weary body, weary mind

“You change your life by changing your heart.”
St. Benedict of Nursia

(moss / Julie Cook / 2020)

First let me start by stating that I am NOT a fan of this new writing format that WP has imposed upon its bloggers.

The old format was user friendly and easy to navigate. It allowed me to focus on what I wanted to share without having to jump through a myriad of hoops of pop-up toolbars and then waste time hunting options in order to simply put up a humble post.

In a word…aggravating.

I thought when this new format business first came on the site a few weeks back, I had figured out how to simply stick with the tried, true and familiar setup–happily, I pecked away at posts…that was until Sunday afternoon. All I wanted to do was to have a post ready for Monday.

Then poof–there it was… the new format and nowhere could I find how to get back to my old and familiar posting format.

But hey, it’s 2020 right?! Crap happens, obviously.

So the yard sale came and went Saturday and this poor body of mine has seen better days. And that is probably one reason as to why I got more than irritated Sunday evening when all I wanted to do was put together a brief post, only to discover that some happy helper had the bright idea of reinventing the wheel in my happy little corner of the blogosphere.

Maybe it’s just a concerted plan to quiet my voice of discontent as I do tend to enter my bully pulpit here. I tend to sound the clarion call—calling on the body of Believers to action.

Take the Lewis quote below.

When I went to paste the quote into the body of the post, it went into a box. When I went to preview it, the quote was minus the box but was smaller than the rest of the type body of the post.

So what’s up with that?

And thus I hunted and pecked around to see how to remove the stupid box. Frustratingly, I couldn’t find any way to do so anywhere on the page–I even accidentally erased the quote twice.

Maybe the happy helpers are hoping to wear me down so I’ll just say to heck with blogging. A slick attempt to quiet the conservative voices of the Believers.

And yes, I am obviously tired as now I must be hallucinating–happy helpers wanting to silence me…hummmm

And make that three times I erased it.

I’m giving up for the night…

“Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes in to rebuild that house. At first, perhaps, you can understand what He is doing. He is getting the drains right and stopping the leaks in the roof and so on: you knew that those jobs needed doing and so you are not surprised. But presently he starts knocking the house about in a way that hurts abominably and does not seem to make sense. What on earth is He up to? The explanation is that He is building quite a different house from the one you thought of – throwing out a new wing here, putting on an extra floor there, running up towers, making courtyards. You thought you were going to be made into a decent little cottage but He is building a palace. He intends to come and live in it Himself.”
C. S. Lewis, p. 205
Mere Christianity