Two Outstanding Blogger Awards!

Thank you, Elisha McFarland and Lydia Potter, for nominating me for the Outstanding Blogger Award! Go give these guys a follow!!

Elisha’s blog: https://elishamcfarland.com/

Lydia’s blog: https://inhisserviceandlovingit.wordpress.com/blog/

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The Rules:

  1. Provide the link to the creator’s original post. Outstanding Blogger Award by Colton Beckwith.
  2. Answer the questions provided.
  3. Create 7 unique questions.
  4. Nominate 10 bloggers. Ensure that they are aware of their nomination. Neither the award’s creator, nor the blogger that nominated you, can be nominated.
  5. At the end of 2020, every blog that ping-backs the creator’s original post will be entered to win the 2020 Outstanding Blogger Award.

Questions from Elisha McFarland:

1: What (or who) inspires you?

My father, mother, and brother inspire me! The Bible inspires me most of all!

2: What is your favorite blog to read?

Lee Duigon’s blog, and many more, of course!

3: Do you enjoy writing?

Yes, I do! I write in my diary every day (since 2015, and I’ve written a few entries when I was younger before the year 2015).

4: Do you have a specific goal for your blog?

My goal is that God will use this blog to reach even one of His elect.

5: What is your favorite conversation topic?

I like to talk about my favorite movies.

6: Do you write about this topic?

I mentioned movies before and I’m posting some on my blog, but I don’t get into detail about movies. So, the answer is close to “No, I don’t.”

7: Do you like coffee?

YEEEEEEESSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!! No morning passes by without a cup o’ coffee in my mouth! (Except when I oversleep, that is… 😅)

8: Do you, like me, have a specific snack you eat while blogging?

I don’t eat snacks when I blog. (I don’t spend too much time on my blog, and most of the stuff I post here are just videos, so I don’t really have to spend too much time.) BUT! As I’m writing this post, I declare I’m eating an éclair! 😅

9: Who taught you how to write?

My dad and mom taught me how to write.

10: What is your strongest conviction?

My strongest conviction is that Christ died for my sins, paid the price of my sins, and secured my salvation. By the everlasting grace and mercy of God, I am convinced that I will go to Heaven when Jesus comes back or when I die, not because of what I have done, but by the merits of Jesus Christ alone!

11: Do you have vision for the future? If so, explain.

My vision for the future is… well, there’re quite a few clouds covering up my future (’cause I don’t have the ability to see through the future, obviously 😅), so I can’t really see well, but I’m hoping, if the Lord wills it, that I will get a good job, become a teacher and/or translator and/or evangelist, get married, etc.

12: What activities (besides writing) do you enjoy?

I really enjoy reading, teaching English, translating, Instagramming (if that’s even a word 😅) etc.

13: Do you think social media is good or helpful?

I think it’s helpful, especially when trying to spread the gospel, but it’s not that good in that it takes a lot of time away from the individual, when more time should be spent with family members.

14: What is your greatest wish?

My greatest wish is that Jesus Christ will come back soon and rule!

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Questions from Lydia Potter:

1: What is the most important part of each day to you?

The times when I pray to my Heavenly Father in Heaven!

2: What is your favorite way to exercise/work out?

I like to exercise with dumbbells. Do I use them often? No. Period. 😅

3: What is a food you could never get tired of eating?

Oh, I’ll never get tired of eating… POTATO CHIPS!!! I have to confess unto you all… I’m quite fond of junk food… 😅

4: What is your birthday month?

Good question! My birthday month is January. Coincidentally, the numbers in my birthday are the same numbers as the age when the Biblical Joshua died. (Egyptian Prime Minister Joseph also died at the same age.)

5: What is the scariest thing you’ve ever done?

The scariest thing I’ve ever done was teaching a class all by myself for the first time.

6: How often do you get a headache and how do you get rid of it?

I used to get a lot of headaches when I was younger, but recently I haven’t gotten very many, thanks to the Lord. When I want to get rid of it, I pull some of the hairs on my head upward to let the blood flow more freely inside. That way the headaches subside a little, if not altogether.

7: Have you ever told a joke to a bunch of people, but you were the only one that thought it was funny?

Almost all my jokes are only understandable by my brother, Jeremy, and I don’t really joke around other people other than my brother. Oh, I just though of something that is a little relevant to this question: I once said to a friend, “What do you spell with the letters, S-H-O-P?” My friend said “Shop.” Then I said, “What do you do when it’s a green light?” And then my friend said, “Go”… YOU’RE SUPPOSSED TO SAY “STOP!!!” Auuughhhhh!!!!

Yes, that joke was made up by Ray Comfort. Those who have watched his videos at Living Waters would have known that probably.

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Thank you so much for those amazing questions, Elisha and Lydia!! I enjoyed them!

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My Nominees:

Lee Duigon

SlimJim

Bonnie Hawkins

Mr. Holliman

Mrs. Holliman

Cathy

Steve McLeod

Joah Pearson

Greg Dennison

Sheila D.Currie Blake

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Questions for my nominees:

1: What was the exact date when you started your blog?

2: Do you remember how you became a Christian?

3: What kind of music do you like?

4: Have you ever evangelized or passed out tracts to anybody?

5: What place in the world would you like to go to someday?

6: How often do you watch videos on YouTube?

