Q and A with Me- My Answers

I would like to thank the bloggers who asked questions for this Q and A with Me. I enjoyed doing it and appreciate your questions. Please visit their blogs. Here are their questions and my answers. ๐Ÿ™‚

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David of davidsdailydose.org asked- What is one of your favorite scripture passages, and why?

Only one of? My there are SO many. As I go through the process with my book Jesus Understands Trauma, 2 Corinthians 1: speak to me- blessed be the God of all comfort…”

Kendra of Audience of One at audience01.wordpress.com asked- Iโ€™ll tag on to Davidโ€™s question, and ask which Bible character inspires you the most (outside of Jesus ๐Ÿ˜Š)?

So many to choose from by Paul inspires me with his dedication to the gospel and his passion for following Jesus.

Beverley of becominghteoilandthewine.com asked- You seem to be a traveler in your younger days. Name the countries that you have visited and which is your favorite? Why?

I have visited Austria, Brazil, Canada, England, France. Germany, Holland, Mexico, Romania, and Switzerland. My two favorites were Romania and Brazil. Romania because through my seven trips there God called me to my ministry and work with other cultures. Brazil because I connect with the culture so well.

Cats and coffee at midlifecatlady64@wordpress.com asked- What is one of the worst foods you have ever tasted and what was the situation?

I would have to say some of the things I have tried cooking because I am a terrible cook. ๐Ÿ™‚

Gary of garyfultz.com asked- From last falls comment somewhereโ€ฆHave you any more thoughts on creating a bloggers conference or just a mini bloggers conference ? How many days, cost, seminar givers, places to stay, other things to do if one were to couple it with a vacation? who should lead it and how big a team of people would it take to pull off a good one?? also, what town to have it in?? too many questions?

Good questions. I am thinking about it more now. I will get back to you on it. ๐Ÿ™‚

Alive and Well at entermypeace.wordpress.com asked- How did the hydraulic fluid work? Was it for your knee?

The hydraulic fluid worked okay and yes for my knee.

Dawn of drawingclosertochrist.com asked-What is one of your goals for 2023?

To finish and publish my book ๐Ÿ™‚

Pooja of lifesfinewhine.ca asked- What are your blogging goals for 2023? What was the last movie you watched?

My blogging goals are to interact with more bloggers and follow God’s lead for content. The last movie I watched was Lord of the Rings Return of the King.

Michelle of Mimosa Blossom at apudiem.wordpress.com asked- What genre of music do you listen to?

I enjoy many genres-Christian, Classical, Jazz, some Pop, but listen mostly to Christian Worship music.

Q and A with Me

It has been a while since I last did one. They are always fun for me to do. It is time for some more blogging fun of doing a Q and A with me. Here is how it works.

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You ask me a question leaving it in my comments. The question can be fun/funny, serious, about faith, about life, whatever as long as it is appropriate. Then my post Friday will be my answers.

My post Friday will include my answers along with a link to your blog, So please ask away and let’s have a little fun. ๐Ÿ™‚

Q and A with Me-My Answers

I would like to thank the bloggers who participated in my Q and A with me. I enjoyed your questions. Please check out their blogs. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Hilary of Sereneluna at sereneluna.net asked- Perhaps you have already answered this question, but I have a question: What country do you live in?

I live in the United States in the Midwest but I feel like I am from many places because I love travel so much. ๐Ÿ™‚

Cats and Coffee at midlifecatlady64.wordpress.com asked- Do you cook at all, and if so what do you cook best?

I am a wiz at using my microwave. My best recipe is when one of the moms I teach brings me food. I take it home and put it in the refrigerator. Then I put some in the microwave ๐Ÿ™‚

My friend Megan doesn’t write a blog. She just likes reading posts. She asked- I know you speak Spanish and Portuguese. If you could learn another language, what would it be?

There are so many I would like to learn. I think I would go with that would allow me to help people from another country living here like Ukrainian, But then I always loved how Italian sounds.

Dawn of dawnfanshawe.wordpress.com asked- I have 2 questions I would wish to ask you, Matt โ€“
Which is your favourite season and why?
Do you or would you ever drink decaffeinated coffee?

