But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Monday, 12 September 2016 02:00

Join Automattic’s Worldwide WP 5k 2016

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The Worldwide WordPress 5k (#WWWP5k) is back and better than ever!

Any time between Monday, September 19th to Sunday, September 25th, lace up your running/walking/hiking/hopping shoes and join us for the 5k blogged about around the world!

Automatticians are planning to hit the trail on...

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Friday, 09 September 2016 02:00

Field Notes: Junior Innovation Camp

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Automatticians, the people who build WordPress.com, participate in events and projects around the world every day. Periodically, they report back on the exciting things they do when not in front of a computer.

Today I’d like to share some experiences we had during the Junior Innovator Camp...

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We’re excited to announce a newly launched Customizer panel called Content Options.

The Content Options section gives you an easy way to make small visual modifications across your site—like hiding the post date or displaying an excerpt instead of a full post, with no custom CSS needed!

Th...

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Monday, 29 August 2016 01:59

Introducing: Data for Breakfast!

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The Data Team at Automattic is pleased to announce a new blog for everyone who loves data! Data for Breakfast will feature posts about our data stack, trends in WordPress.com usage, and whatever currently tickles our data fancy. We’re data scientists and engineers with a passion for our...

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Tuesday, 23 August 2016 02:00

Level Up with Blogging U.

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Thousands of bloggers have used Blogging U’s step-by-step email courses to get started, grow as writers, create beautiful websites, learn the ins and outs of WordPress.com, push their photography skills, and more.

There are ten different courses currently available, for folks of all...

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If you’ve been looking for the perfect address for your blog, it’s about to get even easier. Millions of new .blog domain names (like yourname.blog) will be availablethis November — and starting today, you can apply to secure your own domain name.

Just go to get.blog and apply to...

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Your Instagram account is a great way to share your life, products, and services online. With all that great content, why not showcase your Instagram account on your website or blog? Learn three ways WordPress.com makes it easy and discover other sites that are doing it well.

Activate the Instagram...

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Wednesday, 10 August 2016 02:00

Browser Notifications on WordPress.com

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Today we’re launching a feature that will show instant notifications for new comments and likes — even when you are not actively using WordPress.com. Browser notifications give you a real-time sense of your readers’ reactions, allowing you to stay more engaged with your audience....

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Wednesday, 27 July 2016 02:00

Field Notes: Podcast Movement 2016

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Automatticians, the people who build WordPress.com, participate in events and projects around the world every day. Periodically, they report back on the exciting things they do in the community. This week, we share our experience at the Podcast Movement 2016 conference.

People use WordPress.com...

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Wednesday, 13 July 2016 02:00

Engineering Happiness en Español

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As part of our effort to build a localized Spanish-speaking support team, the Happiness Hiring team at Automattic recently had the opportunity to connect with WordPress communities in Argentina and Spain. From speaking engagements to networking events, our trip was a great way...

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Hello, friends . As I am sure you have probably have heard by now, TBN co-founder, Jan Crouch, has suffered a massive stroke. My heart goes out to her family, and I pray she is able to call out to the Lord in the devastating condition she is in.

While this is a turn of events that is tragic and unwanted, I feel it necessary to point out that this

Sunday, 10 January 2016 15:07

Red Light: False Prophet Alert

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I feel it necessary to call your attention to a charismatic pastor who is beginning to draw in an ample amount of spotlight.  This pastor’s name is Shawn Bolz.  (I’d like to tip my hat to Wallace Revels for introducing me to this man, for if he had not shared a video of Bolz on Facebook and warned his readers to

Saturday, 26 September 2015 19:11

Did Todd Bentley REALLY Raise the Dead? Featured

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On Facebook this week, a friend posted a video supposedly showing Todd Bentley, of Lakeland Outpouring fame, purportedly raising a man from the dead in Pakistan.  I’m going to attempt to season this post with as much grace as possible, for there are many things I could say in the heat of the moment that would render any sense I could

Sunday, 20 September 2015 15:05

Tweeters Tweet the Dumbest Things: Rachel Held Evans Featured

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I was browsing Twitter and came across this gem retweeted by “Progressive Christianity” darling, Rachel Held Evans.

Now Evans has made it a point to distance herself from biblical Christianity as taught in the bible; instead, she chooses to adopt a position that questions biblical salvation and the authority of Scripture.  She is

Thursday, 20 August 2015 16:36

Creflo Dollar: Cause I’m Worth All That!

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Creflo Dollar has made the news the last several months for soliciting funds to purchase a new jet.  Dollar has his sights on a Gulfstream G650, which has a robust price tag of $65 million. After Dollar’s ministry, World Changers Church International (WCI), asked his followers to cover the bill, they suffered substantial media

Monday, 17 August 2015 16:39

Tweeters Tweet the Dumbest Things

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Browsing through Twitter can sometimes be an eye-rolling experience.  Did you know that it is entirely possible to say really dumb things in 140 characters or less?  I took some screenshots to illustrate my point.

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Honestly, this one was just way too easy!  If I’m trying to avoid online, telephone, or social media

Monday, 17 August 2015 16:08

Caught in the Cross Hairs

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Discernment blogging can be a thankless task sometimes.  Well, more often than you think.  We expect to take fire from the people we feature on our blogs, but sometimes the “good guys” take aim at us.

The following article is from blogger Marsha West, and she discusses this issue more in depth.  I’ll post a snippet

When I read this article, I figured the church in question would be a charismatic, seed-faith church.  Not this time.  The First African Baptist Church has removed long-time member Josephine King because, in the words of her pastor, she “‘has shown non-support'” towards the church in the areas of “‘constant

Tuesday, 11 August 2015 15:33

Long Time No See – Huh?

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It feels strange to be blogging again.  So, where have I been?  Well, I’ve been on Facebook, Snapchat, Facetime, Twitter, etc.  I just haven’t blogged in a while.

For those of you who have reached out and asked me to blog again, thank you.  I appreciate your kind words.  Life took over with a new job, new home,