Calling All Minds!

“At the end of the day, the questions we ask of ourselves determine the type of people that we will become.”
― Leo Babauta

I Need You To Put Your Mind In Gear!

I have now done several interviews. Just as those who participated are different, so it is with the type of questions I ask during the interview.

I have tried to gain an understanding of the person so that I can put together an interview that brings insight to those who are reading it.

Some questions are basically the same, but, then there are the ones that are drafted just for the specific person.

Here is what I am asking from the reader. I would like you to pose some questions that you would like to see incorporated into an interview. They can be of any subject, however, no “gotcha” or embarrassing questions. Your help would help spark creativity in my brain.

So dear reader give me some of your best questions! Leave your question/s in the comment section for me to gather together. Then watch for the interviews for your question just might be in the following interview/s!

Something New For This Blog?


I have been mulling this over for quite some time. I wasn’t sure, not really sure now, if this idea would work for me.

The Interview

There are some great bloggers out there, I come across their blogs, that I would love to ask them a series of questions in the form of a written Interview. Then post the Interview here on this blog. I already have some in mind when it comes to this. It will go beyond what they write, share on their blog.

I enjoy re-blogging others post to give them some extra exposure. Topics ranging from depression to transgender. I read the posts, while reading I have questions I would love to ask, but I feel using the comment section is not the correct arena to do so.

I feel those who read this blog just may enjoy reading the insights of other bloggers. No worry, nothing embarrassing will be asked or posted. The first thing in the Interview would be their biography.

I am not sure the frequency of these, I feel the comfortable would be one a month. At the most twice.

If you know of someone who you would like to see interviewed please use my Contact Page.

So dear reader I am excited to start an adventure with this feature of an Interview.

Mystery Blogger Award

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I would like to say thank you to Cherie at Chateau Cherie   for nominating me for the Mystery Blogger Award. Her blog focuses on Bullying. If you have never read any posts by Cherie I would encourage you to check her blog out.

Also, to the creator The Mystery Blogger Award, James A, Best.

…Doing what it takes to pull you into each and every blog is something I take serious and respect your time to read what I write. Most of the time I admit to knowing what story I want to put forward for your eyes to swallow up whole. Those experiences were the most fulfilling for me. Each word just tumbled out of my mind and soul. It was weird in a way like I had actually went through my fictional blog.

The Mystery Blogger Award Rules :

1. Put the award logo on your blog.

2.Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link back to their blog.
James A. Best- Author

3.mention the creator of the award and write his words out.

4. Answer the five questions you were asked.

5.Tell the readers three things about yourself.

6.Nominate 10 to 20 Bloggers for this award.

7. Notify your Nominees by commenting on any of their blog posts.

8.Ask your nominees five questions with one weird or funny one.

9. Share a link back to your best posts.

 

My 5 Questions for my Nominees :

1.What is your favorite past time ?

2. What is your favorite book to read ? Why ?

3. Who do you think will out smart the other the Road Runner or Daffy Duck ?

4. What would you be doing on a rainy day ?

5. What is your favorite type of music to listen to ?

6.  What advice would you give to someone new to the WordPress community?

My Nominees are:

  1. https://getthemysteriousblogger.com/
  2. https://passcodelove.com/
  3. Peter Springer @: https://petespringerauthor.wordpress.com/
  4. Mark Wester @:  https://over-coming-ocd.com/
  5. Ashley L. Peterson @: https://mentalhealthathome.org/
  6. Leola Durant @:  https://leoladurant.com/
  7. https://consideringthebible.com/
  8. Vincent Ehindero @:  https://vincentehindero.wordpress.com/
  9. Bella @https://bellasbabbles.com/
  10. Vee @: https://millenniallifecrisis.org/

 

HELP?

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Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it. I do that every day. Asking for help isn’t a sign of weakness, it’s a sign of strength. It shows you have the courage to admit when you don’t know something, and to learn something new.

For many years I wouldn’t ask for help from anybody.  I thought if I did I would appear weak.  To be completely honest it was just my stupid pride that kept me from asking.

I have over the past ten years or so I have learned that asking for help is what I need sometimes.  I am no longer embarrassed to ask someone to help me.  I found out people want to help.  Many times they could see I needed it, but they were not sure if they should offer the help.

Eventually everyone sometimes in their life they are going to need help.  It may be physical, financial (that one can be iffy), and last but not least, mental health help. There is absolutely no shame in asking.  

I would like to share the lyrics of a Beatles song, “Help” for I feel it says what I am thinking about the subject.

I need somebody
(Help!) not just anybody
(Help!) you know I need someone
Help!
I never needed anybody’s help in any way
But now these days are gone, I’m not so self assured (but now these days are gone)
(And now I find) Now I find I’ve changed my mind and opened up the doors
Help me if you can, I’m feeling down
And I do appreciate you being ’round
Help me get my feet back on the ground
Won’t you please, please help me?
And now my life has changed in oh so many ways (and now my life has changed)
My independence seems to vanish in the haze
But every now and then I feel so insecure (I know that I)
I know that I just need you like I’ve never done before
Help me if you can, I’m feeling down
And I do appreciate you being ’round
Help me get my feet back on the…
So, I hope that my thoughts about asking for help has come through clearly!

?…?

advise-answer-arrow-208494.jpgLet’s be honest, none of us, including those in ministry, know all the answers.  If one is asked a question it is not a sign of stupidity to say, “I do not have the answer”.

In the last month I have started to write multiple articles only to hit the delete button.

Pastors are put into a high pedestal for everyone believes that they should be able to answer all things.  This can be dangerous for a pastor, for in his congregation there are not robots, but, people in very different situations, and or, their spiritual understanding.

There were times when I was a pastor that I would have a message prepared for the evening service only to set it aside grab the white board and just have a time of questions and comments.  I would try to make it a session that even the younger children could get involved and most of the time they did.  One young man in the congregation asked a question about man and why God would allow us to sin.  My answer, God did not make us to be robots but gave all mankind the freedom of choice.  It wasn’t long that I was answering all the questions, but the people began to converse with each other.  That evening was one of the most memorable in my experience.

If you have listened to any news broadcast whether main stream or cable you are aware there are many issues that will leave you with questions.  You will, if you are like me, ask God what is happening in this world.  You are left with the thought that the world is becoming unhinged.

So, at this time and this place I can tell you I just don’t have an answer, but just the opposite, questions.  So I keep on searching and praying looking for a message to write about.

Maybe, I will feel a leading to some scripture the expound upon.  I invite you to send me your comments, questions.  You may be the one that may have the question most have, but, are to fearful to ask, thinking it may look like they are weak.