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100+ Followers!!

We did it!!!!!!!! We finally hit 100 followers! We are currently at 103. Thank you guys so much!

You guys are so awesome! Thank you for being committed to my blog. Thanks for not just following, but reading my post, liking them, and my favorite part, leaving an awesome comment. 🙂 As I was just saying in my last post, you guys are better at that than me.

To some people, getting just 100 followers in over two years might not some like a lot, and you’re partially correct. I am not as much making this post to celebrate every click on that follow button, but I am celebrating the number of you who are reading this post. The number of you who are committed to my blog. There are about 25 of you guys who read my posts and show interest, and I thank you for that. Because, guess what? Some people have 1000 followers, and only about 100 of them really read their posts. Well, 1/4 is bigger than 1/10 (I don’t know if you guys are math experts, but that seems pretty simple fractions 😛 ).

So, thank you for taking time to read my posts and sometimes even put a nice comment. I know I’m kind of being hypocritical for saying this because I don’t usually read all y’all’s posts, but that’s one of the reasons that I am saying it. You guys are great friends. Even when I don’t read your posts, you read my posts anyways, and that makes me feel special.

Once again, thank you so much! And have a blessed day! 🙂 -Ezra

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Interview Collab With A n a!!

Heyo everyone! I’m here with a collab that I did with A n a! Please check out A n a’s blog, over at Anatopia. She’s a new blogger with a really cool blog. She wanted to do a collab to help get herself started, so she contacted me, and now here we are! So, without further ado, the questions!

A n a’s Questions (My Answers in Bold)

1. How long have you been blogging? For a little over two amazing years!

2. What is your favorite type of blog posts? It kind of varies. I mostly like to read posts about how to be a better blogger, or helpful tips. But I really just like to write posts about my life the most.

3. How many post drafts do you have on average? 0. I don’t like to start a post until I finish the one before. Sometimes I’ll work on the same post over the course of a week, but I never start a new one until the first one is finshed.

4. Why did you start blogging? Well, I originally started it because my school wanted me to start a blog, but now I’m just doing it because I love it. I had actually first started this blog as just a genealogy blog, but after a while it turned into an “Everything” blog.

5. Do you like tea or coffee better? Coffee, all the way!!

6. Currently, what is your main goal for your blog, what is the purpose? I really just want to build a big community of people, and maybe even be able to lead some people to Jesus through that (I’m succeeding).

7. What is your favorite color? Just red.


Alright! That’s it for my side, if you would like to see my questions and A n a’s answers, then check it out here. This was super fun! Thank you so much A n a for doing this with me! 🙂

This was a super short, fun post! Remember to keep your eyes peeled for the next few posts! The guest post by my dad might have to be bumped up to like June 15th, mostly because the process of developing the website for our business is a slow, yet efficient process. Also I am hoping to do a genealogy post in the next week, and maybe a WSC also.

I have a quick side not: I don’t know if you guys have noticed, but I haven’t been able to read your posts very much, mostly because I have so many blogger friends now. So, if I do happen to read your post, then that means that I saw it in the WP reader and thought it looked awesome, so if that happens, then great job on the title! LOL But other than that, I don’t have much time to read everyone’s posts. If I actually went through and read all your posts, that would be way too much screen time for me. So, with that said, I love you guys, I just don’t have the time to read all of your posts. Thank you for understanding! 😀

Aiyght! If you really liked this post and would like to see more like it in the future, consider smashing that follow button, so you don’t miss out on any upcoming posts! Once again, thanks so much for reading! Later! -Ezra

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Bible Verse Dissection! Jeremiah 20:9~Kaelyn

This is your sis here, Kaelyn @ Kaelyn’s Life and Stuffed Stories( Stuffed Stories is my new side-blog 😉 ) and I am excited to be here for my monthly post. 😛

I am happy to bring to you today yet, another Bible Verse Dissection as I ,Dr. Kaelyn, digs into the truth that is God’ Word.

It has been awhile since I have done a Genealogy Gardener post with me as Gardener Kaelyn and so that is why I am asking you this. 🙂

Please fill out this form below with your name, email, website(optional), and in the message I would love to hear your post ideas!! Next month, should I do another dissect, a genealogy gardener, a poem, etc! I would love to hear your thoughts!! 😀

Thank you so much! 😀

ONTO THE POST!! 😛

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For today’s Bible Verse Dissect be sure to pull up your gloves and lay out your tools because this verse is well, different but powerful.

