Trouble With the New Editor Window

Normally, I use the old editor window to create and publish my posts. I DO NOT like the new one. However, I’ve noticed this past month that even when I publish from the old editor, if I try to “edit” the post later, WP gives me no choice but to use the new editor window.

That being the case, I assume they are switching over to the new one completely very soon, so I’ve been trying to publish from it as well. But I often cannot get it to publish my posts when I tell it to. I keep telling it to publish “Immediately,” but it keeps trying to schedule a post for a later time. I have the problem most on this “Hangin’ Out With God” blog, but I have it part of the time on my “In Love With Words” site as well.

Is anyone else having the same trouble?

I’m supposed to start a new blogging class soon, teaching several students how to create and maintain a blog, and I normally have my students use WordPress — mainly because the people who blog here are so friendly and interactive.  But if the editor window is not going to work correctly, I’m not going to be able to have my students use WP. They’ll be defeated before they start.

I can’t seem to find any place that lets me actually talk to a real technician who might KNOW what he’s talking about. All I can find are windows to type in a question to ask about the problem on a forum. One other blogger on a forum shared her ideas of possible solutions, but they didn’t work, and she’s as fed up with all this so-called “improved” stuff they’ve loaded us down with as I am.

If anyone has found a solution to the problem — or you know how I can actually communicate with a WP technician — let me know.

What I really wish — along with thousands of other bloggers apparently — is that they would just go back to what they had before this year and let us get back to simple blogging. Since all the changes, it takes at least 2 or 3 clicks in different places to get to things that were one click away before. And then things don’t work correctly.

If you have any practical advice, I’d appreciate your sharing it.

Thanks a lot.

Does God REALLY Care About You?

TERRY'S TINY PURPLE STRIPThe God who took the time and effort to put so much beauty into such a tiny flower is the God who cares about every little part of you and your life.

“Therefore, humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God … casting the whole of your care on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully.”  (Amp.)

By the way, did you notice God’s definition of the word “humble”?
So many people seem to think that to be humble means  to look down on ourselves and consider ourselves worthless subjects who deserve all the problems we’re facing — to say of ourselves that we’re not worthy for God to help us.  However, God says true humility is the understanding that we cannot fix our own problems, but that we have a Father who loves us so much that He wants to fix all of them for us. So true humility gladly and with great thanksgiving, turns every problem, care, and anxiety over to Him — fully expecting Him to deliver us.



Happy Resurrection Day!!!

Originally posted on In Love With Words!:


We don’t have to do anything to earn acceptance and love from the Creator of the universe.

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemned the world; but that the world through Him might be saved. He that believes on Him is not condemned.”  (John 3:16-18).

“Therefore, if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature; old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. And all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself by Jesus Christ.  … God was in Christ reconciling the world unto Himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them.  … For He has made Him [Jesus Christ] to be sin for us … that we might be made the righteousness of…

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Sabbath Rest Invitaional – Week 5

Today is the final “Sabbath Rest Invitational” Post. I hope these March offerings have helped you relax and let the stress go for a while. If you have a picture or text of any kind that represents rest to you, please share it on this post. Just post it on your own blog and come over here to paste the link in the “Comments” window.

Here’s my restful gift for this week:


“Be Still and know that I am God.”  (Psalm 46:10)

I’ve come to the end of myself, Lord.
I’ve come to the end of my road.
To the place that my strength’s too depleted
To wield the sword of Your Word.

I’ve come to the end of my struggle,
And there’s no earthly place I can turn.
But Your strength’s made perfect in weakness;
That’s one lesson, Lord, I have learned.

So reach down for me in Your grace, Lord,
And Your mercy that’s new every day.
Come in Your omniscient power, Lord.
You fight the battle; I’ll praise.

When there’s nothing left of me, I find it’s true
That all I ever really need is You.


Sabbath Rest Invitational — Week 4

Today is the next to the last posting in the “Sabbath Rest Invitational” series.  If you have a picture, quote, song, poem, or prose piece that represents “Rest” to you, please share it.  Post on your own blog and come over here and paste the link to it in the “Comments” section below.


BOY & DOG FISHING - summer yellow

Tired little boys and puppy dogs do it so well.

Sabbath Rest Invitational — Week 3

Running just a tad behind on this week’s “Sabbath Rest” post, but I won’t be defeated. Here it is, and if you have a photo, a quote, a scripture, or a short word of exhortation that will impart rest to the readers, please let us know. Post it on your own blog and hop over here and paste the link to it in the “Comments” section below.


Floating peacefully far above all the ‘stuff’ that interferes with rest.


St. Patrick’s Daily Prayer

ST.PATRICK WINDOW BRIGHTENED CURVEDFor the past three years on St. Patrick’s Day, I have posted an article I wrote a few years ago about the “real” St. Patrick. The article, based on information taken from Patrick’s own personal writings, has nothing to do with the legends and fairy tales about him — or with leprechauns, shamrocks, or green beer. I’m not going to re-post that article today, but if you did not have an opportunity to read it and would like to read the true story of the miraculous life of this man of God, you can find it here — or at one of the ‘Related Posts’ listed below.

However,  today I’d like to share a prayer that St. Patrick prayed daily. He knew the power of prayer, and he understood, from the Word of God, what spiritual warfare involved. His prayers reflect that knowledge and his strong, uncompromising faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and His Word. This prayer is an excellent example of St. Patrick’s faithful prayer life and is an inspiration to anyone who calls Jesus Lord and lives a life of service to Him.

PRAYIN HANDS CLIPART - flippedSt. Patrick’s Daily Prayer

I arise today through a mighty strength: Through the invocation of the Trinity – through belief in the threeness – through confession of the oneness of the Creator of creation.

I arise today
Through the strength of the love of cherubim
Obedience of angels in the service of archangels
In hope of resurrection to meet with reward
In prayers of patriarchs
In predictions of prophets
In preaching of apostles
In faith of confessors
In innocence of holy virgins
In deeds of righteous men

I arise today
Through the strength of heaven
Light of sun
Radiance of moon
Splendor of fire
Speed of lightening
Swiftness of wind
Depth of sea
Stability of earth
Firmness of rock.

I arise today
Through God’s strength to pilot me
God’s might to uphold me
God’s wisdom to guide me
God’s eye to look before me
God’s ear to hear me
God’s Word to speak for me.–
God’s hand to guard me
God’s way to fie before me
God’s shield to protect me
God’s hosts to save me from snares of devils
From temptation of vices
From everyone who shall wish me ill – afar and near – alone and in multitude.

I summon today all these powers between me and those evils,
Against every cruel, merciless power that may oppose my body and soul.
Against incantations of false prophets
Against black laws of pagandom
Against false laws of heretics
Against craft of idolatry
Against spells of witches and smiths and wizards
Against every knowledge that corrupts men’s souls.

Christ to shield me today against poison, against burning, against drowning, against wounding, so that there may come to me abundance of reward.

Christ with; Christ before me; Christ behind me; Christ in me; Christ beneath me; Christ above me; Christ on my right; Christ on my left;

Christ when I sit down; Christ when I lie down; Christ when I arise.
Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me
Christ in every one who speaks of me
Christ in every eye that sees me
Christ in every ear that hears me

I arise today through a mighty strength: Through the invocation of the Trinity – through belief in the threeness – through confession of the oneness of the Creator of creation.