My favorite season is fall/autumn. I love that time of year because it is not hot anymore like summer, the leaves change color, and I can enjoy the outdoors.

Decaffeinated coffee? Yes I heard such a substance exists but I have not partaken of it ๐Ÿ™‚

Elizabeth of decodingmydiary.wordpress.com asked- If you could meet with anyone of the biblical characters who would it be & what would you like to ask them? 

There are SO MANY I want to meet. Of course Jesus would be first and foremost but I think you are asking about other ones. I think I would want to meet John the Apostle because I love reading his writings in the bible. But I would also want to meet Mary Magdalene because her story of going from outcast to first person to see Jesus after his resurrection fascinates me.

Emily of emillykadondiliterature.wordpress.com asked- Okay this is more serious, what course did you do in highschool and why ? Ohh and are courses in your country as hard as ours

Our educational system is different here. All of the students are together in one high school. There are minimum requirements for graduating and advanced classes we call AP classes all in the same building. Students study all courses English, Math, Science etc. It is at university or college students major in an area of study. My university degree has three majors- Management and Organizational Leadership, Psychology, and Biblical Studies.

In high school the courses can be challenging AP-Advanced Placement- courses that give college credit.

Herry of herrychiccounsels.com asked- My question to you: What has been the most inspiring moment(s) in the year for you?

So many to choose from but I think when my therapist said to me, “You are not a statistic. People who go through what you went through growing up can end up drug addicts/alcoholics, in prison or dead. You make a difference in people’s lives every day. You are not a victim. You are a victor.”

David of davidsdailydose.org asked- What is your favorite color, Matt?

Not sure I have a favorite one but my students would tell you blue because I tend to buy mostly blue shirts.

Dawn of drawingclosertochrist.com asked- What is an important lesson you have learned during the pandemic?

Look to Jesus because in all of the confusion and doubt that changed from day to day Jesus is the only true constant in life.

Thank you for reading. God Bless.

Q and A with Me

I want to have a little fun, so I feel like doing another Q and A with me. Here is how it works. You ask me a question in my comments. Next Tuesday I will post my answer along with your blog name and link to your blog. The question can be fun, quirky, serious, but I reserve the right to delete inappropriate ones.

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Let’s have some fun. Ask Away ๐Ÿ™‚

Thank you for reading. God Bless.

Q and A with Me- My Answers

I would like to thank the bloggers who participated in Q and A with Me. It was fun to do. Please check out their blogs ๐Ÿ™‚

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Megan is a follower of mine who doesn’t write a blog. Her question is- How many hours will you spend at the coffee shop during the break from teaching?

One can never really spend too much time in a coffee shop can one? Is it more a qualitative issue than quantitative? lol

David of davidsdailydose.org asked- What are your hobbiesโ€”besides drinking coffee and taking naps?๐Ÿ˜‰

Is there more than drinking coffee and taking naps? I jest. I like to learn phrases in other languages. So far I have learned to greet people in 30 languages. Practicing Spanish is another hobby of mine.

Ryan of authorryanc.com asked- How many countries have you visited?

I have visited in chronological order- Canada when I was 13, Romania seven times first one in June 1997, Holland June 1997, England 1999, France June 2004, Switzerland, and Germany same trip, Austria August 2004, Mexico June 2010, and brazil twice 2013 and 2015.

Georgetta of journeythroughlifeministries.com asked-

If you could start life over again:

At what age would you like to start life again?

Share with us something you would never ever do again?

When I think about this question, there are many possible answers. But if I were to change anything in my past, would I have the ministry I have now and have met the people from many countries I have shared Christ with. So I would not change anything out of concern of changing the timeline that led me to where I am.

Renee of heart-tokens.com asked a question of extreme importance though I do not think they are any theological implications.

Big Bro, I have a question that has puzzled me since I was knee-high to a grasshopper. Maybe you know the answerโ€ฆ I am including the link to the question. ๐Ÿ˜ Her question is how many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie roll pop.

Renee the answer will vary person to person and I am not sure if anyone has ever been patient enough to count the licks. But rest assured whether one licks all the way to the center or bits to get there that dentists everywhere will worry about such a practice ๐Ÿ™‚

Jeanne of gardenfaith.com asked- If you had a free ticket and it is safe to travel, where would you go?