This verse is found in Jeremiah 20 and the context of this verse will be a lot easier to understand if you read that chapter first. 🙂 I will be using the English Standard Version (ESV) and the The New Living Translation ( NLT) today in this post. 🙂

Feel free to read Jeremiah 20 before you finish reading the rest of this post. 🙂

Jeremiah 20:9 English Standard Version (ESV)

If I say, “I will not mention him,
    or speak any more in his name,”
there is in my heart as it were a burning fire
    shut up in my bones,
and I am weary with holding it in,
    and I cannot.

This verse was our last memory verse for Torch Team( the youth dicipleship/leadership class at my church) this semester. We will start it again in the fall but I will miss it this summer.

This verse I feel like also describes who we are as a Torch Team and I really liked how that this was our ending verse.

Let’s take a closer look at the context of this chapter. 🙂 *slaps out magnifying glass

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Jeremiah is a prophet of God and he has been being persecuted by a man named Pashur. Pashur beat Jeremiah and left him in the stocks even because of what he was proudly prophesying.

Jeremiah is then talking to God and saying how everything he has said has been destruction but he will continue to praise God. In verse 9, we see that he says he can not hold in what God is telling him because it is like fire in his bones.

Like I said, when you read the chapter, it will make more sense. 😉

Let’s look at the NLT translation now. 🙂 Sometimes looking at different translations can help us better understand the meaning of a verse.

Jeremiah 20:9 New Living Translation (NLT)

But if I say I’ll never mention the Lord
    or speak in his name,
his word burns in my heart like a fire.
    It’s like a fire in my bones!
I am worn out trying to hold it in!
    I can’t do it!

Jeremiah says that if he does not speak about God’s name or who He is, the words are like a fire and it burns!!

The thing about fires is that they can be out of control and they can spread fast! Jeremiah says he is worn out and he can not stop the fire of God from spreading. He can not stop the fire of his own life because he knows what the truth and goodness of God is.

This verse should also apply to us. We want to be able to say that we can hold it in, and that we can’t help but be on fire for Jesus or share His goodness, mercy, beauty, and glorious salvation.

There is a fire in our bones and our heart, and we can’t hold it in.

Thanks again Ezra for letting me write on your blog!!

I would love to chat down in the comments with you all, if you would like.

Is there anything in this verse that stood out to you? Were you able to take anything away from this verse? Did you get to read Jeremiah 20? What Bible translation do you use? If you have any questions about the verse, the Bible, Jesus, and anything, me and I know Ezra, will be willing to help.

Talk to you all soon!! I will see you all next month in JUNE! 😛

Please don’t forget to fill out the form, or you can just put your answer down in the comments if that is easier and more comfortable for you. 😀

Bye for now!!

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3 Blog Awards in 1!

Hello again friends! Sorry it’s been so long since I’ve posted, but I’ve just been taking a little break because I’ve been kind of busy. I have been editing this for about a week now, and it’s taking a while, but here we go! I got nominated for a few blog awards, so here we are! I’m super excited for these! 😀

3 Awards in 1

Food Award

Thank you very much, Esther for nominating me for this award! Everyone please be sure to check out my friend Esther’s Blog, Esther’s Nook. I am so happy to get to do this award! I don’t think I’ve done it before.

Rules:

  1. Thank the person that nominated you.
  2. Pingback to the creator, Elisha at https://africaboy.home.blog/
  3. Use the same featured image as your nominator.
  4. Answer the five questions.
  5. Create five questions about food.
  6. Nominate five people

Esther’s Questions (My Answers in Bold):

  1. Do you like mustard? Absolutely! It’s delicious!
  2. If you had a choice between a doughnut and a piece of cake, which would you take? Doughnut! Hands down!
  3. What is your favorite meat? Good question. I think I’d have to go with bacon.
  4. Do you like pretzels? Yes!!
  5. Have you eaten any really unusual food before? If not, what’s your favorite pizza topping? I’m sure I have. Though I’m not sure what most people would classify as “unusual.” Also I just can’t think of all the weird stuff I’ve eaten right off the top of my head. But my favorite pizza topping is pepperoni.

