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It’s been 3 years since I started blogging on ‘God’s Enduring Love’.  I had no idea what to expect when my son, a non-blogger at that time, told me to ‘try Word Press.   Their support team was there for me and also a couple of new friends soon stepped in and offered their help to a novice blogger.

FACEBOOK and eBOOK–  The impetus for my blog site began when I was moderator for a Facebook group in 2011 that later became the Sounding the Shofar group.  For 2 months in the latter part of 2011 I was very ill with the worst sinus infection imaginable, and it was during this time that I collated my notes and started writing an eBook, Sounding the Shofar- Exhortations for the End Times’.   I had to have help publishing it since I couldn’t make heads or tails out of the self publishing guides.  A fine company, Trafford Publishing, came to my rescue by offering a special at that time and by the end of 2011, they helped publish the final draft of my book.  Copies were made of my eBook and given to pastor friends in the Philippines on our last mission trip.  Since then I have declined Trafford’s repeated offers to help me market my eBook, explaining to them that I had intended all along to ‘give it away free’.  The Bible says,  ‘Freely you have received, freely give’ (Mt 10:8).

*Shofar eBook- You will find the FREE eBook on my TAB BAR or SIDE BAR of ‘God’s Enduring Love.’  The list of chapter links is found from ARCHIVES- Jan. 13, 2014  https://heulu.wordpress.com/shofar-ebook/

About My Blog– ‘God’s Enduring Love’ was actually started as a ‘trial run’ on May 26, 2012 for ‘learning how to set up a blog site’ and then get Drgold’s blog  going.  You see, he is the Bible teacher in our household who needed to start a blog to share his many Bible lessons and articles of current interest that he tirelessly works on.  I just tried to light a fire under him.  If I learned how to blog, I would get his started for him which I did a month later in June 2012.  Since our 3rd Word Press anniversary Drgold is going great guns with over 20,000 views than me.  Besides Bible studies, there is a lot of interest in his research on current events in the nation and the world.   Perhaps I should faze out my blog and let Drgold do all the writing from now for both of us.  Well, I haven’t figured out how to do it.   Stop blogging I mean, and then I could continue on with my BB life ‘before blogging life’ with my other interests and pursuits.  But if I do,  I will surely miss the company of all the friends I’ve made all over the world!

‘ABOUT’ page updated– Anyway, at this time I have updated my ‘ABOUT’ which I invite newcomers, especially, to read:

  https://heulu.wordpress.com/about/

GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU VIEWERS IN 167  COUNTRIES!  

WE LOVE AND APPRECIATE YOU ALL!  

THIRD YEAR ANNIVERSARY! A Viable Blog or Not- With 31,000 views!?

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ABOUT OUR BLOGS- ‘God’s Enduring Love’ and  ‘God’s Hidden Nuggets for the Endtimes’

This week is my 3rd anniversary with WORDPRESS!  I couldn’t imagine maintaining a blogsite even 3 years long when I started writing on May 26, 2012.  Such a green horn I was, terribly computer illiterate as far as doing anything more than email and word processing that I was familiar with.  Some of my challenges with blogging are chronicled in ‘ABOUT MY BLOG’ in the Side Bar CATEGORIES (read May-June 2012).   When I first told my son that I wanted to start a blog, he told me it was easy to do and to go with WORDPRESS.  That was the extent of encouragement he gave me because he knew nothing beyond the fact that he knew people  with WORDPRESS blogs.  So much for his help!  

Few people even know that my intention was not to have my own blog site, but to practice starting a blog under my name and learn how to do a blog, then soon after I would launch Drgold’s blog, ‘God’s Hidden Nuggets for the Endtimes- Revealing Truths from the Word of God’.   I had hoped to get his blog going and I would fade out somehow.   When I began to post, I simply reposted content from my Facebook which later was the impetus for my eBook, ‘Sounding the Shofar- Exhortations for the Endtimes’.  This eBook can be read FREE from my TAB BAR!

It was quite a daunting task to learn how to blog from books like ‘Blogging for Dummies’ and WordPress tutorials, but the WordPress Support team came to my aid, as well as two blogger friends, Shekinah and Rommel, who helped me with the technical aspects of our blogs.  It was by the GRACE OF GOD that we were able to get Drgold to publish his first Bible lesson on June 22, 2012, a month after mine got going.  His first post,  ‘What Really Happened In the Garden of Eden- God’s Eternal Purpose Revealed’, Part 1,  remains one of his top posts.  A popular post on my site is ‘Why Do People Resist God’.   There are viewers of this 2013 post every week!

