New Year, New Look (and where’s that search bar?)


By now (hopefully!), you’ve noticed that the blog has a bit of a new look to it. I like to “redecorate” every now and then. Many of you have offered kind words of encouragement on the new look. Thank you!

Just a couple of things to know as you’re cruising around…

•In addition to the new design, I upgraded from a free hosting plan to a hosting plan that removes those pesky ads you’re used to seeing if you don’t have an ad blocker. And that plan ain’t cheap. If you’d like to kick in a little spare change through PayPal or Patreon to help defray that cost, I’d be most grateful. (Just as a reminder, I don’t make any income from blogging, I don’t sell books or other resources, and I don’t put resources behind a paywall.)

•Are you searching for the search bar? My apologies if you haven’t been able to find it. The configuration of the blog is different if you’re using a desktop/laptop than if you’re using a tablet or phone.

On the desktop/laptop layout, there’s a handy little sidebar with all kinds of helpful links running down the right side of the page. The search bar is at the very top of that sidebar:

On the tablet and phone layout, they have taken that sidebar and moved the whole thing (including the search bar) from the side of the page to the bottom of the page. Here’s what that looks like if you’re looking for the search bar:

But I thought that might be a little cumbersome to find, so I added a second search bar to hopefully make things a little easier. On all layouts, the second search bar is at the very bottom of the page, right above the social media icons:

So just to recap, there are now two search bars on the blog for your searching convenience. For desktop/laptop users, there’s one at the top and one at the bottom. For phone/tablet users there’s one at the bottom and one almost at the bottom. And, in case you forget, I’ve added a search bar link in the blue menu bar at the top of this page to remind you:

Hope this helps solve the mystery of the missing search bar! :0)

11 thoughts on “New Year, New Look (and where’s that search bar?)”

  1. In our Pentecostal Church, there is a single Christian lady in her mid 30’s who has no man in her life, who got pregnant through IVF. She is not lesbian. She wanted desperately to have a baby and didn’t want to wait for the adoption process so got pregnant by IVF. After 6 tries, she was successful and is now 7 months along and proud of her baby “bump”.

    Our Pastor is new to our congregation and may not be aware of how this lady became pregnant.

    I as a part of the congregation I am not sure how to handle this process or speak to her about it after the fact.

    Some other ladies her own age are so excited for her and congratulating her etc. What she has done is not biblical. She has posted her whole process of getting pregnant on Facebook, which I also don’t agree with. She has received so many words of encouragement and congratulations.

    How should I deal with this now that it has already happened? If they organize a baby shower – I will not attend but want to be Christianly about this. Can you give me some ideas of what to say?


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