7: Do you listen to songs on Spotify?

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Thank you all for reading this!

Happy Anniversary, Blog! [+ Bonus!]

Joshua M. Swanson

Ladies and gentlemen, this day, September 28, marks the first year of this blog…

HOORAY!!!

I am very happy about this! I want to thank everybody for viewing, following, commenting, Liking, and reading, and for giving me the motivation to do this for one year! Thank you, Mr. Lee Duigon, for encouraging me to start this blog!

Above all, I want to thank God for helping me make this blog. May He help me use this blog for His glory!!

“Dear Heavenly Father. Thank You for helping me blog for one year. Please continue to help me, and may this blog and other Christian blogs reach to Your not-yet-reached elect people around the world! I ask You to help all Your children to persevere for the Lord Jesus Christ to the end! In Jesus’ name, amen!”

“Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in Thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my Redeemer.” — Psalm 19:14

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I got this message from WordPress today!!!

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Happy Anniversary with WordPress.com!

You registered on WordPress.com one year ago.

Thanks for flying with us. Keep up the good blogging.


Bonus Feature:

What Does This Look Like? #2

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This piece of cabbage… what do you think it resembles?

Now look at it from a different angle… what does it look like now?

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Click here for #1!!

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And here’s my very first post!!

10 and 11 Months!!

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July 28th marked the 10th month of my blog and today, August 28th, is the 11th month of the blog! You know what that means… next month on the 28th will be the one-year anniversary!!

Thank you, Jesus, for this apportunity to spread the Gospel through this blog and reblogging! Thank you all for joining in on my blogging adventure!!

See ya! 🙂

9 Months, 36, 37, 38, & 39 Weeks, 200 Followers, and THANK YOU VERY MUCHAS GRACIAS!!!

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YES AND HOORAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My blog has reached 9 months today! (Sept. 28, 2018 ~ June 28, 2019)

Also today’s the 39th week of my blog!!

June 7th = 36 weeks, June 14th = 37 weeks, June 21st = 38 weeks, and June 28th = 39 weeks! 🙂

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And this blog has reached 200 followers!! I’m so happy about this!

I want to thank God and all my viewers, commenters, followers, and friends for helping me get this far. Thank you very much!!

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39 ⇒ San-kyu ⇒ Thank you!!

– From Joshua to all – 🙂

8 Months!

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Yes! Today marks the eighth month of my blog!

My heartfelt thanks to all those who followed my blog, commented, made friends with me, “Liked,” and viewed!

And my special thanks to God for leading me to make this blog. May He use it for His glory. Amen!

I thank you, Mr. Duigon, for recommending me to make a blog and for teaching me how to play chess!! Thanks to you, chess has been added to my game repertoire! And now I  have more friends!

Adieu for now. 😀

Liebster Award

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I was nominated this award on May 20th, 2019.

I have been nominated for the Liebster Award by Elijah Holston. Thank you very much, Elijah! You can visit his blog at steadfastpics.com!

Rules:
1: Thank the blogger who nominated you and give a link to their site.

2: Make a post and answer the questions.

3: Nominate 5 (or more) other bloggers and notify them.

4: Create more questions for your nominees.

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The questions from Elijah:

1: In what ways has your blog brought you closer to the Lord?

I think my blog made me think more about God. Sometimes the blog posts I write minister to myself. They make me think if I’m serving the Lord Jesus Christ from my heart. Also my blog has enabled me to communicate with other believers of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, something that is hard to do in a heathen country like Japan.

2: What is your favorite passage from the Bible?

John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

3: Have you ever made a short movie with your friends or family? If so, did you enjoy doing it?

Well, I’ve never made a live-action movie with my family, but when Jeremy and I were little, we used to make short films using teddy bears and other stuffed toys. I got some DVD’s of Jeremy’s own videos for my birthday a while ago. Jeremy still likes to make movies by taking thousands of pictures of LEGO minifigures and other things, moving the objects little by little, making a well-made stop-motion video.

4: What is your all-time favorite movie? What makes it your favorite?

Hmm… That is a hard question. I’m sort of a fan of Sci-Fi, for example Star Wars, and also adventure movies such as Indiana Jones. But I think my all-time favorite movie is The Polar Express, which is also my brother’s favorite. When he was little, he could have watched the movie every day! (Although that’s kind of an exaggeration…) I like it because it’s exciting and heart-warming. I recommend watching it in Christmas time.

5: If you were watching a film for the first time and there was content that went against your conscience, would you just “fight through it”, or would you turn it off?

If it was on TV, then I would just change the channel, or just turn the TV off. But if it’s on DVD, then I’ll skip the bad parts by fast-forwarding the movie. And if people in the movie speak bad language, then we just change the language setting to Japanese, which is safer.

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My nominees are…

Lydia Potter

Ryan Callahan

John Eli

Lee Duigon

SlimJim

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My questions for my nominees…

  1. How did you come to know the LORD?
  2. What is your favorite book of the Bible?
  3. Who is your favorite Bible character?
  4. Which author is your favorite?
  5. When were you baptized?

(To those who don’t accept awards or don’t have time to do these posts, feel free to answer the questions in the comments below!!)

Yours sincerely, and thanks again Elijah! 😉

Two more award posts to go! YIPPEE!!!