Hi, I'm Verna V Nickelberry, I am the Founder and Editorial Director of ORDINARY PEOPLE magazine, but more important than that I am a firm believer that when you a sense of Faith you can accomplish that which you set out to accomplish! So, Ask Me Anything!

Verna V. Nickelberry
Mar 12, 2018

One of my favorite scriptures in the Bible is Hebrews 11: 1 which states " Faith is the substance of things hoped for the evidence of things not seen." (KJV) 

Having a Faith NOW, at that moment when it seems impossible that what you HOPE for will not take place, but your FAITH is the evidence that it will take place although you don't see it!  Faith is having the confidence or having the trust that you will get through any situation even when it looks impossible. It is a strong belief in something or someone. No matter what is happening around you, your faith will keep your standing. 

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What do you believe about humanity is quickly becoming obsolete?
Mar 17, 1:04PM EDT0
What are some of the most common misconceptions when it comes to having faith?
Mar 15, 6:56PM EDT0
What was something you were completely certain of until you found out you were wrong and what did you do after that realization?
Mar 14, 10:17AM EDT0

Hello Christian, it would be my last relationship. I was completely certain that this is it! Only to be broken hearted. Of course, I cried for months, but I begin to cry out to God to "Save" me because I felt that I was not going to make it. I asked Him to send me some ministering sisters, my phone starting ringing and one by one my girlfriends in Christ was calling saying "you were on my mind, are you ok" which made me cry even the more. Long story short, their encouraging words gave me the strength that I needed at that time. I can honestly say if I didn't know how to call on God for help and having the faith that He would deliver, and having a true relationship with Him, not sure where I would be. 

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Mar 15, 12:55PM EDT0
When was the last time you were hopelessly emotionally lost and how did you overcome it?
Mar 14, 9:32AM EDT0

Hello Petar,  it would be the passing of my mother.  She was my best friend, my "road dog", my teacher of sewing, cooking, my go-to person. I prayed a lot for peace in my heart and came to the realization that my mother is in a better place.  

Mar 15, 1:21PM EDT0
What are the different sections inside your magazine? What is the content all about?
Mar 12, 12:35PM EDT0

Hello Aminah, inside we have, For Your Health, Miracles & Blessings, Consider This..., Inspirational Word, In The Spotlight, and our contributing writers have their own columns.

Mar 12, 7:48PM EDT0
Is faith alone enough? What about other values like hard work? Do you think 'luck' plays a role as well?
Mar 12, 11:41AM EDT0

Hello Kenza_Assa, no, faith alone is not enough, you must also put in the work, "Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone."  James 2:17 (KJV)  

Kenza_Assa, I don't believe in "luck." I believe in blessings!

Mar 12, 7:52PM EDT0
What do you think of other religions and other scriptures like the Quran? Are they still valid to you?
Mar 12, 7:04AM EDT0

Hello Danijela, I believe we all have the right to worship as we like.  I've only read a few scriptures in the Quran, but not enough to quote. 

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Mar 12, 7:54PM EDT0
How do you come up with the front cover design for your magazine?
Mar 12, 6:54AM EDT0

Hello Anas, we always feature "ordinary people" on the cover, I let the Spirit lead me. I'm on the cover this quarter only because. my board felt that we should start the year this way, so going forward I will be on the cover every first quarter.  In October our cover is dedicated to cancer survivors.  You can see our old issues at www.issuu.com/vnickelberry

Mar 12, 8:00PM EDT0
What is the nicest and most meaningful feedback from a reader that you have received?
Mar 12, 5:18AM EDT0

Hello Van, one reader indicated that she had read one issue three times. Another reader stated that an article about "Surviving Breast Cancer" helped her to deal with her own Breast Cancer illness. 

Mar 12, 8:05PM EDT0
Is it lucrative to run an online magazine? Does it pay the bills?
Mar 12, 3:28AM EDT0

Hello Van, it is for me, but Ordinary People is more than a job, it's my assignment for God. It's has become my passion, to share stories from "ordinary people" and the extraordinary things that many are doing in their neighborhoods.  

Mar 12, 8:09PM EDT0
How many issues do you have? How frequently do you publish?
Mar 11, 11:09PM EDT0

Hello Patricia, to date we have 20 issues. We are published 4 times a year.  Here are some of our old issue www.issuu.com/vnickelberry. I hope that you enjoy reading them. 

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Mar 12, 8:10PM EDT0
Have you always been religious?
Mar 11, 5:21PM EDT0

Hello Majas, I won't say that I am "religious" but that I am spiritual. I believe the Risien Christ Jesus. I am grounded and rooted in the Word of Christ Jesus.  I was brought up in church, I develop a personal relationship with God as I grew/got older.  

Mar 12, 8:14PM EDT0
Do you think that one can accomplish absolutely anything as long as the faith is there?
Mar 11, 4:27PM EDT0

Hello Boriszavisin, yes + work. Faith without works is dead. 

"Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone."  James 2:17 (KJV)

Mar 12, 8:16PM EDT0
What inspired you as a founder to create Ordinary People Magazine?
Mar 11, 1:41PM EDT0

Hello Hasan2082, Ordinary People Magazine found me. As it was given to me as an assignment/vision of/by God. 

Mar 11, 2:28PM EDT0
Why did you choose to start a magazine instead of a regular website, for example?
Mar 11, 1:40PM EDT0

Hasan2082,  I'm following the instructions that were/are being given.  

Mar 11, 2:30PM EDT0
What marketing strategies do you use for Ordinary People?
Mar 11, 12:37PM EDT0

Hello Oljavera, we have an Art Director, six Contributing Writers, 2 sales Directors, and our Editor-In-Chief.

Mar 11, 12:57PM EDT0

Hello Oljavera, I don't have a particular marketing strategy.  Word of mouth works well for us. We use all Social Media, we promote at our events and other events. We offer yearly subscription.  

Mar 11, 2:34PM EDT0
Who else is on the team for Ordinary People?
Mar 11, 12:18PM EDT0

Hello Laraloum, we have an Art Director, six Contributing Writers, 2 sales Directors, and our Editor-In-Chief. 

Mar 11, 12:58PM EDT0
What are some challenges you faced while running Ordinary People magazine?
Mar 11, 10:01AM EDT0

Hello Alexey, one challenge, I would say is ensuring that we reach our published date and that our content is relevant for our readers. 

Mar 11, 1:02PM EDT0
Has your faith ever let you down before?
Mar 11, 9:53AM EDT0

Hello Jasnazugic, no, my faith has never let me down. Delay does not mean a denial.  I have learned to trust the process. 

Mar 11, 1:04PM EDT0
Have you faced any personal challenges in your life where your faith got you through?
Mar 11, 8:42AM EDT0

Hello Sarah Grasys, YES! In "going through" I continue to Praise God and thank Him, knowing that as long as I keep a positive attitude I will make it through whatever situation I may be in. 

Mar 11, 1:08PM EDT0
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