Thursday, September 13, 2012

How to comment on my blog and see blogger comments

Five reasons to comment on blog posts

  1. Train your brain to join in conversations and think of something interesting to comment on. 
  2. Enjoyable way to socialize, share and practice skills of encouragement. 
  3. Might be beneficial for anyone, worldwide, who may read your comments. 
  4. You may be inspired by reading others comments. 
  5. It’s great for us bloggers to know we are connecting with you. I appreciate it. 
Have you had trouble commenting on blogger sites? Perhaps the following tips will help. 

There is a link that says No comments or, for example, 2 comments at the bottom of each post near the social network sharing icons. Click the link to expand a form where you can comment or see other comments.

In the comment as menu: 
  • You don’t need to have any of the specific profiles listed, but if you do and are logged in, blogger will sign your comment with that information unless you choose one of the next two options. 
  • The Name/URL option will allow you to enter your nickname, first name or full name. If you don’t have a website you can leave the URL space blank.
  • You can also post anonymously. This is my least favorite, because I like to connect a name with a comment.
The word verification code will ask you to prove youre not a robot! Type the numbers and letters you see in the two images. Sometimes it is hard to see what they are. Click the circular arrow icon if you would like to see a different set of pictures to type in. This technical process called CAPTCA is used to minimize automated posting to blogs, forums and wikis, whether as a result of commercial promotion, or harassment and vandalism.

You have the option to preview before publishing. 

Then hit publish. Your comment won’t show up on the site immediately, but it will be visible after approval.

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Thank you for visiting! Feel free to try commenting here or on any of the posts listed in the upper right-hand column of this site in my Blog Archive.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Living proof I “chose life” and thank my grandma and mother for doing so.

My children Laura and Nathan having tire swing and sandbox fun.

Staying healthy with sweet corn and amoxicillin for dinner.

When I grow up, I could be an engineer or a pastor or an artist or a good friend…

Four-generation span shown in this photo. Great Grandma chose life for Mom who chose life for me and I chose life for Laura.

Life is reason to celebrate every moment. The only way to offer an unborn baby a Happy New Year is by choosing life.

I Googled “charity” and came up with 368,000,000 matches. It is amazing how much information is at my fingertips. When I Google “human life” there were 24,000,000 results. Topping the list is an organization dedicated to protecting life from fertilization to natural death.

Why do organizations need to promote life? The answer is because of sin. God gave us The Ten Commandments to help us recognize sin in our lives. Sin takes a gift God has given and uses it in a way God does not want it used. Each commandment also teaches us how God’s gifts are used to His honor and glory.

The Bible’s fifth commandment is You shall not murder. The Lutheran (LCMS) explanation interprets it along with the verses listed below: 
Curb anger, do not harm or kill, hate not, repay not ill with ill. Be patient and of gentle mind, convince your foe that you are kind. Have mercy, Lord!*
Human life is the crowning gift of God’s creation. We are not to end human life through murder, abortion, euthanasia or suicide. Prejudice, bigotry and abuse of those less fortunate are forbidden. We recognize that we can “murder” a person with our thoughts, certainly with our words, and then most dramatically with our actions. As God’s representative, the government has the authority to execute criminals and to wage just wars in order to punish evildoers, protect us, and maintain order. As we continue to receive mercy and kindness in Christ, so we support our neighbors when they need help. (Gen.9:6; Matt. 26:52; Jer. 1:5; Prov. 31:8; Matt. 5:22; 1 John 3:15; Eph. 4:26; Rom.13:4).

We cannot keep the commandments because of sin. Good news is that Jesus Christ sacrificed his perfect life for our sake and rose again on the third day so we may have eternal life.

I was recently invited to participate in an event called “Walk for Life”. It is a great reason to get some exercise and vitamin D (if the sun is shining) along with others who care about life. Every dollar raised will go to support the ever-expanding work of the Pregnancy Service Center. This organization is dedicated to helping meet the needs of those facing an unplanned pregnancy. You can easily donate to help! To learn more about how this organization is sharing the mercy and kindness in Christ by offering education and support to women, visit my page where you can GIVE. You will be happy you did!

*From Martin Luther’s hymn on the Ten Commandments, Here Is the Tenfold Sure Command, Hymn in Lutheran Worship (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1982).