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Posted on 05/02/19 06:08:26 AM
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A Little About Me
As many of my longtime friends will already know, I am a rather private person who doesn't like to reveal too much about himself.

One of the main reasons for my taking this position is that I want visitors to Bill's Bible Basics to focus and concentrate on the Lord and His Word, and not place their eyes on me as a person. As it is, we see way too much man worship -- or personality cult worship -- in modern organized religion, and I certainly don't want that to happen to me. Let's face it. Many men of God have fallen when they've gotten the big head about themselves.

Aside from that point, I tend to be a somewhat shy person, despite the fact that I can sometimes come across as being rather bold in my graphics, in my poetry, in my articles and in my public posts on the social networks.

Having said that, I am originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, although I permanently left there 48 years ago. Since that time, I have traveled to a few countries outside of the USA. I have resided on my current "Isle of Patmos" for over three decades now, and I have no intentions of ever leaving here, short of a major revelation from the Lord.

As many of my online friends will know, I am a Christian writer, poet, Bible teacher, online evangelist, graphic artist and the founder of Bill's Bible Basics, which for a period of sixteen years was previously known as Endtime Prophecy Net.

My personal interests, apart from the BBB ministry, include tropical fish, Macintosh computers, web design, writing poetry and enjoying God's natural creation.

If you would like to learn more about the BBB ministry itself, and how it began, consider reading my article called "The Internet: Our Final Frontier; Your Last Chance?".

Now it is your turn. Tell us a little bit about yourself by clicking or tapping on the "New Topic" button, which you see just below the BBB Forum logo at the top of your screen. Thanks!





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Posted on 11/08/19 10:24:26 AM
Tjay
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Re: A Little About Me
Hi I'm Tjay, I am 17 and I was born again when I was 7. I am a sinner saved by the grace of God and washed whiter than snow by the blood of Jesus. I desire to grow in my walk with the Lord, and He has given me the desire to preach His Word. He has given me the gift of playing music by ear and I enjoy playing bluegrass gospel music. I play harmonica, piano, fiddle, banjo, mandolin, bass, pennywhistle, guitar and recorder. My other interests include football, learning Spanish, and spending time with my church family.


Posted on 11/20/19 2:27:40 PM
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Re: A Little About Me
Hello Tjay. Thanks for joining the BBB forum. I appreciate it. I apologize for my late response, but I don't frequent here all that often, being as the forum receives very little traffic. Most people just don't seem to be that much into message forums these days . . . at least not this one.

Anyway, thanks for sharing a little bit about yourself. I also used to play the guitar to some degree a number of decades ago. Now I don't even own a guitar.

I also used to be very fluent in Spanish and could read, write and speak it quite well. Of course, over the years I have forgotten quite a bit too, but I could probably still hold a half-decent conversation. I actually lived in Mexico for six years, as well as on the Tex-Mex border for an additional three years.

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Posted on 11/25/19 11:33:35 AM
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That's really awesome that you got to live in Mexico. I have always had a fascination with Spanish, and Spanish speaking people. Where I live there is a large number of them and I have always longed to be able to communicate with them and hopefully get good enough at it to give a clear gospel presentation. I have gotten a little bit of experience because of working a public job and I've learned a lot from it but I'm still far from fluent. Of course I know learning Spanish is not your purpose for this website and I apologize for bothering you about it, but if you have any advice for me about this it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for taking the time to respond to me and for your work in making this website.

Posted on 12/10/19 03:49:01 AM
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Re: A Little About Me
While you can learn conversational Spanish by conversing with Spanish-speaking friends and work associates, or by using audio tapes or DVDs/CDs, to really advance in the language, you need to do more than that. The problem with just learning conversational Spanish is that you don't understand the whys and wherefores regarding how and why things are said in a certain way.

While you can parrot what you hear, nevertheless, you lack a firm foundation in understanding verb conjugation, verse tenses, noun genders, sentence structure and so much more. In my case, I studied Spanish in high school for three years before the opportunity arose for me to actually go to Mexico in 1974.

In other words, I understood the theory of the language. What I lacked was actual practice, which I acquired when I went to Mexico. I had no choice. It was sink or swim.

So my advice to you, if you can afford it and have the time, is to enroll in an actual Spanish class, where they teach you not just conversational Spanish, but how to actually conjugate verbs and form sentences.

Something else you can do -- which I in fact did many years ago -- is make memory lists, such as nouns, verbs, etc., which you can put to memory. You can even create your own flash cards.

I hope the above helps.

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