Share Your Passion Tag

I want to thank Jodie of cutthechronic.com for nominating me for Share Your Passion. I like Jodie’s blog because she is my fellow chronic illness warrior and she shares about living life in a way that chronic illness does not defeat her. πŸ™‚

I like the Share Your Passion Tag because it encourages us to stir one another unto to good works πŸ™‚

The goal of the #ShareYourPassion Tag, created by https://absolutelytrueconfessions.com, is for bloggers to uplift other bloggers and inspire their readers. Bloggers who are tagged are encouraged to talk about their passions outside of blogging, and how to use those passions to help others. Love this!

Rules of the #ShareYourPassion Tag:

  • Repost the #ShareYourPassion logo (above) on your acceptance post.
  • Tag the blogger’s site that nominated you.
  • Share a bit about your passion(s): Hobbies outside of blogging that keep you busy in your free time. What would you like to accomplish with these things? How could you use your passion(s) to be a blessing to others and show them the love of God?
  • Nominate ten other bloggers and spread the joy!

A big passion for me is learning about and relating to people from diverse cultures. That has led to a hobby of mine which is to learn how to greet people in their languages. I have learned how to greet people in 30 languages. For one people group, that has been significant for them

The Yazidi people are from the Middle East. They have been living under oppression for centuries because they are not part of the majority religion there. Genocide has been committed against them 74 times over the centuries most recently five years ago.

I make it my habit to walk around the college where I teach in the evenings and greet the Yazidi students by saying- Hi, how are you my friend/Choeknee Havalimah- to try to make them feel welcome. I have been in the homes of many Yazidi friends and shared God’s love with them.

A newer passion of mine has been to try to be an advocate for Mental Health issues and also Chronic Illness. I have a few chronic illnesses and a symptom of both of them is depression. My hope is that by sharing my experience and how Jesus has helped me, it will encourage others. I believe that if God comforts me it is not just for me, it is so I can in turn comfort others such as 2 Corinthians 1 says:

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,Β the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort,Β Β who comforts usΒ in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.”

My Nominees, if they choose to participate, are:

Dawn of Drawing Closer to Christ at drawingclosertochrist.com

Deandra of Imago Dei at deandrahurst.com

Ryan of Ryan Callahan’s Blog at authorryanc.com

Wendi of Simply Chronically Ill at simplychronicallyill.com

Rene of Heart Tokens at hearttokens.home.blog

Lydia of Lydia’s Blog at inhisserviceandlovingit.wordpress.com

Jenny of Progress in Bloom at progressinbloom.com

Gail of Gail Loves God at gailovesgod.blog

Kim of Beyond My Limitations at fearandovercome.wordpress.com

Sarah of My Witness at aymerayd.wordpress.com

Herry of Herry Chic Counsels at herrychiccounsels.com

John Eli of john-eli.com

Thank you for reading. God Bless.

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50 thoughts on “Share Your Passion Tag

  1. This is a wonderful passion to cultivate big brother. It certainly showcases God’s love and lovingkindness, especially to those who feel like strangers in a β€œstrange land.” I also happen to love love love that verse. It has been one that the Lord uses to help me through difficult times. As for the nomination, now I’m thinking what my passion is apart from blogging…I love all things word related so this is going to be interested β€οΈπŸ€—β€οΈ

  2. Congratulations big brother! Thanks for the nomination. It always amazes me that you can greet people in 30 different languages! Helping people from so many different cultures shows your heart for the Lord. You forgot to list how good you are at eating peanut butter and bacon hamburgers. πŸ€ͺ

  3. It’s really cool how the Lord uses you to minister to people from other countries! Love that you are reaching out to people with chronic illnesses too. I have struggled with depression at times during my suffering as well. It’s always good to have fellowship and prayer. Thank you for the nomination! God bless!

  4. Talofa! As we say in Samoan. What a great goal to greet others in their native languages.

    Thank you for speaking up about mental health and chronic illness. We struggle with a few things in my family as well. The mental healthcare system isn’t ideal, to say the least, but I think sufferers advocating and speaking out to and for one another makes a big difference.

    And thanks for the tag πŸ’•. I would love to fit it in if I can think of enough people interested in being tagged.

    Blessings to you!!

  5. Congrats big bro.

    And such a blessing for one to be a blessing. Keep it up bro. The Lord is your sure reward. πŸ™‚

    And the quoted verse was a high blessing for me. Funny that was part of what inspired me to release the post – Unshakable trust. Didn’t know it was a noble verseπŸ™ˆ. I watched a movie and the exacts words that ministered to me was “comfort others with the comfort ye have received”

    And it’s been a blessing for me. Really!.

    Thanks for the nomination too. πŸ˜ŠπŸ™‚

  6. Congratulations on your nomination and I really appreciate you thinking of me. Because I always forget to do the nominations I am going to give my short response here, please forgive me for breaking the rules.
    My passion, outside of blogging here on WP is to help people live a simple and frugal lifestyle. Chronic illness is expensive, so add financial issues on top of physical ones, it can be, just too much. So, I help others try to live below their means. Thanks again for thinking of me!

  7. PTL! Thank you so much for your kindness.
    Wow! That’s quite a gift there with languages. God has a purpose there!
    There such a need for advocacy in mental health and chronic illness from a faith based direction.
    Praying for you and your ministry. May you blog continue to be blessed.
    God loves you, Brother! πŸ™‚

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