Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Interview with Marja Verschoor Meijers.

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Marja Verschoor-Meijers

We begin this month of June with getting to know more about author and blogger Marja Verschoor-Meijers. Those who read her blog, Fresh Insights On Ancient Truths, come away with greater thoughts on the issues she discusses.

Let's get started!

Thank you Marja for taking the time to answer some questions for us.

QS:   Please, tell us about yourself.

MVM:Well, I was born and raised in The Netherlands and a life of adventures and traveling took me all over the world; from Norway to Nepal, from Canada to Chile and from Singapore to Switzerland. For many years, we called Southern California our home, where my husband was a mechanic in off road racing and I started writing books.

QS: How long have you been writing?
MVM: As long as I remember, I enjoyed writing… anything, from poetry to short stories to articles and essays, but I started to write my first book back in 2004.

QS:  In what genre do you write?
MVM; Christian non-fiction. My books are mainly Bible studies and tools for spiritual growth.

QS:  Do you have a ‘day job?’
MVM: In the year I turned fifty I started my own business. I offer services in text writing, translation, administrative and project support. I work for various customers.

QS: What have you written before this?
MVM: Spirit of Truth is my sixth book in a series about the Ten Commandments in the 21st century. I have also written several Bible study books in the Dutch language. Several of my books have been translated into German, Italian, Spanish, Polish, and Russian.

QS:  Do you write a blog? Please give us the address.
MVM: This past month I celebrated 10 years of blogging. It started with my blog Fresh Insights on Ancient Truths and later I added a Dutch blog, as well as a blog about our non-profit organization Traveling Light. We offer financial support, practical help and spiritual encouragement to ministries in need all over Europe (well, all the way to Kazakhstan) and the Mediterranean.

QS:  Tell us about your family. (Married or single,)

MVM: I have been together with my husband Jan for 30 years, we have no children, but enjoy a big (and growing) family on both sides.

QS: Thank you, Marja. On my next blog entry, I will share a review of Marja's latest book, Spirit of Truth,


  1. Dear Celcelia, thank for hosting me on your blog, it is an honor. I have been reading your blog for quite a while and your posts are always kind, true and to the point. Thank you.

    1. Marja: Thank you for your kind words.

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  2. Hi Marja & Cecelia - Great interview! I enjoyed learning more about you. Have a blessed day. :)

    1. Thank you, Susan. It was a treat to get to know Marja better.Blessings to you and yours.

    2. Thanks for stopping by Susan, I am glad Cecelia is such a gracious host!

  3. Thanks for interviewing Marja, Cecelia! She is a favorite blogger of mine, and a sweet lady.

    1. Jeanette: Thank you for your kind comment. She is among the ones I always want to read.

    2. Hey Jeanette, glad to see you here and I appreciate your kind words.

  4. It's wonderful to learn more about Marja! Thank you both for a lovely interview. :)

    1. Karen: I'm glad you enjoyed it. I enjoyed doing it. Blessings.

    2. Well Karen, Cecelia sent me some good questions to ponder!


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