in His way. =( Thank you for being such a good example to us Bonnie, and showing your devotion to God freely!! <3 
- Hosanna Emily

Happy birthday, it is just like that isn't it when I was younger I felt like I got older on my birthday but not it is different and I think about the age I am almost with disbelief.
- Clare

Wonderfully written Bonnie, Happy Birthday!
- Susanna Sampson

Bonnie, this was lovely! Thank you for speaking such truth. You ministered to my heart. 
- Old Fashion Girl

Thank you for this post which reminds me of how forgiving our great God is!
- Sarah Dufries

Hullo you had such delightful questions I couldn't help it.
1. Would you rather have legs as long as your fingers or fingers as long as your legs?
Errr as a Violist this would be very difficult.. errrr...errr the first one?
2. What is your biggest fear?
My loved ones dying..
3. Have you kept a New Year's resolution? If so, what was it?
Yes, to increase my faith :-)
4. What is a random memory from your childhood?
Tripping over the crash cymbals as I sneaked into band late..
5. Have you ever pranked someone or had someone prank you? What happened?
I tired pranking my brother but laughed so hard he knew something was up
6. What was your first thought when you woke up this morning?
It's a beautiful day thank you Lord.
7. If you had two hours left on earth what would you do?
Gather all my family and friends around and have a good time and pray.
8. What's something you never leave home without?
My book
9. What was your first job?
Teaching Viola
10. What superpower would you most like to have?
11. What are you terrible at but love to do anyway?
- Miss Evie

About Me
I think I just found a kindred spirit! I'm an Aussie and I play the Viola! Nice to meet you! :-) 
- Miss Evie

Hello Bonnie!!
I just wanted to let you know that I am unfollowing a lot of blogs and trying to keep life super simple because I've been getting a bit stressed and just feeling the pressure of having so many things to do. So I decided to only follow a few blogs and do a bunch of other things to keep life super simple. So I'm sorry I unfollowed your blog, but I wanted to let you know that it's just because I'm trying to keep life super simple and NOT because I don't like your blog!!
I'm sure I'll still read some of your posts in the future and if you'd ever like to tag me for anything I'd be honored! <3
I feel super bad about doing this, but I'm pretty sure this is something God wants me to do so I hope I don't hurt anyone. /:
Have a beautiful day!!! 
- Hannah E

What a neat "guide to New Zealand", Bonnie! It sounds like a neat place to visit. :)
Haha, the biscuit/scone/muffin thing is something that I always confused! Your scones look more like American biscuits than what Americans call scones. Your biscuits are what we would call cookies, and blueberry muffins should be the same everywhere. ;)
- Emily

Yay for the biscuits scones and muffins! That is exactly what they are. I once looked up a few youtube videos on the Australian accent and none of them sounded remotely correct.... I am like dude what part of Australia did you go to! No one I have ever met talks like that!
- Clare

Say, do I have a noticeable accent?
- Michael R

You guys are awesome! ;) Stay that way.

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  1. I loved this idea!! Your blog is really awesome!!!!

  2. Nawwww shucks you put me in! Thank you! *HUGS* I didn't expect that so I'm now grinning my head off. :-D

    1. Nawwwww shucks I love hugs! *HUGS BACK* I'm thrilled you are excited, Evie!! :)

  3. Aww thanks, I may have to do a post like this some time to, and find enough time to do a few more just normal posts, maybe some more book reviews...

    1. I know how you feel! Finding time to blog is difficult sometimes. Something I do that helps me keep blogging regular is to schedule a few posts in advance when I have some time, then when I am busy they magically get posted! :)

  4. Aw, this is such a great idea! You're so sweet to include my not-so-brilliant comments. xD

    1. Thank you, Emily. Your comments are most certainly not not-so-brilliant! I included each comment because it made my day brighter and touched or encouraged me in some little way. :)

  5. What a good post idea! Thanks for sharing. :) I like Miss Evie's questions too - that first one is challenging to answer!

    Comments (both receiving and giving) are such a blessing, and it's great to be able to interact with people all over the world.

    1. Thank you, Jessica! :)
      I know, right! Commenters are awesome. I love the international side of it too.


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