My Questions For My Nominees:

  1. Sweet, dill, or no pickles?
  2. Favorite vegetable?
  3. Favorite type of ethnic food?
  4. Bertie Botts Every Flavor Beans, or Chocolate Frogs (if you don’t know what I’m talking about, go back and read Harry Potter, then answer this question)?
  5. Chicken, or beef?

My Nominees:

Joshua Swanson @ Spread the Word

Mary Elizabeth @ Middle Mary

Gale @ The Petals of Gale’s Life

AbbyRose @ Photos by Abby Rose

Abi Lyn @ Not of This World

Alright, there you have it! That was super fun! Great job Elisha! It was short and simple, yet still really fun!


Real Neat Blogger Award

I have been nominated by none other than the awesome blogger and new friend of mine, Lrose5! Everyone be sure to check out her blog! Thank you so much Lrose5! I have done this award about 3-4 times I believe, and it’s always super fun! So, let’s get onto the rules!

Rules:

1. Display the blog award logo in your blog.
2. Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you.
3. Do not forget to link to their blogging website.
4. Answer all the questions they have given you.
5. Nominate 7 to 10 bloggers of your choice.
6. Ask them 7 questions.

Lrose5’s Questions (My Answers in Bold)

  1. Chips or crackers? Depends on the type of chips/ crackers, but I would usually say chips.
  2. What animal do you think is the cutest? Sea-lions are pretty cute!
  3. What is the best book you’ve read this month? Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban.
  4. Outside or inside? Depends. I do really like to go camping, though if I had to stay inside or outside for the rest of my life, I’d probably pick inside.
  5. Who was the last person, besides a family member, that you saw, talked to, or hugged before you started isolating? Probably my aunt. We were on a vacation for Spring break when it happened so she was with us.
  6. Favorite music genre? Christian rock. Preferably early 2000’s.
  7. Favorite emoji? 🍕

Alright! Those were some great questions! Now onto the nominees!!

My Nominees:

Christina @ christina and camera

theworksofadreamer @ The Dreamer

Ariana Evans @ Ariana’s Archives

Well… I can’t think of many people that don’t have tons of people nominating them for stuff, and post regularly, and I haven’t already nominated them recently. So, If you are reading this, and I haven’t nominated you yet, then you can take this award or either of the other two and do one.

My Questions For My Nominees

  1. What is your favorite type of soup?
  2. What was the last movie series you watched?
  3. What was the last book series you read?
  4. Who is your favorite Star Wars character?
  5. Coffee, or tea (there is a wrong answer)?
  6. Drawing, or painting?
  7. What, in your opinion, is the most useful tool?

That’s that! That was super fun! 😀 Now onto the 3rd and final award.


I am so honored to be nominated by Colton, for the original Outstanding Blogger Award, created by Colton @ Colton Becwith RPC! Thanks Colton! Let’s do it!

Rules:

  1. Provide the link to the creator’s original award post. (very important: see why in step 5)
  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!

Colton’s Questions (My Answers in Bold):

  1. Would you rather go without meat or dairy? Sadly, I think I’d have to pick meat, though I absolutely love dairy.
  2. What kind of music do you normally listen to? Christian rock; preferably early 2000’s.
  3. Is there a specific word that sums up your blog? Christian.
  4. What is a post on your blog that you want as many people as possible to see? I think I’d have to go with this.
  5. On a scale of one to ten, how would you rate the device you are writing this award post on? Maybe a 6. It’s a desktop, but It’s pretty old, so sometimes it’s kinda slow, but my grandparents gave it to me, so I’m certainly not complaining. It’s very helpful.

My Questions For My Nominees:

  1. When was the last time you ate a sandwich (I’m running out of questions)?
  2. How did you get that hole in your pants?
  3. Have you been to an amusement park? If so, what’s your favorite ride?
  4. What is your favorite mythical creature?
  5. Do you have an interesting birth-mark?
  6. Would you rather have a goat or a pig?
  7. What’s your favorite drink?

My Nominees:

I have only one blogger that I am going to nominate for this, she is a new blogger, and I just met her, congratulations A n a! You have been nominated for The Outstanding Blogger Award!