Drgold has been posting important End Times teachings and at this date has had over 52,000 views- over 20,000 more than me!  Of course, we have different writing styles and reach different audiences, but our focus is the same- America, the church, Endtimes, preparing people for the Lord’s Return and for the Rapture, and related subjects.  Serious students of the Bible and followers of current events and Bible prophecy gravitate to his blog, while I have a diverse group following my blog site because my varied interests also include art, music, travel and photography.

Here is a word from DrGold:

“I have been serving the Lord for 42 years, and back about 3 years ago in June 2012, the Holy Spirit told me to begin a blog on the many things He had taught me. God wanted me to go fishing using the Net… namely the Internet, to fish for souls for Him, to reach thousands of people (over 50,000 viewers at this date).  At that time in 2012, Liz and I had just completed our 14th missionary trip to the Philippines and to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, since the year 2000. We served as missionaries/evangelists on the main island of Luzon, in Manila, Dagupan City, and further north to Baguio City, teaching in Bible schools, holding Pastors Bible Seminars, and occasional revival meetings. We were seif-sponsored with God leading and opening many doors for us in a number of places such as Cagayan, La Union, Binalonan, Urdanetta, Lingayen, and Abra.  Since then, the Lord told us that 2012 might be our last foreign trip. I have since posted over 60 papers on the Internet. Since 2010, I have been teaching the ABC- the Adult Bible Class, at FCCH at 9 am every Sunday, and also for the past 8 years or so, I have served as co-pastor of a Filipino Christian church, preaching every other Sunday.” 

Back to me- A WORDPRESS editor wrote an article a while back and said that a viable blog should have at least 10,000 views a year.  So I have just ‘made it’ at 31,000 views!  Then yesterday WORDPRESS told me I published 500 posts!  That is incredible!   I have written only a percentage of them, re-posted all of Drgold’s writings, re-blogged and linked from many other blog-sites, compiled popular topics on my TAB BAR, and shared videos of my favorite worship and praise songs, etc.  It has been 3 interesting and exciting years of WORDPRESS blogging!  TO GOD BE THE GLORY!

 

THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS YOU ALL! 

80,000+ views from our 2 blog sites

Posts read in 167 countries

Drgold and I want to THANK YOU  for reading our blog posts!   We believe that the signs in the world point to the soon coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!  Our prayer for you is that you will draw closer to God and His Word, and have your faith strengthened as you place your hope and trust in God in the coming days.

SHALOM & MARANATHA!

A GIFT FOR A SPECIAL MAN- See ART AND PHOTO GALLERY

6-5-14  DUSK AT BEACH PARK I just finished an acrylic painting of  Drgold  at Magic Island, Ala Moana Park in Honolulu HAWAII.  It is Drgold’s early Father’s Day gift.  We had dinner at the park and he had his ukulele so we sang:

From the rising of the sun, to the going down of the same,

the Lord’s name is to be praised.

Praise ye the LORD

Praise Him all ye servants of the LORD,

Praise the Name of the LORD,

Blessed be the Name of the LORD from this time forth,

Praise the name of the LORD.  (Psalm 113:3)

PLEASE GO TO ‘ART AND PHOTO GALLERY’ and read more about Drgold!

 

THANK YOU FOR ANOTHER MILESTONE REACHED TODAY!!!

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“I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, .  . .” (Phil 1:3)

THANK YOU FOR VIEWING ‘GOD’S ENDURING LOVE‘!!!

This morning my STATS went over 20,000 hits!!!  I wondered when this day would come since my second anniversary is coming up end May 2014.  I thought it would be nice if I could get 20,000 hits by then.   WE DID IT!!!  YAHOO!!!  HURRAY!!!  THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

Besides viewers from the U.S. and my friend Ajay in India, TODAY’S viewers  from Sri Lanka, South Africa, and Belgium took me over the top!!!

The VISITOR COUNTRIES are color-coded and now number 148 countries where Drgold and I have readers of our blogs and whose blogs we look forward to reading, also.   Drgold’s blog  ‘God’s Hidden Nuggets for the End Times’ began a month after I started mine in 2012, but he has nearly 10,000 hits more than I have at this time.  We are hoping that by June this year we will reach a total of 50,000 views for the Shofar blogs.  He is the best Bible teacher I know of (yes, I’m prejudiced!) and can write on his subjects at length, yet with brevity so that his posts are understandable and not at all intimidating.  Do visit his blog for a ‘meatier’ diet that is unlike what you find on ‘God’s Enduring Love’.  That way you will have a balanced meal!

