There isn't anything quite so boring as viewing websites full of links. Link. Description. Link. Description. Link. Descr— Well, you get the idea. If you have such a list on your website, you might seek to spice them up with screenshots to give a bit of pop to further encourage your users to follow the … Continue reading Adding a Website Snapshot Shortcode to WordPress
Content warning: This post contains a photograph from a Westboro Baptist protest which is used as an example of what not to do. It contains language which is offensive. Over a decade ago, while I yet called myself a Christian, I was onto something good: a realization that homophobic protests and otherwise aggressive "evangelism" were … Continue reading Missing the Point
Christianity is fascinating. The stories of the Bible, the miracles and teachings described throughout? It's endlessly curious, with more nuance than it is often given credit for, particularly among my fellow unbelievers. Far too often, unbelievers pick up on caricatures of Christianity -- shallow exaggerations or distortions that can be easily mocked in textbook examples … Continue reading A Tale of Two Worldviews
In responding to a user's search, I look to the Bible to determine whether God will ever give us more than we can handle.
A cosmic cloud of gases condenses under its own gravity, forming a star. Generations upon generations of single-celled organisms lead to multi-cellular complex life. And your humble blog has grown beyond its seminal inspiration. Change happens, and you don't have to find yourself in a situation where if you decide to change the name of … Continue reading How to Add a Site Name Shortcode to WordPress
Oh man, what a week it's been, and it's only Tuesday! The fun began on Saturday, with my wife Jade and I taking the whole day together to celebrate her birthday. Well, I won't say the whole day; we both slept in, but she let me sleep until well past noon. Whoopsie. A little later … Continue reading Our Day Out
Ugh. Just ugh. I've been fighting a sore throat and sinus drainage thing this week, and today, I was feverish when I woke up so I stayed home from work. I hated to do that as I have this coming Saturday off anyway, but I also wanted to give myself a chance to just recover … Continue reading A Sick Day Spent in Final Fantasy VII Nostalgia
I trust you had a wonderful Valentine's Day, if you celebrated it. I spent the day at work, but my loverly wife Jade and I found time beforehand -- well, during her lunch break -- to go out for lunch at a newer restaurant here in town. I ordered a club sandwich, and it was … Continue reading A Banner Year for the Beckmans.
What is there to say? I think about writing a lot. I read my old posts, reflect upon all of the changes in outlook I've had since writing them. When I do think of something to say, I dump it into an all-too-often hastily written Facebook post, then I call it a day. Facebook "markets" … Continue reading What Is There to Say?
I am not, though, altogether sure what here is or what here should be. Of course, that's always been true; a cursory foray into the archives here will reveal that. Part of me wants to scrap what is past and start anew, but every time I have done that -- at least a dozen times across various … Continue reading I’m Still Here