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-

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

Pooja of

David of

Hanna of

Alicia of

Anthonia of

Renee of

Dr. Namrata of

Tangie of

Kay of

Emily of

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 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: β€œThe sunshine & rainbows blog tag is an award created to show appreciation for bloggers who bring positivity and happiness into our lives!”
Answer the tag’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 you’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. πŸ™‚

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

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

Peevee of 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 πŸ™‚ Let’s have fun.

Q and A with Me- My Answers

I would like to thank the 12 bloggers who participated by asking questions in my latest Q and A with Me. It was fun to do. Today I am sharing their questions, links to their blogs, and of course my answers. Please check out the blogs of those who participated. πŸ™‚

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Beverley of asked- Do you have any plans to travel? I wish I had plans. I love to travel and experience other cultures but with COVID and some medical appointments early summer, this year does not look like a travel year for me. I want to visit Winnipeg Canada to see some Brazilian friends living there. I also want to return to Brazil.

Carly of asked- Β Which person in the Bible can relate to the most on a personal level and why?

I relate to different ones at different times, but perhaps Paul is the one I identify with most because of his ministry among diverse cultures.

Sandy of asked- If you could ask one disciple a question what would it be, and who would be the disciple?

I have so many questions. I think I would ask John what it was like when he was caught up into heaven and given Revelation.

Chuck of asked- Are you originally from Nebraska? If not, how did you end up there?

I was born in another state but moved to Lincoln when I was 3 months old. I joke with my students that my parents told me they were moving here and asked if I wanted to come with and I agreed.

Barb of asked- How has your teaching style changed since the covid-19 restrictions began?

My style has not changed but the method has changed to allow for combining online learners and in person learners in the same class.

David of asked- What place in the world do you most want to visit (or revisit)?

I would love to go back to Brazil and spend a summer traveling to various cities visiting friends.

Hannah of asked- Have you ever gone a whole day without coffee?

That sounds like a horror movie plot to me lol I don’t even want to try to think about it lol

Herry of asked- How have you been faring?
And what was your favorite childhood memory?

I am getting better since my surgery. My favorite childhood memory is my dog πŸ™‚

Cynthia of asked- What Bible do you use for your study?

When I write my blog posts, I use New International Version for my readers. When I study, I use NIV also as well as New American Standard, Greek New Testament. I also like to read in Spanish and Portuguese sometimes.

Pooja of asked- How do you stay positive when you start to feel negative emotions taking over?

I try to remember that Jesus has a plan for me and when things do not go the way I wish, I try to give it to him. I also talk to myself to help me keep things in perspective.

Dawn of drawingclosertochrist,com asked- Do you have many family members in Nebraska?

I have some but we are not close in our relationships. I try to focus more on my church family πŸ™‚

Lukundo of asked- what advice would you give to a new Christian blogger?

I try to write for an audience of 1 hoping it blesses others. What I mean by that is I try to write for Jesus and trust him him to bless others. Also be flexible as you grow in blogging. Let Jesus guide you.

Also interact with other bloggers through comments-genuine comments.

Thank you for reading. God Bless.

Have Fun with Me- Q and A with Me

My blog recently went over 10,000 views for the year so far. I would like to thank all of my followers/readers. Thank you to new followers and old followers.

I feel like a little Friday fun today. so the time seems right to do another Q and A with me. Here is how it works. You leave a question for me in my comments, The question can be quirky and fun, serious, as long as it is appropriate. Then in my post next next Wednesday, I will answer your question along with the link to your blog in my post.

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Ask away. Have fun. And look for my answers next week. πŸ™‚

A Change to My Blog

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I finally made the switch to a premium plan today, so my blog is now Now my readers will not see the ads which is a big plus for my email subscribers.

I will exploring different themes as well in the coming week if I have time. πŸ™‚

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So after three years of seriously blogging on this blog, and after over 1,000 posts, my blog is growing up. πŸ™‚

Thank you to all of my followers for being with me these past three years. I look forward to more blogging fun in the coming years. πŸ™‚

Question and Answers with Me- My Answers

I would like to thank the bloggers who participated in my Questions and Answers post. I enjoyed their questions. Please check out their blogs.

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Here are the questions, along with a link to their blogs, and my answers.

Herry of asked- Do you have a favorite childhood memory and what was it?