Only one ticket? So hard. I’ve got it- a continuous ticket that will allow me to go to Brazil, Romania, and more. ๐Ÿ™‚

Michelle of apudiem.wordpress.com asked- Do you have a devotional you would recommend for 2022?

I like the classics such as They Walked With God. It has devotionals from Spurgeon, Moody and more.

Barb of mylifeinourfathersworld.com asked- Other than Jesus, what Biblical character would you like spend an afternoon with?

It would be fun to meet with Paul In fact if we could do a mission trip together it would be awesome ๐Ÿ™‚

Richard of bigskybuckeye.com asked-What is one of your most favorite stories from the Bible?

So many to choose from!!! I love Jesus appearing to Mary Magdalene first after his resurrection. There are so many aspects about it that are so intriguing. I will be writing about in in the coming weeks.

Anthonia of anthoniasblog.wordpress.com asked- What do you like doing for fun?
What do you enjoy the most about teaching?

For fun spend time with people from other cultures, hang out at coffee shops, and best of all traveling.

What I like most about teaching is being in the classroom with my students.

Brenda of becominghistapestry.com asked- What jobs have you held throughout your life?

That is a long and winding road at my age lol. The main ones were a sales rep for an office furniture dealership and teaching ESL. Other ones from my younger days were in a grocery store, steak cook, and phone interviews.

Beverley of becomingtheoilandthewine.com asked- How do you plan to spend your New Year and have you made any resolutions?

I do not have plans yet. I might spend it with friends at a Hispanic Church. No resolutions for me. Call me cynical but I don’t get excited for New Years because the bills I have December 31 will still be there January 2. lol

Thank you for reading. God Bless.

Q and A with Me

The end of the year is upon us. I have not done one of these for a while and wanted to do one more before the year is over. It is time for another Q and A with Me. Here is how it works.

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You ask me a question in my comments. It can be fun, funny, serious, anything as a long as it is appropriate. One Wednesday, I will do a post with my answers. I share your blog link, your question, and my answer.

Please join in the fun. Ask away.

Thank You

I would like to thank all those who have read. liked. and especially commented on my blog posts. When I first started blogging, I did not envision having 100,000 all time views.

Though it is only a number, it encourages me to keep blogging, trying new ideas, and sharing my faith, my experiences in teaching, with other cultures and chronic illness.

Again thank you!!!

Congratulations! Your site, Jesusluvsall’s Blog, passed 100,000 all-time views.

Back to School Tag

Tomorrow children will go back to school in my city and the following week university students will go back to school. For me Back to School is an exciting time that is full of energy. For me education is a life long learning thing. I enjoyed studying Spanish for a year at the age of 50. I enjoyed studying Portuguese for a year at the age of 53. But Back to School brings back memories more from my childhood days.

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Here is how the tag works.

1- Choose any picture you like to represent school.

2- Please share a link back to the creator of Back to School Tag- jesusluvsall.org

3- Thank the person who tagged you.

4- Answer the questions.

5- Tag whoever you like.

Here are the questions with my answers.

  1. What is a favorite memory for you from your school days?

I have so many. One that stands out to me as an early teen was being one of the students in a new class Life Science 3 & 4 in 8th grade. That led to the teacher asking me to be his Life Science Assistant when I was in 9th grade.

As an adult at the age of 50, it was a blessing when the professora told me, “language just flows through you.

2. What is a fun story from your school days?

For me it would be 5th grade with Miss Lee. I had a school boy crush on her. I volunteered to help her all of the time. I offered to erase the blackboard after class, to help handout papers. anything she wanted. But then I moved in to 6th grade and she moved away, so my puppy crush went unrequited. lol

3. Who is a teacher you have fond memories of?

When I was in 9th grade, I had a Crafts class with Mr. Haws. I was not very good at crafts such as making things from wood or plastic, but I loved the class because I had it in the fall. I played American football at the time. Mr. Haws was a huge Nebraska football fan, so every Friday we knew if we asked him a question about the upcoming game, it would take up the whole class time.

4. What classes did you like as a child?

I really enjoyed social studies. I loved learning about the world. In 6th grade I did a report on Peru and its history about the Incas.

