To My Fellow Christian Bloggers

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I have for years enjoyed sharing, with my readers, posts by other Christian bloggers. It pleased me to think I was widening their audience, and you all seemed very happy about it.

But now I can’t share your posts, and it’s not my fault.

First WordPress took away my Reblog function. Something about “you’re on a business plan, you’re not allowed reblog.” Then I discovered the “Share” button, that little symbol that looks like this >, and as long as I was sharing Christian posts that appeared on my Reader, it was just as good as a reblog.

But yesterday I was told I don’t have “Share” anymore–because the hoozit isn’t shebangled with the booscus and a hay-na-nonny and a ha-cha-cha. Oh, they’d let me have “Share” if I used their brand-new totally-impossible-to-understand “Block Editor.” I’ve seen it. I couldn’t use that if my life depended on it.

I have tried to explain to the WP Happiness Engineers. “This is your technology, not mine. I am just a passenger–and you don’t ask the passenger to come out of the plane and do maintenance on the jet engine. You need to be more user-friendly!” They say they’ll see what they can do, to allow me to Share even if I’m using the standard editing format that I’ve used for years. Betcha if their boss told them to find a way or else, they’d find one. But I’ll be very much surprised if they actually solve my problem for me.

So, guys, that’s why I’m not sharing your posts anymore: I want to, but I can’t. They won’t let me.

All I can do is keep pestering WordPress about it.

Bible Contradiction? Who is the first and the last? — The Domain for Truth

For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: Who is the first and the last? Here are the answers which the skeptic believes indicate a Bible contradiction: God ““Listen to Me, O Jacob, even Israel whom I called; I am He, I am the first, I am also the last.” […]

via Bible Contradiction? Who is the first and the last? — The Domain for Truth

From our friend, SlimJim, who’s been whacking away at the Skeptic Annotated Bible.

Jesus said, “I and the Father are one” (John 10:30). End of contradiction.

Now Faith = Now Blessings — Christian Magazine – Godinterest

The goal of every believer is to please God. We are told that faith is what pleases God. It gives substance to the things we hope for and makes them tangible. Faith opens the door to God’s favour and shows our dependence on Him. The Bible tells us we’ve all been given a measure of faith,…

via Now Faith = Now Blessings — Christian Magazine – Godinterest

This has long been one of my favorite Bible verses: “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” (Hebrews 11:1)

On the accusation if someone say there’s violence they are “Far Right” — The Domain for Truth

An insight from our friend SlimJim…

Three weeks ago I saw some keep sharing on Social media shared a link from Oregon Live titled “Feds, right-wing media paint Portland as ‘city under siege.’ A tour of town shows otherwise.” Basically this article dismissed those who are concern about the riot in Portland as right wing. I never thought it would happen: […]

via On the accusation if someone say there’s violence they are “Far Right” — The Domain for Truth

Still Can’t Reblog

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I’ve just spent an hour and a half with the WordPress happiness engineer trying to restore my ability to reblog. Nothing doing.

The post I try to reblog, in its travels from my colleague’s page to mine… simply disappears. I just tried to reblog Kristi Ann’s Haven and the same thing happened: it disappeared. Meanwhile, her page thinks the reblog was successful. *Sigh*

The problem turns out to be much more complicated than the engineer first thought, so WordPress will have to get back to me on this. It’d be nice if they could solve it.

So, for all my friends out there who’ve been wondering why I’ve stopped reblogging their posts–I haven’t stopped. I’ve been stopped.

I’m Trying, Honest

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If you’re wondering why I haven’t reblogged any posts from Christian bloggers lately, well, I’m trying! WordPress hasn’t been letting me do it. I go through all the steps, and on the original blog the message appears: the post has been reblogged on my site. Only of course it hasn’t. It’s been shot off somewhere into cyber-limbo.

I won’t even describe what I have to do now to get a post published. And I’d better hurry up with this one!

Testing, Testing…

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I hope this computer isn’t going mad again. I just tried to reblog a post from our friend SlimJim’s Domain for Truth blog. On his page it says I was successful. But on my page, no sign of it. Where did it go?

Floating around in cyberspace somewhere…

I tried to do it over, but all I got was a statement that I’d already done it–when of course I hadn’t, because if I had, it ought to be there.

Well, let’s see if this post gets posted. *sigh*

The Church during the days of Corona Virus: Pray for those who are unemployed

Our friend SlimJim (Domain for Truth blog) reminds us of a critical prayer need. We pray that the suddenly unemployed get their jobs back as soon as this crisis is over.  –LD

(I add that if America can’t recover from the virus panic… nobody can.)