My dog was my best friend. She followed me around the house. She slept in my room. She is my favorite childhood memory.

Ryan Callahan of asked- Of all your trips to foreign countries, which is your favorite?

My second trip to Brazil in June/July 2015. I went to teach English at a small university in a city of about 65,000 people. I was the only American in the city for most of my time there. It was so much fun to experience the culture, improve my Portuguese, and live in an apartment taking care of myself for most of my time there. It gave me a taste of what it would be like to live there.

David of asked– Who is your favorite disciple of Jesus, and why?

John because I love to teach from John in the bible. It gives such a close view of Jesus and his interactions with people. I also admire Paul even though he was not one of the disciples. He was an apostle. I admire him for his passion and missionary work.

Barb of asked- If someone gifted you cooking lessons, would you use them?

Even though I had a high GPA in college, I am sure that I would fail cooking lessons so better not to try. πŸ™‚

Catsandcoffee of midlifecatlady64.wordpress,com asked- What is your favorite wild animal?

I love dolphins. I have never seen one except on TV. When I was young I was on a swim team and loved the butterfly stroke because it imitated how dolphins move in the water.

Ariel of asked- When it’s safe to travel, where do you plan to go for a vacation!

I have some Brazilian friends living in Winnipeg Canada. I could drive up there in 12 hours. I would love to visit them.

Georgetta of asked- Question, how do you repost another Bloggers article to bring awareness of them to others?

At the bottom of the post, you can click on share. This is a picture from your most recent post.

After you click on share, there will be options to choose from. You can choose from. One of them will be for you blog. Once you click on your blog to share, it will create a post for you to publish. asked- In your first year of teaching, what subjects and/or grade level did you teach?

I have always taught English Second Language. I started with teaching adults and then began working with teens who want to go to college.

Crissy of If you could have a conversation with one person, alive or historical, who would that be and why?

First it would be with Jesus to just sit and listen. There are many to choose from. I would love to have a conversation with Dr. Martin Luther King because as a child he inspired me. Mother Teresa would be another person.

Alicia of asked- Do you have siblings?

I think I have four siblings but am not sure. In my family I have 3 brothers and 1 sister, but my sister’s family she has 4 brothers, so it seems we might be from different families. πŸ™‚

Dawn of asked- What is some of the best advice you’ve ever received?

Focus on Jesus while in the midst of difficult times.

Thank you for reading. God Bless.

Keeping My Title of The Worst Cook

Yesterday my little sister in Jesus Alicia shared a post about burnt toast and how she burns things when she cooks- Burnt Toast.

After reading her post, I felt like the challenge had been cast as to who is the worst cook in our Blogger Chat Group. So this morning in Blogger Chat, we each shared stories of our cooking.

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Alicia’s stories were fairly impressive, so it was time to assert myself as the worst cook in the group. I did not want to lose my title to some wanna be bad cook. πŸ™‚ lol

A few examples I shared:

Once I thought I would make a low calorie version of chocolate ice cream by mixing cocoa power with cottage cheese. It did not turn out well.

Another time I was tired and did not want to go buy food. I looked in my kitchen and saw that I only had Minute Rice, a jar of peanut butter and a jar of jelly. I thought to myself, ‘rice is kind of like bread, I like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. So I mixed the peanut butter and jelly with the rice.

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After we each shared cooking stories, it was time for the poll for who is the worst cook. I am proud to say it was an overwhelming LANDSLIDE victory for me. I received 85% of the vote. I think Alicia’s daughter cast the only vote for Alicia, so we can throw that one out because she is only 15 and in America according to the Constitution only citizens 18 and over can vote.

Alicia you may claim your far distant second place if you wish, but know that the title of worst cook remains with me. πŸ™‚

So dear readers, rest assured that I have retained my title of the worst cook. By the way, I am available to cook for anyone in their home. πŸ™‚

Thank you for reading. God Bless.

Have Fun with Me- Q and A Time

It is that time again- Question and Answer Time- with me. These are fun for me to do and I hope fun for you πŸ™‚

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Here is how it works. You ask a question by leaving in my comments section. The question and be fun, silly, or serious. In my Sunday post I will answer your questions.

In the post, I share your blog link, the question and my answer. You can have a bit of fun and have some promo for your blog at the same time.

So please ask away.

God Bless.