5. What classes did you like as a university student?

I loved theology classes. I loved my classes about books of the bible and also Greek and Hebrew. I tend to love language classes in general.

6. Is there a teacher who impacted your life?

Many did but one that comes to mind is Mr. Richardson the Life Science teacher in 7th grade and 8th grade. When I was his assistant in 9th grade we talked a lot.

7. Is there a teacher you did not like but now you do?

Mrs. Buller in 3rd grade. During first quarter I had it made. I would do my in class work and homework and have time to have a little fun. When I got home, I would tell my parents I didn’t have homework. I would play basketball outside. At parent/teacher conference, my parents asked her why I didn’t have homework. She told them I did it quickly in class and it was always correct. She suggested they take me to the library and get books for 4th graders to read. At the time I thought she ruined my life. lol

If they choose to participate, I would like to tag:

Dawn of drawingclosertochrist.com

Pooja of lifesfinewhine.ca

David of daviddailydose.com

Hanna of hannahmvandi.com

Alicia of forhispurpose.com

Anthonia of anthoniasblog.wordpress.com

Renee of heart-tokens.com

Dr. Namrata of penofhearts.com

Tangie of tangiewoods.blog

Kay of kernacj.wordpress.com


Emily of emillykadoniliterature.wordpress.com

Thank you for reading. God Bless.

The Sunshine and Rainbows Tag

I would like to thank my little sister Purple Rose for tagging me in on The Sunshine and Roses Tag. Her blog is relunctantpreachersdaughter.wordpress.com. She shares about her life and faith. I enjoy her blog posts and pray for her.

The sunshine & rainbows blog tag is an award created to show appreciation for bloggers who bring positivity and happiness into our lives!

The Rules:

Thank the blogger who tagged you
Share the badge and rules in your post
Include this blog tag statement: โ€œThe sunshine & rainbows blog tag is an award created to show appreciation for bloggers who bring positivity and happiness into our lives!โ€
Answer the tagโ€™s 5 questions
Tag 5-10 bloggers whose blogs you love reading!
Include a custom message to your nominees about why you tagged them
Keep on blogging! We love that youโ€™re a part of the blogging world!

1. What are your favorite kinds of posts to write?

I love to share my faith in Jesus, my life as a teacher, my experiences with refugees and immigrants, and sometimes humorous posts.

2. What is a post you’d love to write, but haven’t yet?

I would love to travel and meet some of my fellow bloggers and write about that. If I had the money and the time, I would love to spend a year traveling and blogging. ๐Ÿ™‚

The ultimate would be to write a blog after Jesus comes back for his church, the rapture, but I don’t think I will be blogging then. lol

3. In what ways do you enjoy helping other people?

Helping through friendship and getting to know the person helps me to show the love of Jesus while helping others in any way God leads me. It has been a blessing to befriend and help people from all over the world.

4. What or who inspires you?

Jesus inspires me the most. Some of my fellow bloggers inspire me. Refugees and immigrants inspire me as I see them strive to make a new life in America.

5. What do you love to see on other people’s posts?

I enjoy reading about their faith, their lives and about other places whether in America or around the world. A bit of humor also gets my attention.

I would like to tag the following bloggers.

Alicia of forhispurpose.blog. She is the only blogger I have met in person so far. I love how she shares stories about her life and family and interweaves them with her faith.

Hannah of hannahmvandi.com. She has a bright smile and I love hearing her accent when she joins Blogger Chat with us. She writes creative poems in her blog.

David of davidsdailydose.org. He is a fellow educator/blogger. He shares his faith and about teaching in his blog.

Sally of newfoundlandhouswifestheology.com. . I enjoy her posts about life in Newfoundland Canada and her faith.

Peevee of peeveeblog.wordpress.com. She shares her art, her faith, and about life in the Philippines.

Thank you for reading. God Bless.

Q and A with Me

For some fun, I would like to do another Q and A with me. Here is how it works. Leave a question in my comments and on Thursday, I will share your question along with a link to your blog and my answer. The question can be fun and goofy or serious. I of course reserve the right to now respond to inappropriate questions.

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It can be a fun way to interact with other bloggers and for them to know about your blog. So ask away ๐Ÿ™‚ Let’s have fun.