Last Friday I shared that for the first time ever my blog went over 30,000 views for the year. It was actually just an excuse to do something I have fun doing which is a Q and A.
Here are my answers. I wrote them while sitting in a coffee shop for the first time in 7 months due to COVID. I may have had too much coffee. 🙂
By the way-Notice the Pink Shirt? Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I want all of my followers who are women to see a doctor and get checked. Early detection is key.
Barb of mylifeinourfathersworld.com asked- Would you consider forgoing a haircut for a while so that you could wear a mullet? Seriously, I want to see it!
Mullet- 2 word answer- No Way, Longer hair I have thought about at times though 🙂
AND- Now for a serious question. Do you have a favorite OT book? NT book?
Old Testament I love Isaiah. It was written about 700 years before Jesus came and has amazing details about the promised Messiah all of which Jesus fulfilled. New Testament I love to teach the John.
jlp of gardenfaith.com asked- Do you have a favorite cartoon character?
This will show I am old school. I loved the Roadrunner as a kid.
Herry of herrychiccounsels.com asked- What was your favorite childhood cartoon character and movie?.
And what was the weirdest thing you have done?.
Childhood was a LONG time ago. I loved the roadrunner cartoon. As a child I loved the movie Mary Poppins.
Weirdest thing? hmm. so many weird things I have done. What to choose? Maybe the time I thought putting cocoa powder on cottage cheese would taste the same as chocolate ice cream. I was wrong 🙂
My sweet daughter Temi of christianmomas.com asked- Based on your blogging experience, is there a time of the day you consider as the best time to publish a post?
I think for each blogger it may differ depending on their audience. I tend to schedule my posts for the morning early enough so my followers in other countries/time zones can read them in the evenings their time and my followers in the USA and Canada can read them in the mornings or afternoons.
One note- if I reblog a post, I usually schedule it for later in the day. That is mostly because I do not want to flood the read section of other bloggers. I tend to not like it when I look at my read section and someone has 7 to 15 post flooding it.
Crissy of livingbyfaithtravel.wordpress.com asked- How do you feel about putting pineapple on pizza?
Pizza. Oh how I miss pizza. I found out I have Celiacs in 2017 so no more pizza 😦 When I used to eat pizza, pineapple was delicious on Hawaiian Pizza 🙂
Brenda of becominghistapestry.com asked- how tall are you?
I am 5′ 10″ so almost a foot taller than you 🙂
Saron of saronsview.wordpress.com asked- What one piece of value advice would you give to your younger self?
Jesus is the answer would be the most important. I would also tell my younger self to study languages because you have an ability for them
Dawn of drawingclosertochrist.com asked- Do you have a favorite author
The Holy Spirit because he inspired the bible 🙂
For other books my all time favs are J. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis 🙂
Bethany of Flowersonthedashboard.com asked- How do you trust God in the calling He has for you?
There are ups and downs for any calling from God. The most important thing is to know God because the better we know God, the more we can trust him in the down times.
Ruelha of ruelhacom.wordpress.com asked- If you could completely erase one event/timeline from your life with absolutely no memory of it, what would it be?
I have thought about what life would be like if I could go back in time and redo some mistakes in my life. But then I think about what Romans 8:28 says:
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
Even my mistakes and wrong turns in life God used to lead me to the life and ministry I have today. If I were to erase something, I would not want it to alter the course of my life.
Christine of momstronglifecom.wordpress.com asked- How long have you had Celiac disease and what advice would you give to a young one (like my daughter) who is just starting her journey?
I was diagnosed in 2017 but am sure I had it for quite a while. My advice to a young one is that while yes it is not fun to change how we eat, it is worth it because you will feel better and there are fun foods you can still eat. Example- your mom can make gluten free macaroni and cheese by using macaroni made from rice flour.
What is something you love that most people would find odd?
Other people probably think I am odd 🙂 One thing I love to do is go to supermarket just to walk around and greet people in their languages.
Keziah of keziahehome.wordpress.com asked- What is your personal opinion on pain and why do you think humans experience it? And what has most influenced your thinking on this?
(By the way! “The Problem of Pain” by C.S. Lewis is an AMAZING read on this subject!!)
Personally I hate pain but have lived with chronic pain for over 25 years so it is my normal. We experience pain because of the fall when Adam and Eve sinned. We are living in a fallen world where we have pain, disease, death, crime etc. The bible has influenced me the most. The encouraging thing for me is that pain is only in this life, In eternity with Jesus, there will be no pain. 🙂
Thank you for reading. God Bless.