(Jesus said) “It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.”  (Mt 4:4)

My prayer for you is that God will bless you.  May you trust Him to meet your needs and give you the desires of your heart.  Seek His will that you will fulfill His plan and purpose for your lives!  May the peace of the Lord Jesus Christ abide with you now and forever.  AMEN.

WELCOME to New Viewers! God Be Praised!

WELCOME!   to the latest viewers from ‘the uttermost part of the earth’!  (Acts 1:8)

Shofar has gained viewers from:

  • Brazil
  • Israel
  • Russia 
  • Trinidad and Tobago, islands in the Caribbean Sea

There are 100 posts between the two blogsites ‘God’s Enduring Love’ and ‘God’s Hidden Nuggets for the Endtimes’.

God’s Word and faith testimonies are going out into the world!  Praise the Lord!  We have really reached ALL the continents of the world now.  I mistakenly thought Guatemala was in South America, but it is in Central America, and the viewers in Brazil are in South America!  I am learning geography through this blog!

There are many more folks living in island countries of the world’s seas and oceans still to connect with-   God is reaching out to us and to everyone in the whole world with His love and mercy!  Praise the Lord!

HOT POST RIGHT OFF THE PRESS . . .

Dr. Gold has just posted ‘America’s Coming Fiscal Cliff of Jan. 2013’.   Here’s a very short excerpt:

“America is heading for a financial disaster such as never happened to any nation in the world before, and it will affect every man, woman and child in our once great country.  Like a ship going over the precipitous cliff of the mighty Niagara Falls in New York, with tons of water plunging every second, America is surely heading for the Fiscal Cliff of January 2013.  It is now impossible to paddle up the rapids to safety as America is caught up in a maelstrom of mounting and deadly debts.” . . .

With Aloha from Hawaii,

SHOFAR

Thirty-eight Countries Later, Blog Update

It seems unbelievable to me, but since 9-3-2012 ‘God’s Enduring Love’ went over 2,000 hits!  At that time I had been blogging 3 months and 1 week.  It  means a lot to me that people are visiting the Shofar blog sites because we don’t have the ‘bells and whistles’ and professional-looking photography and such.  Some folks may not  know what to expect in most cases!  Some jump around between my 10 Categories which is GREAT!  Then they go to ‘God’s Hidden Nuggets’ and get a big dose of serious Bible teachings from Dr. Gold!   I often go back to the ABOUT and re-read my own posts to remind myself of the focus for ‘God’s Enduring Love’–  GOD IS THE FOCUS!   It is all about GOD on Dr. Gold’s site also.  It is the LORD who brings the viewers, however many or few they may be, but 2,000 hits are a good start!   My only desire is to have His name be glorified in all of the posts and to reach the world for Christ!

So far I have published 76 posts in 3 months and 1 week and attached 563 tags to them.  To date there have been views from 38 countries with many more places to reach in the world!   There are over 200 countries in the world!   So, please tell your friends in other countries to read about ‘God’s Enduring Love.’         

WELCOME to viewers who have just joined us from these countries:

  • South Africa
  • Ghana
  • Turkey
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam
  • Virgin Islands
  • Mexico
  • Sri Lanka

MINOR PROBLEMS:  I still don’t know how to get rid of the extra ‘HOME’ so I think I’ll leave it be.  But now I don’t know what’s going on with the side bar.

I first noticed that the RIGHT SIDE BAR ‘DISAPPEARED’  with ‘Peril on the Highway and Saved by Angels’.   I have no idea what I may have done to cause that to happen.  This post is in ‘God Moments’ and ‘Philippines Mission Work’ both of which no longer have the SIDE BAR.  So, if you don’t see the SIDE BAR with the RECENT POSTS, CATEGORIES, ARCHIVES, BLOGROLL, go to the TOP BAR and click ‘ABOUT’.   Please leave comments for me on the ‘ABOUT’ or on any post you read, and even Facebook for Sounding the Shofar eBook posts (click on BLOGROLL).  Dr. Gold also invites your comments, too!

For those of you who are interested in learning more about God’s plan for mankind, current events and end times, please click the Category- Dr. Gold’s Blog, or the BLOGROLL- ‘God’s Hidden Nuggets for the Endtimes.’   Read the latest posts about ‘Jesus Christ-the Greatest Person That Ever Lived’.

I do appreciate being included among those nominated by amphomma to receive a ‘The Thought-Provoking’ Blog Award.  Thank you for your friendship and support, but most of all, for sharing your testimony of victorious Christian living as a young mom and wife of a doctor.

God bless all of you and may He meet all of your needs, lift your burdens from you and reveal Himself to you in a special way as you open your hearts to Him!