LA, here I come!

After a beautiful few days with my mom, I am now sitting at the Tampa airport waiting to board my flight for LA. Many of you who read this blog also read SlimJim at The Domain for Truth (I highly recommend his blog if you don’t already read it!).

Jimmy and I started reading each other’s blogs in the summer of 2019. After communicating with Jimmy through the blogging world, when churches were shut down due to Covid (Nathan and I were not part of a local body at that time), we asked Jimmy if we could join their online church service. From there I learned about the Tuesday night Bible study and I started attending that. (Praise God I was able to meet a BEAUTIFUL young woman through that Study who spent the 4th of July 2021 with Nathan and I!!!)

From there I heard the adults of the church were sharing their testimonies with the youth and I volunteered to share mine if the church was interested. That was a great moment for me because I have been able to share with the youth since that time. I am so blown away by the youths’ ability to show up on Saturday morning for Study!

The agony and the ecstasy of life is a tension that we continually experience. While I am still sad about my mom, I am absolutely thrilled for the opportunity to visit Jimmy and his family in person. Tears of sorrow will God willing soon be turned to tears of joy. Nathan has to work or otherwise him and I would have come out to visit together.

I can honestly say that I care very deeply for each reader of this blog. I do my very best to write like I talk so that when we meet (whether in this life or in Heaven) you will know it’s me!

Getting to know many of you outside of WordPress has been such an amazing joy and honor! I NEVER in my life imagined the people the Lord would allow me to meet through this platform.

While Covid has changed and disrupted all of our lives, it is not lost on me that blessings have occurred and friendships have formed through it.

Lord God, thank You for this blogging family. Lord God, thank You for all those whom You have allowed meet through WordPress. Thank You God for those who have wanted to communicate further outside of WordPress as well. Thank You God for the ministry of my fellow bloggers. I pray Lord that we will point others to Christ in a manner that glorifies You, encourages the Body and leads the lost to You!!!! Thank You and praise You Lord for Jimmy and his family. Thank You Lord for friendships that have formed through adversity. Thank You Lord for the gift of today. In Jesus’s Name I pray. Amen.

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My name is Mandy Sweigart-Quinn, I live in Lancaster, PA and I am a “Blue Collar Theologian.” I love Jesus! I am passionate about His Word (The Holy Bible)! I come alive when I can encourage others in their walk with Jesus (whether by writing or speaking). As a “Blue Collar Theologian” it is my aim to live/practice/work out my Christian hope with sincerity, authenticity and genuineness. As a “Blue Collar Theologian,” I strive to meet people right where they are (“Incarnational Theology”). I graduated in May 2019 from Capital Seminary and Graduate School with a Master's in Biblical Studies. I am a passionate, excited and enthusiastic person! I love flowers, sports and sunsets. Since January 2, 2018 I have had the privilege of being married to Nathan.

45 thoughts on “LA, here I come!”

      1. I think “If there’s a baseball season” is right. They don’t seem to be making much progress. Grrrr!!!

        That would be fun! As long as we promise that winner does not get to gloat.

        Have fun in LA.

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      2. Well that makes 2 of us. I have seen too many loosing seasons with Braves. But I am loyal. Watch them year in and year out.

        The Braves are only slightly behind with 10,757 losses. I think it is cool that the Philies were origionally the Philadelphia Quakers.


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  1. Hi Mandy, can I piggy back on Michael’s request and get you to give SlimJim a hug for me too! And you’re absolutely right about the unexpected blessings of meeting fellow Christians on WordPress! The difference this fellowship can make is really amazing! Praying you have a safe and blessed trip and followup commentary is anticipated! God bless.

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  2. Trying not to be jealous here. 😏 When I was out West with my sister and we were planning our road trip in her motor home, we were going to try to visit Jimmy’s church, but it wasn’t a good time for him. Someday …
    Have a great trip. I know you will. (Is there anything better than telling people your God stories?!)

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    1. I remember that! It was at a very crazy time and there was so much going on those weeks…seriously that was a time that was very crazy not just with COVID but things with ministry…thank you for your kindness

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  3. Fabulous! What a wonderful WP rendezvous!
    Thank you for posting this news and update. Been praying for you sister and Pastor Slimjim too…but had no you’d be meeting.
    Have a great time Mandy- looking forward to next post, maybe a pic!

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    1. You are such a wonderful friend, Lisa!!!! I long for the day to meet you whether here or in eternity! You are such a wise woman and inspiration to me!!!! Thank you for your prayers!!! Are you visiting your folks this weekend?!


  4. Awesome! I’m glad you landed safely and so happy that you will be meeting our wonderful blogger brother Slim Jim. I was in Beverly Hills with my daughter back in 2014 — BC, Before Covid, which seems like a century ago! LA and the surrounding area is a great place to visit. I wish I had known Slim Jim then. Please give him a hug from me, too ❤

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  5. Amen, Mandy. My favorite part about being a Christian blogger on WP is the interaction I enjoy between my brothers and sisters in Christ. I hope you made it back to LA with no delays. I believe you mean Louisiana? I used to live in Lake Charles and when I told people I was from LA they thought I meant Los Angeles, California!🌴

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