If anyone else would like to participate in this award, then please feel free to steal this. But as I mentioned earlier, I know there are a lot of you who are getting nominated non-stop, so I don’t want you to feel pressured. Also those of you who would fit the “criteria” to be nominated, I have most likely already nominated recently. However, if I haven’t nominated you, then please please feel free to take any of these awards and post them on your blog! Have fun with it! 🙂


Alright! That’s it for all those awards! Well, that post probably took me longer than any other post ever. I’ve worked on it off and on, and it’s taken me like almost two weeks total (not two weeks straight LOL). I’m really bad at thinking of questions and nominees, so just that took me a few hours XD. But although this has taken a while, it has been super fun!

So, we have a few scheduled posts. Remember my dad is going to do a guest post in about a week, so that will be awesome. Also I have at least one collab that I am going to be doing, so stay tuned. If there is a certain kind of topic that you would like to see me post about, then shoot! If you have a question about something then I’ll probably wright an entire post about it. I’m honestly kind of running out of ideas for posts, but that’s okay because there are plenty of things that I could post about. I just want to know what you guys want, so let’s chat in the comments below. 🙂

As always, thank you so much for reading! If you haven’t already, then be sure to kindly “SMASH THAT FOLLOW BUTTON!” so you don’t miss any upcoming posts on Ezra’s Everything Spot.

Well, I think that wraps it up! I’ll talk to y’all later! -Ezra

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My Post On The Bloggers Project

Most of you know that I am a blogger on The Bloggers Project. I just made a post onThe Bloggers Project the other day and I wanted to reblog it, but for some reason I can’t reblog my own post. So, I’m literally just copy and pasting it to my blog. Well, here it is!

Building a Blog Part 1: Choosing a Platform

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Whether you are wanting to build a website for a blog, a business, or your just wanting to get yourself and what you do out there, I have some helpful tips about how to get started.

First of all, one frequently asked question is this: Do I need to learn html to build a website? My short answer is: No. Although learning code gives you basically no limits to building a website, it can still take years to learn and years more to perfect it enough to make a great website.

With so many new website building platforms out there today, I personally don’t think it is necessary to learn html in most cases. The platforms out there give you so many choices to make your website look professional with little to no experience in web design. In fact, most website building platforms actually allow you to insert html into them to make it even more unique, but it is certainly not necessary to learn html for a website building platform.

With this in mind, I’m going to be explaining a little bit of what I know about some of the best platforms out there. I am not going to dive into html, because it is complicated, and as I said before, typically unnecessary.


Some of the great website building platforms include WordPress, Squarespace, GoDaddy, Wix, and more. I can give you a small description of each of some of these and explain what they are helpful for. However, I am an amateur, so my knowledge of this is slightly limited. I’m learning, just like you.

WordPress.com is great for blogging. Most of the personal (non-business) bloggers I know, use the free plan on WordPress. The WordPress free plan is probably the best blogging platform that you can get, if you don’t want to pay a cent. I’m using the WordPress free plan right now, and if you guys are liking this post then I call that a success. 😉

I don’t know much about the paid plans on WordPress, other than the fact that they have great features, if you want to check them out just go to wordpress.com. You don’t need to pay money to have a blog; you can do it perfectly fine for free. However, if your blog starts to get a lot of traffic, it could actually be a good investment to upgrade to a better plan.

WordPress.com is it’s own host, so you don’t need to pay for a hosting platform if you use one of the plans on WordPress.com. However, I have heard that the features on WordPress.org, are actually better for businesses than WordPress.com. With WordPress.org, you have to have a host for your site. Some good hosts are BlueHost, HostGator, GoDaddy, and much more that I won’t get into today. I haven’t actually used WordPress.org, but I’ve looked into it quite a bit, and I’ve heard it’s phenomenal for businesses.

If you want to have a good website for a business that is simple to set up, yet effective, you might go with Squarespace or Wix. Out of those two, I prefer Squarespace, because it is very simple to set up, has slightly better features, and is fairly cheaper than Wix.

Again I have only done a tiny bit of designing with Wix, and I like it, but I like Squarespace better, though they are both pretty similar.

As as GoDaddy, I haven’t used it much myself, but my dad has and he really likes it. We purchased a domain from them and used them for a host. Also they have very cheap domain emails that you can buy.

So, after all this, I can’t say there is one that us just “the best,” but it really depends on the person and what they want to do. There are so many options…

If you have any questions about which one would be best for you, or your just interested in web design, then shoot me a comment below, and I’d be happy to help you.

