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 becomingtheoilandthewine.com 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 myinksmears.wordpress.com 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 cleareveal.com 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 lakesideforjesus.wordpress.com 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 mylifeinourfathersworld.com 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 davidsdailydose.org 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 hannahmvandi.com 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 herrychiccounsels.com 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 cynthiaswarroomhome.blog 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 lifesfinewhine.ca 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 luksymtambo.wordpress.com 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 jesusluvsall.org. 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 herrychiccounsels.com 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 authorryanc.com 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 davidsdailydose.org 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 mylifeinourfathersworld.com 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 arielaonthego.com 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 journeythroughlifeministry.com 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.

bigskybuckeye.com 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 walking-by-faith.blog 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 forhispurpose.blog 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 drawingclosertochrist.com 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.

Winter Is Here

Winter is really here as in winter weather. It had been mild in my area until ten days ago when we had 16 inches, 40.64cm, of snow. It took a few days to get back to school after that. πŸ™‚

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We had more snow yesterday and then again last night. Then we will have ten days of temperatures below zero overnight and day time highs all the way up to 5 degrees fahrenheit, -15 celsius.

The picture above is a view outside my window yesterday. πŸ™‚

Two winters, 2014 and 2017, I arranged for small groups of students from Brazil to come to my city to study English. It is summer time there when it is winter time here. I will never forget their reactions when they walked out of the airport into the cold winter air. It was interesting with both groups that the most pictures they took were when we went to a lake and they could walk on the icy lake.

For my readers from places where it never snows, I wonder if you would like to visit my city in the winter time here. πŸ™‚

Would you like to try sledding? Would you like to try making a snowman?

For my readers from places that have winter weather, do you love it, like it, not care, or hate it?

I just looked out the window and saw that it is snowing again. I don’t think it will be enough for a snow day canceling school tomorrow though. πŸ™‚

Thank you for reading. God Bless.

Started A Blog? Remember the 3 Cs

Started a blog this year or last year? Wondering how to grow your blog? I would like to share some ideas that I have found helpful.

First please remember that for most people it takes time and patience for a blog to grow. Don’t give up too soon.

The 3 Cs

Consistency

Be consistent about when you post. If you post once a week, try to post the same day each week. If you post daily, try to post close to the same time each day. If you post twice a week, try to post the same days each week.

By being consistent it helps your audience know when to watch for your posts.

Connection

Connect with other social media platforms to share your blog such as Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter etc.

Community

Interact with other bloggers but remember it is a community. Meaningful comments get my attention. What I mean by meaningful comments are ones that relate to the content of a post. If you want to get the attention of another blogger, a meaningful comment can do that but a one and done type scenario does not get my attention. I have followed other bloggers because they have been consistent about commenting on my posts.

Avoid spam type comments. If you comment something like- great post, or follow my blog too, or I wrote something like that (with a link) that comes across as spammy to me and I tend to delete those.

Reblogging a post by another blogger is a good to way to build community with other bloggers.

If you like a post, make sure you have also viewed it. There are bloggers who have clicked like on my post, more than once, without viewing the post.

Hope the 3 Cs help you in your bloggin

Thank you for reading. God Bless.

Journey Together in Blogging/Ideas for My Blog in 2021

I saw this quote and felt it expresses my sentiment about my interactions within the blogging community so well.

It is a huge blessing for me to see other bloggers grow in their following and in their writing. I love sharing the journey with other bloggers and try to help them in their journey.

Whether it is creating tags and tagging other bloggers, reblogging posts, leaving encouraging comments, sharing links to other blogs in my posts, or sharing blogging tips, it blesses me to be a small part of helping other bloggers grow.

Thank you to those who are on this blogging journey with me πŸ™‚

Recently I tried something new which is sharing posts about John in the bible on Tuesdays. Last year I shared a short term series of Let Their Voices Be Heard. Blogging tip for today- Don’t be shy to try something new.

While praying, one thing I feel led to do starting next Wednesday is a series focused on wellness. Not as a health adviser because I am not a medical professional. It will be spiritually focused sharing my experience on various aspects of mental health, chronic illness, relationships etc. We will see how it goes. The first post next Wednesday will be about Chosen Family.

This year I plan to finally make my blog one with a private domain. When I do, I might explore a different theme for the blog but am not sure about that.

Thank you for being on this journey with me.

Thank you for reading. God Bless.

My New Adventure with My Microwave

For years I have extolled the virtues of using the popcorn setting on a microwave. It is such a convenient and easy way to use the microwave. I just press popcorn and then start and it cooks for 2 1/2 minutes. If more time is needed, I just repeat the process.

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Yesterday I noticed another setting on the microwave I bought about 3 years ago. It said- Baked Potato. I thought perhaps that could be a good one to use thinking that it takes longer to cook a baked potato.

But alas when I pressed baked potato, I realized that I would need to somehow enter the time to cook. That severely complicates things.

So I will continue to only use the popcorn setting for my microwave and extoll the virtues of doing so. It really is the easiest way to go.

P.S. the microwave in the picture in this post is not my microwave. Best not to scare my readers with a picture from my kitchen πŸ™‚

Thank you for reading. God Bless.