Been a bit quiet here…

Yeah I know, I haven’t posted in a while. It’s just things have been so busy everytime I visit thinking I’ll post something I’m just so tired – too tired to think let alone type :lol:! Anyway, what have I been up to that’s kept me so busy? Well aside from church stuff I’ve been working on a website for my brother-in-law in the evenings. He’s got a cabinet making business and asked me to design a simple website for him that’s easy to maintain. I just finished most of it last night – when it goes live I’ll post a link.

Another thing that’s been keeping me busy is cutting wood in preparation for winter. My house has a woodstove and it is by far the most economical way of heating our old house. So between cutting/splitting wood and preparing the house for winter I’ve been kept pretty busy outside as well. The upside to this is I’m getting lots of needed excercise and fresh air!
Meanwhile…other things that have been percolating in my brain in the last little while – get ready here comes a list…

  1. I’m getting sick of the first theme I designed. I learned a lot doing it – but it’s a little bit more clunky than I envisioned. Unfortunately I don’t really have the time to do anything about it right now – but I definitely see a new layout down the road.
  2. I’m really liking WordPress and the thought that’s gone into it’s core code. The more I examine it’s innards the more I appreciate the quality word that’s been done therein – even though my noobness means I don’t understand a lot of it :lol:. Nevertheless I like working with wordpress so much I’m strongly considering converting my church website over to wordpress from phpnuke. Along with a couple other things…
  3. I’ve registered a new domain – unashamedsermons.com – which for now points to gohpc.net where unashamed sermons is found. However – I think I’m going to move Unashamed Sermons to a seperate website from my church website again. Unashamed Online is okay but with the integration it really isn’t serving the purpose for which I created it and hoped would take place. It’s a rather clunky place for visitors to find out any information about our church and creates extra steps for people who use Unashamed Sermons to get to the content. By seperating the two I can focus on making unashamedsermons.com the hub for pastors/teachers/and students of God’s word as a resource containing not only my messages but other focused material that fits that group of people. And I can focus on gohpc.net as being the primary information center for my church. I have a few ideas that I think will make wordpress a really cool solution for both instances. If you are a visitor/member of unashamed online don’t worry I’m not going to do anything to it until I have everything up and running with the new ones.
  4. One thing that I’ve had on the backburner for a while is an online catalog of our church library. I was developing a module for php-nuke but since stumbling on wordpress I’m considering scrapping everything I’ve done so far (which isn’t too much thank goodness) and yes you guessed it – create it in wordpress. I’m excited about the possibilities.

Of course while those things are on my mind there’s one problem. The time-factor. My only opportunity for doing these kinds of things it at night after the kids have gone to bed. Oh well, I’ll plug away at it when I can!

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Darren

My name is Darren Ethier. I'm the owner of roughsmootheng.in. I'm the father of four children and husband of the most beautiful woman in the world. My passion is technology and it's strategic use in ministry. I also love anything to do with leadership and the wise use of words. I'm also the developer of the popular WordPress plugin Organize Series. Since THAT'S not enough to keep me busy I also work as a core developer for a great plugin called Event Espresso

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