I am trying to learn how to make different types of Bible games and quizzes. Here is a Bible word scramble quiz that I made in Spanish.
Happy Sabbath. I hope that you are enjoying this wonderful day of rest and communion with God. I know that after an especially busy week my family and are thanking the Lord for granting us a day to lay down our burdens and hold spend time with our precious Savior.
Finally a little taste of fall has arrived with lows dipping into the mid to upper 60’s. It has been so wonderful to be able to turn off the air conditioner and enjoy a couple of hours of fresh air and sit outside for a few minutes a day without feeling like the sun is trying to broil my skin.
Between the summer heat and almost daily migraines everything has been slow going. So many days I have opened my laptop with the intention of writing a short blog, creating a digital pack for Etsy, or making a book for KDP and within a few minutes found myself opening up a simple game or even closing my laptop so I could curl up and pray that my migraine would go away.
Sadly, as much as I would like to be one of those miracle one day wonders who open a their shop and within weeks are earning hundreds and then thousands of dollars, that is not going to be my experience. As much as I would like to take off like a rocket, I have to settle for the slow and steady march of a tortoise or even the slow crawl of a snail.
The good news is that slow but steady has resulted in my first 10 sales on Etsy! The bad news is that 10 sales over 3-4 months is certainly a million miles short of making a living. But at least it is a start. Like the saying of old that the journey of a thousand miles starts with the first step, so my journey to financial independence has to start with making my first dollar. And while I wish that I could reach my goal of self-sufficiency sooner, it is amazing how good it feels each time I see that occasional lonesome sale.
My journey is still to new to speak about the pros and cons of creating an Etsy shop, the best SEO strategies, and such. But I can tell you that there is something quite wonderful about knowing that you have made a product that someone felt was worth spending some of their hard earned money on. And the satisfaction of those few, hard won pennies is hard to beat.
If you are considering starting your own Etsy journey, you can use this link to get 40 free listing for your shop.
Also, here is a link to one of the handful of projects that I managed to get done over the past couple of weeks. It is a fun Who Am I Bible game with 20 quiz questions.
If you want to check out this Bible learning pack, click here.
When the door to self-publishing opened up, I decided that I must find a way to use this opportunity to help people draw closer to God. Part of that was writing poetry that expressed my faith and gratitude to God for all that He has done. While I enjoy writing poems of faith, I wanted a way to do more. I wanted to find a way to help people draw closer to God.
For the longest time I had no clue what to do. But then, as the Lord opened up another door by introducing me to low content books like Sudoku, word search, and coloring pages, I knew that this was what I had been looking for. For the first year, as I struggled to learn a little bit about the software and making puzzle books, I worked on regular activity books. I really enjoyed it, but I could not shake my desire to also create puzzle books and activity packs that would help people learn God’s word. But I had no idea what type of book to create. Finally after a lot of prayer, and having become a little bit more comfortable with the process of creating activity books, the Lord led me to a video about how to make a Bible coloring book and other videos that filled me with ideas of what I might be able to do.
Here is a sample page of one of the first Bible pack on wisdom, that I created thanks to those ideas. It is a fun coloring pack with some of the Bible verses on wisdom.
If you enjoy coloring Bible verse activity books, or if your are looking for a fun way to learn the Bible, and would like to check out my Wisdom Bible Verses Quotes Printable Coloring Pages activity pack, click here. And may God bless you and help you to find a way to fill your heart with His word and draw so close to Him so that all the gold and silver that this world can offer will not separate you from Him.
Happy Sabbath everyone. I hope that everyone is enjoying a wonderful Sabbath day. I know that for me and my family it is going to be rather tough since it has only been a few days since my grandmother died. She fell asleep in Jesus a few days ago, on my Mother’s birthday. It was a mixed blessing as it is never easy to lose someone you love and even harder on a special occasion like your birthday. But it was a blessing because my Grandmother was suffering. She was 101 years old, blind, and a few weeks earlier had had a stroke that made communicating very difficult for her.
While it is never easy to say goodbye to a loved one even for a few hours, deep down we all know that the Lord did the wise and compassionate thing in letting her fall asleep until He comes again. And from the signs in the sky, in politics, nature, and at every turn, we have good reason to trust that our separation will not be long.
Ironically, I started creating the Bible games and quiz videos because of my grandmother. I had been creating Sudoku, activity books, and notebooks to sell on KDP for a little over a year and I was seeking a way to honor God with my new skills when one day my mother told me how frustrated she was that she was unable to read her Bible because she could not see and she was starting to forget some of the verses.
I felt so bad for her and wondered what could be done to help her. After a bit of reflection and prayer the Lord brought to my mind a new program that he had sent my way that turned text of multiple languages into speech. I was looking forward to showing her the videos I was making and had had just released the first few videos when her health began to rapidly decline. Sadly I was never able to show or tell her about the videos I had made to try and help her remember God’s word.
I wish I knew why my wish of helping my grandmother study and remember the word of God was not allowed to happen. But even though that wish cannot come true, it would be my greatest joy if even in a small way, these videos can prove a blessing to you and your family, and help you draw closer to God, and in some way help you to build a foundation for eternity.