Thanks so much for reading! If you want to see more posts from me, or the other awesome bloggers here on The Bloggers Project, then be sure to hit that follow button below or to the side. If you like what we do and are eager to share your experience as a blogger, consider going to the “Join Us” page and joining the team here.

Stay tuned for the other parts in this series about building a blog! Thanks again!

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Quarantine Collab With Kaelyn!

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Time for the long awaited collab that I am doing with my friend Kaelyn, the other amazing writer on this blog! Thanks Kaelyn for doing this with me! Please check out Kaelyn’s blog, Kaelyn’s Life. She also just started a new blog I believe, called “Stuffed Stories.” I haven’t been able to check it out yet, but I will as soon as I can. I know Kaelyn has been working really hard on it.

So let’s get started!

Here are my questions for Kaelyn and her answers:

1. Have you been playing games during this quarantine? If so, what games?
Me and my family have been playing quite a few board games together. 🙂 We have played Ticket to Ride, Sushi Go, Zoomania, and I think we maybe played King of Tokyo too. I also have been playing Roblox Adopt Me and Roblox’s Epic Mini Games and some Natural Disasters  too with my sister which has been pretty fun. I have loved being able to play board games and video games with my family.
 
2. Have you had an opportunity to spend more time with God during this time? If so, what do you do in the quiet place?
Yes and no. At the start of quarantine, when school had not started up quite yet I was able to spend a lot of longer periods of time with Him but when school started back up that has kept me decently busy. I have been able to read my Bible just about each morning and I have been listening to some sermons for Torch Team and connecting with Torch Team, youth group, and doing house church has helped as well. In the quiet place, I normally read my Bible or do a devotional but in my longer quiet times I will listen to worship music and I have also listened to worship music during school to worship Him while I work.
3. Have you been reading or writing a lot during this period? If so, what have you been reading / writing about?
Yes! I have been able to read and write a bit  more than I would have if I was at school each day, which has been really nice.  I have read “Bad Connection” by Melody Carlson which is a Christian contemporary book and “The Lost Kingdom of Bamarre” by Gail Carson Levin is fantasy/fairytale.  I am currently reading “So Not Happening” by Judy B. Jones which is another Christian contemporary book. I have been writing just on my blog, Kaelyn’s Life, and I did one post on here and it has been really nice to stay a lot more up-to-date on everything going on the blogosphere as well.
4. Does the fact that you can’t go to church give you an even greater hunger for God’s Word?  For Torch Team( the discipleship/leadership youth class at my church; Ezra is a part of it too as well as Karis and Gale, a few other bloggers you may know) assign Bible reading and I have been able to get my reading done on time and not have it where I am reading all of it the night before, which has happened more than I have liked to in the past, which has been really nice. I miss church a lot and I am wanting God’s word in a deeper way. I am excited when we can go back to church, youth group, and Torch Team but until then I will continue to pursue Jesus with my heart, my soul, with all of my mind, and strength.
5. What have you been watching recently? A TV series? A certain genre of movie?
I have been watching Zumbo’s Just Deserts on Netflix and I watched some of Project MC2 as well. I am also a now a fan of Dragon Prince which is an AWESOME show on Netflix and I am on season two currently! Y’all I LOVE DRAGON PRINCE!! 😀 As a family, we have watched Spies in Disguise, Frozen 2, and have watched the Kungu Panda TV series. With friends on Netlfix Parties I have watched Same Kind of Different as Me, Zapped, and Spiderman:Into the Spideverse so I have a watched mostly family movies, which are kind of the best. 😀

Alright that’s it for that! If you would like to see Kaelyn’s questions and my answers, check out her post here.

This was fun! Thanks so much for doing this with me Kaelyn! I’d love to do it again sometime! 🙂

Alright that pretty much wraps up this post. Sorry I haven’t posted in a while, but I’ve been pretty busy. I don’t really have much to post about, but still be on the lookout for my dad’s guest post in about 4 weeks. Also, I have been nominated for a couple things I think, so I will be sure to get to those awards.

Thanks for reading, guys! This has been fun! If your not already following Ezra’s Everything Spot, then please be sure to smash that follow button below or to the right (or to the left if your on WordPress reader).

Cheerio! -Ezra

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