WordPress has updated its software to use what they call Gutenberg editor. We’ll be evaluating it over the next few weeks, but some say it’s not a good move. It appears to complicate usage for people who just want to get in and write.

So if you see some bumps in our sites, please be patient. We use WP on most everything we do online. So far, the update has been made only to my personal site. We may put off changes, or install the classic editor to see how long we can put off the inevitable.

Change is a constant. There can be downsides to change, and sometimes it can provide great opportunity. If these modifications to WP represent a watershed, we’ll look for the silver lining in the cloud.

“for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure” Php 2.13 ESV.

In some circles of Christians, Philippians 2.12 is a favorite. It is a good and wonderful Bible verse needed to show others the importance of dedicated effort toward salvation. “Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling,” …

Sometimes, however, a period is added after verse 12 and verse 13 is forgotten. The tendency which separates the two verses comes from an emphasis on human effort divorced from the empowerment that God provides. But the two verses are one sentence. Continue reading

READ: “Therefore, although God has overlooked such times of ignorance, he now commands all people everywhere to repent” Acts 17.30 NET.

THINK: Repentance, a commandment of God, is the decision to change. We abandon idols (our preferences) in order to serve God, 1Th 1.9-10. God no longer permits the ignorance of the past. Continue reading