Hammers Finishing Up
A couple weeks ago, I announced that my website was to be remodeled. We’ve been under construction for a while, you can’t imagine the dust as pages came down and got hauled away. After several years, it was obvious that change was needed.
Then, once the mess was cleared, the new materials had to be carted in, fitted into the vacant spots before they could be nailed into place. The noise was ear shattering. And I kept tripping over the new ideas laying around.
But, now I am happy to say that the cutting, pasting and painting is done, (ok, maybe a few tweaks here and there might still be due) and the new site is ready to view.
A Tour and Thanks to the General Contract
I must admit, getting used to the white space after deep color is a new experience. But it is a nice, clean look and feels good. I thank my General Contractor, Gretchen Louise, https://gretchenlouise.com/ for her hard work in bringing my site up to date. She did a great job!
My logo is the same (and you can always get back to the home page by clicking on it), but the new look features Spokane Falls. That’s because I am excited to add a whole new section called “The Inland Empire Story.” Since childhood, it has been my aspiration to write fiction stories set in my own hometown and surrounding area.
I love to see how history becomes one big panorama of God’s great design for mankind. Stories abound, at least one per person. The tales I would like to tell were lived right here in the old Inland Empire. Some might even include some of my family history. I plan to interview the people I write about and post them as the books come together. What fun!
Did You Know?
There was a huge debate about the name of this western town back in 1890. Some civic leaders thought Spokane would be easier to work with. But others liked the then current Spokan Falls.
- The river rushed through the town with magnificent falls (and still does!)
- If an “e” was added at the end, it would be constantly mispronounced.
After a century of living in Spokane, I wonder how many of us would have voted for Spokan Falls as a name?
Upheld in Continued Blogging
My Upheld Blog will continue, as always. It’s been my great pleasure to write about things that God has impressed me to impart as well as sharing those things I’ve learned from family and friends.
A section for non-fiction books remains and more great wisdom (at least that’s what I hope I am and will continue to communicate!) should flow from this pen—er—computer in future.
A book page has been added as well. One of these days, maybe I’ll have a string of books like Tracie Peterson or Debbie Macomber or Jerry Jenkins on my website. Why not?
I’m also excited to have a few books from other authors to review this Autumn. So watch for those, and maybe you’ll even be intrigued enough to put your name in to win a copy of them.
And one of my stories was included in an anthology called “Short and Sweet Too” which should be available soon. Naturally, I’ll post that everywhere possible.
God is good. I do feel blessed to have opportunities now to do some of the things I’ve always wanted to do. May it all honor Him.
I think that’s it for now. If you are reading this now, you are on my new site. Please do take a few minutes to look around. I’m glad you are here.
“You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power; For You created all things. And by Your will they exist and were created” Revelation 4:11.