A Fresh Update for a Post Pandemic Time

Emily Hiding Under the Chair We certainly aren't post pandemic yet, but surely someday we will be, I hope. My blog hasn't necessarily been hiding under a chair like my cat, but it hasn't been far off from that reality either. Last year, among other things, we worked hard on building a backyard pond, (Deborah's…

Reasons To Chose to Write or Not to Write

So this is the typical blog away from blog post that seems to grace the pages of almost every blog I have ever read. For the first time in the 10-15 years I have been writing on my blog, I took a year off. Though I did stop writing here for a while, I never…

Nothing Motivates Writing Like a New Theme Design

I know to non-bloggers, writing a blog post about blogging is a kin to photographers talking about equipment (which we love to do), but to the rest of the world, it's... boring... that is unless you love photography, or in this case blogging. If you know WordPress, their mantra is Code is Poetry, and maybe…

10 Reasons To Learn Social Media if You Are a Christian

I decided to start a series of sorts on social media and how we the people of the church body use, don't use, or outright diss the majority of the world at this point. I'm hereafter coining this series of sorts as the SMFT (Social Media, Facebook, and Twitter) discussion. Part of the necessity of…

Do We Publish Anything With Meaning and Longevity Today?

How much do we write that has meaning and longevity today? While we aren't, and can't, all be Mark Zuckerberg (see Mark Zuckerberg and the Biblical Meaning of Success), it got me thinking about the value (and noise) we add when it comes to our photos, videos, and  our writing today. Much like photography when…

Please Welcome My Nephew to the World of Photo Blogging

I'm so excited to see my nephew, Jacob, starting his first blog, so everyone please jump over to his newly created blog at http://www.JacobMarchio.com and add it to your reader or leave him a nice comment on his first post. After saving up and getting his first Digital SLR camera, a Nikon D3100 (see the…

Please Welcome My Nephew to the World of Photo Blogging

I'm so excited to see my nephew, Jacob, starting his first blog, so everyone please jump over to his newly created blog at http://www.JacobMarchio.com and add it to your reader or leave him a nice comment on his first post. After saving up and getting his first Digital SLR camera, a Nikon D3100 (see the…

Is True Christianity Represented on CNN, Discovery, and History Channel?

Can we really know the true meaning of Christianity today? The answer of course, is an emphatic yes, of course we can, but the answer always seems to change depending on who you ask. Our culture is filled with blogs and news articles like the CNN "Belief Blog" and the Washington Post "On Faith" section, which…

Your Blog's Uniqueness Rests With Your Story

What makes your blog (or Facebook page for those who don't blog) unique, and therefore something someone else might want to read, learn from, or connect with on a personal level? I'm always looking for ways to make my blog more "authentic" more "unique" for lack of a better phrase. If you blog for any…

Your Blog’s Uniqueness Rests With Your Story

What makes your blog (or Facebook page for those who don't blog) unique, and therefore something someone else might want to read, learn from, or connect with on a personal level? I'm always looking for ways to make my blog more "authentic" more "unique" for lack of a better phrase. If you blog for any…