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Speeding train Image source: Unsplash

Speeding train
Image source: Unsplash

This year started out slow, but the momentum is picking up now. I have a feeling that things are about to get much busier this spring and summer 2022!

The year started out with sharing part of my story in my writing coach Shelley Hitz and her husband CJ Hitz’s book, Kingdom Writers. You can buy a copy by clicking here.

They are now offering a writers conference called Count The Costs. Still time to get in! Just click here.

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My podcast has moved to Anchor

Whoo hoo! I’ve now officially moved my podcast (which I’ve been recording for years) to the podcast host Anchor.

I should have hired my virtual assistant (VA) to do this. Despite a biz peer’s encouragement to “just do it,” it has been a royal pain to make this move due to all the tech issues.

I’ve had LOTS of tech and internet issues lately.  Then yesterday I found out from our CPA that my husband Ray and I owe taxes (a hefty amount!) again this year. It has all been so stressful.

Please pray for me as the enemy is greatly opposing me lately. Anchor’s tech help with moving my podcast has been wonderful. I’m so glad this is done now!

There is no cost to listen and subscribe to my podcast at Anchor or the sites below.

You can listen to my podcast, Beth Jones International Speaker, at Anchor’s link below and subscribe:
https://anchor.fm/bethmjones

No charge; however, Anchor gives you as the listener the opportunity to support my podcast for 99 cents, $4.99, and $9.99 a month. You can listen and donate at the link above. Just click on the “Support” button at the top of the page on Anchor.

This will help to bless me and my family and enable me to continue creating encouraging, motivating podcasts for you!

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When you don’t have WiFi: Lessons I learned

Recently I shared that I lost my wedding ring. Thankfully, my husband Ray recently found it when he was sweeping the basement one day. My friends had been praying that I’d find it. I was like the woman who rejoiced with her friends when she found her lost silver coin. (Luke 15:8-10) God taught me many lessons when I lost it, including about my marriage, people who are lost without Christ, and losses in life such as at least 198 Ukrainian people dying from Putin’s invasion of their land.

In light of this horrific news, all else seems trivial. But we all deal with losses, big and small, and they can be stressful. 

This past week we lost our WiFi service! Ray tried to call our internet service provider numerous times, but his call kept getting disconnected. He also tried several times to chat with tech help online to no avail. This week another internet service repairman came. Things seem good for now. (Hold our breath!)

I hope you don’t experience this trouble. But here are lessons I learned when we went for over a week without reliable WiFi service. 

1. You can live without it. It is hard. Really hard. Definitely inconvenient.

“I only need 3 things in life: food, WiFi, and sleep.” (Anonymous)

What did people do before the net? They lived their normal lives! This reminds me of the movie The Net, starring Sandra Bullock. It’s one of my fave movies along with another movie she co-starred in with Keanu Reeves, Speed. In The Net, she’s laying on the beach in her bikini in Mexico, looking gorgeous as usual, with her laptop. This is extreme!

Sandra Bullock, The Net, Pinterest

Sandra Bullock, The Net, Pinterest

But I wouldn’t want to live without internet service. I’ve made some of the best friends of my life online. Originally, I got online (on Facebook) to keep up with my grown kids–our three beautiful daughters Heather, Eden, and Leah. Then they got OFF Facebook and Instagram. (Gen Z says Facebook is a boomer’s social network and made for old people. Many teens aren’t on it.  In a survey, 81% of teens use Instagram and 73% use TikTok.)

Our three beautiful daughters Eden, Leah, and Heather

Our three beautiful daughters Eden, Leah, and Heather

Our teen grandkids are on TikTok, Snapchat and Discord, which I’m not on. I now text our kids and our grandkids (I call them less frequently), and see them whenever we can do lunch or coffee together or I bring them gifts on holidays. (They work full-time and live very busy lives.)

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