I’m sure we are doing very well. Today!!! We are having another edition of my talent and i interview with a wonderful Christian blogger T. R. Noble.
Mt talent and i interview is basically an interview session in which people tell us the talent God has bleesed them with and how they use it to glorify the name of the lord.
My talent and i interview
1. Hello, can you introduce yourself ?
Hello all, I am T. R. Noble. My main Christian blog is titled Inside Cup (www.nobledevotionblog.wordpress.com) , and my second blog I post less often on is called Peeking Beneath (www.peekingfrombeneaththerock.wordpress.com) I created Inside Cup for the purpose of diving into what it means to have a cleansed heart. Jesus discussed that we can have a filthy heart and appear clean on the outside and He used the illustration of a cup being clean on the outside and dirty on the inside. My blog covers godly living, knowing how to analyze and examine ourselves, being prepared to give an answer to all who ask why we believe, understanding basics of Salvation, digging into questions believers or non-believers might (and should) have about the Christian Life, Jesus, God, and the Holy Spirit. I also try to have some topics for women, and I do occasionally have some posts for the Christian blogger specifically. I’m not here to preach to men or have the same authority.
Outside of blogging, I am a housewife. I’ve been married almost 7 years and have known my husband for 17 years. We dated for 8 years before getting married, so we’ve been a couple for 15 of those years.
Lately, I’ve been learning about Apologetics, how to defend our faith. I’ve been studying various false teachings and learning how I might be able to talk about these topics on my blog, as well, so more are informed.
I also enjoy writing stories, poetry, and I’ve been getting into painting.
2. What would you describe as your talent?
It’s an interesting question because for a long time I would say writing. Then when I started blogging in 2017 I would say blogging. But I’ve also learned I can paint, crochet, garden, and yes, write. My cooking tends to go well most of the time, but I don’t know if that’s a talent. Yeah… I have many things I like to do, hope that’s okay to list. 😊
3. Do you serve God in anyway with your talent, if yes, how and if no, why?
Yes. My blog Inside Cup was created to reach others with the purpose of giving glory to God. My second blog I eventually realized that it needed to be turned over to Him. I didn’t like the idea of having two different blogs and one didn’t speak of Him or rarely. He is my life, and we are not to put a light under a basket. The poems I write are for Him. The previous novels I’ve worked on are Christian fiction, in hopes to reach others. These novels helped prepped me for a book series I want to work on, which is slowly, very slowly, in progress. I’m also thinking of a non-fiction book I’d like to write.
I’d like to incorporate more Christian themes in my paintings, last night I just finished one of a fountain inspired by Psalms, which was a request by a sister in Christ. For painting, I’m learning how to paint in general so I don’t have many themes, but painting, crocheting, writing, and cooking can also be used as a way to bless others. A few Christmases ago, when I made gifts I realized I could pray for each person as I prepared their gift and I’d like to do that more with other things I prepare for others.
Really, anything we do can be for the Lord as long as it is good, noble, and pure. So, if anyone feels down about not having a talent, trust me, love is the most important anyway!! But I do believe God uses all of us, maybe in ways we do not even know yet 😊 and that’s okay!!
4. What is the greatest joy about your talent?
I think the greatest joy about my abilities is how the Lord ministers through them. I learn a lot through looking at life and seeing what scripture has to say. For example, about a month ago, I crocheted a cozie for my husband’s coffee cup, and I was inspired to write a post on Inside Cup about what are we fastening to our lives, as the cozie had a fastener on it. I often blog about these lessons and I hope it benefits others and gives glory to God.
5. How well do you enjoy doing what you do?
I enjoy what I do, but particularly with blogging/writing it is not always a joy. The other things I do, aside from cooking cause we have to eat LOL, I tend to do in my spare time, when I feel like it, etc. But I really do feel called to be a Christian writer. The topics I blog about on Inside Cup they aren’t always easy to write and people do struggle with the topics. Sometimes I want to retreat from blogging and writing, which I have in the past.
Currently, I’m learning that because I cover some HEAVY and difficult topics for readers I can’t have the same blogging schedule as before. I need to blog less, and study more. I have some posts, one in particular, that has been written for days. But I haven’t posted it yet because I want to be careful with my wording, and again, I know people are going to struggle with it.
As a Christian blogger, I have to be willing to share where the Lord leads me, and that includes when I realize things could be clarified better, or when I need to recant (take away) what I once stood for. I try to be very honest with my blog and it’s a growing process when you have a platform, no matter how big or small.
I will say because of blogging and Christian writing I truly have learned so much, and yes, a lot of it came from refinement, the difficult and painful experiences. Jesus uses all things. Romans 8:28
6. Have you ever exhibited your talent anywhere else other than church?
When I was in high school, for a few years I entered a poetry slam competition at the library. I won 1st place two years in a row, and some of the poems I wrote were Christian. One, in particular, for my final round was about Jesus Christ on the cross. I didn’t know how people would take it but I was very passionate about sharing it. I won, and there were tears in the crowd. Maybe the Lord used it? I hope He did.
1 What is the best about being a Christian?
I think Jesus is the answer because no one comes to the Father except through the Son and if we did not have Christ, well, we couldn’t be a Christian. He is the Judge and yet also intercessor for true believers! How incredible is that?!
2. The greatest lesson you have learned so far in your Christian journey.
Hmm, that’s a great question! There’s a lot, but sifting through the lessons over the years that spoke to me I’d say one common factor of many, if not all, is that God is the One who transforms, ministers, and opens our eyes. We can’t do anything on our own. We can’t transform a heart of stone into a heart of flesh. We can’t make scales fall from our eyes or the eyes of others. We can’t even love the Lord properly without His help and guidance. It’s not about me, but it’s all about Him… Just remembered your blog title 😊
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